Worth half a million dollars, the Thousand Guineas is an event that's run in the Melbourne spring at Caulfield.
Thousand Guineas Betting Tips
A race for the best three-year-old middle-distance fillies in Australia, the Thousand Guineas is one of the must-watch races during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.
It might not have the weight of some other Group 1 races held on the same day, but it has a long history of producing high-quality winners.
We will have final-field tips for the Thousand Guineas when it is released three days prior to the running, however, punters can bet into the market around two months before the Thousand Guineas is run.
Bookmakers offer a comprehensive 2019 Thousand Guineas market with all the major fillies covered.
Thousand Guineas Odds
Bookmakers don’t currently have any odds available for the 2019 Thousand Guineas but we will update them when they are released.
Thousand Guineas Bookmaker Offers
Thousand Guineas Field
The field for the 2019 Thousand Guineas won’t be confirmed until October 9 when RISA releases the final field, barrier draw and weights.
The Thousand Guineas often attracts a more compact field as opposed to the Caulfield Guineas for the boys. The field is determined by prize money, class and various other handicapping factors.
Thousand Guineas Form Guide
Betting on the Thousand Guineas can be tricky as many of the entrants have been racing in mixed grade against the Caulfield Guineas contenders.
Some fillies excel against their own sex, including 2018 winner Amphitrite and 2017 winner Aloisia, which was never able to impress when running out of three-year-old grade.
Not many Thousand Guineas winners go on to competed at a high level as older mares, so punters should look for the fillies that are already racing in top form. Find runners that have won at least two races prior to the Guineas.
Favourite have a good record with four recent winners paying less than 2.00.
Thousand Guineas Previous Winners
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Thousand Guineas Live Streaming
Punters can livestream the Thousand Guineas at Beteasy. The Australian-based bookmaker shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance.
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Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the Thousand Guineas and the nine supporting races on the big card.
The Thousand Guineas is one of 10 quality betting races, which also includes the Group 1 Toorak Handicap, Caulfield Guineas and Caulfield Stakes.
- Race 1: Debutant Stakes
- Race 2: Weekend Hussler Stakes
- Race 3: Thoroughbred Club Stakes
- Race 4: Cape Grim Beef Stakes
- Race 5: Schillaci Stakes
- Race 6: Thousand Guineas
- Race 7: Toorak Handicap
- Race 8: Caulfield Stakes
- Race 9: Caulfield Guineas
- Race 10: Herbert Power Stakes
Thousand Guineas History
A relatively new race to the Australian racing calendar, the Thousand Guineas was first run in 1946 when taken out by Sweet Chime.
Since that time, it has been won by the likes of Wenona Girl, Alinghi, Miss Finland and Atlantic Jewel, just to name a few.
Becoming a Group 1 in 1979, the Thousand Guineas was run on the second day of the Melbourne Spring Carnival from 1988-2013 but was changed to the first day in 2014. Prior to that, it was scheduled to run on Caulfield Cup day.
It’s one of the lowest staked Group 1 races in Australia at only $500,000. That’s reflective of the attention it garners from punters, but it can be a good money-making race.
Classy fillies have won in recent times and many punters have cashed in. Miss Finland, Atlantic Jewel and Guelph were all top punter elects to score the Thousand Guineas.