Caulfield Guineas 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Caulfield Guineas Prelude has been a poor guide to Caulfield Guineas betting in recent years.

The $3 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.

2022 Caulfield Guineas winner Golden Mile

2022 Caulfield Guineas winner Golden Mile. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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 $20 million.

The Everest Day now runs a week later and so clashes with Melbourne’s Caulfield Cup meeting. 

This season the Caulfield Guineas runs on Saturday October 12, 2024. 

2024 Caulfield Guineas Odds

The latest Caulfield Guineas 2024 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 2024 Caulfield Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Caulfield Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 12, 2024
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3yos – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $3 million
  • First Run: 1881
 

2024 Caulfield Guineas Results

The 2024 Caulfield Guineas Results and full race Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 12, 2024.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

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 are 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), and the fellow Godolphin-raced Golden Mile ($2.70 in 2022).

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.

There was another notable upset in 2023 with Griff winning as a $31 outside in Caulfield Guineas betting.

Caulfield Guineas Field

The Caulfield Guineas race 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 boil-over 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). It is interesting to note however that since Helmet in 2011 only three subsequent Caulfield Guineas winners have come via the Prelude.

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!

In 2023 Griff won the Caulfield Guineas on a back of a lead-up win over the same distance in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley becoming the first to do the double since Whobegotyou (2008).

Following a run in the Caulfield Guineas field some of the VRC Derby-bound three-year-olds may choose to back-up in the Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) on Caulfield Cup Day.

2024 Caulfield Guineas Final Field

The Caulfield Guineas 2024 Final Field and Barriers are set for release at 9:00am (local time) on October 8, 2024 and will be published in full below.

2024 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

The 2024 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances close on September 24, 2024.

2024 Caulfield Guineas Nominations

The early Caulfield Guineas 2024 Nominations are taken on September 10, 2024 and are set to attract over 200 colts and geldings.

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.

From 2014-22 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.

The Stan Fox Stakes was changed to the Callander-Presnell ahead of the 2022 edition and now runs over a mile after the Caulfield Guineas.

Golden Mile (2022) became the first horse to complete the Caulfield Guineas – Callander-Presnell 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.

In 2022 Golden Mile improved on a Golden Rose 4th to win the Caulfield Guineas.

A key Caulfield Guineas tip is to stick with the colts and geldings as Surround (1976) is the last filly to beat home the boys in the mile classic.

It is also a good tip to back horses drawn barriers 1 – 5 with those gates producing 20 of the past 32 Caulfield Guineas winners up until 2022. Golden Mile was the last Caulfield Guineas winner from barrier 5.

Griff however overcame barrier 15 of 15 to lead all-the-way and win the 2023 Caulfield Guineas.

2024 Caulfield Guineas Tips

Our insider Caulfield Guineas 2024 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.

  • To Win: TBD

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 has also been a key form reference 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.

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas form was franked with the winner Anamoe continuing on to run second in a photo-finish to Irish raider State Of Rest in that year’s $5 million Cox Plate at The Valley. Anamoe would also return the following autumn and run well in a host of races including posting a win in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) in Sydney.

Caulfield Guineas Form Facts

  • Sydney’s Stan Fox Stakes (now the Callander-Presnell) 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 with the last to try being 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).
  • Since 2011 only three Caulfield Guineas winners came via a run in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude.

2024 Caulfield Guineas Form

A link to our detailed Caulfield Guineas 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the $3 million classic.

Caulfield Guineas Results

The Caulfield Guineas race 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.

Trainer Bart Cummings prepared five Caulfield Guineas winners over the years with Storm Queen (1966), Kenmark (1974), Alfa (1996), God’s Own (2006), and Wonderful World (2007).

Anamoe set a new Caulfield Guineas winning record in 2021 posting a time of 1 minute 35 seconds.

Surround (1976) was the last Caulfield Guineas winning filly.

Past Caulfield Guineas Winners

Recent Caulfield Guineas winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 Griff Veight Steparty 1:37.9
2022 Golden Mile Elliptical Osipenko 1:38.2
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

When is the Caulfield Guineas 2024?

Saturday October 12, 2024

What is the prize money for the Caulfield Guineas 2024?

$3,000,000

Where is the Caulfield Guineas 2024?

Caulfield Racecourse, Gate 22, Station St, Caulfield East VIC 3145.