The Thousand Guineas is a $1 million Group 1 race held at Caulfield Racecourse. It is run over 1600m with set weights and is for three-year-old fillies. In 2020, the race will be held on Saturday, October 10, the same day as the Caulfield Guineas, Toorak Handicap and Caulfield Stakes.
James Cummings rode Flit to victory in 2019, with Missile Mantra and Southbank making up the placings. After winning, Flit only took part in one more race in the Spring Carnival, finishing fourth in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes.
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Sweet Chime won the first edition of the Thousand Guineas, which was back in 1946. Since then some great horses have claimed victory, including Wenona Girl, Alinghi and Miss Finland.
As with many top-class races, Hugh Bowman has had great success in the Thousand Guineas in recent times. He has won the race twice in the last six years, claiming victory on Flit and Amicus.
In 2019, Flit ran 1:37.19 to win the Thousand Guineas, however, it wasn’t the fastest time the race has seen over the last 20 years. That honour belongs to Amphitrite, who in 2018 clocked 1:35.67.
Thousand Guineas Field
The strength of the Thousand Guineas field isn’t always as strong as the Caulfield Guineas, however, as a Group 1 with major prizemoney, there is still some great horses that go round. Nominations for the race close on October 5, with final acceptances on October 7.
2020 Thousand Guineas Field
|1||Hungry Heart (3)J: J Bowman 55.5kg T: C J Waller||$3.30||$1.50||Bet Now|
|2||Thermosphere (2)J: Damian Lane 55.5kg T: James Cummings||$14.00||$3.90||Bet Now|
|3||Instant Celebrity (9)J: Craig Williams 55.5kg T: P Stokes||$3.80||$1.70||Bet Now|
|4||Personal (8)J: D Oliver 55.5kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes||$13.00||$3.80||Bet Now|
|5||Vangelic (10)J: B Prebble 55.5kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott||$9.00||$3.20||Bet Now|
|6||Ecumenical (13)J: John Allen 55.5kg T: R W Huxtable||$31.00||$6.50||Bet Now|
|7||Aidensfield (7)J: D W Stackhouse 55.5kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes||$11.00||$3.50||Bet Now|
|8||Night Raid (12)J: M Zahra 55.5kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr||$26.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|9||Odeum (4)J: M J Walker 55.5kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr||$17.00||$4.50||Bet Now|
|10||Rock My Wand (5)J: L Currie 55.5kg T: Matthew Smith||$19.00||$5.00||Bet Now|
|11||Mozzie Monster (11)J: Jordan Childs 55.5kg T: J D Sadler||$41.00||$8.00||Bet Now|
|12||Agreeable (14)J: Jamie Kah 55.5kg T: A & S Freedman||$21.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
|13||Love Sensation (6)J: L Nolen 55.5kg T: K L Corstens||$41.00||$8.00||Bet Now|
|14||Yosemite (1)J: W Pike 55.5kg T: R D Griffiths||$101.00||$21.00||Bet Now|
Thousand Guineas Betting
Over the last five years, the Thousand Guineas has been a mixed betting race. Three of the last five winners have had starting prices inside $10, while all of them have been inside $15. The race doesn’t often have big fields, which means it can be slightly easier for punters to find a winner.
Thousand Guineas Results
|1||Flit||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||$2.35|
|2||Missile Mantra||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Lane||$8.50|
|3||Southbank||Anthony Freedman||James McDonald||$17|
|4||Lyre||Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||$4.80|
|5||Acting||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Craig Williams||$7|
|6||Emeralds||John Sargent||Ben Melham||$11|
|7||Tenley||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||$26|
|8||I Am Eloquent||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Stephen Blaster||$51|
|9||Barbie’s Fox||Louise Bonella||Damien Oliver||$51|
|10||St Edward’s Crown||Shane Fliedner||Damien Thornton||$71|
THOUSAND GUINEAS WINNERS
2019 – Flit (1:37.19)
2018 – Amphitrite (1:35.67)
2017 – Aloisia (1:36.27)
2016 – Global Glamour (1:36.84)
2015 – Stay With Me (1:35.89)
2014 – Amicus (1:36.46)
2013 – Guelph (1:37.78)
2012 – Commanding Jewel (1:37.17)
2011 – Atlantic Jewel (1:35.86)
2010 – Yosei (1:39.81)