Thousand Guineas 2016

Saturday 8th October 2016

Ladbrokes Tip: The Edward Manifold Stakes has produced many recent Thousand Guineas winning fillies

The Thousand Guineas is a mile feature held at Caulfield Racecourse in early October every Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for three-year-old fillies and is worth a lucrative $500,000 in prize money. One of four Group 1 features on Caulfield Guineas Day, the 1600m set weights features was first run in 1946 and from 1988 – 2013 it took place on a Wednesday during the Spring Carnival. It has held elite level status since 1979 and notable Thousand Guineas winners include Wenona Girl (1960), Alinghi (2004), Miss Finland (2006) and Atlantic Jewel (2011).

This year the Thousand Guineas will be run on Saturday 8th October 2016.

Thousand Guineas Field

The Thousand Guineas field is announced on the Tuesday before the race day and has attracted under 10 runners just once in the past 30 years when Guelph (2013) beat home only eight rivals. It has recently run with 16 starters including in 2012, 2010 and 2008. Thousand Guineas nominations close in early August each year and can feature over 200 three-year-old fillies heading towards the spring classic.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x1111x27 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Nicholas Hall 3 55.5kg 85
2 139x1x66 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Dwayne Dunn 9 55.5kg 81
3 1×361 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 8 55.5kg 102
4 54x212x11 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 55.5kg 88
5 611×154 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Steven King 2 55.5kg 81
6 23511×22 LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 7 55.5kg 85
7 1x10x38 SAMARA DANCER (NZ) Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 13 55.5kg 78
8 72×11 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 6 55.5kg 82
9 1108×2503 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 4 55.5kg 75
10 9×1211 LEOTIE Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 14 55.5kg 77
11 21×55 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 11 55.5kg 69
12 3×611 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 1 55.5kg 69
13 29×45 SMART AMELIA James Cummings James McDonald 12 55.5kg 65
14 7x1x280 PEEKING DUCK Trent Pennuto Craig Newitt 10 55.5kg 63
15 83×95475 FROMPARIS WITHLOVE Leon & Troy Corstens Ben E Thompson (a) 15 55.5kg 62

Thousand Guineas Betting & Odds

Thousand Guineas betting markets open months ahead of the event and offer great value in the all-in odds. Closer to race day once the field is released the markets firm and are usually dominated by fillies that ran top three in the lead-up with the past three winners all having finished in the money in their final Group start. The favourite has saluted in the Thousand Guineas five times since 2005 most recently when Guelph won in 2013.

Thousand Guineas Tips

Thousand Guineas tips feature the season’s top fillies that have good earlier spring form. The traditional lead-up races into the Group 1 include the Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude that produced Amicus (2014) who ran second in the lead-up with the double last achieved by Irish Lights (2009) and the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes that four Thousand Guineas winners have come via since 2006.

Thousand Guineas Form Guide

The Thousand Guineas form guide features all the info punters need to place a well-informed wager on the mile showdown including the saddlecloth number, barrier, trainer and jockey of all the fillies in the field. Looking for a runner drawn between barriers 4 – 6 is a good tip as these gates have produced the most winners in recent years, while just one winner has jumped from double digits in the past decade with Serious Speed (10 in 2007). Since 2008 three last start winners have gone on to win the Thousand Guineas including Guelph (2013) who took out the Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas double. Before her the last Thousand Guineas champ to come via the other Group 1 was Yosei (2010) who ran sixth in the Flight Stakes before winning the Thousand Guineas as a 10/1 chance.

Thousand Guineas Results

The Thousand Guineas results and finishing order are announced on Caulfield Guineas Day when the Schweppes-sponsored event runs as Caulfield Race 8 late on the card. As well as the Thousand Guineas winner, successful trifecta and first four you can also see the starting price and margin of all the runners as well as any scratched horses.

2016 Thousand Guineas Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 8 55.5kg $4.40
2 5 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Steven King 1L 2 55.5kg $21
3 1 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Nicholas Hall 1.2L 3 55.5kg $8.50
4 4 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2.7L 5 55.5kg $4.20F
5 12 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 3.45L 1 55.5kg $10
6 11 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 3.65L 10 55.5kg $31
7 2 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Dwayne Dunn 6.65L 9 55.5kg $9
8 6 LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 6.85L 7 55.5kg $12
9 13 SMART AMELIA James Cummings James McDonald 8.35L 11 55.5kg $31
10 10 LEOTIE Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 8.85L 13 55.5kg $15
11 7 SAMARA DANCER (NZ) Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 9.6L 12 55.5kg $26
12 9 SWORD OF LIGHT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 13.1L 4 55.5kg $51
13 15 FROMPARIS WITHLOVE Leon & Troy Corstens Ben E Thompson (a) 13.2L 14 55.5kg $151
14 8 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 16.95L 6 55.5kg $17

Thousand Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Global Glamour I Am A Star Whispering Brook 1:36.8
2015 Stay With Me Jameka Badawiya 1:35.8
2014 Amicus Traveston Girl Sabatini 1:36.4
2013 Guelph May’s Dream Gregers 1:37.7
2012 Commanding Jewel Dear Demi Zydeco 1:37.1
2011 Atlantic Jewel Mosheen Sharnee Rose 1:35.8
2010 Yosei Heartsareforlove Brazilian Pulse 1.39:8
2009 Irish Lights Melito Faint Perfume 1:38.8
2008 Gallica Cats Whisker Glowlamp 1:38.6
2007 Serious Speed Extension of Time Antarctic Miss 1:36.3
2006 Miss Finland Permaiscuous Cheeky Choice 1:37.2
2005 Mnemosyne Rewaaya Serenade Rose 1:36.3
2004 Alinghi Hollow Bullet Ballet Society 1:37.1
2003 Special Harmony Hinting Spurcent 1:36.4
2002 Macedon Lady La Bella Dama Fuji Dancer 1:36.4
2001 Magical Miss Ha Ha Li Lo Lill 1:37.0
2000 All Time High Ponton Flyer Tanith 1:36.3