The Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race held at the famous Sandown Racecourse. One of the final races of the Melbourne Spring Carnival, it is a part of Sandown Classic Day and often produces future stars of the turf. Run over 1600m, it is the last prestigious set weights contest for three-year-olds during the spring. With Sandown being a ‘tough mile’, it also tends to indicate if a youngster has the potential to become a stayer down the track. Horses that tend to finish well in the Carbine Club Stakes on the Victoria Derby Day are always well suited in this event. First run back in 1957, it was originally a fillies only race until 1967.
From 1957 to 1964, and then again in 2013 (when Sandown was being upgraded), this race was held at Caulfield. In 1968 and 1969, it was run over a distance of 2112m, until it was reduced to a mile (1600m) in 1970. It was originally a Principal Race, before gaining Group 2 status in 1979. In 2013, Paximadia won the Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington before repeating the dose in the Sandown Guineas. Other promising youngsters to shine in this event include; Light Fingers (1964), Taj Rossi (1973), Stargazer (1989), Durbridge (1990), Navy Seal (1992), Over (1999) and Kidnapped (2009).
|2015||MAHUTA||BRAD RAWILLER||DARREN WEIR||01:35.9|
|2014||PETROLOGY||NICHOLAS HALL||DAVID HAYES||01.36.7|
|2013||PAXIMADIA||KERRIN MCEVOY||SAEED BIN SUROOR||01.37.3|
|2012||TATRA||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01.36.7|
|2011||SO SWIFT||CRAIG WILLIAMS||BILL & SYMON WILDE||01.38.8|
|2010||PRESSDAY||NASH RAWILLER||JOHN SADLER||01.42.7|
|2009||KIDNAPPED||KERRIN MCEVOY||ISMAIL MOHAMMAD||01.36.2|
|2008||CAYMANS||KERRIN MCEVOY||SAEED BIN SUROOR||01.38.0|
|2007||SCHILLING||DAMIEN OLIVER||PETER MORGAN||01.38.6|
|2006||SENDER||DARREN GAUCI||RODNEY DOUGLAS||01.34.8|