Thousand Guineas Prelude Race Information

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in October. It is run at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 21 October 2023

Thousand Guineas Prelude Race History

See the 2023 Thousand Guineas Prelude Preview and results

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Thousand Guineas Prelude Facts

Fastest time (1400m): Miss Pennymoney (1999) 1:22:58

Thousand Guineas Prelude & Thousand Guineas: Miss Finland (2006); Azzurro (1992); Bianco Flyer (1987); Biscadale (1980)

Interesting trivia: Miss Finland (2006) is the only Golden Slipper winner to win. Danelagh (198) is the only Blue Diamond winner to win.

Past winners of the Thousand Guineas Prelude

Winners of past Thousand Guineas Prelude include horses that progress to major spring races.<

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Coeur Volante Vivy Air Zourion
2022 Boogie Dancer Sumatra She’s Licketysplit
2021 Bon’s A Pearla Heresy Elusive Express
2020 Instant Celebrity Personal Rock My Wand
2019 Acting Southbank Barbie’s Fox
2018 Smart Melody Thrillster El Dorado Dreaming
2017 Booker Shoals Catchy
2016 Legless Veuve La Luna Rossa Sword Of Light
2015 Miss Gunpowder Payroll Jameka
2014 Afleet Esprit Amicus Go Indy Go
2013 Gregers Marianne Politeness
2012 Lady Of Harrods Commanding Jewel Molto Bene
2011 Bliss Street Hallowell Belle Mosheen
2010 Divorces Sistine Angel Panipique
2009 Irish Lights Set For Fame Mont Fleuri
2008 Ortensia Romneya Sugar Babe
2007 Gabbidon Jestatune Sleek Chassis
2006 Miss Finland Anamato My Only Hope
2005 Doubting Pinezero Isanami
2004 Hollow Bullet Ballet Society Astradame
2003 Hinting Ashenti Portland Damask
2002 La Bella Dame Toast Of The Coast Lashed
2001 Haste Ye Back Malagra Miss Special Grange
2000 So Gorgeous Ponton Flyer All Time High
1999 Miss Pennymoney My Sienna One Under
1998 Danelagh Visual Displays Oaks Dream
1997 Cornwall Queen Kensington Palace Rose Of Danehill
1996 Derobe Fairway Lass Simply Believe
1995 Rubidium Arctic Scent Seika
1994 Majestic Dawn Captiva Dasyura
1993 Brompton Cross Motown Blue Fine Recipe
1992 Azzurro Forget Playing Dhokeep
1991 Chador Latin Halo Dancefloor Doll
1990 Century Pike Tassuti Holiday Lover
1989 Pleasure Bandit Snow Apple Pure Talent
1988 Imposing Bloom Goodbye Tristram Kingdom Poacher