Thousand Guineas Prelude
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The Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 race run under Set Weights and Penalty conditions for three year old fillies at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude is run over 1400m. It was first run in 1965 and was won by On Point.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude is registered as the Tranquil Star Stakes named after a champion mare who won two Cox Plates.
It was over 1600m until 1990.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude was a Listed race up to 1999 then was Group 3 up to 2012 before being a Group 2 after that. The boys version is still only a Group 3.
Those to do the Thousand Guineas Prelude/Thousand Guineas double are Irish Lights, Miss Finland, Azzurro and Bianco Flyer.
Instant Celebrity maintained her unbeaten record to that date in winning the 2020 running very easily. While only placing in the Guineas, she would come back in the Autumn to take the G1 Robert Sangster as an older 3yo.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude was worth $300,000 in 2021.
Notable winners of the Thousand Guineas Prelude include Instant Celebrity (2020), Smart Melody (2018), Booker (2017), Gregers (2013), Irish Lights (2009), Ortensia (2008), Miss Finland (2006), Hollow Bullet (2004), Miss Pennymoney (1999), Danelagh (1998), Azzurro (1992), Bianco Flyer (1987) and As You Like It (1976).
The 2020 Thousand Guineas Prelude was won by Instant Celebrity from Personal and Rock My Wand.
Previous Thousand Guineas Prelude Winners
| BON'S A PEARLA (AUS) 3F |
BON HOFFA (AUS) - TREASURE ISLAND (AUS) DUPORTH (AUS)
|J MASKIELL||56.0||K CORSTENS||5|
| INSTANT CELEBRITY (AUS) 3F |
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - CELEBRITY GIRL (AUS) STARCRAFT (NZ)
|C WILLIAMS||56.0||PHILLIP STOKES||7|
| ACTING (NZ) 3F |
SAVABEEL (AUS) - HOLLYWOOD (NZ) PINS (AUS)
|TOMMY BERRY||55.0||TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG||1|
| SMART MELODY (AUS) 3F |
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - SWEETEST MELODY (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
|B AVDULLA||56.5||KRIS LEES||7|
| BOOKER (AUS) 3F |
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - NOONDIE (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
|D DUNN||55.0||MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA||7|
| LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) 3F |
PINS (AUS) - HYADES (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
|M J ZAHRA||55.5||STUART WEBB||2|
| MISS GUNPOWDER (AUS) 3F |
PENDRAGON (NZ) - FOREVER RAFTER (USA) DELINEATOR (USA)
|C WILLIAMS||55.0||PHILLIP STOKES||8|
| AFLEET ESPRIT (AUS) 3F |
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - BONDED (AUS) DANEWIN (AUS)
|D OLIVER||56.5||DAVID HAYES & TOM DABERNIG||1|
| GREGERS (AUS) 3F |
COMMANDS (AUS) - SATNAV (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
|CHAD SCHOFIELD||56.0||D A HAYES||2|
| LADY OF HARRODS (AUS) 3F |
DUBAWI (IRE) - ROYAL CONSPIRACY (AUS) STRATEGIC (AUS)
|S W ARNOLD||57.0||RUSSELL CAMERON||1|
| BLISS STREET (AUS) 3F |
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - JADE DIVA (AUS) JADE ROBBERY (USA)
|S W ARNOLD||57.5||D MORTON||9|
| DIVORCES (AUS) 3F |
DOMESDAY (AUS) - FAMILY BREAKUP (AUS) OCTAGONAL (NZ)
|M J ZAHRA||54.0||PETER SNOWDEN||11|
| IRISH LIGHTS (AUS) 3F |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - ASPEN FALLS (USA) HENNESSY (USA)
|G BOSS||54.0||D A HAYES||11|
| ORTENSIA (AUS) 3F |
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - AERATE'S PICK (AUS) PICNICKER (AUS)
|D NIKOLIC||54.0||TONY NOONAN||7|
| GABBIDON (AUS) 3F |
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - ELIZA PARK (AUS) SCENIC (IRE)
|S KATSIDIS||55.5||GARY KENNEWELL||11|
| MISS FINLAND (AUS) 3F |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - FOREST PEARL (USA) WOODMAN (USA)
|C WILLIAMS||56.5||D A HAYES||9|
| DOUBTING (AUS) 3F |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SOVEREIGN RUBY (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
|STEVEN KING||57.5||MICK PRICE||4|
| HOLLOW BULLET (AUS) 3F |
TAYASU TSUYOSHI (JPN) - BEAT THE BULLET (AUS) BITE THE BULLET (USA)
|D TAGGART||54.0||JOHN MCARDLE||10|
| HINTING (AUS) 3F |
DANZERO (AUS) - WON'T TELL (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
|B PREBBLE||56.0||BILL MITCHELL||9|
| LA BELLA DAME (AUS) 3F |
ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) - NOBELLOCOVE (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
|D NIKOLIC||54.0||MICK PRICE||8|
| HASTE YE BACK (AUS) 3F |
DANEWIN (AUS) - FLYAWAY (AUS) WATERFORD ROAD (AUS)
|B PREBBLE||56.0||LEON CORSTENS||5|
| SO GORGEOUS (AUS) 3F |
BRIEF TRUCE (USA) - CROWNING JEWEL (AUS) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
|N RAWILLER||57.5||DAN O'SULLIVAN||14|
Tips and Race Preview for the 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield on Saturday have found the favourite.
Just ten fillies compete in the 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield on Saturday.
Strangely it’s not always the best guide to the G1 via the Thousand Guineas Prelude run at Caulfield on Saturday.
It may not be a large field off the nominations for the 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield on Saturday.
Australian three-year-olds have rarely ventured across the Tasman for the Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) or Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton in recent years, and despite a healthy contingent among this year’s nominations, that trend appears likely to continue in 2021.