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Caulfield Guineas: Date, how to watch, past winners, latest odds and more

The Caulfield Guineas is one of Australia’s greatest thoroughbred races for three-year-old colts and geldings and takes place at Caulfield Racecourse in October.

The Caulfield Guineas is a Group 1 race which is raced over 1600m and attracts the best three-year-old horses, who battle it out for the $3million prize money that is on offer.

Some of the greatest horses to race have won the Caulfield Guineas, including Red Anchor, who also won the Cox Plate and Victoria Derby in the same year, 1984.

Here is our guide to the Caulfield Guineas.

WhatCaulfield Guineas
WhereCaulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
WhenSaturday 14th October 2023
How to watchChannel 7
OddsMilitarize 3.50, Steparty 4.50, King Colorado 6.50

What is the Caulfield Guineas?

The Caulfield Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-old colts and geldings which is raced over 1600m at set weights at Caulfield Racecourse.

The Caulfield Guineas has a long and proud history and is viewed as one the premier events on the Australian racing calendar, attracting the best three-year-olds in the business.

Sydney Racing NSW have attempted to take some of the attention away from such an iconic day of racing by hosting the $20million The Everest on the same day.

Even so, nothing can detract from the Caulfield Guineas and an iconic day of racing in Melbourne.

When is the Caulfield Guineas?

The Caulfield Guineas is run on the first day of the Melbourne Racing Club’s Spring Carnival, which in 2023 is Saturday 14th October.

It is one of the most prestigious days on the Australian racing calendar as the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes and Group 1 Toorak Handicap are also raced on the same day.

Can I watch the Caulfield Guineas?

Yes. The Caulfield Guineas will be free-to-air on Channel 7 and on the 7Plus app.

How old is the Caulfield Guineas?

The Caulfield Guineas was first raced in 1881 and was won by a horse named Wheatear.

The Caulfield Guineas was a Principle Race from 1881 to 1978, before it was handed Group 1 status in 1979, and has remained the same ever since.

Flemington Racecourse also hosted the Caulfield Guineas for a spell between 1940 and 1943.

Who has won the Caulfield Guineas?

Golden Mile won the 2022 Caulfield Guineas for trainer James Cummings and jockey James McDonald.

The Autumn Son was another notable winner for Chris Waller, blowing away the rest of the field in 2018.

Red Anchor won the Caulfield Guineas, Cox Plate and Victoria Derby in the same year, 1984.

What is the prize money for the Caulfield Guineas?

The total prize fund for the Caulfield Guineas was raised to $3million in 2022 and stays the same for the 2023 edition.

The winner of the race will receive a very tidy $1.8million. Second place will pick up $540,000, while third will scoop $270,000.

Each of the top eight horses will win prize money with sixth, seventh and eighth all picking up $60,000 for their efforts.

Who are the hot fancies to win the Caulfield Guineas?

Militarize is the hot fancy as things stand, priced at 3.50 to win the Caulfield Guineas.

Steparty can be backed at 4.50, with King Colorado available at 6.50.

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