Caulfield Guineas Prelude

Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Caulfield Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,500 metres, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a Group 3 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $250,000 prize purse, it attracts lots of mid distance runners, including some interstate and international entrants.

This race has been run over two distances. For it’s first 15 years it was run at 1200 metres. Ever since 1991, it has been run at 1400 metres. 

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race was upgraded to Group 3 in 2001. It has previously been known as the Show Day Stakes, J D Macdonald Stakes and the Macdonald Stakes.

Horses that do well in this race have been known to go onto success in the Caulfield Guineas.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Sunday, September 29th, 2019
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
  • Qualification: Three year olds (colts and geldings)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Prize Purse: $250,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1985

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Caulfield Guineas Prelude to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Caulfield Guineas Prelude to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Caulfield Guineas Prelude to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Caulfield Guineas Prelude

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Caulfield Guineas Prelude Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Caulfield Guineas Prelude here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 12/09/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBA TBA TBA

Which Horse Will Win The Caulfield Guineas Prelude

The best way to pick who will win the Caulfield Guineas Prelude is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Check in with Jared Timms and the racing experts on our blog closer to raceday.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Race Day

Race day takes place on Sunday, the 29th of September, 2019.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Barrier Draw

The 2019 Caulfield Guineas Prelude barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 23rd of 

September, 2019.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Weights

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 24th of September, 2019.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:45 AM on Wednesday, the 25th of September, 2019.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, the 25th of
October, 2019.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Sunday, the 29th of October, 2019.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Prize Money

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $150,000
2nd $45,000
3rd $22,500
4th $11,250
5th $6,250
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Race Number

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is race number 1 on Sunday, the 29th of September, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude has been released.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Caulfield Guineas Prelude live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Winners

Winners of the Caulfield Guineas Prelude for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Native Soldier Darren Weir Ben Allen 57 kgs 1:23.36
2017 Perast Paul Perry Damian Lane 55 kgs 1:23.47
2016 Sacred Elixir Tony Pike Damian Lane 57.5 kgs 1:24.70
2015 Bon Aurum Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 56.5 kgs 1:22.67
2014 Rich Enuff Ken Keys Michael Rodd 57.5 kgs 1:23.49
2013 Eclair Big Bang Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 55 kgs 1:23.38
2012 Epaulette Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 58.5 kgs 1:24.26
2011 Helmet Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 58.5 kgs 1:21.40
2010 Anacheeva Peter Moody Luke Nolen 55.5 kgs 1:23.16
2009 Demerit Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 54 kgs 1:24.70
2008 Fernandina Leon Corstens Vlad Duric 55.5 kgs 1:25.42
2007 Purrealist Danny O’Brien Hugh Bowman 54 kgs 1:24.20
2006 Wonderful World Bart Cummings Luke Nolen 54 kgs 1:24.67
2005 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Nick Ryan 57.5 kgs 1:27.08
2004 Tirade Mathew Ellerton Danny Nikolic 56 kgs 1:24.78
2003 Elvstroem Tony Vasil Brett Prebble 54 kgs 1:22.36
2002 Great Glen Leon Macdonald Kerrin McEvoy 57.5 kgs 1:23.29
2001 Pure Theatre Robert Priscott Darren Beadman 54 kgs 1:24.23
2000 Fubu Cliff Brown Matthew Gatt 54 kgs 1:22.47