Caulfield Guineas

Caulfield Guineas

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024
Location: Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria
Prize Money: $3,000,000
Distance: 1600m

The Caulfield Guineas is one of the highlight races on the Australian racing calendar and it has long been a stallion-making race.

The Group 1 mile (1600m) is currently worth $2,000,000 and is held every October at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne to help kickstart the Caulfield Cup Carnival. A race only for three-year-olds, the Caulfield Guineas is considered a make-or-break race for some juveniles which are hoping for a career at stud.

Some of the world’s greatest stallions have won the Caulfield Guineas which makes it a highly sought-after race for trainers, owners and punters who like to bet on a good horse.

Redoute’s Choice, Show A Heart, All Too Hard and the mighty Lonhro have all gone on to good stud careers which makes the Caulfield Guineas a must-win race. It also resonates well with punters which love betting on horses that have been publicly hyped.

2024 Caulfield Guineas odds

Odds for the 2024 Caulfield Guineas are currently unavailable

Best Caulfield Guineas bookmaker sites 2022

The Caulfield Guineas is a major betting race and our racing betting sites typically get markets up months in advance. The bookies will often offer futures, fixed win and fixed place markets which will be available throughout the year and punters can find the best value with the bookmakers listed below.

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How to find the winner of the Caulfield Guineas

It’s natural for punters to navigate towards the favoured runners, and that’s not a bad strategy when betting on the Caulfield Guineas. The three-year-old group 1 has a great record with favourites, with four winning over the past seven years.

The list of horses to top the Caulfield Guineas betting and win is long, featuring 12 runners from the last 34 years alone and it’s a great form guide for racing to come.

Anamoe, Ole Kirk, The Autumn Sun, Press Statement, Long John, Helmut, Whobegotyou, Weekend Hussler, Show A Heart, Redoute’s Choice, Encounter, Our Maizcay, Mahogany and Red Anchor all won as the bookmakers’ favourite. There have been favourites to lose, of course, but they have still performed very well.

The Ken Keys-trained Rich Enuff finished second in 2014 behind Shooting To Win. Pierro was the biggest upset of Caulfield Guineas history when it ran second behind All Too Hard paying only $1.22, but All Too Hard proved its worth further down the track.

Future champion stallions have also failed to win. Encosta De Lago was a defeated $1.55 favourite with Exceed And Excel running sixth as the $2.50 favourite.

Punters will be happy to know that only two of the last 12 Caulfield Guineas favourites have failed to finish in the top three. That’s a consistent statistic and a reason why punters love betting on the Caulfield Guineas.

For the punters wanting to back a long shot, 10 horses have paid over double figures for the win with an average win price of $51.75. That tells us when you’re looking for the upset, look very wide.

Guide to the Caulfield Guineas

Paul and Peter Snowden
Paul and Peter Snowden have dominated the Guineas in recent times.

There are many lead-up races to the Caulfield Guineas, but none more so than the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. The aptly-named race is run over 1400m two weeks before the Guineas with seven winners coming out of the Prelude since 2000.

Three horses have done the double: Helmut, Anacheeva and Wonderful World, so look for horses that are running on well in the Prelude for the best betting guide.

The Stutt Stakes is also a good guide with three Caulfield Guineas winners having won the Stutt Stakes as their lead-up race. Griff, Whobegotyou and Helenus used this schedule and it proved to be a good tactic.

Luke Nolen, Damien Oliver and Noel Callow have good records in the Caulfield Guineas in the jockey ranks.

We have discussed the success of Peter Snowden and with a good, young team coming through his stables, it will pay to follow him every year. Training with his son Paul, the Snowden’s know how to handle young horses and betting on them is a good way to make money in the Caulfield Guineas.

2024 Caulfield Guineas Final Field

HorseBetting will update this page when the 2024 Caulfield Guineas final field is released.

Previous Caulfield Guineas Fields

Plenty of future Group 1 superstars have won the Caulfield Guineas. Check the previous fields of the Caulfield Guineas here.

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Militarize Chris Waller Joao Moreira 12 57kg
    2 Silks Little Brose Ben, Will & JD Hayes Damien Oliver 10 57kg
    3 Silks King Colorado Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 8 57kg
    4 Silks Steparty Paul Preusker John Allen 7 57kg
    5 Silks Veight Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damian Lane 1 57kg
    6 Silks Griff Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 15 57kg
    7 Silks Scheelite Ken & Kasey Keys Mark Zahra 13 57kg
    8 Silks Scentify Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 5 57kg
    9 Silks Southport Tycoon Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 4 57kg
    10 Silks Wolfy Nick Ryan Blake Shinn 11 57kg
    11 Silks Verdad Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Beau Mertens 14 57kg
    12 Silks Rock Empire Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 57kg
    13 Silks Limburg Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 9 57kg
    14 Silks Copacabana Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBC 6 57kg
    15 Silks The Longest Yard Matthew Brown Brian Higgins 2 57kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Tijuana Ben & JD Hayes Mark Zahra 10 57kg
    2 Berkeley Square Dan O’Sullivan Craig Williams 7 57kg
    3 Golden Mile James Cummings James McDonald 5 57kg
    4 Millane Peter Moody Luke Nolen 11 57kg
    5 Bank Maur Richard Laming Jye McNeil 17 57kg
    6 Foujita San Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Thornton 18 57kg
    7 Meridius Lloyd Kennewell Damian Lane 16 57kg
    8 Skyphios Rob Blacker Harry Coffey 3 57kg
    9 Ospienko Chris Waller Tim Clark 15 57kg
    10 Amenable Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Damien Oliver 14 57kg
    11 Elkington Road Mike Moroney Jamie Mott 2 57kg
    12 Sir Bailey Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 4 57kg
    13 Elliptical Anthony & Sam Freedman Blake Shinn 1 57kg
    14 Lethal Thoughts Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 12 57kg
    15 The Fortune Teller Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 8 57kg
    16 Dashing Aaron Purcell Linda Meech 13 57kg
    17 Angry Skies (1E) Ben & JD Hayes TBA 9 57kg
    18 Muramasa (2E) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 6 57kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Anamoe James Cummings Damien Oliver 15 57kg
    2 Artorius Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 2 57kg
    3 Tiger Of Malay Richard & Michael Freedman Craig Williams 1 57kg
    4 Alpine Edge Toby & Trent Edmonds Damien Thornton 5 57kg
    5 Captivant Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 14 57kg
    6 Lightsaber Peter Moody Luke Nolen 11 57kg
    7 Giannis Chris Waller Brett Prebble 6 57kg
    8 Forgot You Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 16 57kg
    9 Coastwatch Chris Waller Luke Currie 12 57kg
    10 Mr Mozart Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 8 57kg
    11 Daily Bugle Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jamie Mott 9 57kg
    12 Knightstown Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Jordan Childs 4 57kg
    13 Dark Rebel Edward Cummings Dean Yendall 10 57kg
    14 Zerelle Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 7 57kg
    15 Riverplate Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 13 57kg
    16 Prix De Turn Matthew Brown Brian Higgins 17 57kg
    17 Hitotsu (1E) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 3 57kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Tagaloa Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 3 56.5kg
    2 King’s Legacy Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg
    3 Ole Kirk Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 7 56.5kg
    4 Mamaragan John Thompson Michael Rodd 13 56.5kg
    5 Glenfiddich Peter Moody Luke Nolen 8 56.5kg
    6 Crosshaven Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 15 56.5kg
    7 Amish Boy Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 1 56.5kg
    8 Lunar Fox Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 4 56.5kg
    9 Mo’unga Chris Waller Damien Oliver 11 56.5kg
    10 Aysar Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 14 56.5kg
    11 Cambourne Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Mark Zahra 10 56.5kg
    12 National Choice Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Craig Newitt 5 56.5kg
    13 Grandslam Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6 56.5kg
    14 Poland Michael Moroney Jordan Childs 9 56.5kg
    15 Captain Corelli Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Michael Dee 2 56.5kg

2023 Caulfield Guineas result

1stGriff (+3000)
2ndVeight (+230)
3rdSteparty (-142.86)

Recent Caulfield Guineas runnings

  • Ciaron Maher & David Eustace have trained the winner of another Victorian Group 1 winner, with Griff ($34.00) taking out the feature Group 1 Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield on Saturday afternoon. Ben Melham took the reins for the Caulfield Guineas after Mark Zahra jumped off the son of Trapeze Artist to ride Scheelite ($13.00), leaving Melham to ride the outsider in the feature. With the speed map unclear, Melham took his colt to the lead from barrier 15 and allowed him to run along at a good speed, with Steparty ($3.70) and Veight ($14.00) sitting right behind the leader sweating on runs. Once the field rounded the home bend, Melham pushed the button on the leader and he gave a strong kick to put a length or two on Veight; however, Damian Lane still had a good hold on the eventual runner-up and he began to lengthen with 250m to go. The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained galloper had a crack and got within a length of the winner and even though Griff started to wander and slightly inconvenienced Veight, Melham took hold of the winner and he held onto win by just over a length.
  • It was a Golden day for Godolphin and the aptly named Golden Mile capped it off beautifully with a win in the Caulfield Guineas. With Paulele and Anamoe winning the two races prior to the Guineas, James McDonald made sure it was three wins a row at ‘The Heath’ for the blue army as Golden Mile held off the fast-finishing Elliptical in the Guineas. Having been aided by a gun run in transit, the Godolphin colt was saved for one last crack at his rivals and when asked for an effort, he quickened nicely and managed to hold off the fast-finishing Elliptical by a narrow margin.
  • Despite the wide barrier draw punters put their hope in favourite making him a $2.10 favourite to win the 2021 Caulfield Guineas. Already having his first Group One win under his belt in the Sires’ Produce Stakes the three-year-old colt new exactly what to do under the pressure and redeeming himself from just missing out in the trophy in the 7.5 million dollar Golden Rose securing himself as the second favourite heading into the Cox Plate.
  • Following a perfectly-timed steer from William Pike, it was Ole Kirk who went home the best in the 2020 Caulfield Guineas. Despite giving leader Grandslam a near five-length start when entering the home straight, the Team Hawkes colt managed to power down the centre of the track with Aysar with the pair going stride-for-stride over the final 150m. However, it was Ole Kirk who got the better of his rival, with the win handing Pike his fourth win of the day and a second Group 1 of the day, having paired with Arcardia Queen in the Caulfield Stakes.
  • Super Seth wins the $2m Caulfield Guineas when he produced a barnstorming finish despite giving Alligator Blood a 5 length head start when entering the home straight, Alligator Blood backers were in the queue awaiting their collection with 100 metres to go, but the Anthony Freedman trained colt had other ideas and was able to nab the ‘Gator right on the line in one of the closest finishes in the Caulfield Guineas in recent history.
  • Champion colt in the making The Autumn Sun came into the Guineas as a short priced favourite and won in brilliant fashion. Coming three wide at the mid-way stage of the race the Autumn Sun looked to be doing additional work in the run but as the straight approached the Waller runner separated from the field to record a commanding victory.
  • Mighty Boss caused a mighty upset in 2017 when winning at odds of $78. The Mick Price-trained runner wasn’t expected to win as the well-fancied Catchy, Kementari and Royal Symphony took most of the action, but it was too strong along the inside of runners. New Zealand jockey Michael Walker was able to sneak along the inside to upset the field. The three well-favoured runners finished just behind the leader. Read race report.
  • John and Wayne Hawkes were well and truly on the way back to the top of the training pile when Divine Prophet won the Caulfield Guineas in 2016. With gun hoop Dwayne Dunn onboard, Divine Prophet, a $7 chance, had too much toe from an inside barrier to win from swooper Seaburge ($31) and Hey Doc ($11). It was a great effort for Divine Prophet to turn the tables on Impending, which had beaten him last start in Sydney. Read a full report.
  • Winner Press Statement paid just over $2 in Caulfield Guineas betting when defeating the likes of Lizard Island, Ready For Victory and future top-liner Tarzino. Out of the 2015 Caulfield Guineas also came the highly-performed Rageese, Tulsa, Dal Cielo and Odyssey Moon which made up one of the best fields of all time. Press Statement continued on with its career in good fashion with Tarzino having won major races in both Melbourne and Sydney since.
  • Shooting To Win gave Peter And Paul Snowden a memorable victory. The newly-formed training partnership scored with their Northern Meteor colt, beating the hot favourite Rich Enuff by a short margin. The form out of this race hasn’t been as strong as other year’s, but Wandjina and Almalad have gone on to good careers for trainer Gai Waterhouse.
  • It was all about Long John. Trained by Peter Snowden who was Sheikh Mohammed’s Australian boss. One of the best form races that season, the Caulfield Guineas featured future Cox Plate champion Shamus Award, Australian Horse of the Year winner Dissident, talented Kiwi El Roca and Charlie Boy.
  • Only eight runners lined up in 2012, but the first two home will remain in Australian racing folklore for a long time. Pierro was unbackable at $1.22 on the win market and after missing the jump there were plenty of nervous punters. The Hawkes-trained All Too Hard stalked the pace and looked gone with 100m to go, but it picked up Pierro late and stormed to victory by a half-length. Both All Too Hard and Pierro would soon go to stud and become successful stallions.
  • Peter Snowden captured another title with Helmut in 2011. The impressive colt held off a gallant Manawanui to score by a neck and although it had some problems running straight throughout its career, it was too good for them in the Caulfield Guineas.

Caulfield Guineas past winners list

Caulfield Guineas Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Griff Ben Melham Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2022 Golden Mile James McDonald James Cummings
2021 Anamoe Damien Oliver James Cummings
2020 Ole Kirk William Pike Team Hawkes
2019 Super Seth Mark Zahra Anthony Freedman
2018 The Autumn Sun James McDonald Chris Waller
2017 Mighty Boss Michael Walker Mick Price
2016 Divine Prophet Dwayne Dunn Team Hawkes
2015 Press Statement Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2014 Shooting To Win James McDonald Peter & Paul Snowden
2013 Long John Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2012 All Too Hard Dwayne Dunn Team Hawkes
2011 Helmet Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2010 Anacheeva Luke Nolen Peter Moody
2009 Starspangledbanner Danny Nikolic Leon Corstens
2008 Whobegotyou Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh
2007 Weekend Hussler Brad Rawiler Ross McDonald
2006 Wonderful World Luke Nolen Bart Cummings
2005 God’s Own Glen Boss Bart Cummings
2004 Econsul Chris Munce Graeme Rogerson
2003 In Top Swing Noel Callow Noel Mayfield-Smith
2002 Helenus Steven King Leon Corstens
2001 Lonhro Darren Gauci John Hawkes
2000 Show A Heart Steven King Barry Miller

Caulfield Guineas Past Winners Pre 2000

Caulfield Guineas Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
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
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