New Zealand 1000 Guineas

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New Zealand 1000 Guineas
Group I race
Location Riccarton Park
Christchurch, New Zealand
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Riccarton Park
Race information
Distance1600m (1 mile)
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Purse NZ$300,000 (2019)

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:

Recent Winners of the New Zealand 1000 Guineas

2020Kahma LassOpie BossonJamie Richards
2019LoireMichael McNabTony Pike
2018Media SensationMichael ColemanPeter & Dawn WilliamsBarneswood Farm Ltd For S C Green & G C Beemsterboer
2017HasahaloSam SprattStephen McKeeGo Racing Fright Night Breeding Partnership (Mgr Albert Bosma)
2016La DiosaRacha CuneenMandy & Matt BrownCalder Bloodstock Ltd, G L Currie, Bruce Honeybone & Deborah Martin, M L Gibson, P B C Sipos & T W Archer Trust
2015RisqueMatthew CameronStephen Autridge & Jamie RichardsThe Oaks Stud
2014Platinum WitnessDarryl BradleyLisa LattaLincoln Farms & N J McAlister
2013Costa VivaLeith InnesJason BridgmanTe Akau Racing
2012Rollout The Carpet Mark Du Plessis J McVean & E BrowneJ H, J R Cameron et al.
2011Planet RockHayden TinsleyDawn & Peter WilliamsBarneswood Farm
2010King's RoseOpie BossonJason BridgmanG W Tsoi
2009 Katie Lee Opie BossonGraeme & Debbie Rogerson Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan
2008DaffodilHayden TinsleyKevin GrayG J & M J Chittick
2007Insouciant Michael Walker Mark WalkerP J & P M Vela
2006DorabellaJamie BullardHowie & Lorraine MathewsMrs NF & PE Izzett
2005 Seachange Gavin McKeonRalph ManningKarreman Bloodstock Ltd.
2004Justa TadVinny ColganRudy LieftingRP Liefting
2003Taatletail Michael Walker Graeme RogersonPR Dickinson et al.
2002The JewelJason LakingH & S AndertonDennis Brothers
2001Final DestinationGary GryllsWayne & Vannessa HillisT Van Beurden
2000ElevensesMark SweeneyG & D SandersElevenses Syndicate
1999Ad AltaLeith InnesTony GilliesP A & Mrs P A Payne
1998Pace InvaderDavid WalshAlvin ClarkP R Dickinson, A R & E J Johnson & C T Wintle
1997Tycoon LilChris Johnson Colin Jillings & Richard YuillP J Walker
1996EmeraldCatherine TreymaneR J Gudopp, CambridgeJim Campin
1995Clear RoseNoel HarrisL K Laxon, CL Leung, PJ & PM Vela
1994Tartan TightsChris JohnsonE A Winsloe, GoreG L Robertson
1993Snap Lance O'Sullivan D J & P D O'SullivanMrs L M A O'Sullivan & Lord Tavistock
1992Nimue Lance O'Sullivan RR Cheak & Windsor Park Stud
1991Merry MaidenDavid WalshPR Beamish & HBN & Mrs PE Williams
1990PlumeR B MacKayP M BusuttinP M Busuttin, Fairdale Stud Ltd, A M MacRae & A C Wikeley
1989Phillipa RushChris JohnsonJ W CampinJim Campin
1988Olga's Pal Lance O'Sullivan HJ Fleming
1987CandiceRoss ElliotM & Mrs SA Joseph & Trans Media Park Stud
1986CureGrant CooksleyD J & P A O'SullivanE P & T R Lowry, Mrs P G Marie & Estate M A Pinckney
1985Imperial AngelJim CollettJS Sheffield
1984Canterbury BelleChris JohnsonD M Kerr, RiccartonMr & Mrs NG Wigley
1983Burletta Jim Cassidy F P Campbell, HastingsRA Buchanan, TG Mulcaster, RR Randle & RC Spotswood
1982 Our Flight Maurice CampbellErrol SkeltonJW Rusher
1981Noble HeightsGary PhillipsLaurie Laxon & P M AtwoodPJ & PM Vela
1980PowleyM CaseyH A Anderton, WingatuiH A Anderton

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