Preview, Trends & Analysis
The Caulfield Guineas is the premiere mile event for the three-year-olds during the Australian Spring Carnival.
Raced at ‘The Heath’ around the beautiful surrounds of Caulfield in Victoria’s metropolitan east, the race is one of the most prestigious stallion making events on the racing calendar.
The race was inaugurally run in 1881.
In what is a set weights race, the majority of horses carry a 56.5 kilos impost on their back.
The Famous Winners and Record Results
It is almost impossible to begin narrowing down the horses you automatically think of when ‘Caulfield Guineas’ gets mentioned in conversation.
Lonhro or as Greg Miles dubbed him ‘Occy’s little boy’ took home the 2001 Caulfield Guineas with Darren Gauci aboard for champion trainer John Hawkes.
The son of Octagonal has gone on to become one of the most successful stallions at stud in Australian breeding history with just over 50% of his offspring making the track and winning at least one race.
In 1999 Redoute’s Choice locked horns in a famous stoush with Testa Rossa where the former looked all over the winner only for Jimmy ‘The Pumper’ Cassidy to lift Redoute’s Choice over the line.
But the biggest run of all time goes to the Bart Cummings trained God’s Own (2005).
He was aptly named when you look back at how he won, given it probably took some sort of divine intervention for him to reel in runaway leader Paratroopers.
After being belted and chopped out for a clear run on several occasions heading into the home straight, champion jockey Glen Boss somehow launched the Dato Tan Chin Nam-owned horse to victory.
Mighty Boss (2017) produced one of the biggest upsets in not only this race but in recent racing history on Australian soil after winning the event at $101.
Abaridy’s win at $251 in 1986 is the longest-priced Group 1 win in Australian racing history.
Other well known winners include Weekend Hussler (2007), Mahogany (1993), Red Anchor (1984), Manikato (1978), Tulloch (1957) and Ajax (1937).
Of the last 29 winners in the Caulfield Guineas, 24 of those have come from barriers one through to eight.
Anamoe took out the 2021 edition from barrier thirteen.
Six runners who have drawn wider than barrier eight have been triumphant in the event.
The most successful barrier in the last 29 runnings has been barrier one with seven winners.
The Caulfield Guineas Recent Winners
|2022||Golden Mile||James Cummings||James McDonald||$2.1|
|2021||Anamoe||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||$2.1|
|2020||Ole Kirk||Michael, John & Wayne Hawkes||William Pike||$4|
|2019||Super Seth||Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||$10|
|2018||The Autumn Sun||Chris Waller||James McDonald||$1.8|
|2017||Mighty Boss||Mick Price||Michael Walker||$101|
|2016||Divine Prophet||Michael, John & Wayne Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||$7.5|
|2015||Press Statement||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||$2.7|
|2014||Shooting To Win||Peter & Paul Snowden||James McDonald||$8|
|2013||Long John||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||$4|
|2012||All Too Hard||Michael, John & Wayne Hakes||Dwayne Dunn||$9|
|2011||Helmet||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||$26|
|2010||Anacheeva||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||$6|
- 9th October, 2021.
Yes. The Caulfield Guineas meeting coincides with another three Group 1 races on the day;
- The Toorak Handicap (1600m)
- The Thousand Guineas (1600m)
- Caulfield Stakes (2000m)
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The winner or runners in the race may head towards a Cox Plate path if their trainers think they are good enough.
Some towards the All Star Mile in March the following year or potentially the Randwick Guineas in Sydney.