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, 12 October 2013

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.

2013 Caulfield Guineas Final Field & Odds:

Check below for the latest odds for the 2013 Caulfield Guineas.
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2013 Caulfield Guineas Preview & Tips:

Track: Dead   Weather: Fine

Fourteen colts and geldings will line up for the $1,000,000 Beck Caulfield Guineas. The early favourite is Long John who has 4 wins and 2 places from 6 starts. He ran 3rd in the Group 3 Guineas Prelude over 1400m last start, but was taking ground off the winner at the end. Second favourite is Prince Harada who ran into trouble before finishing 5th in the Golden Rose last start. New Zealand –trained El Roca is third favourite following his 2nd in the Guineas Prelude.

Éclair Big Bang has 3 wins and a 3rd from 4 starts and is on track for this after winning the Guineas Prelude. Dissident has ran 2nd in The Rosebud, Run To The Rose and Golden Rose before a solid 6th against the older horses in the George Main last start. Marwood won his first two races by huge margins at provincial tracks. Divine Calling is the only horse in the field to have a win over 1600m after taking out the Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes last start.  All other runners are currently 16 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
6 Éclair Big Bang  6 Éclair Big Bang  4 Long John
4 Long John  7 Prince Harada  6 Éclair Big Bang
7 Prince Harada  4 Long John  10 El Roca
10 El Roca  11 Cluster  7 Prince Harada

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
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