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

The Neds Caulfield Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds conducted over a mile (1600m) in mid-October during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. 

A set weights clash offering $2 million in prize money, the Caulfield Guineas is open to fillies but rarely attracts the female gallopers who instead contest the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) the following Wednesday.

A good lead up race to this event is the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, a Group 3 race run at 1400 metres and occuring two weeks before the Caulfield Guineas. Helmet (2011) was the last horse to complete the Caulfield Guineas Prelude – Caulfield Guineas double. 

Regarded one of the key stallion-making races for three-year-olds, the Caulfield Guineas has been won by many great horses throughout history including the likes of: Ajax (1937), Tulloch (1957), subsequent Cox Plate winning filly Surround (1976), Lonhro (2001) and more recently The Autumn Sun (2018).

Surround (1976) is one of four three-year-olds to have completed the Caulfield Guineas – Cox Plate double in a single season along with: Star Affair (1965), Rajah Sahib (1968) and Red Anchor (1984).

Horses out of the Caulfield Guineas many continue on to run in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) late in the spring during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Sixteen have done the double, most recently Helenus (2002).

Neds Caulfield Guineas 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Weight Class: Set weights (56.5 kg)
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $2,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1881
  • 2021 Caulfield Guineas Winner: Anamoe

caulfield guineas 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Caulfield Guineas Results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021. 

  1. #1 Anamoe
  2. #5 Captivant
  3. #Artorius

The James Cummings-trained Anamoe ($2.10) was excellent third-up and fit heading to Melbourne over the mile to post a half-length win over Capitvant with Artorius third in the Caulfield Guineas 2021 results.

Caulfield Guineas Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Caulfield Guineas
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Caulfield Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Caulfield Guineas, 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, 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 to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Caulfield Guineas 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 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, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Caulfield Guineas In 2021

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  1. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  2. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  3. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Neds Caulfield Guineas 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Neds Caulfield Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE caulfield guineas IN 2021?

Which horse will win the 2021 Caulfield Guineas comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the 1600m distance, their lead-up form in Melbourne and their previous Group 1 race experience.

When selecting the Caulfield Guineas winner it is also important to consider:

  • Interstate Invaders: Horses trained in Sydney have come to dominate this race in previous years.
  • Lucky Barrier: It seems that barrier one gives an advantage, as quite a few recent winners have jumped from it.
  • Hot Leads: The Stan Fox Stakes has been responsible for sending a lot of winners into this race. Also worth considering is the Golden Rose. Ole Kirk (2020) was the last horse to complete the Golden Rose Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double.

caulfield guineas FAVOURITES 2021

The early favourites in Neds Caulfield Guineas betting for 2021 include ATC Sires’ Produce winning Street Boss colt Anamoe and the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Blue Diamond champ Artorius.

The Autumn Sun ($1.75 in 2018) followed by Ole Kirk ($4.20 in 2020) and Anamoe ($2.10 in 2021) are the latest Caulfield Guineas favourites to win. Both The Autumn Sun and Ole Kirk won Sydney’s Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes in the lead-up, while Anamoe ran second in the Golden Rose as the beaten favourite before atoning in Melbourne.

Caulfield Guineas Field 2021

The official Neds Caulfield Guineas 2021 field of final acceptances is released the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The 2021 Neds Caulfield Guineas final field features a capacity line-up of three-year-old milers led in betting by the widely-drawn Anamoe (15) out to atone for his lead-up second in Sydney’s Golden Rose.


  • #9 Coastwatch (12) has been removed from the Guineas in favour of a run in Randwick’s Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes instead.
  • #13 Dark Rebel (10).

Caulfield Guineas 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Anamoe ($2.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Artorius ($3.80 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #8 Forgot You ($17 at time of publish) 

Check back here the week of the race for our insider 2021 Neds Caulfield Guineas betting tips and selections with a full preview post to be published on the Neds Blog.


Caulfield Guineas 2021 Nominations

Early Caulfield Guineas nominations are taken at the start of August followed by first and second acceptances throughout September.

The 2021 Neds Caulfield Guineas nominations closed on Tuesday August 3, 2021 drawing 278 early entries including star juveniles and Group 1 winners such as: Stay Inside (G1 Golden Slipper), Anamoe (G1 Sires Produce), Artorius (G1 Blue Diamond), Captivant (G1 Champagne Stakes) and Converge (G1 JJ Atkins Stakes).

Caulfield Guineas 2021 FIRST ACCEPTANCES

The 2021 Neds Caulfield Guineas first acceptances close on Tuesday September 7, 2021. 

The Caulfield Guineas second acceptances close at midday (local Melbourne time) on Tuesday September 21, 2021.

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas first acceptances are now out featuring 94 hopeful three-year-olds led in betting by the Blue Diamond champion Artorius who returned with a first-up second in the HDF McNeil Stakes.

Caulfield Guineas 2021 second acceptances

The 2021 Neds Caulfield Guineas second acceptances close on Tuesday September 21, 2021. 

The Caulfield Guineas final acceptances close at midday (local Melbourne time) on Tuesday October 5, 2021.

Caulfield Guineas 2021 Weights

Weights are announced on Monday the 4th of October, 2021. The set weight is 56.5 kilograms for colts and geldings. The official 2021 Caulfield Guineas weights will be published in our above Caulfield Guineas Field section. 

Caulfield Guineas 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances are announced at 09:30 AM on Tuesday the 5th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Caulfield Guineas final acceptances will be published in our above Caulfield Guineas Field section. 

Caulfield Guineas 2021 jockeys

Riders are announced at 1 PM on Wednesday the 6th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Caulfield Guineas jockeys will be published in our above Caulfield Guineas Field section. 

Caulfield Guineas Race Day 2021

Race day takes place on Saturday, October 9th, 2021. 2021 Neds Caulfield Guineas Day features a total of three Group 1 races plus a host of other important spring races. 

Other key events held on Caulfield Guineas Day include the:

Caulfield Guineas Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30am (AEDT) the morning of the race, Saturday October 9, 2021. 

2021 Caulfield Guineas Scratchings: 

  • #9 Coastwatch (12)
  • #13 Dark Rebel (10)

Caulfield Guineas Race Number 2021

The 2021 Neds Caulfield Guineas is set to run as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:30pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 9th of October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Caulfield Guineas 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Caulfield Guineas Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Caulfield Guineas Winners

A list of past Caulfield Guineas winners dating back to 1983 can be viewed in the below table.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Anamoe Damien Oliver James Cummings 1:35.00
2020 Ole Kirk William Pike Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1:36.38
2019 Super Seth Mark Zahra Anthony Freedman 1:36.44
2018 The Autumn Sun James McDonald Chris Waller 1:35.58
2017 Mighty Boss Michael Walker Mick Price 1:36.0
2016 Divine Prophet Dwayne Dunn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1:36.5
2015 Press Statement Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 1:36.4
2014 Shooting To Win James McDonald Peter and Paul Snowden 1:35.5
2013 Long John Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 1:36.7
2012 All Too Hard Dwayne Dunn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1:36.0
2011 Helmet Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 1:35.3
2010 Anacheeva Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 1:37.0
2009 STARSPANGLEDBANNER D Nikolic L J Corstens 1:35.6
2008 WHOBEGOTYOU Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 1:36.4
2007 WEEKEND HUSSLER Brad Rawiller Ross McDonald 1.36.4
2006 WONDERFUL WORLD L Nolen Bart Cummings 1.35.9
2005 GOD’S OWN G Boss Bart Cummings 1.37.6
2004 ECONSUL (NZL) C Munce Graeme Rogerson 1.38.0
2003 IN TOP SWING N Callow Noel Mayfield-Smith 1.36.0
2002 HELENUS S R King L J Corstens 1.35.4
2001 LONHRO D Gauci J R Hawkes 1.36.7
2000 SHOW A HEART S R King B N Miller 1.35.8
1999 REDOUTE’S CHOICE J A Cassidy Rick Hore-Lacy
1998 KENWOOD MELODY R S Dye F W Mitchell
1997 ENCOUNTER R S Dye Clarry Conners
1996 ALFA Rod Griffiths Bart Cummings
1995 OUR MAIZCAY B York G L Searle
1994 ST. COVET W Harris D A Hayes
1993 MAHOGANY Greg Hall D L FReedman
1992 PALACE REIGN M Clarke D A Hayes
1991 CHORTLE B York B J McLachlan
1990 CENTRO (NZL) D Oliver D L Freedman
1989 PROCOL HARUM (NZL) D Beadman V J Thompson
1988 VITALIC B Thomson A E Elkington
1987 MARWONG B Thomson Gavin Murphy
1986 ABARIDY G Doughty MS S Watkins
1985 DRAWN J A Cassidy Les Bridge
1984 RED ANCHOR (NZL) Mick Dittman T J Smith
1983 BEECHCRAFT (NZL) B Thomson C S Hayes