With the 2010 Caulfield Guineas set to take place tomorrow as the highlight race of Caulfield Guineas Day, the team at Races.com.au have a look back over the recent results of this $1 million three-year-olds showdown.
Captured on film, below you can relive the best Caulfield Guineas wins from the past decade including Starspangledbanner’s heart-stopping upset in the 2009 Caulfield Guineas 12 months ago, the freakish performance of 2008 Caulfield Guineas winner Whobegotyou, the triumph of God’s Own in the 2005 Caulfield Guineas and the 2002 Caulfield Guineas victory by Helenus.
2009 Caulfield Guineas Winner – Starspangledbanner
Starspangledbanner caused an upset in the 2009 Caulfield Guineas, going out at $13 to lead-all-the-way in a classy victory over Carra and Manhattan Rain. Odds-on favourite Denman finished a well-beaten seventh. Winner Starspangledbanner went on to claim success in Europe, earmarked as one of Australia’s best gallopers.
Starspangledbanner’s win shows there is great money to be made by studying the Caulfield Guineas form and backing the longer-priced runners, so why not get in on the action this year by having a punt on your favourite through Ladbrokes.com.au.
2008 Caulfield Guineas Winner – Whobegotyou
Mark Kavanagh’s Street Cry gelding Whobegotyou is now one of the top performing weight-for-age stars on the racing scene, but two years ago he was a lightly-raced three-year-old who burst onto the scene with a dominant victory in the 2008 Caulfield Guineas. Fighting back after being more than 10 lengths back from the field early, Whobegotyou beat Time Thief and Von Costa De Hero.
2005 Caulfield Guineas Winner – God’s Own
Hailed as one of the best wins in Australian racing history, in the 2005 Caulfield Guineas the Bart Cummings-trained God’s Own got badly checked just 20 seconds in but recovered, fought his way back through the field and snared a devastatingly close victory over Paratroppers and Primus.
The 2005 Caulfield Guineas result shows just how much influence a good trainer can have over their horses, so check out the entries for this year’s Guineas and back a horse prepared by a proven trainer at good odds through Ladbrokes.com.au.
2002 Caulfield Guineas Winner – Helenus
Back in 2002 the Leon Corstens-trained Helenus was new to the racing scene having had just five career starts before taking on a quality field in the Caulfield Guineas. He would prove to be a turf champion, however, backing up his terrific Guineas win over Bel Esprit and Choisir with two more group wins that season in the AAMI Vase and Victoria Derby.
Another memorable Caulfield Guineas winner will enter the history books tomorrow when the 2010 The Age Caulfield Guineas takes place as Race 7 at Caulfield, so be a part of the moment by backing your favourite to win through Ladbrokes.com.au!