The 2016 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 over $500 000 it is the female 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 at the start of October at Flemington and the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) the month before. 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.
Irish Lights (2009) meanwhile is the last filly to complete the Prelude – Thousand Guineas double, but the Prelude has also produced recent Thousand Guineas winners Amicus (2nd in 2014) and Stay With Me (6th in 2015).
2016 Thousand Guineas Results
- 1st: Global Glamour
- 2nd: I Am A Star
- 3rd: Whispering Brook
The 2016 Thousand Guineas will take place on Saturday October 8, 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.
|Date:||October 8, 2016|
|Conditions:||Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights|
|Prize Money:||$500 000|
2016 Thousand Guineas Betting Odds
The latest Thousand Guineas 2016 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 Ladbrokes.com.au.
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 in the 10 years from 2006 – 2015.
2016 Thousand Guineas Field
The Thousand Guineas 2016 field was released on Tuesday October 4 and features 15 three-year-old fillies including the Chris Waller-trained Sydney raider Foxplay and Gai Waterhouse’s Flight Stakes winner from last Saturday at Randwick Global Glamour.
Check out the official Thousand Guineas 2016 Final Field & Barrier Draw below and follow the link for an early race preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x1111x27||WHISPERING BROOK||Simon A Miller||Nicholas Hall||3||55.5kg||85|
|2||139x1x66||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Dwayne Dunn||9||55.5kg||81|
|3||1×361||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Kerrin McEvoy||8||55.5kg||102|
|4||54x212x11||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||5||55.5kg||88|
|5||611×154||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Steven King||2||55.5kg||81|
|6||23511×22||LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||7||55.5kg||85|
|7||1x10x38||SAMARA DANCER (NZ)||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||13||55.5kg||78|
|8||72×11||LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ)||Stuart Webb||Mark Zahra||6||55.5kg||82|
|9||1108×2503||SWORD OF LIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||4||55.5kg||75|
|10||9×1211||LEOTIE||Henry Dwyer||Chris Parnham||14||55.5kg||77|
|11||21×55||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||11||55.5kg||69|
|12||3×611||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss (a)||1||55.5kg||69|
|13||29×45||SMART AMELIA||James Cummings||James McDonald||12||55.5kg||65|
|14||7x1x280||PEEKING DUCK||Trent Pennuto||Craig Newitt||10||55.5kg||63|
|15||83×95475||FROMPARIS WITHLOVE||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ben E Thompson (a)||15||55.5kg||62|
2016 Thousand Guineas Nominations
The original 2016 Thousand Guineas nominations were taken by Racing Victoria in early August and featured 259 three-year-old fillies. View the full 2016 Thousand Guineas Nominations.
The latest round of Thousand Guineas 2016 nominations are the second acceptances, released on September 20, featuring 52 hopefuls.
The 2016 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances are listed below.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight|
|1||11x21x6||YANKEE ROSE||F||3||David Vandyke||1||55.5kg|
|2||1x1111x2||WHISPERING BROOK||F||3||Simon A Miller||2||55.5kg|
|4||129×12||OMEI SWORD||F||3||Chris Waller||4||55.5kg|
|6||19310×40||ZAMZAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||6||55.5kg|
|7||611×15||I AM A STAR (NZ)||F||3||Shane Nichols||7||55.5kg|
|8||1x10x3||SAMARA DANCER (NZ)||F||3||Phillip Stokes||8||55.5kg|
|9||23511×2||LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ)||F||3||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||9||55.5kg|
|10||1108×250||SWORD OF LIGHT||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||10||55.5kg|
|11||10x667x13||SWEET SHERRY||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens||11||55.5kg|
|12||60x4116x2||TRIS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||12||55.5kg|
|13||0x7321x0||FLYING JESS||F||3||John Moloney||13||55.5kg|
|14||511×32||SKYLIGHT GLOW||F||3||James Cummings||14||55.5kg|
|15||911114||ZUNBAQA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||15||55.5kg|
|18||3×611||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||18||55.5kg|
|19||11×07||AWOKE (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller||19||55.5kg|
|20||21×5||SEBRING DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||20||55.5kg|
|21||811||EXOCET||F||3||Lee & Anthony Freedman||21||55.5kg|
|22||4x21x0||INSPIRED ESTELLE||F||3||Mick Price||22||55.5kg|
|24||29×4||SMART AMELIA||F||3||James Cummings||24||55.5kg|
|27||1x4x10||SERENELY DISCREET||F||3||Phillip Stokes||27||55.5kg|
|29||716×1||PURRARI||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||29||55.5kg|
|30||72×1||LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ)||F||3||Stuart Webb||30||55.5kg|
|31||1×36||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||31||55.5kg|
|32||5x364x1||BRING ME THE BLING||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||32||55.5kg|
|33||83150||DYNASTIC LADY||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||33||55.5kg|
|34||225||SAVVAN (NZ)||F||3||James Cummings||34||55.5kg|
|35||26×12||ROSA CAROLINA (NZ)||F||3||Kris Lees||35||55.5kg|
|36||4×212||GOGO GRACE||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||36||55.5kg|
|37||7x1x28||PEEKING DUCK||F||3||Trent Pennuto||37||55.5kg|
|38||1x||FIFTY WAYS||F||3||Anthony Cummings||38||55.5kg|
|39||321||WATERLOO SUNSET||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||39||55.5kg|
|41||631||CLASSIC DIVA||F||3||Robbie Griffiths||41||55.5kg|
|43||31||TIAMO GRACE||F||3||Darren Weir||42=||55.5kg|
|44||1×4||JENNIFER LYNN||F||3||Darren Weir||44||55.5kg|
|45||83×9547||FROMPARIS WITHLOVE||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens||45||55.5kg|
|46||1||KNEW IT (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||46||55.5kg|
|47||65×642||FILLE CHAMPAGNE||F||3||Pat Hyland||47||55.5kg|
|49||87×3||PRIMAVERA||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||49||55.5kg|
|50||63||CHESTER ROW||F||3||Shaun Dwyer||50||55.5kg|
|51||0||LILYMORN (NZ)||F||3||Michael Moroney||51=||55.5kg|
|52||0x||MISS CAVATICA||F||3||Pat Hyland||51=||55.5kg|
2016 Thousand Guineas Betting
Futures 2016 Thousand Guineas betting markets on the likely Thousand Guineas field are now out at Ladbrokes.com.au with the Top 20 chances listed below.
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 $1 million Group 1 Crown 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 – 2015 the favourites in Thousand Guineas betting saluted for the punters five times, most recently with Guleph (2013), so tipping the best in betting has had 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.
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.
Thousand Guineas Results
Thousand Guineas results and winners since 2000.
|1st||Stay With Me||1 minute 35.89 seconds|
|1st||Amicus||1 minute 36.46 seconds|
|1st||Guelph||1 minute 37.78 seconds|
|1st||Commanding Jewel||1 minute 37.17 seconds|
|1st||Atlantic Jewel||1 minute 35.86 seconds|
|1st||Yosei||1 minute 39.81 seconds|
|1st||Irish Lights||1 minute 38.38 seconds|
|1st||Gallica||1 minute 38.6 seconds|
|1st||Serious Speed||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|2nd||Extension Of Time|
|1st||Miss Finland||1 minute 37.2 seconds|
|1st||Mnemosyne||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|1st||Alinghi||1 minute 37.1 seconds|
|1st||Special Harmony||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Macedon Lady||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|2nd||La Bella Dame|
|1st||Magical Miss||1 minute 37 seconds|
|3rd||Li Lo Lill|
|1st||All Time High||1 minute 36.3 seconds|