Thousand Guineas Prelude

The 2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 event held at Caulfield Racecourse.

Thousand Guineas Prelude News

2016 Thousand Guineas Next for Prelude Winner Legless Veuve

2016 Thousand Guineas Next for Prelude Winner Legless Veuve

Local horseman Stuart Webb said a next-up run in the Thousand Guineas 2016 was a “no brainer” for his classy Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Legless Veuve.

2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Legless Veuve is onto the Group 1 on October 8. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Pins filly broke her maiden status last time out at Sale on September ...

The 2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 event held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse annually in late September.

Raced over 1400m, the Thousand Guineas Prelude pays $175,000 in total prize money. Open only to fillies aged three years old, the Thousand Guineas Prelude presents punters and race fans with a great opportunity to gauge the form of the season’s best young fillies heading towards a Group 1 run during the Spring Racing Carnival. It is run under set weights plus penalties, which allows for a fairly interesting competition, with the better fillies  usually coming out on top.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is held alongside its sister race, the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) for three-year-old colts and geldings, on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day. The meeting features two elite level races: the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) for Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup types.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude acts as a great lead-up event to the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). Horses who are successful in the Thousand Guineas Prelude may go on to contest the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes in Melbourne or the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) in Sydney.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude 2016 will be run on Saturday, September 24th .

2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude
Date: Saturday, September 24th , 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

The 2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude field and barriers were released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday September 21 and features 14 three-year-old fillies including Perth visitor Whispering Brook and Kiwi raider La Luna Rossa.

See below for the official Thousand Guineas Prelude 2016 Final Field & Barrier Draw along with the latest Thousand Guineas Prelude betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations

The 2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude nominations closed on Monday September 19 and feature 19 three-year-old fillies including WA visitor Whispering Brook and improving local Leotie.

Check out the complete 2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations now.

Thousand Guineas Prelude History

Before it became the Thousand Guineas Prelude, this race was known as the Tranquil Star Stakes. Inaugurated in 1985, the Thousand Guineas Prelude has rapidly grown into one of the essential three year old races in Australia. As it is restricted to fillies, the Thousand Guineas Prelude is one of the most important events for understanding form and career direction.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude was a Group 3 event prior to the 2013 edition, when it ran for the first time with Group 2 status. Throughout its history, the Thousand Guineas Prelude has developed a reputation for producing some top runners. A lot of the fillies in this event have gone on to great success in the Thousand Guineas. Commanding Jewel came second in the 2012 Thousand Guineas Prelude prior to her Edward Manifold Stakes and Thousand Guineas victories. Mosheen, who took out third in 2011, went on to win the Crown Oaks. Irish Lights was able to string together a win in the Prelude and the Thousand Guineas in 2009. Hollow Bullet and Ballet Society managed to place in both events in 2004.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Results

Year Place Horse Time
2016
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Legless Leuve 1 minute 25.2 seconds
2nd La Luna Rosa
3rd Sword Of Light
2015
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Miss Gunpowder 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Payroll
3rd Jameka
2014
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Afleet Esprit 1 minute 24.5 seconds
2nd Amicus
3rd Go Indy Go
2013
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Gregers 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Marianne
3rd Politeness
2012
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Lady Of Harrods 1 minute 24.9 seconds
2nd Commanding Jewel
3rd Molto Bene
2011
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Bliss Street 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Hallowell Belle
3rd Mosheen
2010
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Divorces 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Sistine Angel
3rd Panipique
2009
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Irish Lights 1 minute 26.1 seconds
2nd Set For Fame
3rd Mont Fleuri
2008
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Ortensia 1 minute 26.0 seconds
2nd Romneya
3rd Sugar Babe
2007
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Gabbidon 1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Jestatune
3rd Sleek Chassis
2006
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 24.3 seconds
2nd Anamato
3rd My Only Hope
2005
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Doubting 1 minute 27.4 seconds
2nd Pinezero
3rd Isanami
2004
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Hollow Bullet 1 minute 24.3 seconds
2nd Ballet Society
3rd Astradame
2003
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Hinting 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Ashenti
3rd Portland Damask
2002
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st La Bella Dame 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Toast Of The Coast
3rd Lashed
2001
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st Haste Ye Back 1 minute 25.0 seconds
2nd Malagra Miss
3rd Special Grange
2000
Thousand Guineas Prelude
1st So Gorgeous 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Ponton Flyer
3rd All Time High