Caulfield Guineas

The Caulfield Guineas kicks off three days of outstanding Group One thoroughbred horse racing in Melbourne, Australia, every October.

  • Race Type: Group 1, Set weights, 3YO
  • Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Date: Saturday, 10 October 2015

In addition to the Caulfield Guineas, which has a total prize money over $1,000,000, The Vinery Stud Thousand Guineas Day and the BMW Caulfield Cup are held during the Caulfield Cup Carnival weekend.

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.

2015 Caulfield Guineas Final Field & Odds:

Check below for the latest odds for the 2015 Caulfield Guineas.
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2015 Caulfield Guineas Preview & Tips:

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There is a full field of 16 plus one emergency with 15 colts and 2 geldings for the $1,000,000 Beck Caulfield Guineas. The short-priced favourite isPress Statement, who is already a Group 1 winner and was most impressive winning the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes by 3 lengths last outing. Second favourite is Ready For Victory who has been placed at Group level and was less than 2 lengths behind the winner in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude last start. Third favourite is New Zealand runner Dal Cielo who was a close 3rd in the Prelude.

Tarzino is the only runner with a 1600m Caulfield win already under his belt. Tulsa stormed home for 2nd in the Prelude. Bassett has shown a liking for this track with 2 wins here and Bon Aurum has won his last 2 starts, including the Prelude. All other runners are currently 20 to 1 or longer, including Sovereign Nation who won the Group 2 Stutt Stakes over this distance last outing and could go well from the inside barrier.

The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
Mick’s Picks
Ed’s Choice
1 Press Statement  6 Bon Aurum  1 Press Statement
8 Sovereign Nation  1 Press Statement  5 Dal Cielo
6 Bon Aurum  15 Tulsa  9 Bassett
5 Dal Cielo  9 Bassett  13 Tarzino

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.

Year Winner Second Third
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
2011 Helmet Manawanui Huegill
2010 Anacheeva Run For Levi Masquerader
2009 Starspangledbanner Carrara Manhattan Rain
2008 Whobegotyou Time Thief Von Costa De Hero
2007 Weekend Hussler Scenic Blast Marching
2006 Wonderful World Excites Court Command
2005 Gods Own Paratroopers Primus
2004 Econsul Barely A Moment Under Command
2003 In Top Swing Face Value Kempinsky
2002 Helenus Bel Esprit Choisir
2001 Lonhro Ustinov Pure Theatre
2000 Show A Heart Fubu Sale Of Century