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Thousand Guineas Prelude

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History

INSTANT CELEBRITY winning the Thousand Guineas Prelude.
INSTANT CELEBRITY winning the Thousand Guineas Prelude. Picture: Racing Photos

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.


Racing and Sports

Previous Thousand Guineas Prelude Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
BON'S A PEARLA (AUS) 3F
BON HOFFA (AUS) - TREASURE ISLAND (AUS) DUPORTH (AUS)
J MASKIELL56.0K CORSTENS5
INSTANT CELEBRITY (AUS) 3F
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - CELEBRITY GIRL (AUS) STARCRAFT (NZ)
C WILLIAMS56.0PHILLIP STOKES7
ACTING (NZ) 3F
SAVABEEL (AUS) - HOLLYWOOD (NZ) PINS (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY55.0TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG1
SMART MELODY (AUS) 3F
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - SWEETEST MELODY (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
B AVDULLA56.5KRIS LEES7
BOOKER (AUS) 3F
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - NOONDIE (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
D DUNN55.0MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA7
LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) 3F
PINS (AUS) - HYADES (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
M J ZAHRA55.5STUART WEBB2
MISS GUNPOWDER (AUS) 3F
PENDRAGON (NZ) - FOREVER RAFTER (USA) DELINEATOR (USA)
C WILLIAMS55.0PHILLIP STOKES8
AFLEET ESPRIT (AUS) 3F
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - BONDED (AUS) DANEWIN (AUS)
D OLIVER56.5DAVID HAYES & TOM DABERNIG1
GREGERS (AUS) 3F
COMMANDS (AUS) - SATNAV (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
CHAD SCHOFIELD56.0D A HAYES2
LADY OF HARRODS (AUS) 3F
DUBAWI (IRE) - ROYAL CONSPIRACY (AUS) STRATEGIC (AUS)
S W ARNOLD57.0RUSSELL CAMERON1
BLISS STREET (AUS) 3F
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - JADE DIVA (AUS) JADE ROBBERY (USA)
S W ARNOLD57.5D MORTON9
DIVORCES (AUS) 3F
DOMESDAY (AUS) - FAMILY BREAKUP (AUS) OCTAGONAL (NZ)
M J ZAHRA54.0PETER SNOWDEN11
IRISH LIGHTS (AUS) 3F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - ASPEN FALLS (USA) HENNESSY (USA)
G BOSS54.0D A HAYES11
ORTENSIA (AUS) 3F
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - AERATE'S PICK (AUS) PICNICKER (AUS)
D NIKOLIC54.0TONY NOONAN7
GABBIDON (AUS) 3F
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - ELIZA PARK (AUS) SCENIC (IRE)
S KATSIDIS55.5GARY KENNEWELL11
MISS FINLAND (AUS) 3F
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - FOREST PEARL (USA) WOODMAN (USA)
C WILLIAMS56.5D A HAYES9
DOUBTING (AUS) 3F
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SOVEREIGN RUBY (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
STEVEN KING57.5MICK PRICE4
HOLLOW BULLET (AUS) 3F
TAYASU TSUYOSHI (JPN) - BEAT THE BULLET (AUS) BITE THE BULLET (USA)
D TAGGART54.0JOHN MCARDLE10
HINTING (AUS) 3F
DANZERO (AUS) - WON'T TELL (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
B PREBBLE56.0BILL MITCHELL9
LA BELLA DAME (AUS) 3F
ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) - NOBELLOCOVE (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
D NIKOLIC54.0MICK PRICE8
HASTE YE BACK (AUS) 3F
DANEWIN (AUS) - FLYAWAY (AUS) WATERFORD ROAD (AUS)
B PREBBLE56.0LEON CORSTENS5
SO GORGEOUS (AUS) 3F
BRIEF TRUCE (USA) - CROWNING JEWEL (AUS) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
N RAWILLER57.5DAN O'SULLIVAN14

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