The Caulfield Guineas 2016 is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds held on the first day of the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival. Offering $1 million in prize money, the 1600m race attracts the best young milers and promising staying types of the season. Held in early October the race is featured on a massive day of Group 1 races alongside the Toorak Handicap (1600m), Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and Thousand Guineas (1600m) for the fillies.
As a set weights race, colts and geldings are required to carry 55.5kg while fillies must carry 53.5kg. The Caulfield Guineas is regarded as a good lead-up race to the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley and the last Guineas graduate to back-up and win the weight-for-age classic was Shamus Award (3rd) in 2013.
2015 Caulfield Guineas Results
- 1st: Press Statement
- 2nd: Lizard Island
- 3rd: Ready For Victory
|2016 Caulfield Guineas|
|Date:||Saturday 8 October 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO Open Set Weight|
Caulfield Guineas 2016 Field
The 2016 Caulfield Guineas field will be posted below on Tuesday October 4, 2016.
2016 Caulfield Guineas Nominations
The 2016 Caulfield Guineas nominations will be published below on Tuesday August 2, 2016.
Caulfield Guineas Prize Money
- 1st Place: $600,000 & $8000 in trophies
- 2nd Place: $180,000
- 3rd Place: $90,000
- 4th Place: $45,000
- 5th Place: $25,000
- 6th Place: $20,000
- 7th Place: $20,000
- 8th Place: $20,000
Caulfield Guineas History
First run in 1881 when Wheatear won, the Caulfield Guineas was run at Flemington Racecourse briefly between 1940 and 1943. The Caulfield Guineas traditionally occupies the second Saturday in October and is the first day in the Caulfield Cup Carnival. Several renowned Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductees have won or placed in the race throughout the years including Lonhro, Tulloch and Ajax.
Caulfield Guineas Winners
Caulfield Guineas results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
|1st||Press Statement||1 minute 36.47 seconds|
|3rd||Ready For Victory|
|1st||Shooting To Win||1 minute 35.58 seconds|
|1st||Long John||1 minute 36.73 seconds|
|1st||All Too Hard||1 minute 36.05 seconds|
|1st||Helmet||1 minute 35.36 seconds|
|1st||Anacheeva||1 minute 37.01 seconds|
|2nd||Run For Levi|
|1st||Starspangledbanner||1 minute 35.69 seconds|
|1st||Whobegotyou||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|3rd||Von Costa De Hero|
|1st||Weekend Hussler||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Wonderful World||1 minute 35.9 seconds|
|1st||Gods Own||1 minute 37.6 seconds|
|1st||Econsul||1 minute 38 seconds|
|2nd||Barely A Moment|
|1st||In Top Swing||1 minute 36 seconds|
|1st||Helenus||1 minute 35.4 seconds|
|1st||Lonhro||1 minute 36.7 seconds|
|1st||Show A Heart||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|3rd||Sale Of Century|