Thousand Guineas Prelude

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.

Thousand Guineas Prelude, Caulfield

Run over 1,400 metres, the Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $250,000 prize purse, it attracts its fair share of short to mid distance runners.

Registered as the Tranquil Star Stakes, this race has gone by many names, such as the Health Stakes and the Jumeirah International Stakes.

This race serves as an excellent lead up into the Thousand Guineas. By winning this race, horses are exempt from the ballot for both the Thousand Guineas and the Caulfield Guineas.

Thousand 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 with penalties
  • Qualification: Three year old fillies
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $250,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1983

Thousand Guineas Prelude Betting

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

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  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 Thousand Guineas Prelude Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas Prelude here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 25/09/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Which Horse Will Win The Thousand Guineas Prelude

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

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Local Legends – Melbourne horses, usually those with winning form at 1400 metres or more, are your best chance.
  • Best Lead Up – Fillies coming out of The Blue Diamond Stakes are worth considering.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Favourites

Early favourites include Flit, Tenley, and Missile Mantra.

Thousand Guineas Prelude 2019 Field

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

Thousand Guineas Prelude 2019 Tips

Favourite: Flit

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Race Day

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

Thousand Guineas Prelude Barrier Draw

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

Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 23rd of September, 2019. The full list of nominations appears below.

No Horse Sex Age Trainer Handicap
1 Acting Filly 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 67
2 Barbie’s Fox Filly 3 Louise Bonella 63
3 Charleise Filly 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 64
4 Entrez Boo Filly 3 Julius Sandhu 54
5 Excused Filly 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 70
6 Exhilarates Filly 3 James Cummings 95
7 Fascino Filly 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 63
8 Flit Filly 3 James Cummings 83
9 Ginny Ann Filly 3 Symon Wilde 66
10 Gogethergirl Filly 3 Patrick Caboche 60
11 Knowles Filly 3 Jason Warren 63
12 La Falaise Filly 3 Henry Dwyer 65
13 Lyre Filly 3 Anthony Freedman 101
14 Missile Mantra Filly 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 71
15 Pin Sec Filly 3 James Cummings 76
16 Ready Set Sail Filly 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 72
17 Sandsation Filly 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 60
18 Saone Filly 3 Lindsey Smith 64
19 She Shao Fly Filly 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 75
20 Snapdancer Filly 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 68
21 Southbank Filly 3 Anthony Freedman 62
22 St Edward’s Crown Filly 3 Shane Fliedner 71
23 Starden Lass Filly 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 67
24 Stay Gold Filly 3 Danny O’Brien 63
25 Tenley Filly 3 James Cummings 89

Thousand 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.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Acceptances

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

Thousand Guineas Prelude Jockeys

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

Thousand Guineas Prelude Scratchings

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

Thousand Guineas Prelude Prize Money

The Thousand Guineas Prelude prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to 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

Thousand Guineas Prelude Race Number

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is race number 6 on Sunday, the 29th of September, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas Prelude has been released.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 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 for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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