The Thousand Guineas

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For races of a similar name, see Thousand Guineas (disambiguation).
The Thousand Guineas
Group 1 race
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Inaugurated 1946
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Schweppes
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Set weights – 55 kgs.
Purse $500,000 (2014)

The Thousand Guineas is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies at set weights run over a distance of 1600 metres at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia in early October. Total prize money for the race is A$500,000.[1]

Race history[edit]

Between 1988 and 2013 the race was scheduled on the second day of the MRC Spring Carnival which is held on a Wednesday but it was moved to the first day in 2014. Prior to 1988 the race was run on the third day of the carnival on the Caulfield Cup racecard. [2]

2010 winner Yosei wearing the winner's rug.

Race distance[edit]

  • 1946–1971 - 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1972 onwards - 1600 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1946–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1


The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Amicus[3]
  • 2013 - Guelph[4]
  • 2012 - Commanding Jewel[5]
  • 2011 - Atlantic Jewel[6]
  • 2010 - Yosei[7][8]
  • 2009 - Irish Lights[9]
  • 2008 - Gallica[10]
  • 2007 - Serious Speed[11]
  • 2006 - Miss Finland[12]
  • 2005 - Mnemosyne[13]
  • 2004 - Alinghi
  • 2003 - Special Harmony
  • 2002 - Macedon Lady
  • 2001 - Magical Miss
  • 2000 - All Time High
  • 1999 - Shizu
  • 1998 - Inaflury
  • 1997 - Lady Of The Pines
  • 1996 - Dashing Eagle
  • 1995 - Shame
  • 1994 - Northwood Plume
  • 1993 - Arborea
  • 1992 - Azzurro
  • 1991 - Richfield Lady
  • 1990 - Whisked
  • 1989 - Tristanagh
  • 1988 - Riverina Charm
  • 1987 - Bianco Flyer
  • 1986 - Magic Flute
  • 1985 - Shankhill Lass
  • 1984 - Goleen
  • 1983 - Perfect Bliss
  • 1982 - Rom’s Stiletto
  • 1981 - Copperama
  • 1980 - Biscadale
  • 1979 - Brava Jeannie
  • 1978 - Kapalaran
  • 1977 - Princess Talaria
  • 1976 - Savoir
  • 1975 - Toy Show
  • 1974 - Sufficient
  • 1973 - Just Topic
  • 1972 - Toltrice
  • 1971 - What’s The Verdict
  • 1970 - Tango Miss
  • 1969 - Wood Court Inn
  • 1968 - Our Faith
  • 1967 - Begonia Bell
  • 1966 - Cendrillon
  • 1965 - Gipsy Queen
  • 1964 - Reveille
  • 1963 - †Heirloom / Anna Rose
  • 1962 - Regal Peace
  • 1961 - Indian Summer
  • 1960 - Wenona Girl
  • 1959 - Chaise
  • 1958 - But Beautiful
  • 1957 - Goldenway
  • 1956 - Bendrum
  • 1955 - Brimses
  • 1954 - Lady Mogambo
  • 1953 - Olympic Girl
  • 1952 - Trunnion
  • 1951 - Golden Chariot
  • 1950 - True Course
  • 1949 - Chicquita
  • 1948 - Siren Song
  • 1947 - Nizam’s Ring
  • 1946 - Sweet Chime

† Deadheat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Thousand Guineas". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Thousand Guineas". horseracinginfo.com.au (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 Result". breednet.com. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  4. ^ 2013 result
  5. ^ 2012 result
  6. ^ 2011 result
  7. ^ Yosei wins Thousand Guineas at Caulfield
  8. ^ 2010 result
  9. ^ 2009 result
  10. ^ 2008 result
  11. ^ 2007 result
  12. ^ 2006 result
  13. ^ 2005 result