Looking for early info on this year’s Thousand Guineas Prelude? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,400 metres, the Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse in mid to late September during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Formerly registered as the Tranquil Star Stakes in honour of former great mare and dual Cox Plate champion Tranquil Star (1942, 1944) the event has been run and won since 1983.
The race is run at set weights plus penalties and is open only to three-year-old fillies. Offering $300,000 in prize money as of 2021 the Thousand Guineas Prelude has been won by many great fillies over the years including Miss Finland (2006), Ortensia (2008) and Booker (2017).
It currently takes place on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day alongside the colts’ and geldings’ equivalent, the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m).
Instead the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) is the likely target for the best out of the Prelude with Irish Lights (2009) the last to do the double.
Thousand Guineas Prelude 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday September 18, 2021
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,400 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights with penalties
- Qualification: Three year old fillies
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Prize Purse: $300,000
- Inaugural Race: 1983
- 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude Winner: Bon’s A Pearla
thousand guineas prelude 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 18, 2021.
- #4 Bon’s A Pearla
- #1 Heresy
- #5 Elusive Express
The Kevin Corstens-trained Bon’s A Pearla ($31) was the underrated filly in the Thousand Guineas Prelude 2021 results scoring a shock win over the beaten favourite Heresy.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas Prelude|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Thousand Guineas Prelude. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Thousand 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 Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas Prelude to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Thousand 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 Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas Prelude, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Thousand Guineas Prelude in 2021
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Thousand Guineas Prelude Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Thousand Guineas Prelude 2021 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Thousand Guineas Prelude
The best way to pick which horse will win the Thousand Guineas Prelude in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider their lead-up form and previous record at the Caulfield track.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Thousand Guineas Prelude winner include:
- Local Legends – Melbourne-trained fillies, usually those with winning form at 1400 metres or more, are your best chance.
- Best Lead Up – Fillies that contested tougher Group 1 races during the autumn like the Blue Diamond Stakes for two-year-olds make a good bet.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Favourites 2021
Early Thousand Guineas Prelude 2021 favourites include the in-form Godolphin-raced Heresy and the progressive Morioka drawn the rails.
Instant Celebrity ($2.80 in 2020) was the last Thousand Guineas Prelude favourite tow in.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Field 2021
The official 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude final field of acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude 2021 field features 10 smart fillies, many of which are untapped and up in grade against the proven favourite Heresy for Godolphin.
Thousand Guineas Prelude 2021 Tips
Favourite: #1 Heresy ($2.70 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #1 Heresy to salute for the punters (see above)
Best Roughie: #6 Xtra Gear ($8.50 at time of publish)
Our exclusive Thousand Guineas Prelude 2021 tips will be available here the week of the race and a full betting preview on the Neds Blog.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Race Day 2021
The Thousand Guineas Prelude takes place on Saturday September 18, 2021 as part of 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day. The meeting’s other Group status are the:
- Group 1 $750,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m);
- Group 3 $300,000 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m);
- Group 3 $200,000 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) known as the MRC Foundation Cup; and the
- Group 3 $200,000 How Now Stakes (1200m).
Thousand Guineas Prelude Barrier Draw 2021
The 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Thousand Guineas Prelude Field section.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations 2021
Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 13th of September, 2021.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Weights 2021
Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday the 13th of September, 2021.
2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude Top Weight:
- #1 Heresy (58kg)
Thousand Guineas Prelude Acceptances 2021
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 15th of September, 2021 and will be available in our above Thousand Guineas Prelude Field section.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Jockeys 2021
The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 15th of September, 2021 with official 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude jockeys to be published in our above Thousand Guineas Prelude Field section.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday the 18th of September, 2021.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Prize Money 2021
The Thousand Guineas Prelude prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Race Number 2021
The 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude is set to run as Caulfield Race 3 at 1:40pm (AEST) on Saturday the 18th of September, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Form Guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude Form Guide following final acceptances.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Live 2021
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Thousand Guineas Prelude Winners
Winners of the Thousand Guineas Prelude going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|2021||Bon’s A Pearla||Kevin Corstens||Jason Maskiell||56 kg||1:24.88|
|2020||Instant Celebrity||Phillip Stokes||Craig Williams||56 kg||1:25.28|
|2019||Acting||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Tommy Berry||55 kg||1:23.94|
|2018||Smart Melody||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||56.5kg||1:22.73|
|2017||Booker||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dwayne Dunn||55kg||1:23.42|
|2016||Legless Veuve||Stuart Webb||Mark Zahra||55.5kg||1:25.20|
|2015||Miss Gunpowder||Phillip Stokes||Craig Williams||55kg||1:23.27|
|2014||Afleet Esprit||David Hayes||Damien Oliver||56.5kg||1:24.54|
|2013||Gregers||David Hayes||Chad Schofield||56kg||1:29.54|
|2012||Lady Of Harrods||Russell Cameron||Steven Arnold||57kg||1:24.98|
|2011||Bliss Street||Daniel Morton||Steven Arnold||57.5kg||1:24.48|
|2010||Divorces||Peter Snowden||Mark Zahra||54kg||1:24.26|
|2009||Irish Lights||David Hayes||Glen Boss||54kg||1:26.18|
|2008||Ortensia||Tony Noonan||Danny Nikolic||54kg||1:26.02|
|2007||Gabbidon||Gary Kennewell||Stathi Katsidis||55.5kg||1:23.90|
|2006||Miss Finland||David Hayes||Craig Williams||56.5kg||1:24.39|
|2005||Doubting||Mick Price||Steven King||57.5kg||1:27.47|
|2004||Hollow Bullet||John McArdle||David Taggart||54kg||1:24.39|
|2003||Hinting||Bill Mitchell||Brett Prebble||56kg||1:22.96|
|2002||La Bella Dame||Mick Price||Danny Nikolic||54kg||1:24.28|
|2001||Haste Ye Back||Leon Corstens||Brett Prebble||56kg||1:25.00|
|2000||So Gorgeous||Dan O’Sullivan||Nash Rawiller||57.5kg||1:22.96|
|1999||Miss Pennymoney||Jim Conlan||Patrick Payne||54.5kg||1:22.58|