Thousand Guineas

The Thousand Guineas is a Group 1 mile race for three-year-old fillies run alongside the $2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas in mid-October each spring.

2018 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #7 Amphitrite
  • 2nd: #Fundamentalist
  • 3rd: #3 Seabrook

The 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 Ladbrokes 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 $500,000 in total prize money it is the fillies’ equivalent to the Ladbrokes 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 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 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).

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) and Stay With Me (6th in 2015).

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 2018 Thousand Guineas took place on Saturday October 13, 2018 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.

2018 Thousand Guineas
Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1946

2018 Thousand Guineas Results

  • 1st: #7 Amphitrite
  • 2nd: #6 Fundamentalist
  • 3rd: #3 Seabrook

See below for the full Thousand Guineas 2018 Results & Finishing Order following the immediate conclusion of the race.

2018 Thousand Guineas Odds

The latest Thousand Guineas 2018 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

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.

2018 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 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.

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.

2018 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 2018 Thousand Guineas Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday leading-up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and will listed in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x4213x3 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Damian Lane 7 55.5kg 102
2 x1272x1222 FIESTA Chris Waller Michael Walker 3 55.5kg 96
3 4x31591x38 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 10 55.5kg 102
4 211×312 THRILLSTER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Leon & Troy Corstens Noel Callow 8 55.5kg 85
5 11×111 SMART MELODY Kris Lees James McDonald 2 55.5kg 92
6 x11223x088 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 4 55.5kg 78
7 422×111 AMPHITRITE Darren Weir Craig Williams 16 55.5kg 82
8 23123×342 KRONE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 14 55.5kg 77
9 26423×1577 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 11 55.5kg 70
10 14x740x485 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 1 55.5kg 70
11 111×694 ANJANA Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 13 55.5kg 72
12 31×93 TAHITIAN DANCER Shane Nichols Clayton Douglas 6 55.5kg 68
13 73x221x16 PEACEFUL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman John Allen 12 55.5kg 76
14 12×26 MUSIC BAY Phillip Stokes 5 55.5kg 68
15 5x22x21 MIRETTE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 15 55.5kg 64
16 861×70 DUCALE Paul Perry 9 55.5kg 61

2018 Thousand Guineas Nominations

The original 2018 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.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 132 ALIFEROUS F 3 Kris Lees
2 422×1 AMPHITRITE F 3 Darren Weir
3 111×6 ANJANA F 3 Darren Weir
4 3x242x53 ARISTIA F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
5 3326423×15 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 3 Tony McEvoy
6 19 ASHARANI F 3 David Vandyke
7 11×4 ASSERTIVE PLAY F 3 Phillip Stokes
8 25×3 AUTUMN F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
9 3×1111 BACCARAT BABY F 3 David Vandyke
10 16x BE MY STAR F 3 Tony McEvoy
11 140x BLACK CHAMPAGNE F 3 Tony McEvoy
12 3 BLONDE DISPOSITION F 3 David Brideoake
13 35 BRING THE MAGIC F 3 Chris Waller
14 132 BUBBLES’N’TROUBLES F 3 Chris Waller
15 1×8 CARDINET F 3 Mick Price
16 2 COLLECTABLE F 3 Robbie Griffiths
17 231×9 CRISTAL EYES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
18 125×9 CRISTOBAL F 3 James Cummings
19 7×13 CROSS LEGEND F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 6×22 DARK CONFIDANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
21 2x8x DE LITTLE SISTER (NZ) F 3 Pat Carey
22 3198×4 DOUBLE DENMAN F 3 Tony McEvoy
23 485×1 DOWNLOADS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
24 861x DUCALE F 3 Paul Perry
25 34x11x EAWASE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
26 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Kris Lees
27 1128×6 ENBIHAAR F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 2×5 EVALINA F 3 Kris Lees
29 362×713 EVERARD F 3 Kris Lees
30 1350 FIDELIA F 3 Robbie Griffiths
31 6×1531 FIERA VISTA F 3 Darren Weir
32 32x1272x12 FIESTA F 3 Chris Waller
34 2x11223x0 FUNDAMENTALIST F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
35 417801×3 FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
36 16 GAELIC DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
37 5x244x GALINA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
38 22332×1 GHEEDAA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
39 161 GOLDEN HALO F 3 Darren Weir
40 4×1 GRAND BOUQUET (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
41 410 GRAND WISH F 3 David Brideoake
42 225x1211x8 GRANNY RED SHOES F 3 Toby Edmonds
43 419x GREGORIAN CHANT (NZ) F 3 Mitchell Freedman
44 HEAVENLY BARB F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
45 2×1322 HUMMA HUMMA F 3 John McArdle
46 242×1 ILLUMINAIRE F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
47 622×1 IN HEART’S WAKE F 3 Tony McEvoy
48 10×330 KINKY BOOM F 3 Tony McEvoy
49 23123×3 KRONE F 3 Darren Weir
50 13×3 LADY OF SHALOTT F 3 Kris Lees
51 4×431 LAST VEIN F 3 Tony McEvoy
52 24x2251x0 LET ME SLEEP ON IT F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
53 5x1x1 MADAM ROUGE F 3 Chris Waller
54 3 MAGIC SUNSET F 3 Tony McEvoy
55 41x MAID OF HEAVEN F 3 Mark Newnham
56 218×8 METRONOME F 3 Michael Kent
57 5x22x2 MIRETTE F 3 Archie Alexander
58 2×16 MISS FABULASS F 3 Kris Lees
59 5 MISS LADYBIRD F 3 Michael Moroney
60 121x MISS QUAINTLY F 3 David Vandyke
61 282225 MIZZY F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
62 1×12 MULTAJA F 3 James Cummings
63 12x MUSIC BAY F 3 Phillip Stokes
64 21169×57 NASAAYIM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
65 3×44 NESSUNA FIDUCIA F 3 Greg Eurell
66 2 OLIVE F 3 Michael Kent
67 9×21 ONCE IN A LIFETIME F 3 Tony McEvoy
68 2x32322x54 OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy
69 1 ORBOST F 3 Will Clarken
70 21 OREGON DREAMER (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
71 23x OUR SUNNY GIRL (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
72 1353×25 OUTBACK BARBIE F 3 Tony Gollan
73 73x221x PEACEFUL (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
74 31x8677x0 PERFECT PITCH F 3 Gary Portelli
75 0x1 PIERRO BELLE F 3 Tony McEvoy
76 25×2 PRESS BOX F 3 Chris Waller
77 14x740x4 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
78 6 QUEEN LA DIVA F 3 Darren Weir
79 2 RAPIDORA F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
80 2×11 REGINAE F 3 Kris Lees
81 REPUTE F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
82 2x656x1x ROOBEENA F 3 Tony McEvoy
83 541x RUBIRA F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
84 34x61x9 SANGITA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
85 211×2 SANTA CATARINA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
86 1x20x SATIN SLIPPER F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
87 4x31591x3 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price
88 211x407x SETSUNA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
89 4 SHAMWOW (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
90 5x023x5 SIZZLEME F 3 Cindy Alderson
91 11×1 SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees
92 SORORITY LASS F 3 Peter Gelagotis
93 1213×5 SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
94 226×101 SUNDARBANS (NZ) F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
95 14 SYMI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
96 31×9 TAHITIAN DANCER F 3 Shane Nichols
97 046×1 TATIARA F 3 Robbie Laing
98 2x THOUSAND WISHES F 3 Danny O’Brien
99 211×31 THRILLSTER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
100 TIDES F 3 Anthony Freedman
101 5x TRUNFIO F 3 Robbie Laing
102 26×2 VOILA F 3 Chris Waller
103 WHEAL GRACE F 3 Paul Preusker
104 1x WILLO TITTO F 3 David Vandyke
105 6×1 YULONG METEOR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
106 112x ZIZZIS F 3 Patrick Payne

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.

Year Place Horse Time
Thousand Guineas
1st Amphitrite 1 minute 35.67 seconds
2nd Fundamentalist
3rd Seabrook
Thousand Guineas
1st Aloisia 1 minute 36.27 seconds
2nd Shoals
3rd Alizee
Thousand Guineas
1st Global Glamour 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd I Am A Star
3rd Whispering Brook
Thousand Guineas
1st Stay With Me 1 minute 35.89 seconds
2nd Jameka
3rd Jameka
Thousand Guineas
1st Amicus 1 minute 36.46 seconds
2nd Traveston Girl
3rd Sabatini
Thousand Guineas
1st Guelph 1 minute 37.78 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Gregers
Thousand Guineas
1st Commanding Jewel 1 minute 37.17 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Zydeco
Thousand Guineas
1st Atlantic Jewel 1 minute 35.86 seconds
2nd Mosheen
3rd Sharnee Rose
Thousand Guineas
1st Yosei 1 minute 39.81 seconds
2nd Heartsareforlove
3rd Brazilian Pulse
Thousand Guineas
1st Irish Lights 1 minute 38.38 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Faint Perfume
Thousand Guineas
1st Gallica 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Cats Whisker
3rd Glowlamp
Thousand Guineas
1st Serious Speed 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Extension Of Time
3rd Antarctic Miss
Thousand Guineas
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Permaiscuous
3rd Cheeky Choice
Thousand Guineas
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Rewaaya
3rd Serenade Rose
Thousand Guineas
1st Alinghi 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Hollow Bullet
3rd Ballet Society
Thousand Guineas
1st Special Harmony 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Hinting
3rd Spurcent
Thousand Guineas
1st Macedon Lady 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd La Bella Dame
3rd Fuji Dancer
Thousand Guineas
1st Magical Miss 1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Ha Ha
3rd Li Lo Lill
Thousand Guineas
1st All Time High 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Ponton Flyer
3rd Tanith

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