Thousand Guineas

A great Group 1 race for 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 in October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Thousand Guineas is open only to three-year-old fillies and is run at set weights. 

Sydney’s Flight Stakes is almost identical to this race (apart from it being right-handed) and as such it serves as an excellent lead in. Global Glamour (2016) was the last filly to complete the interstate Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas double. 

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is the official lead-up into the Thousand Guineas, but the double hasn’t been achieved since Irish Lights (2009).

Thousand Guineas 2020 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 10th, 2020 
  • 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
  • 2020 Thousand Guineas Winner: Odeum

thousand guineas 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Thousand Guineas results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 10, 2020.

  1. #9 Odeum
  2. #4 Personal
  3. #3 Instant Celebrity

The Thousand Guineas 2020 results saw an upset win by the Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained Odeum ($9) who flashed home for a brilliant victory over Personal ($16), while the Prelude winner Instant Celebrity ($4.20) ran third.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 ODEUMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 3 55.5kg $9
2 4 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 1.75L 7 55.5kg $16
3 3 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 1.95L 8 55.5kg $4.20
4 6 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable John Allen 2.7L 12 55.5kg $31
5 12 AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Kah 3.45L 13 55.5kg $31
6 2 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 5.2L 1 55.5kg $16
7 1 HUNGRY HEARTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5.3L 2 55.5kg $2.60F
8 10 ROCK MY WAND Matthew Smith Luke Currie 5.8L 4 55.5kg $41
9 11 MOZZIE MONSTER John Sadler Jordan Childs 5.9L 10 55.5kg $91
10 7 AIDENSFIELD Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 6L 6 55.5kg $16
11 5 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 8.25L 9 55.5kg $10
12 8 NIGHT RAID Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 8.55L 11 55.5kg $31
13 13 LOVE SENSATIONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Kevin Corstens Luke Nolen 12.55L 5 55.5kg $71
SCRATCHED 14 YOSEMITE (NZ) Robbie Griffiths William Pike 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Thousand Guineas 2020 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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 2020

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  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

2020 Thousand Guineas Field (Horses)

The official Thousand Guineas 2020 final field is released on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The 2020 Thousand Guineas field features 14 classy fillies including the Chris Waller-trained Hungry Heart (3) to be ridden by last year’s winning hoop Hugh Bowman on the back-up off her Group 1 Flight Stakes second last Saturday in Sydney.

The Godolphin-raced Thermosphere (2) meanwhile is also drawn well and on the seven-day turnaround having won Flemington’s Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes and gives trainer James Cummings the chance to prepare successive Thousand Guineas winners after his 2019 win with Flit.

Scratchings Update: #14 Yosemite (1) has been withdrawn bringing Thermosphere into barrier one.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 215×222 HUNGRY HEARTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 55.5kg 95
2 42110×2851 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 2 55.5kg 88
3 1111 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 9 55.5kg 86
4 2130×52 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 8 55.5kg 84
5 1622×433 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 10 55.5kg 88
6 15115×86 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable John Allen 13 55.5kg 75
7 11×22 AIDENSFIELD Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 7 55.5kg 74
8 4×114 NIGHT RAID Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 12 55.5kg 75
9 151 ODEUMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 4 55.5kg 75
10 332153×623 ROCK MY WAND Matthew Smith Luke Currie 5 55.5kg 74
11 1138 MOZZIE MONSTER John Sadler Jordan Childs 11 55.5kg 68
12 1×446 AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Kah 14 55.5kg 64
13 3×215 LOVE SENSATIONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Kevin Corstens Luke Nolen 6 55.5kg 66
14 3×187 YOSEMITE (NZ) Robbie Griffiths William Pike 1 55.5kg 62
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Thousand Guineas 2020 Odds

Early market odds for the 2020 Thousand Guineas will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds,  you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of The Thousand Guineas here once betting opens.

Thousand Guineas 2020 Tips

Favourite: #1 Hungry Heart ($3.20 at time of publish) –

Best Bet: #2 Thermosphere ($13 at time of publish) –

Best Roughie: #9 Odeum ($17 at time of publish)

Check back here the week of the race for our exclusive 2020 Thousand Guineas betting tips and selections, while a full Thousand Guineas tipping preview will be published on the Neds Blog.

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.

Thousand Guineas 2020 Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2020. The Thousand Guineas is part of the Caulfield Guineas Day racecard that is headlined by the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m). 

Other key events held on Caulfield Guineas Day include the:

Thousand Guineas 2020 Nominations

Thousand Guineas 2020 nominations are first taken in early August followed by first and second acceptances in September.

The official 2020 Thousand Guineas nominations closed on Tuesday August 4, 2020 attracting 238 hopeful fillies.

Key nominees include: 

  • Chris Waller’s Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Hungry Heart;
  • Impressive Oaklands Plate champ at Morphettville last month Instant Celebrity (Phillip Stokes); and
  • Blue Diamond Stakes third placegetter Personal (Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes).

The Thousand Guineas 2020 first acceptances close at midday (local Melbourne time) on Tuesday September 8, 2020.

Thousand Guineas 2020 first acceptances

The official Thousand Guineas first acceptances closed on Tuesday September 8, 2020 featuring 102 fillies. 

Key first acceptors include: 

  • Agreeable (Sam & Anthony Freedman) who leads all-in betting;
  • The undefeated John Sadler-trained Mozzie Monster; and
  • Team Snowden’s Group 2 Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes double winner in Sydney this prep Dame Giselle.

The Thousand Guineas 2020 second acceptances close at midday (local Melbourne time) on Tuesday September 22, 2020.

Thousand Guineas 2020 second acceptances

The official Thousand Guineas second acceptances closed on Tuesday September 22, 2020 featuring 41 fillies. 

Key first acceptors include: 

  • The undefeated Phillip Stokes-trained Instant Celebrity who leads all-in betting;
  • Blue Diamond placegetter Personal; and
  • Team Snowden’s Group 2 Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes triple winner in Sydney this prep Dame Giselle.

The Thousand Guineas 2020 final acceptances close on October 6, 2020.

Thousand Guineas Weights

The race is run with a set weight of 55 kg. Final weights will be declared on Monday, the 5th of October, 2020 and published in our above Thousand Guineas Field section. 

Thousand Guineas 2020 Acceptances

Acceptances are announced on the Tuesday October 6, 2020 and will be published in our above Thousand Guineas Field section. 

Thousand Guineas 2020 Riders

Riders must be announced by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 7th of October, 2020. The official Thousand Guineas 2020 jockeys will be published in our above Thousand Guineas Field section. 

Thousand Guineas Race Number

The Thousand Guineas is set to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 3:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield.

Thousand Guineas 2020 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 2020’s Thousand Guineas has been released.

Thousand Guineas Winners (Past Results)

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
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
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