The 2017 Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 race that takes place at Caulfield racecourse in September each year. Run over a distance of 1,400 metres, the Thousand Guineas Prelude takes place as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude is run under set weights plus penalty conditions and is open to three-year-old fillies only. The race is worth a total of [cf “prize_money”] in prize money.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude was first run in 1985 when it was won by a horse named Jewel In The Crown. The race has been known in the past as The Tranquil Star Stakes. The Thousand Guineas Prelude is used as the major lead up race by fillies that are wanting to contest the Group 1 Thousand Guineas that is run the month after.
Notable winners of the Thousand Guineas Prelude include Bianco Flyer (1987), La Bella Dame (2002), Miss Finland (2006), Ortensia (2008), Divorces (2010) and Bliss Street (2011).
2017 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field
The Thousand Guineas Prelude field is usually comprised of some top quality three year old fillies. The Thousand Guineas Prelude field tends to attract the cream of the crop. Those fillies which had a successful two year old season and are well into their spring campaign often seek entry into the Thousand Guineas Prelude field.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x1111x2||WHISPERING BROOK||Simon A Miller||Nicholas Hall||12||58.5kg||85|
|2||139x1x6||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Dwayne Dunn||14||57.5kg||81|
|3||1x10x3||SAMARA DANCER (NZ)||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||13||57.5kg||78|
|4||23511×2||LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||7||57.5kg||85|
|5||611×15||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Steven King||11||57kg||81|
|6||1108×250||SWORD OF LIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||2||57kg||73|
|7||21×1077313||ROYAL TITHE||John Zielke||Patrick Moloney||9||56.5kg||78|
|8||19310×40||ZAMZAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||4||56.5kg||74|
|9||10x667x13||SWEET SHERRY||Leon & Troy Corstens||Steven Arnold||1||56.5kg||75|
|10||0x7321x0||FLYING JESS||John Moloney||Jordan Childs (a)||8||56.5kg||75|
|11||9×121||LEOTIE||Henry Dwyer||Chris Parnham||10||55kg||73|
|12||21×5||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||5||55kg||69|
|13||4x21x0||INSPIRED ESTELLE||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||6||55kg||66|
|14||72×1||LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ)||Stuart Webb||Mark Zahra||3||55kg||66|
2017 Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations
The Thousand Guineas Prelude nominations usually attract a bevy of handy young fillies. Looking at the Thousand Guineas Prelude nominations, you can get a good sense of the spring carnival plans for a number of horses.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Stakes Winners & Results
Below you will find a list of Thousand Guineas Prelude winners and results since 2000.
|2017||1 Booker||2 Shoals||3 Catchy||1:23.4|
|2016||1 Legless Leuve||2 La Luna Rosa||3 Sword Of Light||1:25.2|
|2015||1 Miss Gunpowder||2 Payroll||3 Jameka||1:23.2|
|2014||1 Afleet Esprit||2 Amicus||3 Go Indy Go||1:24.5|
|2013||1 Gregers||2 Marianne||3 Politeness||1:29.5|
|2012||1 Lady Of Harrods||2 Commanding Jewel||3 Molto Bene||1:24.9|
|2011||1 Bliss Street||2 Hallowell Belle||3 Mosheen||1:24.4|
|2010||1 Divorces||2 Sistine Angel||3 Panipique||1:24.2|
|2009||1 Irish Lights||2 Set For Fame||3 Mont Fleuri||1:26.1|
|2008||1 Ortensia||2 Romneya||3 Sugar Babe||1:26.0|
|2007||1 Gabbidon||2 Jestatune||3 Sleek Chassis||1:23.9|
|2006||1 Miss Finland||2 Anamato||3 My Only Hope||1:24.3|
|2005||1 Doubting||2 Pinezero||3 Isanami||1:27.4|
|2004||1 Hollow Bullet||2 Ballet Society||3 Astradame||1:24.3|
|2003||1 Hinting||2 Ashenti||3 Portland Damask||1:22.9|
|2002||1 La Bella Dame||2 Toast Of The Coast||3 Lashed||1:24.2|
|2001||1 Haste Ye Back||2 Malagra Miss||3 Special Grange||1:25.0|
|2000||1 So Gorgeous||2 Ponton Flyer||3 All Time High||1:22.9|