Caulfield Guineas Prelude

  • Date: Saturday September 24, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Colts & Geldings, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude News

2016 Victoria Derby Field: Purton to stay out of trouble

2016 Victoria Derby Field: Purton to stay out of trouble

Hong Kong based jockey Zac Purton says that his main objective on favourite Sacred Elixir is to stay clear of trouble in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington today.

Sacred Elixir, above, will start as the favourite in the Victory Derby at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Sacred Elixir will …

The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a Group 3 race run at Caulfield Racecourse each year during the Melbourne spring racing carnival. It is an event for colts and geldings aged three years old and is run across a trip of 1400m.

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The race has a value of $175,000 and is held on the same card as the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

As the name suggests it provides a direct lead in to the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas in two weeks time.

It’s sister event is the Thousand Guineas Prelude for fillies run on Underwood Stakes Day.

The Caulfield Guineas is the main aim for all of these horses and it is held at the same track except over an extra 200m.

It has been a brilliant form guide in recent years with both Helmet in 2011 and Anacheeva in 2010 both going on to win the double.

Look for horses coming into this race not just with Melbourne carnival form but also those coming from Sydney through something like the Group 1 Golden Rose.

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude has produced some wonderful winners over the years and these horses more often than not go on for further carnival success.

In the past, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude has been known variously as the MacDonald Stakes and the Show Day Stakes. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude was inaugurated in 1985, with Brequillo seizing victory in the first edition.

Umrum won it in 1997 with Elvstroem getting up in 2003.

Apache Cat came through in 2005 and Wonderful World won the very next year.

2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field

The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude field will be finalised and released on Thursday, September 24th. There are usually quite a few hot shots included in the 2015 Caulfield Guineas Prelude field. The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 216x161x SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 6 57.5kg 95
2 253×11 SARACINO (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 3 57.5kg 95
3 1216×45 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 8 57.5kg 80
4 25x1031x46 VALLIANO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Currie 18 57kg 75
5 2x105x95 GOOD STANDING James Cummings Dwayne Dunn 4 57kg 82
6 31×2 ARCHIVES John O’Shea Craig Williams 12 56.5kg 79
7 11×33 THROSSELL Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall 17 56.5kg 71
8 122534 WAZZENME Stuart Webb Luke Nolen 16 55kg 70
9 1×1 EVACUATION Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 15 55kg 69
10 11×0 YU LONG SHENG HUI Mick Price Stephen Baster 1 55kg 70
11 413×656 REVOLVING DOOR Clinton McDonald Corey Brown 2 55kg 70
12 1×367 HARDHAM Mick Price Craig Newitt 7 55kg 66
13 26×1 SO SI BON Robbie Laing 14 55kg 63
14 1×32 VIOLATE Paul Banks 5 55kg 63
15 41×4 I’M TELLING YA Amy Johnston Daniel Stackhouse 11 55kg 64
16 315 BEE JAY’S CHOICE Shane Fliedner Harry Coffey 10 55kg 62
17e 9015 LARRIKIN Brian McGrath Ms Jackie Beriman 9 55kg 62
18e 22 LUCKY BEAU Dean Binaisse 13 55kg 60

2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Nominations

The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude nominations will be released on Tuesday, September 20th. The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude nominations usually include a number of talented horses. The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude nominations will be provided below.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Sacred Elixir 2 Revolving Door 3 Wazzenme  1:24.7
2015 1 Bon Aurum 2 Tulsa 3 Dal Cielo  1:22.6
2014 1 Rich Enuff 2 Looks Like The Cat 3 Awesome Rock  1:23.5
2013 1 Eclair Big Bang 2 El Roca 3 Long John  1:23.3
2012 1 Epaulette 2 Let Go Lenni 3 Awesome Bro  1:24.2
2011 1 Helmet 2 Secret Hills 3 Specter  1:21.4
2010 1 Anacheeva 2 Toorak Toff 3 Skilled  1:23.1
2009 1 Demerit 2 Trusting 3 Manhattan Rain  1:24.7
2008 1 Fernandina 2 Time Thief 3 Von Costa De Hero  1:25.4
2007 1 Purrealist 2 Marching 3 Shrewd Rhythm  1:24.2
2006 1 Wonderful World 2 Blue Lago 3 Sharkbite  1:24.6
2005 1 Apache Cat 2 Gods Own 3 Danerich  1:27.0
2004 1 Tirade 2 Fastnet Rock 3 Classiconi  1:24.7
2003 1 Elvstroem 2 In Top Swing 3 Dance Up  1:22.3
2002 1 Great Glen 2 Titanic Jack 3 Helenus  1:23.2
2001 1 Pure Theatre 2 King Of Prussia 3 North Boy  1:24.2
2000 1 Fubu 2 Show A Heart 3 Debrief  1:22.4