Thousand Guineas

  • Date: Wednesday October 11, 2014
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies Set Weights
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2014 Thousand Guineas News

Go Indy Go Has Right Crown Oaks Form

Go Indy Go Has Right Crown Oaks Form

Go Indy Go made a slow start to her 2014 Spring Racing Carnival campaign, but trainer Leon Macdonald believes that she has now found the right 2014 Crown Oaks form heading into the Group 1 event at Flemington on Saturday.

Go Indy Go is set to start the 2014 Crown Oaks as favourite. Photo by: …

The 2014 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.

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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.

2014 Thousand Guineas Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1313×187 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 55.5kg 98
2 2211×03 GO INDY GO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Steven Arnold 6 55.5kg 100
3 6×12111 AFLEET ESPRIT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 1 55.5kg 92
4 21135 SABATINI Lee & Shannon Hope James McDonald 2 55.5kg 78
5 316×322 AMICUS Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 9 55.5kg 76
6 23×21 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 7 55.5kg 73
7 611×44 TRAVESTON GIRL Tony Gollan Damian Browne 11 55.5kg 72
8 67×312 TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald Nicholas Hall 5 55.5kg 70
9 23×426 PICKIN’ TIME Mark Kavanagh Glen Boss 8 55.5kg 66
10 315 HIGH ABOVE Anthony Cummings Mark Zahra 10 55.5kg 67
11 324 GO JENNIO Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3 55.5kg 59

2014 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances

The 2014 Thousand Guineas second acceptances were publicly announced on September 23rd (Tuesday). The 2014 Thousand Guineas second acceptances reduced the potential field to 45 horses, and that will slowly be cut down as the race approaches. Included in the 2014 Thousand Guineas second acceptances are some standouts such as Tears Of Joy, Hostile Witness and Novel Dancer. The 2014 Thousand Guineas second acceptances are below.

# Horse Trainer
1 AFLEET ESPRIT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2 AIMEE Noel J Doyle
3 AMANZI Darren Weir
4 AMICUS Chris Waller
5 AVANTI Anthony Freedman
6 BALLET SUITE Mark Kavanagh
8 CANDELARA Bjorn Baker
9 CATHY’S MARK Nigel Blackiston
10 CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ) Pat Carey
11 CRAFTY Robert Smerdon
13 DHAHAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
14 DONELLE Gai Waterhouse
15 FACTION Robbie Griffiths
16 FONTEIN RUBY Robert Smerdon
17 FORTICHE Greg Eurell
18 GO INDY GO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
19 GO JENNIO Darren Weir
20 HIGH ABOVE Anthony Cummings
21 HOSTILE WITNESS Anthony Cummings
22 I’M A FLYING STAR Mark Riley
23 LADY SHARAPOVA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
24 LASHKAAL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
25 LITTLE HOTTIE (NZ) Michael Kent
26 MAASTRICHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
27 MISS INTERIORS Anthony Cummings
28 NAKATAAN (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
29 NOT A HAPPY CAMPER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
31 PICKIN’ TIME Mark Kavanagh
32 ROYAL OCEAN Mick Price
33 ROYAL TRIESTE David Brideoake & David Feek
34 SHACARDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
35 SILVERSANDS Richard Jolly
36 SISTINE STAR Andrew Noblet
37 SOUND ADVICE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
38 TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald
39 TAWTEEN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
40 TEARS OF JOY Mark Kavanagh
41 TENDER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
42 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody
44 WINX Chris Waller
45 YESTERJOY Clarry Conners

2014 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances

The 2014 Thousand Guineas first acceptances were made public on the ninth of September. Unveiled to much anticipation, the 2014 Thousand Guineas first declarations include quite a few reliable horses, such as Memorial, Winx and Bring Me The Maid. The 2014 Thousand Guineas first acceptors are published below.

# Horse Trainer
1 A LOTTA LOVE Sam Pritchard-Gordon
3 AFLEET ESPRIT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
4 AIMEE Noel J Doyle
5 AMANZI Darren Weir
6 AMICUS Chris Waller
7 ANABRING Mick Price
8 ASANTE Shea Eden
9 AVANTI Anthony Freedman
10 AZKADELLIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher
11 BALLET SUITE Mark Kavanagh
12 BETSY Peter G Moody
13 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody
14 CAILIN MISS Mick Price
15 CALVADOS John O’Shea
16 CANDELARA Bjorn Baker
17 CATHY’S MARK Nigel Blackiston
18 CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ) Pat Carey
19 CHOPHOUSE TEARS David Vandyke
20 CRAFTY Robert Smerdon
22 DEANNA JEAN Shane Oxlade
23 DELPHIC John O’Shea
24 DHAHAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
25 DONELLE Gai Waterhouse
26 DUBROVNIK John O’Shea
28 FACTION Robbie Griffiths
29 FAIRIES John O’Shea
30 FANTASY EIGHT Wendy Kelly
31 FEELS LIKE HOME Danny O’Brien
32 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson
33 FONTEIN RUBY Robert Smerdon
34 FORTICHE Greg Eurell
35 FOXYNESS Mark Kavanagh
36 GO INDY GO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
37 GO JENNIO Darren Weir
38 GOLCONDA Robbie Laing
39 HIGH ABOVE Anthony Cummings
40 HOSTILE WITNESS Anthony Cummings
41 I’M A FLYING STAR Mark Riley
42 KALABEK Brent Stanley
43 LADY SHARAPOVA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
44 LASHKAAL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
45 LITTLE HOTTIE (NZ) Michael Kent
46 MAASTRICHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
47 MEMORIAL John O’Shea
48 MISS INTERIORS Anthony Cummings
49 MONOGRAM John O’Shea
50 MY MICHELLE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
51 NAKATAAN (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
52 NOT A HAPPY CAMPER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
54 OKAHU BAY Phillip Stokes
55 PEGGY JEAN Gerald Ryan
56 PICKIN’ TIME Mark Kavanagh
57 POUTING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
58 REANN’S DIAMOND Darren Weir
60 ROYAL OCEAN Mick Price
61 ROYAL TRIESTE David Brideoake & David Feek
62 SAGAPUSS Peter G Moody
63 SHACARDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
66 SILVERSANDS Richard Jolly
67 SISTINE STAR Andrew Noblet
69 SOUND ADVICE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
70 STRAITINTUIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
71 SULTRY FEELING Bart & James Cummings
72 SUNSET ROCK Lloyd Kennewell
73 TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald
74 TAWTEEN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
75 TEARS OF JOY Mark Kavanagh
76 TENDER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
77 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody
79 UNFURL (NZ) Darren Weir
80 VEUVELICIOUS Brent Stanley
81 VIA CAVOUR Mark Webb
82 WINX Chris Waller
83 YESTERJOY Clarry Conners
84 YGRITTE Gerald Ryan

2014 Thousand Guineas Nominations

The 2014 Thousand Guineas nominations contain a number of horses with great potential to win. Some of the more notable horses to be included in 2014 Thousand Guineas nominations are Almalad, Bourne Supremacy, Cornrow, Duck Dynasty and Illustrious Lad among many others. Released on Tuesday, August 5th, the 2014 Thousand Guineas nominations are below.

- Horse Trainer
1 ABIDE Robert Hickmott
2 ADVERTENCIA Stephen Theodore
4 ALASKA John O’Shea
5 ALILAD Pat Hyland
6 ALLERGIC John O’Shea
7 ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse
9 AMICUS Chris Waller
10 ANGRY GEE Jerome Hunter
11 ARMADA Peter G Moody
12 ARMAGEDDON ON IT Chris Calthorpe
13 ASSESSMENT Robert Hickmott
14 ATMOSPHERE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
15 AUTHORITARIAN Anthony Freedman
17 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens
18 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan
19 BAMBERG Ken Keys
20 BARWON Robert Hickmott
21 BASCULE (NZ) Chris Waller
22 BELUGA CAVIAR David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
23 BERNING DESIRE Robert Smerdon
24 BERSERK Anthony Freedman
25 BETTER LAND Peter G Moody
26 BLACK CAESAR Gordon Richards
27 BLADEMEISTER Peter & Paul Snowden
28 BLAZING SOCKS Frankie Stockdale
29 BOLD CIRCLE David Payne
30 BONDEIGER Danny O’Brien
31 BOOMWAA Robbie Laing
32 BOTANY BAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
34 BRACTEATE John O’Shea
35 BRAZEN BEAU Chris Waller
36 BROUHAHA Robert Smerdon
37 BUCK ROGERS Michael Moroney
39 BURNING PASSION Anthony Cummings
40 BY GEORGE Anthony Cummings
41 CADUCEUS (NZ) Paul & Kris Shailer
42 CALLAHAN Mark Kavanagh
43 CASTELO Clinton McDonald
44 CELESTINO Anthony Freedman
45 CHASING LIBERTY Daniel McCarthy
47 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh
48 CONGRESS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
49 COPPOLA Anthony Freedman
50 CORAM Leon & Troy Corstens
51 CORNROW Mick Price
52 CROWD GO CRAZY Michael Kent
53 CUBAN FIGHTER Robbie Laing
54 CUBAN PERFECTION Anthony Freedman
55 DEANNA JEAN Shane Oxlade
56 DECONSTRUCTED Mark Kavanagh
57 DEIHEROS Lloyd Kennewell
58 DEZANNAM Robbie Laing
59 DISCO VOLANTI Shane Nichols
60 DISTANT ROCK Anthony Freedman
61 DIVAN (NZ) Robert Hickmott
62 DOM PEDRO Byron Cozamanis
63 DOUBLE HAPPY Chris Waller
65 DRUM ROLL David Vandyke
66 DUCK DYNASTY (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
68 DUPE ’EM Chris Waller
69 DUTY FIRST Chris Waller
70 EASTERN CAPE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
71 ECHO PRINCE Gai Waterhouse
72 ECLAIR CHOICE Phillip Stokes
73 EQDAAM Mick Price
74 FAROLITOS John O’Shea
75 FIORAVANTI David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
76 FIREHOUSE ROCK David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
78 FLEX (NZ) Robert Hickmott
79 FORGIVE AND FORGET David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
80 FRANCOME (NZ) Andrew R Campbell
81 GALAXY PEGASUS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
82 GEROMAYO Andrew Noblet
83 GET THE NOD Lloyd Kennewell
85 GIULIANI Gai Waterhouse
86 GLENDALOUGH Clinton McDonald
87 GLORYLAND Clinton McDonald
88 GOOD PRINCE Anthony Cummings
89 GOULDIAN John O’Shea
90 GRANDE ROSSO Mark Riley
91 GRECO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
92 GRIMALDI John O’Shea
93 HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings
94 HAWKING Mick Price
95 HAY PRESTO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
96 HERE COMES THEBOOM David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
97 HERNE’S OAK Bjorn Baker
98 HERO I AM Chris Waller
99 HEY CHARLIE Frankie Stockdale
100 HEZA DUDE Udyta Clarke
101 HIGH ’N’ HANDSOME (NZ) Jason Warren
102 HIMPAPAWID Gai Waterhouse
103 HOME RUN HERO Matt Laurie
104 HONEST LEE Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
105 HONG KONG CAPTAIN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
106 HUNTERS GRACE Daniel P Kelly
107 HUSSON EAGLE Patrick Payne
108 HUSSON’S SHOUT Phillip Stokes
109 IDYLLIC SCENERY Chris Waller
110 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis
112 INFANTRY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
113 INKULU Anthony Freedman
114 INVINZABEEL Sam Kavanagh
115 IRON SPIDER Michael Kent
116 IT’S THYME (NZ) Chris Hyland
117 JABALI Mick Price
118 JOHNHRO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
119 JUST CALL ME RAY (NZ) Bruce Wallace
120 JUST FOR STARTERS Robbie Laing
121 JUSTAWAY (NZ) Steve Richards
122 KAPSET Greg Eurell
123 KARIGARA (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
124 KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller
125 KIWI DREAMER (NZ) Michael Moroney
126 KODINHI (NZ) Anthony Freedman
127 KUMAON John O’Shea
128 LASSITUDE John O’Shea
129 LASTTONO Anthony Cummings
130 LAUTARO (NZ) Kevin Myers
131 LAW Chris Waller
132 LAZYAXL Shaun Dwyer
133 LETHAL Darren Weir
134 LEUCETIOS Kelvin Bourke
135 LIBERATION Gai Waterhouse
136 LIBERTY ISLAND Chris Waller
138 LINEN Robert Hickmott
140 LONGCHAMP (NZ) Andrew R Campbell
141 LONHMACC Anthony Freedman
142 LOOKS LIKE THE CAT Tony Gollan
143 LOQUETEUX Richard Jolly
144 LORD BARRINGTON (NZ) Michael Moroney
146 LORD DISICK Michael Moroney
147 LOTION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
148 LOW PLACES (NZ) Chris Waller
149 LUCKY TOM Harold Norman
150 MAGICOOL Mark Kavanagh
151 MAKEADANE John P Thompson
152 MAKO MAGIC Craig Curtis
153 MALDONADO (NZ) Robbie Laing
154 MANAPINE Nigel Blackiston
156 MARGIN TRADER (NZ) Michael Moroney
157 MAROON Anthony Freedman
158 MAYSOOR Mick Price
159 MCHAWI Gerald Ryan
160 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney
161 MERMELADA David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
162 MEURSAULT John O’Shea
163 MIHANY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
164 MINNESINGER Anthony Freedman
165 MODOC Paul Perry
166 MONSIEUR DE LAGO Michael Moroney
167 MONTEUX Peter G Moody
169 MOONLIGHT HUSSLER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
171 MOUNT MAWSON Sam Pritchard-Gordon
172 MUNJIZ David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
173 NICOSCENE Anthony Freedman
174 NORDIC EMPIRE Mick Price
175 NOSTRADAMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
176 NOZOMI Anthony Freedman
177 OBLIGED Anthony Freedman
178 O’FENNESSY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
179 ONEROUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
180 OUR SHANAKEE David Noonan
181 OUT OF THE NIGHT Tony Noonan
182 PANZER DIVISION Paul Messara
183 PEGGY JEAN Gerald Ryan
184 PELIRROJO Leon & Troy Corstens
185 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
186 POINT (NZ) Robert Hickmott
187 PONGO PYGMAS Trevor Rogers
188 POTENCIA (NZ) Symon Wilde
189 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller
190 PRENTICE Simon Foster
191 PROACTIVE (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden
192 PROCLAMATION Greg Eurell
193 PURPLE PRIDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
194 PUZZLING WONDER Anthony Cummings
195 QUARRY ROCK (NZ) Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
196 RAMSDEN STREET Colin & Cindy Alderson
197 RANDAROCK David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
198 RAPOSO (NZ) Patrick Payne
199 REKINDLED POWER Paul Messara
200 RIB EYE Clinton McDonald
201 RICH ENUFF Ken Keys
202 ROAD TO SHANGRI LA (NZ) Anthony Cummings
203 ROCK OF CAISEAL Peter G Moody
204 ROMMEL Neville Parnham
205 RONALDO’S GOAL Michael Kent
207 ROYAL STANDING Brent Stanley
208 ROYAL VANQUISHER Anthony Cummings
209 ROYCEY Daniel P Kelly
210 RUETTIGER (NZ) Anthony Freedman
211 SALADIN Wendy Kelly
212 SAN AMARO Colin & Cindy Alderson
213 SAN NICASIO Peter G Moody
214 SAN PADRE Michael Kent
215 SARAJEVO John O’Shea
216 SAY MY NAME Michael Moroney
217 SCHNELLER Clinton McDonald
218 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara
220 SEARLE Pat Hyland
221 SENATUS Shane Nichols
222 SHAF David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
223 SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden
224 SILENT WHISPER Lloyd Kennewell
225 SILVER EAGLE Peter G Moody
226 SIMPLY EXPLOSIVE (NZ) Michael Moroney
227 SIR NAVAJO Leon & Troy Corstens
228 SMART MAGICIAN Peter G Moody
229 SNIPER FIRE Chris Waller
230 SOLDI DOMANI Bryan Dais
231 SOVEREIGN DUKE Lloyd Kennewell
232 SPANISH SAGA Louise White
233 SPARSHOLT Anthony Freedman
234 STAVIVA Matt Laurie
235 STINGRAY John Moloney
236 STITCH ME UP Shane Nichols
237 STRADA DELLA MODA David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
238 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir
239 SUN HOLIDAY Michael Moroney
240 SUPER WILLIE Chris Waller
241 SUPERDISCO Leon & Troy Corstens
242 SUPERFAST SAKI David Vandyke
243 SUPIDO Michael Kent
244 SWASHBUCKLER Danny Penna
245 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea
246 SYDNEY HARBOUR David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
247 TAN TAT DIAMOND Peter G Moody
248 TAQNEEN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
249 TASHBEEH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
250 TEMPS VOLEUR Robbie Laing
252 THE CHAIRMAN Mick Price
253 THE MIGHTY JROD (NZ) Robbie Laing
254 THE SPITFIRE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
255 THERMOGENIC Danny O’Brien
256 THIS IS AUSTRALIA Clarry Conners
257 TIME WALKER Danny O’Brien
258 TUDOR Doug Harrison
259 TURBO STREET Tony McEvoy
260 TURFANE Saab Hasan
261 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker
262 VALENTIA Gai Waterhouse
263 VERREAUX (NZ) Mark Kavanagh
264 VESPA (NZ) Johno Benner
265 VIENNA PRINCE Michael Kent
266 VOLLEY OF FIRE Anthony Cummings
267 WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse
268 WAR POINT Mick Price
270 WE FOUND IT Frankie Stockdale
271 WERTHER (NZ) Andrew R Campbell
272 WE’VE GOT THIS Greg Eurell
273 WHAT’S THE CRAIC Shane Oxlade
274 WHITE HUNTER Mark Kavanagh
275 WILDERNESS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
276 WIND SEEKER John McArdle
277 WINX Chris Waller
278 YOUDINI John Hyam
279 ZEBULON (NZ) Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
280 ZIMBABWE (NZ) Mark Kavanagh
281 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

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
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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