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, 11 October 2014

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.

2014 Caulfield Guineas Final Field & Odds:

Check below for the latest odds for the 2014 Caulfield Guineas.
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2014 Caulfield Guineas Preview & Tips:

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

Fourteen colts and geldings will line up for the $1,000,000 Beck Caulfield Guineas. The early favourite is Rich Enuff who has won all 3 starts this campaign and won the Group 3 C&G Guineas Prelude over 1400m last start. He has drawn wide again but will be very hard to beat. On the next line of betting are Shooting To Win, who won the G2 Stan Fox by 3 lengths last start, and Looks Like The Cat who charges home at the end of his races and will be suited by the 1600m.

Almalad is already a Group 1 winner and has won 4 of his 6 starts, so must be respected. Chivalry and Zebulon can both finish strongly and could run a place. Kumaon has ran some good placings but is not helped by his inside draw. All the other runners are currently 20 to 1 or longer.

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

Jo’s Tips
Mick’s Picks
Ed’s Choice
3 Rich Enuff  3 Rich Enuff  3 Rich Enuff
7 Looks Like The Cat  6 Chivalry  7 Looks Like The Cat
2 Almalad  7 Looks Like The Cat  4 Shooting To Win
4 Shooting To Win  2 Almalad  6 Chivalry

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
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