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Hawke's Bay Guineas

Group II race
Hawke's Bay Guineas
Location Hastings Racecourse
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Hawke's Bay Racing
Race information
Distance 1400m (7 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight set weights
Purse NZ$100,000

The Hawke's Bay Guineas is a major Thoroughbred horse race in New Zealand for three year old horses. In 2003 the stake was boosted to $100,000 and the race was moved to the first Saturday in October, meaning that it is run on the same day as the Spring Classic.

The race is an excellent guide to the New Zealand 2000 Guineas, and in recent years has been won by horses that have gone on to perform well in major races in Australia.

In 2005, the race was run in the National record time for 1400m of 1:19.97 as Darci Brahma and Dr Green fought out the finish.

Recent Winners of the Hawke's Bay Guineas

Year

Winner

2009 Keyora
2008 Tell A Tale
2007 Alamosa
2006 Jokers Wild
2005 Darci Brahma
2004 Shastri
2003 Penitentiary
2002 Stardane
2001 Bunker|}



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