Glenfiddich Ruled Out of 2020 Caulfield Guineas

Tue 6th October 2020

In a blow for connections, star colt Glenfiddich will miss Saturday’s 2020 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) due to a problem with his breathing.

As per Andrew Bensley’s tweet, the Stutt Stakes winner will undergo a small procedure to assist with his breathing, and will miss both the 2020 Caulfield Guineas, and the 2020 Cox Plate.

It appears that the issue is not going to cause long-term problems, with the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) a possibility if the surgery and recovery are successful.

However, it is more likely that the son of Fastnet Rock spells for the rest of the spring.

Update: Trainer Peter Moody has also tweeted regarding the situation.


From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.