Caulfield Guineas

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Caulfield Guineas
Group 1 race
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Inaugurated 1881
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Beck
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Set weights - 56½ kgs
Purse $1,000,000 (2014)
Nuffield,1938 winner H.Badger up

The Caulfield Guineas is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race held over 1600 metres at set weights for three-year-old horses at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.[1] Total prize money is A$1 million.

Race history[edit]

The race is held annually on the second Saturday in October and forms part of the Spring Carnival at Caulfield Racecourse. The Guineas, as the race is known, starts the three-day Caulfield carnival; the G1 Toorak Handicap, G1 Caulfield Stakes and the fillies equivalent, the G1 The Thousand Guineas are also held on Guineas day.

During World War II the race was run at Flemington Racecourse.[2]

Regarded as one of the blue riband events for three year olds, the Guineas is regarded as a stallion making race for the winner, and has been won by a host of star gallopers who gave gone on to multiple G1 success. These included Starspangledbanner (2010 G1 Oakleigh Plate, 2010 G1 Golden Jubilee Stakes), Whobegotyou (2009 G1 Yalumba Stakes), Weekend Hussler (six other G1 races including 2007 G1 Ascot Vale Stakes, 2008 G1 Randwick Guineas and 2008 G1 George Ryder Stakes). Earlier winners include celebrated champion sires Lonhro (2001, 11 G1 wins) and Redoute's Choice (1999, 4 G1 wins). Looking further back, other outstanding winners include Mahogany (1993, 8 G1 wins), Red Anchor (1984, 4 G1 wins), champion sprinter Manikato (12 official G1 wins, 18 wins in races that are classified as G1 today), 2YO Triple Crown winner Luskin Star (1977, 4 G1 wins), Surround (1976, first and only filly to win the weight-for-age championship of Australasia, the Cox Plate), Vain (1969, 6 G1 wins and champion sire), Storm Queen (1966, 5 G1 wins), the inaugural Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductee Tulloch (1957, 14 G1 wins), and Ajax II (14 G1 wins and fellow Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductee).[1]

Race distance[edit]

  • 1881–1971 - 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1972 onwards - 1600 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1886–1978 - Principal race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1

Double winners[edit]

Thoroughbreds that have won the Caulfield Guineas – W S Cox Plate double:

Thoroughbreds that have won the Caulfield Guineas – Victoria Derby double:

  • Wallace (1895), †Lady Wallace (1905), Patrobas (1915), Eusebius (1918), Rampion (1926), Liberal (1932), Theo (1934), Lucrative (1940), Great Britain (1942), Tulloch (1957), Coppelius (1962), Sovereign Red (1980), Grosvenor (1982), Red Anchor (1984), Mahogany (1993), Helenus (2002)

† filly

The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Shooting To Win[3]
  • 2013 - Long John[4]
  • 2012 - All Too Hard[5]
  • 2011 - Helmet[6]
  • 2010 - Anacheeva[7]
  • 2009 - Starspangledbanner[8]
  • 2008 - Whobegotyou[9]
  • 2007 - Weekend Hussler[10]
  • 2006 - Wonderful World[11]
  • 2005 - God's Own[12]
  • 2004 - Econsul[13]
  • 2003 - In Top Swing[14]
  • 2002 - Helenus
  • 2001 - Lonhro
  • 2000 - Show A Heart
  • 1999 - Redoute's Choice
  • 1998 - Kenwood Melody
  • 1997 - Encounter
  • 1996 - Alfa
  • 1995 - Our Maizcay
  • 1994 - St. Covet
  • 1993 - Mahogany
  • 1992 - Palace Reign
  • 1991 - Chortle
  • 1990 - Centro
  • 1989 - Procol Harum
  • 1988 - Vitalic
  • 1987 - Marwong
  • 1986 - Abaridy
  • 1985 - Drawn
  • 1984 - Red Anchor
  • 1983 - Beechcraft
  • 1982 - Grosvenor
  • 1981 - Binbinga
  • 1980 - Sovereign Red
  • 1979 - Runaway Kid
  • 1978 - Manikato
  • 1977 - Luskin Star
  • 1976 - Surround
  • 1975 - Sou'wester
  • 1974 - Kenmark
  • 1973 - Grand Cidium
  • 1972 - Sobar
  • 1971 - Beau Sovereign
  • 1970 - Dual Choice
  • 1969 - Vain
  • 1968 - Rajah Sahib
  • 1967 - Dark Purple
  • 1966 - Storm Queen
  • 1965 - Star Affair
  • 1964 - Yangtze
  • 1963 - Time And Tide
  • 1962 - Coppelius
  • 1961 - King Brian
  • 1960 - Lady Sybil
  • 1959 - Prince Lea
  • 1958 - Wiggle
  • 1957 - Tulloch
  • 1956 - Hot Spell
  • 1955 - Caranna
  • 1954 - King Boru
  • 1953 - Barfleur
  • 1952 - Bayside
  • 1951 - Hydrogen
  • 1950 - Merry Scout
  • 1949 - Iron Duke
  • 1948 - Phoibos
  • 1947 - Hororata
  • 1946 - Praetor
  • 1945 - † Attley / Royal Gem
  • 1944 - Kintore
  • 1943 - Lawrence
  • 1942 - Great Britain
  • 1941 - Tea Cake
  • 1940 - Lucrative
  • 1939 - High Caste
  • 1938 - Nuffield
  • 1937 - Ajax
  • 1936 - Beechwood
  • 1935 - Young Idea
  • 1934 - Theo
  • 1933 - Palphar
  • 1932 - Liberal
  • 1931 - Ammon Ra
  • 1930 - Green Wave
  • 1929 - Pentheus
  • 1928 - Balmerino
  • 1927 - Avant Courier
  • 1926 - Rampion
  • 1925 - Manacre
  • 1924 - Heroic
  • 1923 - King Carnival
  • 1922 - Soorak
  • 1921 - Demetrius
  • 1920 - Midilli
  • 1919 - Artilleryman
  • 1918 - Eusebius
  • 1917 - Thrice
  • 1916 - Ettefred
  • 1915 - Patrobas
  • 1914 - Blague
  • 1913 - Andelosia
  • 1912 - Burrawang
  • 1911 - Woolerina
  • 1910 - Danaus
  • 1909 - Malt King
  • 1908 - Parsee
  • 1907 - Master Foote
  • 1906 - Booran
  • 1905 - Lady Wallace
  • 1904 - Demas
  • 1903 - Sweet Nell
  • 1902 - Strata Florida
  • 1901 - Ibex
  • 1900 - Kinglike
  • 1899 - Tremarden
  • 1898 - Bobadil
  • 1897 - Aurum
  • 1896 - The Officer
  • 1895 - Wallace
  • 1894 - Cobbity
  • 1893 - Patron
  • 1892 - Autonomy
  • 1891 - Strathmore
  • 1890 - Annesley
  • 1889 - Rudolph
  • 1888 - Volley
  • 1887 - Carlyon
  • 1886 - Maddelina
  • 1885 - Ringmaster
  • 1884 - Sandal
  • 1883 - Sardius
  • 1882 - Fryingpan
  • 1881 - Wheatear

† Deadheat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Caulfield Guineas". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "DETAILS OF 7 EVENTS AT FLEMINGTON". The Argus (Trove - Digitized Newspapers and more). 19 October 1942. p. 9 col. 1–2. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  4. ^ 2013 result
  5. ^ 2012 result
  6. ^ 2011 result
  7. ^ 2010 result
  8. ^ 2009 result
  9. ^ 2008 result
  10. ^ 2007 result
  11. ^ 2006 result
  12. ^ 2005 result
  13. ^ 2004 result
  14. ^ 2003 result