Winners and Past Results for the Caulfield Guineas.
The Group 1 Caulfield Guineas hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club is a race for three year old horses held at the Caulfield Racecourse during the spring racing carnival. The Race has prize money worth $2,000,000.
The race is run under set weight conditions over a distance of 1600 metres with a million dollars at stake for the winners.
The Caulfield Guineas is one of the highlights of the spring racing carnival in Melbourne in October which is held on the first day of the three day Caulfield carnival. Other races scheduled for the day are the Toorak Handicap and Yalumba Stakes. The race is a lead up to the Group 1 Caulfield Cup on the following Saturday.
The Caulfield Guineas attracts some of the best colts, geldings, and fillies that are quality milers with the potential to win bigger events like the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup during the season. Over the years, racegoers have witnessed some of the most classic tussles between the strongest milers like Lonhro, Redoute's Choice, Weekend Husler, and Mahogany in recent times.
Colts and geldings seem to dominate the Caulfield Guineas in recent years with Surround being the last filly to win it back in 1976. The race is a good form guide for the WS Cox Plate, where many winners find themselves with a good weight advantage over older horses.
Some horses that perform well in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude perform even stronger in the event. Helmet, winner in 2011 scored a Caulfield Guineas Prelude/Caulfield Guineas double. Horses may gain acceptance in the Group 2 AAMI Vase at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Group 1 Oakleigh Plate, and Group 1 Newmarket Handicap. Manawanui, runner up in 2011, lifted the AAMI Vase in his next start.
In 2009, Starspangledbanner won the Oakleigh Plate and made it into the international arena. Third in 2009, Manhattan Rain ran impressively in the 2009 Cox Plate, finishing in second place, behind So You Think who was relegated to 5th position in the 2009 Guineas.
The Victoria Derby is another major race for classy milers that perform well in the Caulfield Guineas. In 2008, Whobegotyou went on to claim the AAMI Vase at Moonee Valley and then finished a close second in the Group 1 Victoria Derby at Flemington Racecourse.
The Guineas began as a principal race in 1881 and achieved Group 1 status in 1979.
|Year||Caulfield Guineas Winners|
|2014||Shooting to Win|
|2012||All Too Hard|
|2003||In Top Swing|
|2000||Show A Heart|
|1963||Time And Tide|