Thousand Guineas

The Thousand Guineas is a Group 1 mile race for three-year-old fillies run alongside the $2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas in mid-October each spring.

2019 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #3 Flit
  • 2nd: #7 Missile Mantra
  • 3rd: #8 Southbank



The Thousand Guineas is one of the premier races for fillies held during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Run on a Saturday in early – mid October on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day, the Group 1 Thousand Guineas is a middle distance event run over 1600m by three-year-old fillies at set weights. Worth $1 million in total prize money after doubling its stakes in 2019, it is the fillies’ equivalent to the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas for colts and geldings held on the same day.

The best lead-up races and guides to the Thousand Guineas are the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) held the Saturday prior at Flemington and the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) a fortnight before the Group 1.

The Edward Manifold – Thousand Guineas is a very popular betting double at the Spring Carnival because of the Edward Manifold’s history of producing Thousand Guineas winners. Fillies to win the double in recent years include  Amphitrite (2018), Gallica (2008), Alinghi (2004) and Special Harmony (2003). The placegetters in the Manifold are also worth looking at for your Thousand Guineas bets, as Serious Speed (2007) and Miss Finland (2006) were both runner-up in this earlier event prior to claiming Thousand Guineas victory, as was Commanding Jewel (3rd in 2012).

Irish Lights (2009) meanwhile is the last filly to complete the Prelude – Thousand Guineas double, but the Thousand Guineas Prelude has also produced recent Thousand Guineas winners Amicus (2nd in 2014), Stay With Me (6th in 2015) and Flit (9th in 2019).

More and more Sydney’s Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) is also serving as a lead-up into the Thousand Guineas field with Guelph (2013) and Global Glamour (2016) both recently completing the double.

The 2019 Thousand Guineas took place on Saturday October 12, 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne and was won by the Godolphin-raced filly Flit. 

Thousand Guineas
Date: Saturday October 12, 2019
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million
Inaugurated: 1946

2019 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #3 Flit
  • 2nd: #7 Missile Mantra
  • 3rd: #8 Southbank

It was a thrilling Thousand Guineas Result in 2019 with the Godolphin-raced favourite Flit charging home late and getting home by a short half-head defeating Missile Mantra on her way to a possible Ladbrokes Cox Plate assignment.

Read more on the narrow 2019 Thousand Guineas win by Flit.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 FLIT James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2 55.5kg $2.35F
2 7 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 0.1L 10 55.5kg $8.50
3 8 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman James McDonald 0.2L 4 55.5kg $17
4 1 LYRE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1.95L 3 55.5kg $4.80
5 4 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 2.95L 6 55.5kg $7
6 10 EMERALDS John Sargent Ben Melham 3.95L 8 55.5kg $11
7 2 TENLEY James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 5.7L 7 55.5kg $26
8 5 I AM ELOQUENT Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Stephen Baster 5.8L 5 55.5kg $51
9 9 BARBIE’S FOX Louise Bonella Damien Oliver 6L 1 55.5kg $51
10 6 ST EDWARD’S CROWN Shane Fliedner Damien Thornton 11L 9 55.5kg $71
11 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Walker 0

2019 Thousand Guineas Odds

The latest Thousand Guineas 2019 betting odds on the three-year-old fillies in the mix for the Caulfield Guineas Day clash will be found below, fixed win pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au, as soon as markets on the $1 million feature are out.

A good Thousand Guineas betting tip to consider is the strong strike-rate of favourites in the Thousand Guineas odds with five saluting for the punters from 2008 – 2016.

2019 Thousand Guineas Form & Betting

Fillies that ran well in lead-up races in Melbourne like the Edward Manifold Stakes and Thousand Guineas Prelude usually sit top of the Thousand Guineas odds at bookmakers like Ladbrokes.com.au each spring.

Runners in the Thousand Guineas can follow the race with a run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) on Derby Day and then the top prize, the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on the first Thursday of November. Many dominant fillies have seen success in all three events over the years. It is a good idea when betting on these later carnival races to watch out for the winners and placegetters in the Thousand Guineas.

From 2006 – 2016 the favourites in Thousand Guineas betting saluted for the punters six times, most recently with Global Glamour (2016), so tipping the best in betting has had nearly a 50% strike rate of paying out in the past decade.

The Thousand Guineas favourite was back in form in 2019 with the win by Godolphin-raced Flit.

It is also important when betting on the Thousand Guineas to look at the records of the trainers and jockeys in the race. Sydney trainers and their interstate raiders have a strong recent record in the race. David Hayes has prepared three recent Thousand Guineas winners including Stay With Me (2015), so any in-form filly from his Lindsay Park stables is worth a look at when doing the Thousand Guineas form.

Another factor that impacts the Thousand Guineas odds is the barrier draw. Just one Thousand Guineas winner since 2004 has jumped from a double-digit barrier with Serious Speed (10 of 14 in 2007), so looking for the class runners drawn closer to the rails is a good Thousand Guineas betting tip.

2019 Thousand Guineas Field

The Thousand Guineas field attracts a gun field of three-year-old fillies, many stepping-up to a mile for the first time off a lead-up run in a race like the Thousand Guineas Prelude held a fortnight before.

Proven milers may also line-up in the Thousand Guineas field off a Sydney lead-up in the Flight Stakes (1600m), while the best fillies out of the Thousand Guineas field may step-up in distance again later in the spring for the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) should they show staying potential.

The official 2019 Thousand Guineas Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday leading-up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and will listed in full below.

The Thousand Guineas 2019 Field attracted 11 final acceptors including the Godolphin-raced Flit who remains the clear favourite despite her luckless ninth when drawn wide in the Prelude.

Read more on the 2019 Thousand Guineas Field led by Flit in barrier 2. 

Update: #11 Affair To Remember (9) has been scratched from the line-up leaving 10 fillies with Flit the easing favourite in Thousand Guineas betting ahead of the autumn’s Blue Diamond Stakes winner Lyre.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 51113×427 LYRE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 3 55.5kg 101
2 1x1100x530 TENLEY James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7 55.5kg 88
3 312×29 FLIT James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2 55.5kg 83
4 7111 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 6 55.5kg 92
5 3x5x1711 I AM ELOQUENT Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Stephen Baster 5 55.5kg 76
6 2210×358 ST EDWARD’S CROWN Shane Fliedner Damien Thornton 10 55.5kg 71
7 11×555 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 11 55.5kg 71
8 7×122 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman James McDonald 4 55.5kg 75
9 41533 BARBIE’S FOX Louise Bonella Damien Oliver 1 55.5kg 74
10 0x2134 EMERALDS John Sargent Ben Melham 8 55.5kg
11 6×17 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Walker 9 55.5kg 62

2019 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances

The 2019 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances have now been taken with 54 fillies still in the race including the early Godolphin-raced favourite Flit and Chris Waller’s Tea Rose Stakes winner Funstar.

Click here for the full Thousand Guineas 2019 Second Acceptances headlined by Godolphin.

2019 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances

The official Thousand Guineas 2019 First Acceptances are now out with 110 remaining fillies including a bumper 12 for the powerhouse Godolphin stable led by the early James Cummings-trained favourite Flit.

Click here to view the full 2019 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances and notable omissions. 

2019 Thousand Guineas Nominations

The original 2019 Thousand Guineas nominations are taken by Racing Victoria in early August attracting around 200 young fillies eyeing an October run in the Group 1. Thousand Guineas nominations are followed by first and second acceptances taken in the second and fourth weeks of September, narrowing down the list of potential runners in the mile feature.

The Thousand Guineas 2019 Nominations are now out having drawn 285 entries. The nominees feature a host of Group 1 winning fillies including the Golden Slipper champion Kiamichi and the fellow Godolphin-raced Lyre who took out the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes as a two-year-old.

Click here for the full 2019 Thousand Guineas Nominations. 

Thousand Guineas History

The Thousand Guineas was first run in 1946 when Sweet Chime was victorious. It began as a principal race run over eight furlongs, but was converted to 1600m in 1972 and reached Group 1 status in 1979. Notable Thousand Guineas winners over the years include Alinghi (2004), Miss Finland (2006), Atlantic Jewel (2011) and Global Glamour (2016).

Thousand Guineas Results

The Thousand Guineas results and winners since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Thousand Guineas
1st Flit 1 minute 37.19 seconds
2nd Missile Mantra
3rd Southbank
2018
Thousand Guineas
1st Amphitrite 1 minute 35.67 seconds
2nd Fundamentalist
3rd Seabrook
2017
Thousand Guineas
1st Aloisia 1 minute 36.27 seconds
2nd Shoals
3rd Alizee
2016
Thousand Guineas
1st Global Glamour 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd I Am A Star
3rd Whispering Brook
2015
Thousand Guineas
1st Stay With Me 1 minute 35.89 seconds
2nd Jameka
3rd Jameka
2014
Thousand Guineas
1st Amicus 1 minute 36.46 seconds
2nd Traveston Girl
3rd Sabatini
2013
Thousand Guineas
1st Guelph 1 minute 37.78 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Gregers
2012
Thousand Guineas
1st Commanding Jewel 1 minute 37.17 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Zydeco
2011
Thousand Guineas
1st Atlantic Jewel 1 minute 35.86 seconds
2nd Mosheen
3rd Sharnee Rose
2010
Thousand Guineas
1st Yosei 1 minute 39.81 seconds
2nd Heartsareforlove
3rd Brazilian Pulse
2009
Thousand Guineas
1st Irish Lights 1 minute 38.38 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Faint Perfume
2008
Thousand Guineas
1st Gallica 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Cats Whisker
3rd Glowlamp
2007
Thousand Guineas
1st Serious Speed 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Extension Of Time
3rd Antarctic Miss
2006
Thousand Guineas
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Permaiscuous
3rd Cheeky Choice
2005
Thousand Guineas
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Rewaaya
3rd Serenade Rose
2004
Thousand Guineas
1st Alinghi 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Hollow Bullet
3rd Ballet Society
2003
Thousand Guineas
1st Special Harmony 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Hinting
3rd Spurcent
2002
Thousand Guineas
1st Macedon Lady 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd La Bella Dame
3rd Fuji Dancer
2001
Thousand Guineas
1st Magical Miss 1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Ha Ha
3rd Li Lo Lill
2000
Thousand Guineas
1st All Time High 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Ponton Flyer
3rd Tanith

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