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Thousand Guineas Horse Race

The Thousand Guineas race at Caulfield Racecourse is one of the biggest three-year-old fillies’ events in Australia. Find out more information about the top horse races in Caulfield.

Run on Guineas Day in October, the race is staged alongside the Caulfield Guineas race and the Caulfield Stakes race.

The Thousand Guineas takes place just as we’re all looking forward to the Melbourne Cup, but in its own right is one of the most important races in Melbourne. We have the barrier stats, race history and past winners as we look towards the next renewal on October 9th.

Race History

Not as old as the Caulfield Guineas, the Thousand Guineas was inaugurated in 1946. From 1988 to 2013, the race was run on the second day of the Melbourne Racing Club Spring Carnival but is now staged on day one.

Along with many other top races, the Thousand Guineas was upgraded to Group 1 status in 1979. While it’s a tough ask, these days should a Thousand Guineas-winning filly go on to land the Cox Plate later in October they are eligible for a $1 million bonus.

Thousand Guineas Race Results 2020

Odeum was a very impressive winner of the 2020 Thousand Guineas. Always in the vanguard, Mick Price’s filly eventually went on to score by just under two lengths at the line. Here’s how the first four homes shaped up:

  1. Odeum (J: Michael Walker, T: Mick Price)
  2. Personal (J: Damien Oliver, T: T Dabernig & B Hayes)
  3. Instant Celebrity (J: Craig Williams, T: Phillip Stokes)
  4. Ecumenical (J: John Allen, T: Mick Huxtable)

Past Winners

A filly has to be smart to win this race. Here are the last ten Thousand Guineas winners:

  • 2020 – Odeum
  • 2019 – Flit
  • 2018 – Amphitrite
  • 2017 – Aloisia
  • 2016 – Global Glamour
  • 2015 – Stay With Me
  • 2014 – Amicus
  • 2013 – Guelph
  • 2012 – Commanding Jewel
  • 2011 – Atlantic Jewel

Barrier Draw Statistics

The final field barrier draw is often crucial. As the runners are on the turn for much of the race, field barrier stats remain important for betting purposes.

Thousand Guineas Winners by Barrier

This is how the barrier draw has affected the result of the Thousand Guineas race since 1983:


There has been a fair spread down the years. That being said, 28/39 winners (72%) have started from barriers 1-10. As if to prove that an inside draw is advantageous, 18/39 (46%) have come specifically from barriers 1-5.

How to Live Stream the 2022 Thousand Guineas Race

Some TV channels may be streaming the race via their associated apps. The best way to stream the Thousand Guineas race in high quality however is via a top online bookmaker.

Many leading firms offer live odds and live streaming of the race. Betting final odds will be available alongside the stream, with some bookmakers asking that you have a funded account and/or that you take part in Thousand Guineas betting to a small degree before you can watch.


Your important questions answered about the Thousand Guineas 2023.

The race is run on Saturday, October 12th, 2023.

The Thousand Guineas field will chase down a total purse of $1,000,000.

The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres, nearly 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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