Earlier this year, Arcadia Queen became the first filly to win the WA Champion Fillies Stakes and WA Guineas in a single season since Queen Of The May in 1959. Arcadia Queen won both races at Ascot in Perth, completing the rare triple.
The WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a Group 3 race for fillies over 1600m. In the Guineas, Arcadia Queen smashed a 59-year-old record, beating Material Man and Flirtini.
Arcadia Queen was trained by Redoute's Choice. She is out of a Redoute's Choice mare, Arcadia. Her half-sister Star Encounter is a successful stud horse. She has sired six valuable fillies for Peters Investments.
Arcadia Queen's owner was Bob Peters. She was bred in Western Australia. She has won twice in Perth, and has also been successful in the Kingston Town Classic. She has won over $1 million in her racing career.
Amelia's Jewel is another filly trained by Simon Miller. She has been a Perth mainstay, completing two wins in the Kingston Town Classic in 2022. She also won the WA Guineas as a favourite. Her next target is the All-Star Mile in Melbourne. She will be partnered with Patrick Carbery, who has been riding her since she was two.
Amelia's Jewel has won four Group & Listed Races. She was undefeated in the Karrakatta Plate, which is a 1200m race for two-year-olds. She has also won the Cockram Stakes at Caulfield in 2020.
During this week's Perth Summer Racing Carnival, one of the key races on the card will be the $500,000 W.A. Guineas for three-year-olds, run at Ascot on Saturday.
It's a great race for three-year-olds and the first of two major Group 2 races for the Perth Summer Racing Carnival. The other is the Northerly Stakes, run on the same day. The $500,000 WA Guineas is held over 1600 metres at a fixed weight. It's the lead-up race to the Group 1 Northerly Stakes (1800 metres) in December.
The field in the WA Guineas is filled with a bumper line-up of three-year-olds and offers $500,000 in prize money. Third place runners will receive $45,000. It is one of the most prestigious races in the country. The three-year-olds that have won the WA Guineas have amassed more than $1,081,730 in career earnings.
Amelia's Jewel will be ridden by Patrick Carbery and has trained by Simon Miller. Miller says he's confident Amelia's Jewel is back to her best form following a win in the WA Guineas.
Amelia's Jewel will be carrying 50 kilograms and has two wins to her name. She's undefeated in five of her six races and has only been beaten once.
Amelia's Jewel is one of 16 acceptors for the G2 WA Guineas. Miller believes Amelia's Jewel will improve following three weeks between races. She's set up a number of Eastern States missions next year and will target the All-Star Mile at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse (1600 metres).
The 2022 WA Guineas is set to be one of the most exciting races of the season. Amelia's Jewel is the early favourite to win the race.
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Despite his disappointing finish in the Gold Coast Guineas, Academus has a very solid shot at the Carlton Draught Railway Stakes at Eagle Farm on November 23. The Carlton Draught Railway Stakes is a Listed event run over 1400m, with a $400,000 purse on offer. Academus has never finished worse than fourth in seven starts, but a win would be a major breakthrough.
Academus has a long pedigree that includes a sizable familiy of Dehere and Bernardini sires. His dam Youthful Presence has produced three stakes winners including the two-year-old colt Reset. Youth Presence's sibling Reset is a two-year-old colt by Street Cry and a sultry two-year-old filly named Youth. Academus is a gelding by Lonhro and was bred in Queensland, so he's no stranger to the Sunshine State.
Academus has a good chance of taking out the Carlton Draught Railway Stakes, and he's chasing a clean sweep of the juvenile races on the Brisbane winter carnival calendar. Academus has been sent to the Festival of Perth Racing, and is set to be spearheading the stud attack on behalf of his trainer Peter Snowden. Academus is a worthy contender for the coveted PGR Hall of Fame title.
While Academus has been a mediocre performer in his previous starts, he's been a revelation in his most recent. Last year, he claimed the aforementioned Gold Coast Guineas and a win in the aforementioned Carlton Draught Railway Stakes.
Listed Perth Racing Group 2 event the WA Guineas, run at Ascot Racecourse on Railway Stakes Day in late November, is held at 1600m at set weights. It is a leading lead-up race to the Group 1 Northerly Stakes, held at 1800m in December. It is worth $500,000 in prize money and attracts a number of high class horses.
The field features 11 runners and five geldings. The field includes three market elects, which should be interesting tactical battles. There are a number of local three year old staying types in the field. Interestingly, the majority of runners have come from different races.
Playing God is one of two runners sired by the champion stallion. The colt has been unbeaten in three starts and has raced in both the LR Old Comrade Stakes and the G2 WATC Derby. He finished sixth in the WA Champion Fillies Stakes. He is also a strong supporter of Bruce Almighty. His sire has a strong record in Western Australia, with several horses having won races here.
The colt has also raced in Queensland and New Zealand. He has also won a maiden race at Belmont Park, where he finished almost three lengths ahead of the field.
Swear To God is a three-year-old brown colt trained by Russell Stewart at Ascot Racecourse. He has won three races in his career, including an $80,000 Ballpoint Construction Handicap at Ascot on 15 October 2022. He is out of Ora Miss, a daughter of Oratorio.
Despite the fact that there are several horse racing competitions in the country, it is the WA Guineas that has a total prize pool of $500,000. This race is held at Ascot Racecourse in late November, and is part of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
The race is a two mile Group 2 race for three-year-olds. The field is made up of mostly Western Australian horses. The winner of the 1937 WA Guineas won the Western Australian Derby. There have been several three-year-olds to win the race. Some horses have won the race and the Railways Stakes. Other horses have won both races in consecutive years.
The race is a lead up to the Group 1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) held in December. The two races are run concurrently.
The race is run over a 1600m course at set weights. The field is made up of mostly local three-year-old staying types. There is a $45,000 prize for the third-placed runner.
Ladbrokes offers a variety of betting options on the WA Guineas, including single bets, each-way bets, place bets, and each-way quinellas. The payout will depend on the type of bet you make.
Ladbrokes' insider website will provide a list of the final field of acceptances for the WA Guineas on Wednesday 18th November 2020. It will also provide the top three winners of the race. This website will also provide Group 2 Perth racing nominations.