Thousand Guineas

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

2020 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #9 Odeum
  • 2nd: #4 Personal
  • 3rd: #3 Instant Celebrity



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 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 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 2020 Thousand Guineas took place on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne and was won by the in-form Odeum.  

Thousand Guineas
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million
Inaugurated: 1946

2020 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #9 Odeum
  • 2nd: #4 Personal
  • 3rd: #3 Instant Celebrity

The in-form Odeum ($9) made it back-to-back wins rising in grade and distance for an upset victory in the 2020 Thousand Guineas results.

Click here to read more on the eye-catching Thousand Guineas 2020 winner Odeum.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 ODEUMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 3 55.5kg $9
2 4 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 1.75L 7 55.5kg $16
3 3 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 1.95L 8 55.5kg $4.20
4 6 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable John Allen 2.7L 12 55.5kg $31
5 12 AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Kah 3.45L 13 55.5kg $31
6 2 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 5.2L 1 55.5kg $16
7 1 HUNGRY HEARTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5.3L 2 55.5kg $2.60F
8 10 ROCK MY WAND Matthew Smith Luke Currie 5.8L 4 55.5kg $41
9 11 MOZZIE MONSTER John Sadler Jordan Childs 5.9L 10 55.5kg $91
10 7 AIDENSFIELD Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 6L 6 55.5kg $16
11 5 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 8.25L 9 55.5kg $10
12 8 NIGHT RAID Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 8.55L 11 55.5kg $31
13 13 LOVE SENSATIONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Kevin Corstens Luke Nolen 12.55L 5 55.5kg $71
14 YOSEMITE (NZ) Robbie Griffiths William Pike 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Thousand Guineas Odds

The latest Thousand Guineas 2020 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.

The favourites were back on top in the 2019 Thousand Guineas results with Flit ($2.35) saluting for the punters.

2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Thousand Guineas Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday leading-up to Caulfield Guineas Day and will listed in full below.

The Thousand Guineas 2020 field features 14 fillies led by the Chris Waller-trained Hungry Heart backing-up off a Group 1 Flight Stakes second last Saturday and Godolphin’s Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner from last weekend Thermosphere prepared by last year’s winning trainer James Cummings drawn in barriers three and two respectively.

Click here to read more on the key 2020 Thousand Guineas fillies in the final field.

Update: The rails-drawn #14 Yosemite (1) has been scratched bringing the Godolphin-raced Thermosphere into barrier one.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 215×222 HUNGRY HEARTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 55.5kg 95
2 42110×2851 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 2 55.5kg 88
3 1111 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 9 55.5kg 86
4 2130×52 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 8 55.5kg 84
5 1622×433 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 10 55.5kg 88
6 15115×86 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable John Allen 13 55.5kg 75
7 11×22 AIDENSFIELD Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 7 55.5kg 74
8 4×114 NIGHT RAID Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 12 55.5kg 75
9 151 ODEUMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 4 55.5kg 75
10 332153×623 ROCK MY WAND Matthew Smith Luke Currie 5 55.5kg 74
11 1138 MOZZIE MONSTER John Sadler Jordan Childs 11 55.5kg 68
12 1×446 AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Kah 14 55.5kg 64
13 3×215 LOVE SENSATIONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Kevin Corstens Luke Nolen 6 55.5kg 66
14 3×187 YOSEMITE (NZ) Robbie Griffiths William Pike 1 55.5kg 62
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances

The 2020 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances are announced in late September and will be available below.

The Thousand Guineas 2020 second acceptances attracted 41 fillies led in betting by the undefeated Phillip Stokes-trained Instant Celebrity.

Click here to view the full Thousand Guineas 22020 second acceptances.

2020 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances

The official Thousand Guineas 2020 First Acceptances close in early September and the list of entries will be published here.

There are 102 fillies left in contention following the 2020 Thousand Guineas first acceptances with Agreeable the all-in favourite, while Away Game was the most notable omission.

Click here to read more on the key Thousand Guineas 2020 first acceptors. 

2020 Thousand Guineas Nominations

The original 2020 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 2020 nominations closed on Tuesday August 4 with 238 fillies entered including a trio installed as the equal favourites in early betting: Hungry Heart (Chris Waller), Instant Celebrity (Phillip Stokes) and Personal (Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes).

Click here to view the full 2020 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
2020
Thousand Guineas
1st Odeum 1 minute 36.22 seconds
2nd Personal
3rd Instant Celebrity
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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