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W.A Guineas: Date, how to watch, past winners, latest odds and more

The W.A Guineas is a Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds which takes place at Ascot Racecourse in Perth at the end of November.

The W.A Guineas is raced over 1600m at set weights and is part of the Perth Spring Racing Carnival, which attracts some top horses and trainers.

Western Australia can often be overlooked by the rest of the nation throughout the rest of the year, but for one week in November that all changes.

$500,000 will be up for grabs and the W.A Guineas will attract a stellar field.

WhatW.A Guineas 
WhereAscot Racecourse, Perth 
WhenSaturday 25th November 2023
How to watchChannel 7 
OddsSuper Smink 3.25, Cosmic Crusader 4.75, Almighty Class 9.00

What is the W.A Guineas?

The W.A Guineas is a Group 2 thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds that is raced over 1600m at set weights.

The W.A Guineas is one of the highlights of the Perth Spring Carnival when the locals flock to Ascot Racecourse to enjoy the racing.

W.A Guineas date

The W.A Guineas is raced on Saturday 25th November 2023, which is known as Railway Stakes Day.

The $1.5million Railway Stakes is the big feature race of the day, but the W.A Guineas is also a key race on a bumper card.

W.A Guineas - How to watch

The W.A Guineas will be free-to-air on Channel 7 and on the 7Plus app.

How old is the W.A Guineas?

The W.A Guineas was first raced in in 1937 and was won by a horse named Footmark.

The W.A Guineas was originally graded as a Principle Race, but earned Group 2 status in 1978 and has remained that way since.

Up until 1971 the W.A Guineas was raced over a mile before the distance was increased to 1600m.

W.A Guineas previous winners

Top filly Amelia’s Jewel won the W.A Guineas in 2022 and is one of the most notable winners of the race in its history.

Others include Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013), Academus (2012), Playing God (2010), and Megatic (2007).

W.A Guineas prize money

The total prize fund for the W.A Guineas stands at $500,000 for the 2023 edition. The winner will take home approximately 60% of the prize money.

Who are the hot fancies to win the W.A Guineas?

In recent years, horses that have been in single digits in the betting have won the W.A Guineas, but not the favourites.

Super Smink is currently the hot fancy to win the W.A Guineas at 3.25, closely followed by Cosmic Crusader at 4.75.

Almighty Class can be backed at 9.00.

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