Caulfield Guineas Horse Race

Last Updated 12 Jan 2022 | Commercial content | 18+

The Caulfield Guineas race is run on the second Saturday each October. This year, the three-year-old Group 1 event is run on October 8th, 2023. Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne is our esteemed venue (learn more about the major horse races in Caulfield).

This is one of the most important events in horse racing in Australia. The race very much forms part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival over at Flemington as the season begins to peak. Here, we’ve got info on the Caulfield Guineas race history, past winners and crucial field barrier stats.

Race History

The Caulfield Guineas is a historic race. It’s been on the schedule since way back in 1881, initially being run at exactly a mile in ‘old money’ before transferring to its 1600 metres distance in 1972.

Although the race was run at Flemington during the War, naturally its spiritual home is at Caulfield and always will be.

The Caulfield Guineas down the years has become known as a race that makes very valuable stallions. Winners of this contest go on to demand huge sums at stud, something that makes the race important for more reasons than the admittedly big prize money.

Caulfield Guineas Race Results 2020

There was a great finish to the 2020 Caulfield Guineas as Ole Kirk rallied from the eighth position to nab Aysar close home by just under a half-length. This is how the top four looked:

  1. Ole Kirk (J: William Pike, T: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes)
  2. Aysar (J: Damian Lane, T: T Dabernig & B Hayes)
  3. Grandslam (J: John Allen, T: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace)
  4. Crosshaven (J: Daniel Stackhouse, T: T Dabernig & B Hayes)

Past Winners

There have been some outstanding winners of the Caulfield Guineas in recent times. Here are the last ten:

  • 2020 – Ole Kirk
  • 2019 – Super Seth
  • 2018 – The Autumn Sun
  • 2017 – Mighty Boss
  • 2016 – Divine Prophet
  • 2015 – Press Statement
  • 2014 – Shooting To Win
  • 2013 – Long John
  • 2012 – All Too Hard
  • 2011 – Helmet

Barrier Draw Statistics

The field barrier draw for the Caulfield Guineas race is crucial. Betting on the final field doesn’t really get going in earnest until the barriers are known as they often have such a huge influence on races.

Caulfield Guineas Race Winners by Barrier

Here’s a look at how each barrier has performed in terms of winners of the Caulfield Guineas.

Barrier Wins
1 8
2 2
3 4
4 6
5 2
7 2
8 4
10 3
11 2
12 1
13 2
14 1
17 1

This is a great insight into where Caulfield Guineas winners have started. 33/38 (87%) have come from barriers 1-10. Narrowing down even further; 20/38 (52%) have come from barriers 1-4 while the number 1 gate alone has supplied 8 winners, or 21%, since 1983.

How to Live Stream the 2022 Caulfield Guineas Race

You can live stream the Caulfield Guineas race via your TV provider. However, the easiest way to get access is via any good online bookmaker.

The top bookmakers in the market offer high-quality live streams of many races, including the Caulfield Guineas, though you may need to place a small bet or have a funded account in order to watch so check those T&C’s.


Your important questions answered about the 2023 Caulfield Guineas.

When is the Caulfield Guineas Race 2023?

The latest running will be on Saturday, October 8th, 2023.

What is the Prize Money for the Caulfield Guineas Race?

The Caulfield Guineas field will be chasing a total purse of a cool $2,000,000.

How Long is the Caulfield Guineas Race?

The Caulfield Guineas is staged over 1600 metres. That’s around one mile.

Learn more about other Group 1 races in Caulfield, Melbourne

If you are looking for other group 1 horse races held in Caulfield racecourse, read the pages listed below to get more information.

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