|Group I race|
|Location|| Riccarton Park |
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1600m (1 mile)|
The 1000 Guineas is a set-weights Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies run over a distance of 1600 m at Riccarton Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.
As of 2020, it is on the final Saturday of Christchurch's famous Christchurch "Cup Week" held in the second week of November, which includes the New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington Raceway on the Tuesday.
Riccarton's other major thoroughbred races during the week include:
Until 1973, both the New Zealand Oaks and the New Zealand Derby were run at Riccarton. When those races were moved to Trentham and Ellerslie respectively, Riccarton was awarded two new classic races, the 1000 and 2000 Guineas over 1600m. These races are based on those of the same name in the United Kingdom, run at Newmarket in the first weekend in May.
Both races have quickly established themselves on the New Zealand calendar, and the 1000 Guineas routinely attracts all of the country's leading fillies and, as a crucial race in the Filly Of The Year series, is regularly taken out by the eventual winner of that title.
Among the best recent winners are Katie Lee, Seachange, King's Rose, the brilliant but ill-fated Taatletail and Tycoon Lil.
The 1000 Guineas has been run for a total stake of:
|2020||Kahma Lass||Opie Bosson||Jamie Richards|
|2019||Loire||Michael McNab||Tony Pike|
|2018||Media Sensation||Michael Coleman||Peter & Dawn Williams||Barneswood Farm Ltd For S C Green & G C Beemsterboer|
|2017||Hasahalo||Sam Spratt||Stephen McKee||Go Racing Fright Night Breeding Partnership (Mgr Albert Bosma)|
|2016||La Diosa||Racha Cuneen||Mandy & Matt Brown||Calder Bloodstock Ltd, G L Currie, Bruce Honeybone & Deborah Martin, M L Gibson, P B C Sipos & T W Archer Trust|
|2015||Risque||Matthew Cameron||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||The Oaks Stud|
|2014||Platinum Witness||Darryl Bradley||Lisa Latta||Lincoln Farms & N J McAlister|
|2013||Costa Viva||Leith Innes||Jason Bridgman||Te Akau Racing|
|2012||Rollout The Carpet||Mark Du Plessis||J McVean & E Browne||J H, J R Cameron et al.|
|2011||Planet Rock||Hayden Tinsley||Dawn & Peter Williams||Barneswood Farm|
|2010||King's Rose||Opie Bosson||Jason Bridgman||G W Tsoi|
|2009||Katie Lee||Opie Bosson||Graeme & Debbie Rogerson||Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan|
|2008||Daffodil||Hayden Tinsley||Kevin Gray||G J & M J Chittick|
|2007||Insouciant||Michael Walker||Mark Walker||P J & P M Vela|
|2006||Dorabella||Jamie Bullard||Howie & Lorraine Mathews||Mrs NF & PE Izzett|
|2005||Seachange||Gavin McKeon||Ralph Manning||Karreman Bloodstock Ltd.|
|2004||Justa Tad||Vinny Colgan||Rudy Liefting||RP Liefting|
|2003||Taatletail||Michael Walker||Graeme Rogerson||PR Dickinson et al.|
|2002||The Jewel||Jason Laking||H & S Anderton||Dennis Brothers|
|2001||Final Destination||Gary Grylls||Wayne & Vannessa Hillis||T Van Beurden|
|2000||Elevenses||Mark Sweeney||G & D Sanders||Elevenses Syndicate|
|1999||Ad Alta||Leith Innes||Tony Gillies||P A & Mrs P A Payne|
|1998||Pace Invader||David Walsh||Alvin Clark||P R Dickinson, A R & E J Johnson & C T Wintle|
|1997||Tycoon Lil||Chris Johnson||Colin Jillings & Richard Yuill||P J Walker|
|1996||Emerald||Catherine Treymane||R J Gudopp, Cambridge||Jim Campin|
|1995||Clear Rose||Noel Harris||L K Laxon, CL Leung, PJ & PM Vela|
|1994||Tartan Tights||Chris Johnson||E A Winsloe, Gore||G L Robertson|
|1993||Snap||Lance O'Sullivan||D J & P D O'Sullivan||Mrs L M A O'Sullivan & Lord Tavistock|
|1992||Nimue||Lance O'Sullivan||RR Cheak & Windsor Park Stud|
|1991||Merry Maiden||David Walsh||PR Beamish & HBN & Mrs PE Williams|
|1990||Plume||R B MacKay||P M Busuttin||P M Busuttin, Fairdale Stud Ltd, A M MacRae & A C Wikeley|
|1989||Phillipa Rush||Chris Johnson||J W Campin||Jim Campin|
|1988||Olga's Pal||Lance O'Sullivan||HJ Fleming|
|1987||Candice||Ross Elliot||M & Mrs SA Joseph & Trans Media Park Stud|
|1986||Cure||Grant Cooksley||D J & P A O'Sullivan||E P & T R Lowry, Mrs P G Marie & Estate M A Pinckney|
|1985||Imperial Angel||Jim Collett||JS Sheffield|
|1984||Canterbury Belle||Chris Johnson||D M Kerr, Riccarton||Mr & Mrs NG Wigley|
|1983||Burletta||Jim Cassidy||F P Campbell, Hastings||RA Buchanan, TG Mulcaster, RR Randle & RC Spotswood|
|1982||Our Flight||Maurice Campbell||Errol Skelton||JW Rusher|
|1981||Noble Heights||Gary Phillips||Laurie Laxon & P M Atwood||PJ & PM Vela|
|1980||Powley||M Casey||H A Anderton, Wingatui||H A Anderton|
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