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The Caulfield Guineas is a Group 1 race run under Set Weights conditions for three year olds at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Caulfield Guineas is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1881 and was won by Wheatear.
It has been at the mile for all runnings being the Australian equivalent of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
The Caulfield Guineas was a Principal Race until graded at Group 1 in 1979.
The critical statistic for the Caulfield Guineas is the barrier draw. Many occasions the winner has drawn four or inside.
NSW & Qld horses have won 16 of last 24 runnings including six in a row before 2017.
Many Caulfield Guineas winners come via the Golden Rose. These from Rosehill include Ole Kirk (1st), The Autumn Sun (1st), Divine Prophet (4th), Press Statement (5th), Shooting To Win (3rd), Helmet (3rd), God's Own (4th), Econsul (4th), In Top Swing (1st).
There haven't been many fillies compete in the race with the Thousand Guineas run on the same day or four days later as it was previously. Before Catchy and Oohood, the last one to run a place against the boys is Shankhill Lass in 1985.
Surround was the last filly to win in 1976.
Many Victoria Derby winners come through the race but few do the double. Helenus did it in 2002 and Mahogany before that in 1993 the last couple.
In 1984 Red Anchor won the Caulfield Guineas, Cox Plate and Victoria Derby.
God's Own in 2005 was knocked over not once but twice and still got up to win.
One of the great races was in 1999 as Testa Rossa and Redoute's Choice staged a war from the home turn with only a neck between them.
In 2000 Show A Heart was awarded the race after Skalato lost the Caulfield Guineas on a positive swab.
Mighty Boss was 100-1 in winning his edition but Abaridy was 250-1 in 1986.
Marwong in 1987 and Runaway Kid in 1979 won the race on protest.
The Caulfield Guineas was worth $2 million in 2020.
Notable winners of the Caulfield Guineas include Ole Kirk (2020), The Autumn Sun (2018), Press Statement (2015), All Too Hard (2012), Starspangledbanner (2009), Weekend Hussler (2007), Helenus (2002), Lonhro (2001), Redoute's Choice (1999), Encounter (1997), Mahogany (1993), Red Anchor (1984), Manikato (1978), Luskin Star (1977), Surround (1976), Sobar (1972), Dual Choice (1970), Vain (1969), Tulloch (1957), Hydrogen (1951), Ajax (1937) and Heroic (1924).
The 2020 Caulfield Guineas was won by Ole Kirk from Aysar and Grandslam.
Previous Caulfield Guineas Winners
| OLE KIRK (AUS) 3C |
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - NATURALE (AUS) BEL ESPRIT (AUS)
|W PIKE||56.5||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||7|
| SUPER SETH (AUS) 3C |
DUNDEEL (NZ) - SALUTATIONS (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|M J ZAHRA||56.5||ANTHONY FREEDMAN||4|
| THE AUTUMN SUN (AUS) 3C |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - AZMIYNA (IRE) GALILEO (IRE)
|JAMES MCDONALD||56.5||CHRIS WALLER||5|
| MIGHTY BOSS (AUS) 3C |
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - BULLION MANSION (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
|M J WALKER||56.5||MICK PRICE||5|
| DIVINE PROPHET (AUS) 3C |
CHOISIR (AUS) - PROPHET JEWEL (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
|D DUNN||56.5||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||1|
| PRESS STATEMENT (AUS) 3C |
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - KAAPTIVE EMPRESS (AUS) KAAPTIVE EDITION (NZ)
|J BOWMAN||56.5||CHRIS WALLER||14|
| SHOOTING TO WIN (AUS) 3C |
NORTHERN METEOR (AUS) - LISTEN HERE (AUS) ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA)
|JAMES MCDONALD||56.5||P & P SNOWDEN||8|
| LONG JOHN (AUS) 3G |
STREET CRY (IRE) - HOSIERY (AUS) NIGHT SHIFT (USA)
|K MCEVOY||56.5||PETER SNOWDEN||1|
| ALL TOO HARD (AUS) 3C |
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
|D DUNN||56.5||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||3|
| HELMET (AUS) 3C |
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - ACCESSORIES (GB) SINGSPIEL (IRE)
|K MCEVOY||56.5||PETER SNOWDEN||8|
| ANACHEEVA (AUS) 3C |
ANABAA (USA) - MONROE MAGIC (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
|L NOLEN||55.5||PETER MOODY||1|
| STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) 3C |
CHOISIR (AUS) - GOLD ANTHEM (AUS) MADE OF GOLD (USA)
|D NIKOLIC||55.5||LEON CORSTENS||1|
| WHOBEGOTYOU (AUS) 3G |
STREET CRY (IRE) - TEMPLE OF PEACE (JPN) CARNEGIE (IRE)
|M RODD||55.5||MARK KAVANAGH||11|
| WEEKEND HUSSLER (AUS) 3G |
HUSSONET (USA) - WEEKEND BEAUTY (AUS) HELISSIO (FR)
|B RAWILLER||55.5||R S MCDONALD||2|
| WONDERFUL WORLD (AUS) 3C |
AGNES WORLD (USA) - SUCCESS TALE (AUS) SUCCESS EXPRESS (AUS)
|L NOLEN||55.5||BART CUMMINGS||8|
| GOD'S OWN (AUS) 3C |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ANGEL IN DISGUISE (NZ) SKY CHASE (NZ)
|G BOSS||55.5||BART CUMMINGS||12|
| ECONSUL (NZ) 3C |
PINS (AUS) - GYPSY SOUL (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
|C MUNCE||55.5||GRAEME ROGERSON||4|
| IN TOP SWING (AUS) 3G |
BEAUTIFUL CROWN (USA) - HOLBROOK LASS (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
|N CALLOW||55.5||NOEL MAYFIELD-SMITH||4|
| HELENUS (AUS) 3C |
HELISSIO (FR) - WORLDWIDE ELSIE (USA) JAVA GOLD (USA)
|STEVEN KING||55.5||LEON CORSTENS||7|
| LONHRO (AUS) 3C |
OCTAGONAL (NZ) - SHADEA (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
|D GAUCI||55.5||JOHN HAWKES||10|
| SHOW A HEART (AUS) 3C |
BRAVE WARRIOR (AUS) - MISS SANDMAN (AUS) REGAL ADVICE (NZ)
|STEVEN KING||55.5||BARRY MILLER||13|
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