Thousand Guineas Prelude 2012 – Race Preview

June 13th, 2012

The Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude is set to run at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday September 22, 2012.

Run over a distance of 1,400 metres, the 2012 Thousand Guineas Prelude is worth $175,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Thousand Guineas Prelude is open to three-year-old fillies only and is run under set weight plus penalty conditions.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is an important form guide for the $500,000 Thousand Guineas later in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Last year’s winner of the Thousand Guineas Prelude was Bliss Street.

Bliss Street initially won the race in a dead heat with Celebrity girl, however, won the race on protest after Celebrity Girl was relegated to fourth by Hallowell Belle.

The three-year-old Bliss Street then went on to place second in the Group 2 Manifold Stakes at her next start.

Bliss Street has won four of her 17 race starts and earned more than $380,000 in prize money.