The Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group Three Australian thoroughbred horse race worth $175,000. For three-year-old fillies at set weights with penalties, the final field competes over a distance of 1400 metres at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude traditionally takes place in September as part of the anticipated Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Forming part of the prestigious Underwood Stakes Day, the Thousand Guineas Prelude is used as a major indicator for one of the spring’s biggest features – the $500,000 Group One Thousand Guineas (1600m).
Keen horseracing fans and punters should certainly keep a watchful eye on the Thousand Guineas Prelude, as the classy female which wins generally goes far during the spring. Many quality fillies have won this event in the past and gone on to be hugely successful as mares.
- When: September
- Where: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
- Distance: 1,400 metres
- Race Status: Group Three
- Race Conditions: 3YO Fillies, Set Weights With Penalties
- Prize Money: $175,000
- First Run: 1985
Below we have listed recent winners of the Thousand Guineas Prelude. When punting on the race it can be beneficial to get a good feel for previous winners and how they ran leading up to the jump.
|2002||La Bella Dame||1.25.00|
|2001||Haste Ye Back||1.22.90|