Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, October 12, 2024|
|Location:||Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria|
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
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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
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
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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 Militarize Chris Waller Joao Moreira 12 57kg 2 Little Brose Ben, Will & JD Hayes Damien Oliver 10 57kg 3 King Colorado Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 8 57kg 4 Steparty Paul Preusker John Allen 7 57kg 5 Veight Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damian Lane 1 57kg 6 Griff Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 15 57kg 7 Scheelite Ken & Kasey Keys Mark Zahra 13 57kg 8 Scentify Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 5 57kg 9 Southport Tycoon Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 4 57kg 10 Wolfy Nick Ryan Blake Shinn 11 57kg 11 Verdad Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Beau Mertens 14 57kg 12 Rock Empire Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 57kg 13 Limburg Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 9 57kg 14 Copacabana Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBC 6 57kg 15 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
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|
|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|
|1963||Time And Tide|
|1945||Attley / Royal Gem|