Guineas Prelude News

The final field and barrier draw has been announced for the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude, which is scheduled to take place at Caulfield Racecourse this Sunday September 29, 2013. 13 horses have accepted for the 2013 Caulfield Guineas Prelude final field and barrier draw, including Charlie Boy. The three-year-old has…

Guineas Prelude

During the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival there are two quality Guineas Prelude races conducted at Caulfield Racecourse.

Both Guineas Prelude races will be held on Sunday, September 27th, 2015.

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Held towards the end of September the Thousand Guineas Prelude and the Caulfield Guineas Prelude are run on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day. Both races provide premium betting opportunities for punters.

Thousand Guineas Prelude

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 3 race run over a middle sprint distance of 1400m. Open to three-year-old fillies at set weights plus penalties, the Thousand Guineas Prelude is worth $200,000 and is used as a preparatory race for fillies heading towards the prestigious $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) in October.

Read more about the Thousand Guineas Prelude.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is the colts and geldings equivalent of the Thousand Guineas Prelude. Conducted over a 1400m track, the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude is contested by a field of top three-year-old colts and geldings under set weight plus penalty conditions. Offering $175,000 in prize money, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude is the traditional lead-up race for gallopers eyeing a run in the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in October.

Read more about the Caulfield Guineas Prelude

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Cox Plate


Moonee Valley



Group 1

Caulfield Cup




3YO up Handicap

Group 1

Thousand Guineas





Group 1

Epsom Handicap




Open Handicup

Group 1

Metropolitan Handicap




3YO & up Handicap

Group 1

Melbourne Cup





Betting on the Guineas Prelude Races Online

The Thousand Guineas Prelude and the Caulfield Guineas Prelude are thrilling lead-up races to two of the spring’s biggest Group 1 events, the Thousand Guineas and the Caulfield Guineas.

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