1000 Guineas winners – Where are they now?

BY RUDDY ALLEN
Observer staff reporter

Friday, April 05, 2019

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THE 1000 Guineas, confined to fillies only, over the years has provided racegoers with some memorable and exciting moments.

The Supreme Racing Guide takes a look at the last five 1000 Guineas winners from 2014 to 2018.

 

2014

Bred, owned and trained by Lorenzo Robinson, Queen Paula produced an unexpected winning run to achieve glory in the 40th staging of 1000 Guineas over 1,600 metres at Caymanas Park on April 5, 2014. Ridden by jockey Andre Martin, the three-year-old bay filly by Film Director- Breathless gave both Robinson and Martin their first Guineas winners, and the first overall Classic winner for Robinson. It was also the first Classic winner for the stallion Film Director. Queen Paula won the 1000 Guineas at odds of 16-1 by a comfortable five-lengths in a time of 1:39:4.

After her victory in the Guineas, Queen Paula raced in the 10-furlong Jamaica Oaks and was never a winning factor, finishing in sixth position, way behind eventual winner, the Fitzroy Glispie-trained Raven Raeven. After her non-performance in the Oaks, Queen Paula was rested and reappeared as one of the starters in the Jamaica Derby where she finished out of the frame. After Queen Paula's run in the Derby, news began to spread at the track that she was having health difficulties but was receiving treatment.

Unfortunately, the filly fell to illness on June 30, 2014.

 

2015 –

Puddy Pooh, enjoying the wet underfoot conditions while parading her undoubted talent and class, strode to victory in the 1000 Guineas at Caymanas Park on April 3, 2015. It was almost an afternoon stroll for the Adore The Gold - Shahar bay filly, owned, trained and bred by Richard Azan. Azan achieved his first win in the 1000 Guineas with Puddy Pooh. The final time of 1:39.0 for the one-mile event given the sloppy nature of the racetrack was an excellent one. The recorded splits were 23.3 x 46.0 x 1:10.4 as Puddy Pooh kept her untarnished record with three wins from three starts. Puddy Pooh went on to finish fourth in the Jamaica Oaks behind Mom's Student but from there went completely off the boil.

 

2016 –

Nuclear Affair once again demonstrated her class and talent when capturing the 1000 Guineas on April 9 2016. Nuclear Affair's ( Nuclear WayneCommandra Affair) nine-and-a-half-length victory was really something to behold. It was effortless, it was defining, and it was pure class. Trained by Gary Subratie and owned and bred by Michael Bernard, Nuclear Affair literally scoffed at the musings on the headlines by rocketing past rivals, hitting the straight in front and then quickening with such ferocity that all her rivals were left in her wake. Jockey Dane Nelson, who was winning his second 1,000 Guineas, was a mere spectator and was simply left with the task of being a navigator. The final time of 1:39.2 minutes served as confirmation that Nuclear Affair — a filly — was the best three-year-old in training that time, being two-fifths of a second faster than the time recorded by Future King in winning the 2,000 Guineas just an hour later.

After the 1000 Guineas victory, Nuclear Affair went on to lose the Jamaica Oaks by a neck but became the first of her peers to win at the level of Open Allowance. She retired at the age of four after suffering several injuries and was then taken to the breeding shed.

 

2017 –

Thoroughbred racing at Caymanas Park has seen a multitude of racehorses — of high achievers and unforgettable moments — but one of its brightest and most accomplished stars is the brilliant She's A Maneater.

After winning three of four races at age two, the Wayne DaCosta-trained bay filly blossomed and assembled as fine a campaign as any three-year-old filly has ever enjoyed in local racing history. She's A Maneater won the 1,000 Guineas in 2017 to stamped her class among peers. However, it didn't stop there as she went on to win the Jamaica Derby and the Jamaica St Leger, becoming the 11th horse in the history of racing at Caymanas Park to win the Triple Crown, and the third filly to do so. The other two fillies to win the Triple Crown were Simply Magic in 2002 and Alsafra in 2008. She went on to capture the Superstakes and in the process became the first filly to win both the Triple Crown and Superstakes in the same year.

The fact that She's A Maneater won the Triple Crown would have been more than enough to secure for her a special place in the record books, but when the Superstakes is added, then that is another league altogether.

She was the first filly to achieve that feat, thereby joining the ranks of her vaunted male companions, The Viceroy and Mark My Word.

She's A Maneater then moved several notches ahead when she won the Diamond Mile — the first horse in the history at Caymanas Park to win the Triple Crown, Superstakes and Diamond Mile in the same year.

Racing season 2018 was up and down for She's A Maneater but she was able to successfully defend her Superstakes title and unfortunately, she was scratched from the Diamond Mile and was not able to defend her crown. She's A Maneater is still active in the sport.

 

2018 –

Disability Charm entered the Guineas record books after securing victory in the 1000 Guineas on April 14. Disability Charm who went off at 7-2 and was ridden to victory by Robert Halledeen for trainer Patrick “Wacky” Lynch. After winning the 1000 Guineas, Disability Charm has been hovering under the radar and has so far failed to win another race.


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