Caulfield Guineas Tips & Betting Advice

Caulfield Guineas 2019

Date Saturday, October 12, 2019
Track Caulfield Racecourse
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $2 million
Age 3YO


Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Caulfield Guineas betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key Caulfield Guineas pointers are:

  • Favourites have an excellent record
  • Runners from Melbourne lead up races have a better record than those coming from Sydney contests
  • Horses drawn 8 and lower have an advantage


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The Caulfield Guineas takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on the second Saturday of October each year during the Melbourne Spring Carnival and is an early-season Group 1 race for three-year-olds.

It was first run in 1881 when won by Wheatear and had a brief four-year stint at Flemington Racecourse between 1940 and 1943 but is a mainstay of the racing calender at Caulfield.

With a $1million prize fund, it attracts the cream of the three-year-old brigade and is the headline act on the first of three days of the Caulfield Carnival. Also taking place on Caulfield Guineas Day are the Group 1 Toorak Handica and the Group 1 Yalumba Stakes.

The Caulfield Guineas, which has had Group 1 status since 1979, is a set-weights race run over 1600m and is typically a lead up to the Caulfield Cup, which takes place the following Saturday. Any fillies taking part in the race get a 2kg allowance.

Some of the runners in the Caulfield Guineas may have contested the Turnbull Stakes seven days earlier at Flemington Racecourse or the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, which is often a big betting double with the big race. Helmut achieved the double in 2011.

The roll of honour is exceptional with numerous Caulfield Guineas winners going on to achieve big thing both here in Australia and also overseas in the case of 2010 winner Starpgledbanner, who raced to victory at Royal Ascot in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Other former winners of the Caulfield Guineas include multiple Group 1 winners  Ajax II (1937), Tulloch (1957), Storm Queen (1966), Vain (1969), Surround (1976), Luskin Star (1977), Manikato (1978), Red Anchor (1984), Mahogany (1993), Redoute’s Choice (1999), Lonhro (2001), Weekend Hussler (2007), Whobegotyou (2009), All Too Hard (2012), Press Statement (2015) and The Autumn Sun (2018). Surround is the last filly to win the Caulfield Guineas.

The race has traditionally also been a strong indicator to the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in which three-year-olds take on older horses and some runners also head on to contest the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.

And having ran in the Caulfield Guineas, some horses may take a different route and tackle the Group 2 AAMI Vase at Moonee Valley, the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate or Group 1 Newmarket Handicap as well as the Victoria Derby, which is also limited to three-year-olds and staged during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Caulfield Guineas Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Show A Heart
2001 Lonhro
2002 Helenus
2003 In Top Swing
2004 Econsul
2005 God’s Own
2006 Wonderful World
2007 Weekend Hussler
2008 Whobegotyou
2009 Starspangledbanner
2010 Anacheeva
2011 Helmet
2012 All Too Hard
2013 Long John
2014 Shooting To Win
2015 Press Statement
2016 Divine Prophet
2017 Mighty Boss
2018 The Autumn Sun
2019 Super Seth


A fair course that provides most runners an even chance when the rail is True position. When the rail is out shifted our 6 metres or more it favours on pace runners and leaders.

The track’s unique triangular shaped layout comprises of three straights and all turns have a 4% to 6% banking which places less strain on horse’s joints.


The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881. The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington.

Renovations to the track and grandstand have made it one of the premier racecourses in Australia with top class facilities for the horses, club members and the public.

The racecourse is located approximately eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, on the boundary of Caulfield and Caulfield East in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.