Horse Racing | Thousand Guineas

It may not be the main act on Caulfield Guineas Day, but the Thousand Guineas still brings together some of the best fillies from around Australia. A set weights race restricted to three-year-old fillies, the Thousand Guineas is run over 1600m. Prize money for the event is $500,000. The Thousand Guineas used to be held on the middle day (Wednesday) of the Caulfield Carnival, but for the 2013/14 season was transferred to Caulfield Guineas Day. Starting back in 1946, it has featured some of the country’s best young females.

Notable winners of the Thousand Guineas include; Wenona Girl in 1960, Toltrice in 1972, Goleen in 1984, to Special Harmony, Alinghi and Miss Finland in the 2000s, and Atlantic Jewell in 2011. Even though they boys are ineligible for this race, it is not an easy one to win. Trainers and owners are not only interested in the rich stakes on offer, but the chance to pick up Group 1 glory, which is handy from a broodmare prospective. Run at set weights, it normally means the best fillies fight out the finish.



PREVIOUS THOUSAND GUINEAS WINNERS

PREVIOUS THOUSAND GUINEAS WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 GLOBAL GLAMOUR KERRIN MCEVOY G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT 01:36.8
2015 STAY WITH ME DWAYNE DUNN DAVID HAYES 01:35.8
2014 AMICUS HUGH BOWMAN CHRIS WALLER 01.36.4
2013 GUELPH KERRIN MCEVOY PETER SNOWDEN 01.37.7
2012 COMMANDING JEWEL DAMIEN OLIVER LEON CORSTENS 01.37.1
2011 ATLANTIC JEWEL MICHAEL RODD MARK KAVANAGH 01.35.8
2010 YOSEI GLENN BOSS STUART WEBB 01.39.8
2009 IRISH LIGHTS GLENN BOSS DAVID HAYES 01.38.8
2008 GALLICA DAMIEN OLIVER MICK PRICE 01.38.6
2007 SERIOUS SPEED DANNY NIKOLIC LEE MCDONALD 01.36.3
2006 MISS FINLAND CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID HAYES 01.37.2