Caulfield Guineas Prelude

The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a Group 3 race run at Caulfield Racecourse.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude News

Seaburge to back up in 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic

Seaburge to back up in 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic

Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas runner up Seaburge is set to back up in the Group 3 $500,000 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Seaburge, blue and lime colours above, is likely to back up in the Ladbrokes. Caulfield Classic at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes indicated that if Seaburge pulled up okay after ...

The Group 3 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a 1400m event held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse in late September.

Run under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude is open only to three year old colts and geldings. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a major lead-up race to the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in October. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude offers $175,000 total prize money. While it is a major lead up event, participation is not requisite for acceptance into the Caulfield Guineas field.

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is held on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day. Four other black type events share the program with the: Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m), the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) and the Listed Harry White Classic (2400m).

The Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) has in the past acted as a good guide to the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is considered one of the ideal preparatory races for horses taking a number of different spring routes. In the past, horses who have experienced success in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude have gone on to successfully compete in races such as the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m), the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) and many others. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a very important race to watch for form guidance.

The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude will be held on Saturday, September 24.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO C&G SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $175,000
Inaugurated: 1985

2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field

The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude field and barriers were released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday September 21 and feature a capacity 16 confirmed starters plus two emergenies including the Kiwi-trained duo of Sacred Elixir and Saracino.

See below for the official Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2016 Final Field & Barrier Draw complete with the current Caulfield Guineas Prelude betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Nominations

The 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude nominations were released on Monday September 19 and feature a 24 three-year-old colts and geldings including JJ Atkins winning New Zealand raider Sacred Elixir and the Team Hawkes-trained Divine Prophet.

Check out the complete 2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Nominations now.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude History

Inaugurated in 1985, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude has experience multiple renowned horses throughout its relatively short history.

Originally held over 1200m, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude changed to 1400m from the 1991 edition onwards. A Listed race from 1985 to 2000, the 2001 Caulfield Guineas Prelude ran as a Group 3 event, a status which the race has retained since.

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude has experienced a few name changes over the years. Between 1985 and 1989 the Caulfield Guineas Prelude was named the “Show Day Stakes”. Between 1990 and 1997 the race was referred to as the JD MacDonald Stakes. For two years in 1998 and 1999 the name was shortened to the MacDonald Stakes. Since 2000, the race has been known as the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, or more simply, the Guineas Prelude.

Some of the more notable Caulfield Guineas Prelude winners include Brequillo (1985), Alfa (1996), Elvstroem (2003), Apache Cat (2005) and Epaulette (2012). Caulfield Guineas Prelude results since 2000 are listed below.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st TBA TBA
2nd TBA
3rd TBA
2016
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Sacred Elixir 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Revolving Door
3rd Wazzenme
2015
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Bon Aurum 1 minute 22.67 seconds
2nd Tulsa
3rd Dal Cielo
2014
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Rich Enuff 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Looks Like The Cat
3rd Awesome Rock
2013
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Eclair Big Bang 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd El Roca
3rd Long John
2012
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Epaulette 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Let Go Lenni
3rd Awesome Bro
2011
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Helmet 1 minute 21.4 seconds
2nd Secret Hills
3rd Specter
2010
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Anacheeva 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Toorak Toff
3rd Skilled
2009
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Demerit 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Trusting
3rd Manhattan Rain
2008
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Fernandina 1 minute 25.4 seconds
2nd Time Thief
3rd Von Costa De Hero
2007
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Purrealist 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Shrewd Rhythm
2006
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Wonderful World 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Blue Lago
3rd Sharkbite
2005
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 27.0 seconds
2nd Gods Own
3rd Danerich
2004
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Tirade 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Classiconi
2003
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Elvstroem 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd In Top Swing
3rd Dance Up
2002
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Great Glen 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Titanic Jack
3rd Helenus
2001
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Pure Theatre 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd King Of Prussia
3rd North Boy
2000
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Fubu 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd Debrief