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Thousand Guineas

The 2018 Thousand Guineas is a Group 1 race that is held each year in October as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield Racecourse. The Thousand Guineas is open to three-year-old fillies only and is run over a distance of 1,600 metres. Run under set-weights conditions, the Thousand Guineas is worth $500,000 in prize money. The Thousand Guineas is held on Day 1 of the Caulfield Cup Carnival on Caulfield Guineas Day. The Thousand Guineas was originally held on the same day as the Caulfield Cup, but was moved to its own day in 1988, and reverted from the middle day of the carnival to the first day for the 2014 edition.

2018 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #7 Amphitrite
  • 2nd: #6 Fundamentalist
  • 3rd: #3 Seabrook

The Thousand Guineas was first run in 1946 when it was won by a horse called Sweet Chime. The race was held over a distance of eight furlongs until being changed to 1,600 metres in 1972 to coincide with the introduction of the metric system. Originally a Principal Race, the Thousand Guineas was given its Group 1 status in 1979. The Thousand Guineas has had one dead heat during its significant history. This occurred in 1963 when Heirloom and Anna Rose passed the post at the same time.

Horses that run in the Thousand Guineas often first compete in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes which is held two weeks prior. Special Harmony (2003), Alinghi (2004) and Gallica (2008) have all claimed the Edward Manifold Stakes and Thousand Guineas double. Horses that run well in the Thousand Guineas can often be seen competing in races such as the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes and the Group 1 Crown Oaks during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Notable winners of the Thousand Guineas include Wenona Girl (1960), Toltrice (1972), Goleen (1984), Azzurro (1992), Miss Finland (2006) and Yosei (2010).

Thousand Guineas Field

The Thousand Guineas field is always made up of the top talent in three year old fillies with this particular race offering a great chance for trainers and owners to score a Group 1 win. That’s not to see the contest is easy, winning the Thousand Guineas takes a whole lot of talent, a perfect training effort and plenty of luck along the way. There is always a full field of 16 entered with emergencies on standby as spots for this race are hotly contested. That means horses are not only required to be 100 percent on race day, they also have to have done enough previously to warrant their inclusion as well.

The set weight means that all horses are treated identically and each one has just a good a chance as any. That makes barriers quite crucial with a wide gate quite a disadvantage depending on the horses running style. Having said that the Caulfield track is wide enough that a horse should get a run down the straight so long as the jockey has them in a half decent position.

2018 Thousand Guineas Field

The 2018 Thousand Guineas field will be provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x4213x3 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Damian Lane 7 55.5kg 102
2 x1272x1222 FIESTA Chris Waller Michael Walker 3 55.5kg 96
3 4x31591x38 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 10 55.5kg 102
4 211×312 THRILLSTER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Leon & Troy Corstens Noel Callow 8 55.5kg 85
5 11×111 SMART MELODY Kris Lees James McDonald 2 55.5kg 92
6 x11223x088 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 4 55.5kg 78
7 422×111 AMPHITRITE Darren Weir Craig Williams 16 55.5kg 82
8 23123×342 KRONE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 14 55.5kg 77
9 26423×1577 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 11 55.5kg 70
10 14x740x485 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 1 55.5kg 70
11 111×694 ANJANA Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 13 55.5kg 72
12 31×93 TAHITIAN DANCER Shane Nichols Clayton Douglas 6 55.5kg 68
13 73x221x16 PEACEFUL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman John Allen 12 55.5kg 76
14 12×26 MUSIC BAY Phillip Stokes 5 55.5kg 68
15 5x22x21 MIRETTE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 15 55.5kg 64
16 861×70 DUCALE Paul Perry 9 55.5kg 61

2018 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances

The 2018 Thousand Guineas second acceptances will be publicly announced on September 25th (Tuesday).

The 2018 Thousand Guineas second acceptances will be published below.

2018 Thousand Guineas Nominations

The 2018 Thousand Guineas nominations contain a number of horses with great potential to win. Released on Tuesday, September 25th 2018, the Thousand Guineas nominations are listed below.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 132 ALIFEROUS F 3 Kris Lees
2 422×1 AMPHITRITE F 3 Darren Weir
3 111×6 ANJANA F 3 Darren Weir
4 3x242x53 ARISTIA F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
5 3326423×15 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 3 Tony McEvoy
6 19 ASHARANI F 3 David Vandyke
7 11×4 ASSERTIVE PLAY F 3 Phillip Stokes
8 25×3 AUTUMN F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
9 3×1111 BACCARAT BABY F 3 David Vandyke
10 16x BE MY STAR F 3 Tony McEvoy
11 140x BLACK CHAMPAGNE F 3 Tony McEvoy
12 3 BLONDE DISPOSITION F 3 David Brideoake
13 35 BRING THE MAGIC F 3 Chris Waller
14 132 BUBBLES’N’TROUBLES F 3 Chris Waller
15 1×8 CARDINET F 3 Mick Price
16 2 COLLECTABLE F 3 Robbie Griffiths
17 231×9 CRISTAL EYES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
18 125×9 CRISTOBAL F 3 James Cummings
19 7×13 CROSS LEGEND F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 6×22 DARK CONFIDANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
21 2x8x DE LITTLE SISTER (NZ) F 3 Pat Carey
22 3198×4 DOUBLE DENMAN F 3 Tony McEvoy
23 485×1 DOWNLOADS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
24 861x DUCALE F 3 Paul Perry
25 34x11x EAWASE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
26 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Kris Lees
27 1128×6 ENBIHAAR F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 2×5 EVALINA F 3 Kris Lees
29 362×713 EVERARD F 3 Kris Lees
30 1350 FIDELIA F 3 Robbie Griffiths
31 6×1531 FIERA VISTA F 3 Darren Weir
32 32x1272x12 FIESTA F 3 Chris Waller
33 1 FRANKELY AWESOME F 3 Kris Lees
34 2x11223x0 FUNDAMENTALIST F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
35 417801×3 FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
36 16 GAELIC DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
37 5x244x GALINA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
38 22332×1 GHEEDAA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
39 161 GOLDEN HALO F 3 Darren Weir
40 4×1 GRAND BOUQUET (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
41 410 GRAND WISH F 3 David Brideoake
42 225x1211x8 GRANNY RED SHOES F 3 Toby Edmonds
43 419x GREGORIAN CHANT (NZ) F 3 Mitchell Freedman
44 HEAVENLY BARB F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
45 2×1322 HUMMA HUMMA F 3 John McArdle
46 242×1 ILLUMINAIRE F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
47 622×1 IN HEART’S WAKE F 3 Tony McEvoy
48 10×330 KINKY BOOM F 3 Tony McEvoy
49 23123×3 KRONE F 3 Darren Weir
50 13×3 LADY OF SHALOTT F 3 Kris Lees
51 4×431 LAST VEIN F 3 Tony McEvoy
52 24x2251x0 LET ME SLEEP ON IT F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
53 5x1x1 MADAM ROUGE F 3 Chris Waller
54 3 MAGIC SUNSET F 3 Tony McEvoy
55 41x MAID OF HEAVEN F 3 Mark Newnham
56 218×8 METRONOME F 3 Michael Kent
57 5x22x2 MIRETTE F 3 Archie Alexander
58 2×16 MISS FABULASS F 3 Kris Lees
59 5 MISS LADYBIRD F 3 Michael Moroney
60 121x MISS QUAINTLY F 3 David Vandyke
61 282225 MIZZY F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
62 1×12 MULTAJA F 3 James Cummings
63 12x MUSIC BAY F 3 Phillip Stokes
64 21169×57 NASAAYIM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
65 3×44 NESSUNA FIDUCIA F 3 Greg Eurell
66 2 OLIVE F 3 Michael Kent
67 9×21 ONCE IN A LIFETIME F 3 Tony McEvoy
68 2x32322x54 OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy
69 1 ORBOST F 3 Will Clarken
70 21 OREGON DREAMER (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
71 23x OUR SUNNY GIRL (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
72 1353×25 OUTBACK BARBIE F 3 Tony Gollan
73 73x221x PEACEFUL (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
74 31x8677x0 PERFECT PITCH F 3 Gary Portelli
75 0x1 PIERRO BELLE F 3 Tony McEvoy
76 25×2 PRESS BOX F 3 Chris Waller
77 14x740x4 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
78 6 QUEEN LA DIVA F 3 Darren Weir
79 2 RAPIDORA F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
80 2×11 REGINAE F 3 Kris Lees
81 REPUTE F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
82 2x656x1x ROOBEENA F 3 Tony McEvoy
83 541x RUBIRA F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
84 34x61x9 SANGITA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
85 211×2 SANTA CATARINA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
86 1x20x SATIN SLIPPER F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
87 4x31591x3 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price
88 211x407x SETSUNA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
89 4 SHAMWOW (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
90 5x023x5 SIZZLEME F 3 Cindy Alderson
91 11×1 SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees
92 SORORITY LASS F 3 Peter Gelagotis
93 1213×5 SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
94 226×101 SUNDARBANS (NZ) F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
95 14 SYMI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
96 31×9 TAHITIAN DANCER F 3 Shane Nichols
97 046×1 TATIARA F 3 Robbie Laing
98 2x THOUSAND WISHES F 3 Danny O’Brien
99 211×31 THRILLSTER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
100 TIDES F 3 Anthony Freedman
101 5x TRUNFIO F 3 Robbie Laing
102 26×2 VOILA F 3 Chris Waller
103 WHEAL GRACE F 3 Paul Preusker
104 1x WILLO TITTO F 3 David Vandyke
105 6×1 YULONG METEOR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
106 112x ZIZZIS F 3 Patrick Payne

Thousand Guineas Form Guide

Three year old races are quite good for punters, especially big Group 1’s like the Thousand Guineas. You can always get a good read on form leading up to the race with the top chances usually running around against each other in the lower grades. That is certainly the case for this event with a couple of races in particular standing out.

For Melbourne based horses the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes is a fantastic guide held a matter of weeks before the Thousand Guineas. It’s run at Flemington on Turnbull Stakes Day and always produces a good deal of runners backing up for this event. Looking further abroad a horse could also come south from the Sydney carnival. The Group 1 Flight Stakes is hosted at Randwick Racecourse and also has a history of producing Thousand Guineas winners.

Thousand Guineas Betting

Group 1 races always have plenty of interest from punters and given the good read of form people get on this race it’s no surprise that Thousand Guineas betting is so popular. Any time a punter can bet with confidence means they’re more likely to load up as they look for a winner. Set weight contests provide much of this confidence in itself, that’s only increased by the fact the horses are running against their own age, their own sex and their form is clear to see.

While a large chunk of the Thousand Guineas betting goes through the TAB and on course, an increasingly large value is being wagered through online bookmakers as well. Punters are naturally looking for big value and this event certainly provides that. It’s actually quite interesting that an event which favours the proven, classy horse rarely has any huge short priced favourites or massive winning margins. The racing is tight and the contest is hard fought, exactly the circumstances which attract plenty of interest.

Thousand Guineas Odds

As has been mentioned the Thousands Guineas Odds often stack up in a lot more generous than what would be though. While there is certainly the odd big money favourite a lot of the time the field appears rather even on paper. In fact in recent years this race has probably been one of the more profitable Group 1 events in terms of winning odds. Horse racing by its very nature is far from an exact science and the market usually reflects that with not a great deal of certainty for any one runner.

This can be a good thing for punters in that if they pick correctly there is a lot more value for them with bigger returns. The 2010 Thousand Guineas showed this perfectly with the winning odds going well against the bookies thought process. The eventual winner Yosei paid out double figure odds of around $12. That’s nothing compared to the second placed runner Heartsareforlove which  was listed at $151 to win the event. The third placed Brazilian Pulse was a far more modest $5 but even the fourth finisher Ambers Waltz was big money at $51.

Thousand Guineas Tips

Getting your Thousand Guineas Tips from a good source can be pretty tricky with the information available often bias or misleading. Plenty of it is up for interpretation as well meaning punters have to work hard to separate the good from the bad. Having said that the lead up races do give you a good sighter so be sure to take these runs into account.

There are a couple of main factors to look out for though which can make a big difference between starts. Firstly look at track conditions, is the lead up race was held on a vastly different surface it could mean 10 lengths for some horse which are very sensitive to adverse conditions. The second is freshness and length of prep, some trainers may have their horses at peak fitness for the previous start meaning they will have no improvement left in them. Others though me may specifically targeting the Thousand Guineas and as such they could find a few lengths in between runs.

Thousand Guineas Day

Thousand Guineas Day offers a very important race card and is a valuable asset to the Melbourne Racing Club during their flagship Melbourne Racing Carnival. The event is run annually in October and fills a gap in the scheduling which means punters have access to top rung racing on a more regular basis. Thousand Guineas Day is held on a Wednesday adding a somewhat rare Group 1 to midweek racing. It’s held in the period between the Caulfield Guineas on the previous Saturday and the Caulfield Cup on the upcoming Saturday.

While it may be a Wednesday there’s still no shortage of spectacle around Caulfield Racecourse and on the most part it feels like any other weekend carnival day. There are always healthy crowds on hand and an abundance of off-track entertainment meaning people have every excuse to take a break from the daily grind and give themselves a rare midweek escape to see some top quality horse racing action.

Thousand Guineas Results

The Thousand Guineas has produced some tremendous results and some finishes have come right down to the final stride at the line. Plenty of these fillies go on from this race to even greater success and for many this is the first of multiple Group 1’s. It also turns these fillies into extremely attractive mare prospects for a life in the breeding barn with their broodmare value massively enhanced.

In terms of on track success though the Group 1 Crown Oaks has found its winner from the Thousand Guineas on numerous occasions. Some of the horses to achieve the feat include Richfield Lady in 1991, Arborea in 1993, Northward Plume in 1994, Magical Miss in 2001, Special Harmony in 2003 and Miss Finland in 2006. There are also plenty more who have had further success at Group 2 level with the Wakeful Stakes are very popular option on Derby Day.

Past Winners & Results

Many talented fillies have won the Thousand Guineas throughout its history and below you will find a list of recent race winners.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Amphitrite 2 Fundamentalist 3 Seabrook 1:35.6
2017 1 Aloisia 2 Shoals 3 Alizee 1:36.2
2016 1 Global Glamour 2 I Am A Star 3 Whispering Brook 1:36.8
2015 1 Stay With Me 2 Jameka 3 Badawiya 1:35.89
2014 1 Amicus 2 Traveston Girl 3 Sabatini 1:36.46
2013 1 Guelph 2 May’s Dream 3 Gregers 1:37.78
2012 1 Commanding Jewel 2 Dear Demi 3 Zydeco 1.37.17
2011 1 Atlantic Jewel 2 Mosheen 3 Sharnee Rose 1:35.86
2010 1 Yosei 2 Heartsareforlove 3 Brazilian Pulse 1.39:8
2009 1 Irish Lights 2 Melito 3 Faint Perfume 1:38.8
2008 1 Gallica 2 Cats Whisker 3 Glowlamp 1:38.6
2007 1 Serious Speed 2 Extension of Time 3 Antarctic Miss 1:36.3
2006 1 Miss Finland 2 Permaiscuous 3 Cheeky Choice 1:37.2
2005 1 Mnemosyne 2 Rewaaya 3 Serenade Rose 1:36.3
2004 1 Alinghi 2 Hollow Bullet 3 Ballet Society 1:37.1
2003 1 Special Harmony 2 Hinting 3 Spurcent 1:36.4
2002 1 Macedon Lady 2 La Bella Dama 3 Fuji Dancer 1:36.4
2001 1 Magical Miss 2 Ha Ha 3 Li Lo Lill 1:37.0
2000 1 All Time High 2 Ponton Flyer 3 Tanith 1:36.3

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