First run in 1881, The Group 1 Caulfield Guineas is run over 1600 metres at Caulfield Racecourse on the second Saturday in October as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The Caulfield Guineas 2022 will be run on Saturday 8th October with total prize money of $3 Million.
Caulfield Stakes Winners
The Caulfield Guineas is regarded as a Stallion-making race with a number of winners going on to successful careers at stud including Lonhro, Redoubte’s Choice and All Too Hard. After winning the race in 2018, The Autumn Sun was valued at $30 Million.
The training honours have been shared around evenly in recent times, with Team Hawkes and Team Snowden preparing the winner three times each. The 2021 winner, Anamoe was unlucky to not win the Cox Plate a few weeks later after appearing to be interfered in the race by the winner State of Rest.
Good horses win the Caulfield Guineas and go on to be stars of the turf or stars in the breeding barn.
Best Formline for the Caulfield Guineas
Historically, the Guineas Prelude, run a fortnight earlier at Caulfield provides a great form reference for the Caulfield Guineas. In recent times the Danehill Stakes run over 1200m at Flemington and the Stutt Stakes over 1600m at Moonee Valley have also provided a good insight into the race.
With the exception of Mighty Boss winning at $101 in 2017, the majority of recent winners have all been well-supported in betting markets. The barrier draw is also important, with horses drawn towards the inside at an advantage. Interestingly, horses that are trained in Queensland or New South Wales have a better record in the last 20 years than their Victorian counterparts.
Backing the Winner of the Caulfield Guineas
With a lot of prize money and prestige at stake, the Caulfield Guineas is a much sought-after race for trainers and owners alike. The list of recent Caulfield Guineas winners is a who’s who of racing and with the majority of recent winners solid in betting markets on the day. Backing the Caulfield Guineas winner is not as hard as it might seem!
Astute bettors will look to a horse that is drawn in barriers 1-5 who has run well in one of the three major lead-up races mentioned above. The horse will be well-bred and be trained in one of the two northern states. Finally, he will be at a price of $10 or less.
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