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, 13 October 2018
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.
2018 Caulfield Guineas Final Field & Odds:
Check below for the latest odds for the 2017 Caulfield Guineas.
2018 Caulfield Guineas Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Fine
With the early scratching of Ranier from the outside barrier, there will be 14 runners with 11 colts, two geldings and one filly. Seven runners had their last start in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude while another three had their last start in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes. The short-priced favourite is The Autumn Sun who was an impressive winner of the Golden Rose last outing. Second favourite is Native Soldier who won the Caulfield Guineas Prelude by 2 lengths. Third favourite is the filly Oohood who won the Flight Stakes in a blanket finish after several placings at Group level.
Leonardo Da Hinchi sprinted hard to win the Stutt Stakes last outing. Gem Song was a close 2nd in the Listed Dulcify Quality at Randwick. Tavisan ran 2nd in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, while Good ‘n’ Fast finished 8th. All other runners are currently 30 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 The Autumn Sun
|4 Leonardo Da Hinchi
|2 Native Soldier
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.
||The Autumn Sun
||Ready For Victory
||Shooting To Win
||All Too Hard
||Run For Levi
||Von Costa De Hero
||Barely A Moment
||In Top Swing
||Show A Heart
||Sale Of Century