Caulfield Guineas

The Caulfield Guineas is the premier classic mile race for three-year-olds in Victoria held at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

2021 Caulfield Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Anamoe
  • 2nd: #5 Captivant
  • 3rd: #2 Artorius



The Caulfield Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds held in mid-October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Offering $2 million in prize money, the 1600m race attracts the best young milers and promising staying types of the season. The race is featured on a massive day of Group 1 racing alongside the Toorak Handicap (1600m) and Caulfield Stakes (2000m).

Previously held on the same day, the Thousand Guineas (1600m) for the fillies now runs on the following Wednesday.

As a set weights race, colts and geldings are required to carry 55.5kg while fillies must carry 53.5kg. The Caulfield Guineas is regarded as a good lead-up race to the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley and the last Guineas graduate to back-up and win the weight-for-age classic was Shamus Award (3rd) in 2013.

The latest edition of the Caulfield Guineas took place on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by the favourite Anamoe ($2.10) for Godolphin. 

Caulfield Guineas
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Open Set Weight
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $2,000,000

2021 Caulfield Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Anamoe ($2.10)
  • 2nd: #5 Captivant
  • 3rd: #2 Artorius

The first three past the post in the 2021 Caulfield Guineas results were all Group 1 winners as two-year-olds, the trifecta led by the James Cummings-trained favourite Anamoe ($2.10) who defeated Captivant from the Snowden stable by a half-length as the Blue Diamond champ Artorius flashed home for third.

Click here to read more on the Caulfield Guineas 2021 win by potential Cox Plate-bound Anamoe.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 ANAMOE James Cummings Damien Oliver 13 57kg $2.10F
2 5 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Luke Currie 0.5L 12 57kg $26
3 2 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 1.25L 2 57kg $3.60
4 6 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2.75L 10 57kg $26
5 17e HITOTSU Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 2.85L 3 57kg $26
6 8 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 2.95L 14 57kg $26
7 16 PRIX DE TURN (NZ) Matthew Brown Brian Higgins 5.7L 15 57kg $71
8 3 TIGER OF MALAY Richard & Michael Freedman Craig Williams 6.2L 1 57kg $15
9 10 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 6.95L 8 57kg $20
10 11 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jamie Mott 9.95L 9 57kg $101
11 7 GIANNIS Chris Waller Brett Prebble 10.05L 6 57kg $26
12 15 RIVERPLATE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 11.55L 11 57kg $81
13 12 KNIGHTSTOWN Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Jordan Childs 13.05L 4 57kg $201
14 4 ALPINE EDGE Toby & Trent Edmonds Damien Thornton 13.8L 5 57kg $41
15 14 ZERELLE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 20.8L 7 57kg $201
9 COASTWATCH Chris Waller Luke Currie 0
13 DARK REBEL Edward Cummings Dean Yendall 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Caulfield Guineas Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Guineas 2021 betting markets for the three-year-olds facing off in the marquee race of Caulfield Guineas Day will be found here complete with links to the Caulfield Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as available.

In the 10 years from 2007 – 2016 the Caulfield Guineas favourites enjoyed a solid strike rate including the win by Press Statement (2015), a good tip to consider when dong the 2021 Caulfield Guineas form.

The Autumn Sun (2018), Ole Kirk (2020) and Anamoe ($2.10 in 2021) are the latest Caulfield Guineas favourites to salute.

Caulfield Guineas 2021 Field

  • 2021 Caulfield Guineas Nominations: Closed midday Tuesday August 3, 2021 – Drew 278 Entries
  • 2021 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances: Closed midday Tuesday September 7, 2021 – Attracted 94 Hopefuls
  • 2021 Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances: Closed midday Tuesday September 21, 2021
  • 2021 Caulfield Guineas final Field & Barriers: Released 9am (local time) on Tuesday October 5, 2021

Each year the Caulfield Guineas field attracts a smart line-up of three-year-olds, with colts and geldings dominating the line-up as the fillies tend to stick to their own kind in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

Good lead-up races for gallopers heading into the Caulfield Guineas field include Sydney’s Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes, which produced all three winners from 2014-16, and the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) run a fortnight before the Group 1.

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas field of final acceptances and barrier draw are released by Racing Victoria on October 5, 2021 so stay tuned.

The Caulfield Guineas 2021 final field features a capacity line-up of hopeful three-year-olds with the favourite Anamoe suffering a blow with a wide barrier 15 draw as he looks to atone for his second as the beaten favourite in the Golden Rose.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2021 Caulfield Guineas field and betting markets.

Scratched:

  • #9 Coastwatch (12) is out of the Guineas in favour of a Sydney run in Saturday’s Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes.
  • #13 Dark Rebel (10).
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x23121x12 ANAMOE James Cummings Damien Oliver 15 57kg 104
2 2116×224 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 2 57kg 102
3 527513×125 TIGER OF MALAY Richard & Michael Freedman Craig Williams 1 57kg 91
4 1127×124 ALPINE EDGE Toby & Trent Edmonds Damien Thornton 5 57kg 83
5 4x3531x367 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 14 57kg 102
6 21119×641 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 57kg 86
7 53x752x19 GIANNIS Chris Waller Brett Prebble 6 57kg 88
8 388×311 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 16 57kg 83
9 38x10x5213 COASTWATCH Chris Waller Luke Currie 12 57kg 92
10 14×4612 MR MOZART Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 8 57kg 83
11 120160×453 DAILY BUGLE Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jamie Mott 9 57kg 73
12 1x84x144 KNIGHTSTOWN Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Jordan Childs 4 57kg 65
13 108×760 DARK REBEL Edward Cummings Dean Yendall 10 57kg 63
14 31×774 ZERELLE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 7 57kg 65
15 2×267 RIVERPLATE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 13 57kg 61
16 2 PRIX DE TURN (NZ) Matthew Brown Brian Higgins 17 57kg 64
17e 706×1 HITOTSU Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 3 57kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances

The Caulfield Guineas second acceptances for 2021 are taken at the end of September with the complete list of remaining three-year-olds to be published below.

The official 2020 Caulfield Guineas second acceptances were announced on September 21, 2021. 

2021 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

The Caulfield Guineas first acceptances for 2021 are taken in early September and the full list of entries will be available right here.

The official 2021 Caulfield Guineas first acceptances will be out on September 7, 2021 and updated here. 

The Caulfield Guineas 2021 first acceptances drew 94 hopefuls including Group 1 winning juveniles Anamoe, Artorius, Converge and the Slipper hero Stay Inside.

2021 Caulfield Guineas Nominations

The Caulfield Guineas nominations for 2021 close in early August and will be detailed in full below.

The official 2021 Caulfield Guineas nominations are out on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. 

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas nominations attracted 278 early entries – up from 264 last year early entries including all the top Group 1 winning two-year-olds from last season: Golden Slipper champion Stay Inside, Inglis Sires winner Anamoe, Blue Diamond Stakes hero Artorius, Captivant who won the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 JJ Atkins winner also over the mile distance Converge.

Click here to read more on the key Caulfield Guineas 2021 nominations this spring.

Caulfield Guineas Prize Money

  • 1st Place: $1.2 million
  • 2nd Place: $360,000
  • 3rd Place: $180,000
  • 4th Place: $90,000
  • 5th Place: $50,000
  • 6th Place: $40,000
  • 7th Place: $40,000
  • 8th Place: $40,000

Caulfield Guineas History

First run in 1881 when Wheatear won, the Caulfield Guineas was run at Flemington Racecourse briefly between 1940 and 1943. The Caulfield Guineas traditionally occupies the second Saturday in October and is the first day in the Caulfield Cup Carnival. Several renowned Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductees have won or placed in the race throughout the years including Lonhro, Tulloch and Ajax.

Recent Caulfield Guineas Winners

Caulfield Guineas results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Caulfield Guineas
1st Anamoe 1 minute 35.00 seconds
2nd Captivant
3rd Artorius
2020
Caulfield Guineas
1st Ole Kirk 1 minute 36.38 seconds
2nd Aysar
3rd Grandslam
2019
Caulfield Guineas
1st Super Seth 1 minute 36.44 seconds
2nd Alligator Blood
3rd Groundswell
2018
Caulfield Guineas
1st The Autumn Sun 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Vassilator
3rd Oohood
2017
Caulfield Guineas
1st Mighty Boss 1 minute 36.04 seconds
2nd Kementari
3rd Catchy
2016
Caulfield Guineas
1st Divine Prophet 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Seaburge
3rd Hey Doc
2015
Caulfield Guineas
1st Press Statement 1 minute 36.47 seconds
2nd Lizard Island
3rd Ready For Victory
2014
Caulfield Guineas
1st Shooting To Win 1 minute 35.58 seconds
2nd Rich Enuff
3rd Wandjina
2013
Caulfield Guineas
1st Long John 1 minute 36.73 seconds
2nd Divine Calling
3rd Shamus Award
2012
Caulfield Guineas
1st All Too Hard 1 minute 36.05 seconds
2nd Pierro
3rd Epaulette
2011
Caulfield Guineas
1st Helmet 1 minute 35.36 seconds
2nd Manawanui
3rd Huegill
2010
Caulfield Guineas
1st Anacheeva 1 minute 37.01 seconds
2nd Run For Levi
3rd Masquerader
2009
Caulfield Guineas
1st Starspangledbanner 1 minute 35.69 seconds
2nd Carrara
3rd Manhattan Rain
2008
Caulfield Guineas
1st Whobegotyou 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Time Thief
3rd Von Costa De Hero
2007
Caulfield Guineas
1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Scenic Blast
3rd Marching
2006
Caulfield Guineas
1st Wonderful World 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Excites
3rd Court Command
2005
Caulfield Guineas
1st Gods Own 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Paratroopers
3rd Primus
2004
Caulfield Guineas
1st Econsul 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Under Command
2003
Caulfield Guineas
1st In Top Swing 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Face Value
3rd Kempinsky
2002
Caulfield Guineas
1st Helenus 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Bel Espirit
3rd Choisir
2001
Caulfield Guineas
1st Lonhro 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Ustinov
3rd Pure Theatre
2000
Caulfield Guineas
1st Show A Heart 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Fubu
3rd Sale Of Century

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