Thousand Guineas

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A great Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies, the Thousand Guineas is the female counterpart to the Caulfield Guineas, sharing the same age and race distance (1600m). 

Contested over a mile at Caulfield Racecourse on the Wednesday after Caulfield Guineas Day in mid to late October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Thousand Guineas is run at set weights and offers $1 million in prize money. 

Sydney’s Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) serves as a key interstate lead-up into the Thousand Guineas. Global Glamour (2016) was the last filly to complete the interstate Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas double

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is the other key lead-up into the time-honoured Group 1 feature, but the double hasn’t been achieved since Irish Lights (2009).

Thousand Guineas 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Class: Set weights (55.5 kg)
  • Qualification: Three year olds (fillies only)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1946
  • 2021 Thousand Guineas Winner: Yearning

thousand guineas 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Thousand Guineas results will be available below once the race takes place on Wednesday October 13, 2021.

  1. #9 Yearning
  2. #3 Elusive Express
  3. #10 Barb Raider

The VRC Oaks is calling for the nicely-bred Hawkes Racing-trained filly Yearning ($26) who was dominant coming from last to first to dominate the 2021 Thousand Guineas results by a length over Elusive Express with Barb Raider a brave third to round out the trifecta.

Thousand Guineas 2021 Betting

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

How To Bet On The Thousand Guineas In 2021

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Thousand Guineas 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Thousand Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit


Which filly will win the 2021 Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas winner it is also important to consider:

  • Inside Alleys – Since 2006 just two Thousand Guineas winners have jumped from wider than gate nine.
  • Best Lead Up – Placegetters out of the Flight Stakes in Sydney and the Thousand Guineas Prelude in Melbourne make the best bet in the Thousand Guineas field. The Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington is another key lead-up and Amphitrite (2018) was the last to do the double. In 2021 Yearning improved on a lead-up second in the Edward Manifold to win the Thousand Guineas at 25/1.


The early favourites in Thousand Guineas betting for 2021 include Atlantic Jewel Stakes winning filly Zouzarella and Chris Waller’s Flight Stakes runner-up Hinged.

From 2006 – 2021 seven Thousand Guineas favourites have won, most recently Flit ($2.35 in 2019).

Thousand Guineas Field 2021

The official Thousand Guineas 2021 final field is released on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The 2021 Thousand Guineas field features 13 three-year-old fillies including Zouzarella in barrier two with Brett Prebble to ride and the Flight Stakes runner-up out of Sydney Hinged from the Waller stable.

Thousand Guineas 2021 Tips

Favourite: #6 Zouzarella ($4.20 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Hinged ($4.20 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #4 Bon’s A Pearla ($19 at time of publish)

Check back here the week of the race for our exclusive 2021 Thousand Guineas betting tips and selections, while a full Thousand Guineas tipping preview will be published on the Neds Blog.



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

The 2021 Thousand Guineas nominations close on Tuesday August 3, 2021 and are expected to attract in excess of 200 early entries.

They will be followed by the Thousand Guineas 2021 first acceptances on Tuesday September 7, 2021.

The 2021 Thousand Guineas nominations are now out featuring a bumper 249 fillies including the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained daughter of Frankel Argentia, Golden Slipper Stakes and Inglis Sires’ fourth-placegetter Four Moves Ahead, the Chris Waller-trained She’s All Class and the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Crystal Bound. 


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

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

Ninety-three fillies remain in the mix following the Thousand Guineas 2021 first acceptances with all-in betting led by the currently undefeated Zouzarella.


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

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


Weights are announced on Friday the 8th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Thousand Guineas weights will be published in our above Thousand Guineas Field section.


Acceptances are announced at 9:00 AM on Monday the 11th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Thousand Guineas final acceptances will be published in our above Thousand Guineas Field section.


Riders are announced at 12:00 PM on Monday the 11th of October, 2021. The official 2021 Thousand Guineas jockeys will be published in our above Thousand Guineas Field section.

Thousand Guineas 2021 Race Day

2021 Thousand Guineas Day takes place on Wednesday the 13th of October, 2021 a few days after Caulfield Guineas Day runs on the Saturday. Along with the Group 1 Thousand Guineas, the other Group status races on the card are the:

  • $200,000 Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m);
  • $200,000 Group 3 Coongy Cup (2000m); and the
  • $200,000 Group 3 Ladies Day Vase (1600m).


Scratchings close at 7:30am (AEST) the morning of the race, Wednesday October 13, 2021.

Thousand Guineas Race Number 2021

The 2021 Thousand Guineas is set to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 5:05pm (AEDT) on Wednesday the 13th of October, 2021. There are eight races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Thousand Guineas Winners

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

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Yearning Damien Thornton Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1:37.5
2020 Odeum Michael Walker Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 1:36.2
2019 Flit Hugh Bowman James Cummings 1:37.1
2018 Amphitrite Craig Williams Darren Weir 1:36.2
2017 Aloisia Luke Nolen Aaron Purcell 1:36.2
2016 Global Glamour Kerrin McEvoy Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott 1:36.8
2015 Stay With Me Dwayne Dunn David Hayes and Tom Dabernig 1:35.8
2014 Amicus Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 1:36.4
2013 Guelph Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 1:37.7
2012 Commanding Jewel Damien Oliver L J Corstens 1:37.1
2011 Atlantic Jewel Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 1:35.8
2010 Yosei Michelle Payne Stuart Webb 1.39:8
2009 Irish Lights Glen Boss D A Hayes 1:38.8
2008 Gallica Damien Oliver Mick Price 1:38.6
2007 Serious Speed 1:36.3
2006 Miss Finland Craig Williams D A Hayes 1:37.2
2005 Mnemosyne D Beadman J R Hawkes 1:36.3
2004 Alinghi D Oliver D L Freedman 1:37.1
2003 Special Harmony D Oliver D L Freedman 1:36.4
2002 Macedon Lady S R King J G Symons 1:36.4
2001 Magical Miss S W Arnold Bart Cummings 1:37.0
2000 All Time High S W Arnold Russell and Scott Cameron 1:36.3
1999 Shizu J A Cassidy Russell and Scott Cameron
1998 Inaflury D Gauci Clifford I Brown
1997 Lady of the Pines D Beadman P C Hayes
1996 Dashing Eagle D Beadman Bart Cummings
1995 Shame D Gauci J R Harkes
1994 Northwood Plume Rod Griffiths D L Freedman
1993 Arborea R S Dye Clarry Conners
1992 Azzurro D Oliver D L Freedman
1991 Richfield Lady G J Childs Bart Cummings
1990 Whisked G Duffy Grahame Begg
1989 Tristanagh J A Cassidy Bart Cummings
1988 Riverina Charm D Gauci B Mayfield-Smith
1987 Bianco Flyer A G Clarke C S Hayes
1986 Magic Flute J A Cassidy B Mayfield-Smith
1985 Shankill Lass Mick Dittman T J Smith
1984 Goleen M Schumacher I W Hocking
1983 Perfect Bliss B Clements I D O’Neill