Caulfield Guineas 2021

Saturday October 9, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is the best guide to Caulfield Guineas betting each October

The $2 million 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 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’ 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 $15 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 season the Caulfield Guineas ran on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by the Godolphin-raced favourite Anamoe ($2.10). 

2021 Caulfield Guineas Results

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas Results and full race Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 9, 2021.

  • 1st: #1 Anamoe ($2.10)
  • 2nd: #6 Captivant
  • 3rd: #2 Artorius

The James Cummings-trained beaten Golden Rose favourite Anamoe ($2.10F) atoned and got the job done for the punters in the 2021 Caulfield Guineas results defeating fellow Group 1 winning juveniles Captivant (2nd) and Artorius (3rd).

Caulfield Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3yos – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Run: 1881

Caulfield Guineas Betting

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 – 2021 14 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 latest favourites in Caulfield Guineas betting to salute for the punters were the odds-on The Autumn Sun ($1.75 in 2018) followed by Ole Kirk ($4.20 in 2020) who both won the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes in the lead-up, and then Anamoe ($2.10 in 2021).

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 Caulfield Guineas results, when $101 roughie Mighty Boss saluted at triple figures.

2021 Caulfield Guineas Odds

The latest Caulfield Guineas 2021 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.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Caulfield Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Caulfield Guineas Field

The 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).

In early August, the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes on Memsie Stakes Day also makes a good starting point for Caulfield Guineas hopefuls and Super Seth (2019) was the last to do the HDF McNeil Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double.

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!

2021 Caulfield Guineas Final Field

The Caulfield Guineas 2021 Final Field and Barriers are set for release at 9:00am (local time) on October 5, 2021 and will be published in full below.

The widely-drawn Anamoe (15) coming off a Group 1 Golden Rose second in Sydney is favourite in a capacity Caulfield Guineas 2021 field this weekend in Melbourne.


  • #9 Coastwatch (12) is out of the Caulfield Guineas field and runs in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes in Sydney on the same day instead.
  • #13 Dark Rebel (10).

2021 Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances further narrow down the potential line-up and are set to be announced on September 21, 2021.

2021 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances close on September 7, 2021 and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The Caulfield Guineas 2021 first acceptances attracted 94 three-year-olds including Blue Diamond champion Artorius, recent HDF McNeil Stakes winner Bruckner, Golden Slipper hero Stay Inside, Converge and Anamoe.

2021 Caulfield Guineas Nominations

The early Caulfield Guineas 2021 Nominations are taken on August 3, 2021 and are set to attract over 200 colts and geldings. The field is then determined after First & Second Acceptances in September.

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas nominations are now out featuring a bumper 278 – up from 264 last year early entries including all the stadout juveniles from last season: Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside, Inglis Sires champ Anamoe, Blue Diamond hero Artorius, Captivant who won the Group 1 Champagne Stakes over a mile and Group 1 JJ Atkins winner also over the 1600m Converge.

Caulfield Guineas Tips

The 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 2014-21 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.

Ole Kirk (2020) meanwhile was the latest horse to do the Golden Rose Stakes – Caulfield Guineas interstate double, while in 2021 Anamoe improved on a lead-up second as the beaten Golden Rose favourite to salute in the Guineas.

2021 Caulfield Guineas Tips

Our insider Caulfield Guineas 2021 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.

  • Best Value: #8 Forgot You ($17 at time of publish) 

Going for a big upset for the price – well at least putting an Each Way bet on! – with Forgot You literally forgotten in the markets at 16/1 at time of publish. Improving each run and chases a hat trick after a last start Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes win over the mile at The Valley. Proven at the distance and, while that was only narrow, gets the chance to do the double for the first time since Whobegotyou (2008). Wide draw doesn’t help, but can certainly give them a run for their money.

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)

2021 Caulfield Guineas Form

A link to our detailed Caulfield Guineas 2021 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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Anamoe Capitvant Artorius 1:35.0
2020 Ole Kirk Aysar Grandslam 1:36.3
2019 Super Seth Alligator Blood Groundswell 1:36.4
2018 The Autumn Sun Vassilator Oohood 1:35.5
2017 Mighty Boss Kementari Catchy 1:36.0
2016 Divine Prophet Seaburge Hey Doc 1:36.5
2015 Press Statement Lizard Island Ready For Victory 1:36.4
2014 Shooting To Win Rich Enuff Wandjina 1:35.5
2013 Long John Divine Calling Shamus Award 1:36.7
2012 All Too Hard Pierro Epaulette 1:36.0
2011 Helmet Manawanui Huegill 1:35.3
2010 Anacheeva Run For Levi Masquerader 1:37.0
2009 Starspangledbanner Carrara Manhattan Rain 1:35.6
2008 Whobegotyou Time Thief Von Costa De Hero 1:36.4
2007 Weekend Hussler Scenic Blast Marching 1.36.4
2006 Wonderful World Excites Court Command 1.35.9
2005 Gods Own Paratroopers Primus 1.37.6
2004 Econsul Barely A Moment Under Command 1.38.0
2003 In Top Swing Face Value Kempinsky 1.36.0
2002 Helenus Bel Esprit Choisir 1.35.4
2001 Lonhro Ustinov Pure Theatre 1.36.7
2000 Show A Heart Fubu Sale Of Century 1.35.8