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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 15 of last 23 runnings including six in a row before 2017.
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 2019.
Notable winners of the Caulfield Guineas include 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 2019 Caulfield Guineas was won by Super Seth from Alligator Blood and Groundswell.
Previous Caulfield Guineas Winners
| 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)
|J B 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)
|J B 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|
The managing director of Godolphin in Australia, Vin Cox, says there are pros and cons to potential changes to the Melbourne spring carnival.
Trainer Greg Eurell is keen to target the Group One Caulfield Guineas with lightly raced stakes-winning colt Ilovemyself.
A major overhaul of Melbourne’s spring racing carnival could be on the agenda this year, with the Melbourne Racing Club exploring the option of moving its Caulfield carnival, including the Caulfield Cup, from mid-October to the end of November.
Trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed promising two-year-old Peltzer will miss the JJ Atkins next month to concentrate on the spring.
The Melbourne Racing Club is exploring the option of transferring its Caulfield Cup carnival and running it after Melbourne Cup week at Flemington.
Trainer Gerald Ryan will resist a Group One temptation in Brisbane and focus on the spring with unbeaten colt Peltzer following his easy Randwick win.
Talented four-year-old Alfa Oro heads to Flemington on Saturday where connections will be hoping to reap full rewards for their patience when the Matt Laurie-trained galloper contests the Almandin Handicap (1100m).
International jockey Robbie Fradd says new JJ Atkins favourite Wisdom Of Water will have no problems handling the high-pressure of the Group One race.
Villa San Michele most expensive of ten mares bought by operation.
Group 2 winner goes for $750,000
Colt provides Shamus Award with his seventh stakes winner.
An impressive last-to-first victory by Flying Award at Flemington has trainer Danny O'Brien thinking of the Caulfield Guineas for the rising three-year-old.
After a win in Adelaide at his second start, Jameka's brother Grandslam will be trying for a first stakes victory in the Listed Anzac Day Stakes at Flemington.