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.

2017 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #5 Aloisia
  • 2nd: #1 Shoals
  • 3rd: #2 Alizee

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 $500,000 in total prize money 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 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) and Stay With Me (6th in 2015).

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 2017 Thousand Guineas took place on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.

2017 Thousand Guineas
Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1946

2017 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #5 Aloisia
  • 2nd: #1 Shoals
  • 3rd: #2 Alizee

See below for the full Thousand Guineas 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the upset win of the winter’s JJ Atkins runner-up Aloisia who beat home Prelude runner-up Shoals (2nd) and the beaten favourite Alizee who came off a win in Sydney’s Flight Stakes.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 5 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 1 55.5kg $14
2 1 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1.25L 4 55.5kg $4.40
3 2 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2L 2 55.5kg $2.15F
4 8 SHE’S SO HIGH Mick Price Damien Oliver 5.75L 5 55.5kg $18
5 7 MINTHA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 6.15L 6 55.5kg $31
6 3 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 9.9L 8 55.5kg $7
7 4 PURE SCOT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Melham 10.1L 3 55.5kg $26
8 6 LEATHER’N’LACE Darren Weir Damian Lane 12.6L 7 55.5kg $15

2017 Thousand Guineas Tips

  • 1st: #3 Booker
  • 2nd: #2 Alizee
  • 3rd: #6 Aloisia

Read our full Thousand Guineas 2017 Betting Tips & Odds Update now, the team tipping the Prelude winner BOOKER to frank the form with a narrow win over race favourite ALIZEE who is out to do the Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas double emulating Global Glamour (2016). Big danger for an upset win shapes-up as the winter’s JJ Atkins runner-up over the distance ALOISIA fitter second-up.

2017 Thousand Guineas Odds

The latest Thousand Guineas 2017 betting odds on the three-year-old fillies in the mix for the Caulfield Guineas Day clash are found below, fixed win pricing provided by

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.

2017 Thousand Guineas Form & Betting

View our comprehensive 2017 Thousand Guineas Form Guide & Betting Preview now.

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 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.

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.

2017 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 2017 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 2017 Thousand Guineas Field features just eight hopefuls, the smallest line-up for the mile feature in over 30 years, with last start Flight Stakes winner Alizee in barrier two the one to beat nearing odds-on territory in Thousand Guineas betting.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 111×12 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 4 55.5kg 92
2 425×12411 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2 55.5kg
3 12×231 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 8 55.5kg 90
4 1x316x974 PURE SCOT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Melham 3 55.5kg 70
5 52x12x5 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 1 55.5kg 85
6 3×1113 LEATHER’N’LACE Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 55.5kg 74
7 339×52 MINTHA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 6 55.5kg 66
8 1434 SHE’S SO HIGH Mick Price Damien Oliver 5 55.5kg 68

2017 Thousand Guineas Nominations

The original 2017 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.

View the full 2017 Thousand Guineas Nominations, which attracted 237 early entries led by the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winner from the autumn Catchy.

The latest round of entries were the 2017 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances leaving 45 three-year-old fillies. Follow the link to view the full list of Thousand Guineas second acceptors.

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
Thousand Guineas
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Thousand Guineas
1st Aloisia 1 minute 36.27 seconds
2nd Shoals
3rd Alizee
Thousand Guineas
1st Global Glamour 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd I Am A Star
3rd Whispering Brook
Thousand Guineas
1st Stay With Me 1 minute 35.89 seconds
2nd Jameka
3rd Jameka
Thousand Guineas
1st Amicus 1 minute 36.46 seconds
2nd Traveston Girl
3rd Sabatini
Thousand Guineas
1st Guelph 1 minute 37.78 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Gregers
Thousand Guineas
1st Commanding Jewel 1 minute 37.17 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Zydeco
Thousand Guineas
1st Atlantic Jewel 1 minute 35.86 seconds
2nd Mosheen
3rd Sharnee Rose
Thousand Guineas
1st Yosei 1 minute 39.81 seconds
2nd Heartsareforlove
3rd Brazilian Pulse
Thousand Guineas
1st Irish Lights 1 minute 38.38 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Faint Perfume
Thousand Guineas
1st Gallica 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Cats Whisker
3rd Glowlamp
Thousand Guineas
1st Serious Speed 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Extension Of Time
3rd Antarctic Miss
Thousand Guineas
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Permaiscuous
3rd Cheeky Choice
Thousand Guineas
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Rewaaya
3rd Serenade Rose
Thousand Guineas
1st Alinghi 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Hollow Bullet
3rd Ballet Society
Thousand Guineas
1st Special Harmony 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Hinting
3rd Spurcent
Thousand Guineas
1st Macedon Lady 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd La Bella Dame
3rd Fuji Dancer
Thousand Guineas
1st Magical Miss 1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Ha Ha
3rd Li Lo Lill
Thousand Guineas
1st All Time High 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Ponton Flyer
3rd Tanith

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