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 September. It is run at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2, 3YO fillies
  • Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
  • Track: Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Sunday 27 September 2020

Thousand Guineas Prelude Race History

Coming soon.

Fun 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 Tramway Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races. Most winners are four and five year olds and it is not won by a mare very often. Notable winners include Happy Clapper, Hauraki, Lucia Valentina, Shaftesbury Avenue, Imposing, Wenona Girl and Amounis.


Year Winner Second Third
2019 Acting Southbank Barbie’s Fox
2018 Smart Melody Thrillster El Dorado Dreaming