Caulfield Guineas 2020

Saturday October 10, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The 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 year the Caulfield Guineas runs on Saturday October 10, 2020.

2020 Caulfield Guineas Results

The 2020 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

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

2020 Caulfield Guineas Odds

The latest 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.

Ole Kirk
Flying Award
North Pacific
King’s Legacy

*All-in Top 10 Caulfield Guineas 2020 odds correct as of 23/09/2020 and subject to change
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).

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 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 Second Acceptances

The 2020 Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances further narrow down the potential line-up and are set to be announced on September 22, 2020.

The Caulfield Guineas 2020 Second Acceptances have been announced with 47 three-year-olds still in the mix for the stallion-making feature including King’s Legacy, Blue Diamond champ Tagaloa and all-in favourite Mo’unga.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24431×82 ACHIEVER C 3 Chris Waller  
2 12×3 ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
3 382×1 ALBUKHTURI (NZ) C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
4 2021x ALCYONE C 3 James Cummings  
5 35413×2 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
6 31×1 AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
7 13x20x412 BARTLEYSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
8 21 CADENABBIA C 3 Chris Waller  
9 11 CAMBOURNE C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
10 21 CAPTAIN CORELLI (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
11 3×16525 CELESTIAL SOLSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Chris Waller  
12 111×3 CHERRY TORTONI G 3 Patrick Payne  
13 11×61 CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
14 541 EL SANTOSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Dan O’Sullivan  
15 311 FLASH FLOODSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
16 221×2 FLYING AWARD C 3 Danny O’Brien  
17 4x312x FORMENTERA C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
18 x2502162x3 GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody  
19 1x224x2 GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Chris Waller  
20 517×4 GRANDSLAMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
21 25×1 HICKOK C 3 Tony Noonan  
22 11919×61 HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
23 215×22 HUNGRY HEARTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Chris Waller  
24 42×25 IRONEDGE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
25 613 JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
26 315x911x7 KING’S LEGACY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
27 5x52116x64 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Paul Preusker  
28 133×36 MAMARAGAN C 3 John Thompson  
29 1×11 MO’UNGA (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller  
30 13×90 NATIONAL CHOICESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
31 3×113 NORTH PACIFICSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
32 1343×22 OLE KIRKSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
33 111×24 PELTZER C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
34 23 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney  
35 116162×4 PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
36 7216370×87 RATHLIN C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
37 6×1 RHODE SCHOLAR C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
38 1×24 SAUVESTRE C 3 Chris Waller  
39 32×1 SAVANNAH CLOUD (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes  
40 31x4124x36 TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
41 6×1 TANAAWOL (NZ) C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
42 5122 THE BRUMBY G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
43 214 TOYETIC G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
44 155×3 UNANIMOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
45 1 VOLATORESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
46 651 WISE COUNSELSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
47 155 YARDSTICK C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

The 2020 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances close on September 8, 2020 and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The 2020 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances are now out with 113 remaining hopefuls led by Group 1 winning juveniles Tagaloa (Blue Diamond), King’s Legacy (ATC Sires’ – Champagne Stakes) and Farnan (Golden Slipper).

2020 Caulfield Guineas Nominations

The early Caulfield Guineas 2020 Nominations are taken on August 4, 2020 and are set to attract over 200 colts and geldings. The field is then determined after First & Second Acceptances in September.

The 2020 Caulfield Guineas nominations are now out with 264 early entries led by the Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa and dual Group 1 champion King’s Legacy.

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 2014-19 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 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 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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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