Thousand Guineas Tips & Betting Advice

Thousand Guineas 2019

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


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

Some key Thousand Guineas pointers are:

  • Favourites have an excellent strike rate in the race
  • The Edward Manifold Stakes has had the best lead up form, along with the Thousand Guineas Prelude
  • David Hayes is the leading trainer in the race in recent years


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The Thousand Guineas is staged at Caulfield Racecourse in October each year during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. It is a fillies classic, being the female-only equivalent of Caulfield Guineas.

The race, a set weights contest for three-year-old fillies only, is run over the 1600m distance and carries and attractive prize fund of $500,000. It is almost always contested by a maximum field of 16 making the Thousands Guineas betting usually a red hot market. The barrier draw can be crucial and can also have a major impact on the Thousands Guineas odds and betting in the build up to race day itself.

The Thousand Guineas forms part of a stellar day along with the Caulfield Guineas when the champion three-year-olds of both sexes are crowned.

The race was first run in 1946, the winner of the inaugural running being Sweet Chime. It was an eight furlong race, became a 1600m contest in 1972 and seven years later took on its current Group 1 status.

In its illustrious history, there has been only one dead heat. That came in 1963 when Heirloom and Anna Rose could not be separated at the finish.

The names of some stars fillies are on the Thousand Guineas roll of honour, as you might expect of a top class race. Wenona Girl (1960), Toltrice (1972), Goleen (1984), Azzurro (1992), Miss Finland (2006), Yosei (2010), Commanding Jewel (2012), Guelph (2013), Aloisia (2017) and Amphitrite (2018) are just some of the leading stars to have won the race during their careers.

The lead up to the Thousand Guineas traditionally takes in the Edward Manifold two weeks earlier at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day during the Spring Carnival. Among the horses to have won both in recent years are Special Harmony (2003), Alinghi (2004) and Gallica (2008).

The natural path after the Thousand Guineas is to go on to run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington and the Group 1 VRC Oaks, the big three-year-old fillies race staged during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Richfield Lady (1991), Arborea (1993), Northwood Plume (1994), Magical Miss (2001), Special Harmony (2003) and Miss Finland (2006) have all taken out the Crown Oaks after winning the Thousand Guineas, while Atlantic Jewel is the most recent to follow up success in the race by winning the Wakeful Stakes in 2011.

Thousand Guineas Winners (Since 2000)

2000 All Time High
2001 Magical Miss
2002 Macedon Lady
2003 Special Harmony
2004 Alinghi
2005 Mnemosyne
2006 Miss Finland
2007 Serious Speed
2008 Gallica
2009 Irish Lights
2010 Yosei
2011 Atlantic Jewel
2012 Commanding Jewel
2013 Guelph
2014 Amicus
2015 Stay With Me
2016 Global Glamour
2017 Aloisia
2018 Amphitrite
2019 Flit


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.