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The Thousand Guineas is a Group 1 mile race for three-year-old fillies run on the Wednesday after the $2 million Caulfield Guineas in mid-October each spring.
2021 Thousand Guineas Results
- 1st: #9 Yearning
- 2nd: #3 Elusive Express
- 3rd: #10 Barb Raider
Thousand Guineas News
- 2021 Thousand Guineas Day: Caulfield Scratchings & Track Report
- Hinged Heads 2021 Thousand Guineas Field & Betting
- 2021 Flight Stakes Results: Never Been Kissed Hands Waterhouse a 10th Win
- Thousand Guineas Prelude Results 2021: Bon’s A Pearla Beats Hersey
- 2021 Quezette Stakes Winner Gimmie Par Hands Moody 4th Win
The Thousand Guineas is one of the premier races for fillies held during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Run on a Wednesday in early – mid October following on from Caulfield Guineas Day on the Saturday prior, 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 a few days earlier.
Thousand Guineas Day also features three Group 3 support races headlined by the Blue Sapphire Stakes.
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).
In 2021 Yearning ran second in the Edward Manifold Stakes before an upset Thousand Guineas victory at 25/1.
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 2021 Thousand Guineas took place on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne and saw Yearning win at big odds of $26.
|Date:||Wednesday October 13, 2021|
|Conditions:||Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights|
|Prize Money:||$1 million|
2021 Thousand Guineas Results
- 1st: #9 Yearning ($26)
- 2nd: #3 Elusive Express
- 3rd: #10 Barb Raider
The Hawkes Racing-trained Yearning ($26) could be onto the Kennedy Oaks after her dominant last-to-first win in the 2021 Thousand Guineas results at Caulfield.
|1||9||YEARNING||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Damien Thornton||7||56kg||$26|
|2||3||ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jye McNeil||1L||11||56kg||$9.50|
|3||10||BARB RAIDER||Jerome Hunter||Craig Williams||2.75L||3||56kg||$7.50|
|4||5||LITERARY MAGNATE||Matthew Williams||Dean Yendall||3.75L||6||56kg||$61|
|5||13||FORTUNATE KISS||Daniel Bowman||Dean Holland||3.85L||5||56kg||$31|
|6||2||HINGED||Chris Waller||Damian Lane||4.05L||9||56kg||$3.80F|
|7||8||QUEEN OF DUBAI||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Jordan Childs||4.55L||10||56kg||$26|
|8||6||ZOUZARELLA||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Brett Prebble||5.3L||2||56kg||$5.50|
|9||11||CUBAN LINK||Greg Eurell||Luke Currie||5.5L||4||56kg||$81|
|10||4||BON’S A PEARLA||Kevin Corstens||Jason Maskiell||6.75L||13||56kg||$20|
|11||12||ACHIRA||Lee & Cherie Curtis||Luke Nolen||6.95L||8||56kg||$51|
|12||7||HERESY||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||10.7L||1||56kg||$6.50|
|13||1||SWIFT WITNESS||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Michael Dee||25.7L||12||56kg||$10|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 Thousand Guineas Odds
The latest Thousand Guineas 2021 betting odds on the three-year-old fillies in the mix for the 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.
2021 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.
2021 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 2021 Thousand Guineas Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Monday leading-up to Thousand Guineas Day and will listed in full below.
The Thousand Guineas 2021 field features a class line-up of three-year-old fillies led in betting by Zouzarella to be ridden by Brett Prebble from barrier two and the Chris Waller-trained Flight Stakes runner-up Hinged.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||31020×1634||SWIFT WITNESS||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Michael Dee||12||56kg||89|
|2||112×211102||HINGED||Chris Waller||Damian Lane||9||56kg||92|
|3||1×231||ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jye McNeil||11||56kg||84|
|4||5311||BON’S A PEARLA||Kevin Corstens||Jason Maskiell||13||56kg||84|
|5||12×36||LITERARY MAGNATE||Matthew Williams||Dean Yendall||6||56kg||69|
|6||112||ZOUZARELLA||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Brett Prebble||2||56kg||76|
|7||21×232||HERESY||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||1||56kg||82|
|8||79×1751||QUEEN OF DUBAI||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Jordan Childs||10||56kg||76|
|9||25×4912||YEARNING||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Damien Thornton||7||56kg||73|
|10||3211||BARB RAIDER||Jerome Hunter||Craig Williams||3||56kg||72|
|11||211||CUBAN LINK||Greg Eurell||Luke Currie||4||56kg||67|
|12||43×201||ACHIRA||Lee & Cherie Curtis||Luke Nolen||8||56kg||61|
|13||3×125||FORTUNATE KISS||Daniel Bowman||Dean Holland||5||56kg||65|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances
The 2021 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances are announced in late September and will be available below.
2021 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances
The official Thousand Guineas 2021 First Acceptances close in early September and the list of entries will be published here.
Unbeaten Atlantic Jewel Stakes winner Zouzarella leads all-in betting on the 93 fillies making-up the 2021 Thousand Guineas first acceptances this spring.
2021 Thousand Guineas Nominations
The original 2021 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 2021 nominations close on Tuesday August 3, 2021.
The 2021 Thousand Guineas nominations drew 249 fillies (11 more than last year) including Anthony & Sam Freedman’s well-bred daughter of Frankel Argentia, the autumn’s Group 1 Golden Slipper and Inglis Sires’ fourth-placed filly Four Moves Ahead, the Chris Waller-trained She’s All Class and the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Crystal Bound.
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.
|1st||Yearning||1 minute 37.54 seconds|
|1st||Odeum||1 minute 36.22 seconds|
|1st||Flit||1 minute 37.19 seconds|
|1st||Amphitrite||1 minute 35.67 seconds|
|1st||Aloisia||1 minute 36.27 seconds|
|1st||Global Glamour||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|2nd||I Am A Star|
|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|