The Caulfield Guineas is part of the spring Group One thoroughbred horse racing in Melbourne, Australia, every October, leading up to the Melbourne Cup.
- Race Type: Group 1, Set weights, 3YO
- Distance: 1,600 metres
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
- Date: Saturday, 14 October 2017
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In addition to the Caulfield Guineas, which has a total prize money of $2,000,000, The Thousand Guineas, Caulfield Stakes and Toorak Stakes are held on the same day a week before the BMW Caulfield Cup as part of the Caulfield Cup Carnival.
The Caulfield Guineas is for three-year-olds, has set weights and is run over a 1600-metre turf course. First run in 1881, the Guineas has been won by such topliners as Lonhro, 2001; Redoute’s Choice, 1999; Our Maizcay, 1995; Mahogany, 1993; Red Anchor, 1984; Grosvenor, 1982; Manikato, 1978; Luskin Star, 1977; and Surround, 1976.
2017 Caulfield Guineas Final Field & Odds:
Check below for the latest odds for the 2017 Caulfield Guineas.
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2017 Caulfield Guineas Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Fine
With the early scratching of Summer Passage from the outside barrier, the emergency Mighty Boss will get a run in the full field of 16 with 14 colts, one gelding and one filly. Six runners had their last start in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude while another six had their last start in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes. The early market is fairly open with Royal Symphony favourite after winning his first 4 races before 4th in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. Close behind in the betting is the filly Catchy who won the Danehill before 3rd in the Thousand Guineas Prelude.
Third in the market is Kementari who drove home hard for 3rd in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. Perast won the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. Gold Standard won the Stan Fox then was 4th in the Golden Rose. Showtime won the Stutt Stakes last outing. Levendi was 6th in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude while Salsamor was 2nd in the Stutt Stakes. All other runners are currently 25 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
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|6 Royal Symphony||6 Royal Symphony||7 Gold Standard|
|11 Kementari||7 Gold Standard||16 Catchy|
|16 Catchy||16 Catchy||6 Royal Symphony|
|5 Showtime||4 Sircconi||5 Showtime|
Previous winners of the Caulfield Guineas:
Wonderful World, ridden by Luke Nolen and trained by Bart Cummings, won the 2006 outing in a time of 1.35.98. Excites was second and Court Command finished third. Cummings trained God’s Own, with Glen Boss up, won the 2005 Caulfield Guineas. Cummings has five Guineas cups. His other winners were Alfa, Kenmark and Storm Queen. Other recent winners include Enconsul, 2004; In Top Swing, 2003; Helenus, 2002; Show A Heart, 2000; Kenwood Melody, 1998; Encounter, 1997; Alfa, 1996; and Our Maizcay, 1995.
In the past ten years, Steven King and R. S. Dye each have two Guineas wins. King won in 2000 on Show a Heart and in 2002 on Helisso. Dye’s wins were back-to-back. In 1997 he won with Encounter and in 1998 with Kenwood Melody.The longest priced winner of the Guineas was Abaridy, who went off at 250-1 odds in 1986. 2017 winner Mighty Boss was 100 to 1.
|2016||Divine Prophet||Seaburge||Hey Doc|
|2015||Press Statement||Lizard Island||Ready For Victory|
|2014||Shooting To Win||Rich Enuff||Wandjina|
|2013||Long John||Divine Calling||Shamus Award|
|2012||All Too Hard||Pierro||Epaulette|
|2010||Anacheeva||Run For Levi||Masquerader|
|2008||Whobegotyou||Time Thief||Von Costa De Hero|
|2007||Weekend Hussler||Scenic Blast||Marching|
|2006||Wonderful World||Excites||Court Command|
|2004||Econsul||Barely A Moment||Under Command|
|2003||In Top Swing||Face Value||Kempinsky|
|2000||Show A Heart||Fubu||Sale Of Century|