Ladbrokes Tip: The Prelude is the best guide to Caulfield Guineas betting each October
The $2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas is one of Australia’s premier racing event for three-year-old colts and geldings and is rated one of the country’s most important stallion-making events. The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas is held over 1600 metres at the Caulfield Racecourse a week before the Caulfield Cup and is one of the most highly anticipated races during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Group 1 event always draws the cream of the crop and has been won by the likes of Ajax, Hydrogen, Tulloch, Storm Queen, Vain, Surround, Luskin Star, Manikato, Red Anchor, Mahogany, Redoute’s Choice, Lonhro, Weekend Hussler and All Too Hard.
In a bid to draw some of the attention away from the punting purists’ Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day action, in Sydney Racing NSW ran the richest turf race in the world for the first time on the same day in 2017 – The Everest Randwick race now worth a record $14 million. The Everest Day now takes place a week later on Caulfield Cup Day with Sydney hosting the $1 million Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) on Melbourne’s Guineas Day instead.
This year the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas runs on Saturday October 10, 2020.
2020 Caulfield Guineas Results
The 2020 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Results and full race Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 10, 2020.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3yos – Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $2 million
- First Run: 1881
Caulfield Guineas Odds
The Caulfield Guineas is always an interesting betting race, but most years there is a standout colt or gelding that starts the race as a fairly short-priced favourite. However, from 1983 – 2019 only 12 favourites have won the Caulfield Guineas and the likes of Rich Enuff (2014), Pierro (2012) and Encosta De Lago (1996) were beaten as odds-on favourites.
The last favourite in Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas betting to salute for the punters was another odds-on favourite, The Autumn Sun ($1.75 in 2017).
There have not been a great deal of upsets in the history of the Caulfield Guineas but Econsul (2004), In Top Swing (2003), Centro (1990), Procol Harum (1989), Marwong (1987) and Abaridy (1986) all won the race at lengthy quotes. That was until the 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas results, when $101 roughie Mighty Boss saluted at triple figures.
2020 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Odds
The latest Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2020 betting odds and links to our Group 1 spring racing markets will be provided for punters below so stay tuned to back your favourite three-year-olds.
Caulfield Guineas Field
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas field is released on the Tuesday morning before the race and features a capacity field of 16 runners plus four emergencies. The Caulfield Guineas field last ran at capacity in 2019 when Super Seth defeated 15 rivals. In 2017 the sole emergency for the Caulfield Guineas field – Mighty Boss – made the line-up and won in a massive boilover at odds of $101.
Gallopers may come into the Caulfield Guineas field via a number of different spring lead-ups, but the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) run a fortnight earlier is the traditional lead-up run. Recent winners of the Prelude – Caulfield Guineas double include Anacheeva (2010) and Helmet (2011).
The 2018 Caulfield Guineas field attracted a quality line up, led by Chris Waller’s Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes winner The Autumn Sun and Darren Weir’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude winner Native Soldier. It was The Autumn Sun who dominated in the end, saluting as the odds-on favourite by 4.5 lengths!
2020 Caulfield Guineas Final Field
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2020 Final Field and Barriers are set for release at 9:00am (local time) on October 6, 2020 and will be published in full below.
2020 Caulfield Guineas Nominations
The early Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2020 Nominations are taken on August 6, 2019 and are set to attract over 200 colts and geldings. The field is then determined after First & Second Acceptances in September.
The official 2019 Caulfield Guineas Nominations featured an incredible 324 early entries. The Caulfield Guineas 2019 nominations are up from 267 in 2018 and feature four Group 1 winners from the two-year-old racing season. Headline Caulfield Guineas 2019 nominations include: Richard Litt’s Champagne Stakes winner Castelvecchio, Anthony Cummings’ J.J. Atkins Plate champ Prince Fawaz, Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi for Godolphin trainer James Cummings and and Anthony Freedman’s Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly Lyre.
Lyre is one of 24 fillies that feature in both the Caulfield Guineas and Thousand Guineas nominations.
2020 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances
The 2020 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances close on September 8, 2020 and will be published in full below as soon as announced.
2020 Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances
The 2020 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances further narrow down the potential line-up and are set to be announced on September 22, 2020.
Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Tips
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas is the feature race on the opening day of the Caulfield Carnival and because of this the majority of racing experts have a set of Caulfield Guineas tips every year. The majority of horses that contest the Caulfield Guineas come through a similar form line, but this does not necessarily make it easy to pick the winner.
Good Caulfield Guineas betting tips include looking for the colts and geldings that ran well in key lead-up races including the Caulfield Guineas Prelude and the Stan Fox Stakes. From 2014-19 three of the Caulfield Guineas winners had their final lead-up in the Stan Fox Stakes including Shooting To Win (2014) and Press Statement (2015) who both completed the double. In 2018 The Autumn Sun ran third in the Stan Fox Stakes ahead of Caulfield Guineas win, but also won Rosehill’s Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes in between.
2020 Caulfield Guineas Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2020 betting tips and Group 1 racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack in the $2 million classic.
Caulfield Guineas Form Guide
The Caulfield Guineas form guide is a hot commodity in the lead-up to the Group 1 event and is essential reading in order to pick the winner of the race. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is the major lead-up race for the Caulfield Guineas and it has produced plenty of winners over the past decade, but the Stutt Stakes as well as the Stan Fox Stakes and George Main Stakes in Sydney have also been key form references in recent years. No winner of the Caulfield Guineas since 2004 had finished worse than fourth in their final lead-up race until Super Seth (2019) improved on a lead-up fifth in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude results to win the Group 1.
Caulfield Guineas Form Facts
- Sydney’s Stan Fox Stakes produced all five Caulfield Guineas winners from 2014-18 including upset $101 winner Mighty Boss (4th in 2017) and The Autumn Sun (3rd in 2018) who won the Golden Rose in between
- No horse since Econsul (Stan Fox Stakes 6th in 2004) had finished worse than fourth before winning the Caulfield Guineas until Super Seth (Prelude 5th in 2019)
- While open to fillies, no female has won the Caulfield Guineas in over 30 years, the last to try was Catchy (3rd in 2017)
- Sydney-trained gallopers won all five editions of the Caulfield Guineas from 2012-16 before the Caulfield-trained Mighty Boss for Mick Price in 2017 and Mornington’s Anthony Freedman won in 2019 with Super Seth
- Barrier one produced four Caulfield Guineas winners from 2009-16 including Divine Prophet (2016)
2020 Caulfield Guineas Form
A link to our detailed Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the $2 million classic.
Caulfield Guineas Results
The Caulfield Guineas results will be available on a Saturday in mid-October every year. As well as listing the complete Caulfield Guineas finishing order the results show the trainer and jockey of each horse as well as the margin between each place, the weight they carried and their starting price in the betting markets.
Caulfield Guineas Winners
||The Autumn Sun
||Ready For Victory
||Shooting To Win
||All Too Hard
||Run For Levi
||Von Costa De Hero
||Barely A Moment
||In Top Swing
||Show A Heart
||Sale Of Century