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Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2018 Caulfield Guineas. The race will take place on Saturday, 13 October, 2018, and will be the headline on a big day of racing at Caulfield.

A race which can guarantee a colt has a post-race career as a stallion, the Caulfield Guineas is one of four Group 1 features held on Caulfield Guineas Day.

We provide you with Caulfield Guineas tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live Caulfield Guineas stream to watch the race unfold.

CAULFIELD GUINEAS TIPS

Looking for the winner of the Caulfield Guineas can be a daunting task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.  

The three-year-old colts and geldings contesting the Caulfield Guineas tend to give us some substance as to how they will perform throughout the spring by bold showings in the lead-up races to the 2018 Caulfield Guineas.

Our experts assess all the Caulfield Guineas runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2018 Caulfield Guineas tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton has provided his 2018 Caulfield Guineas tips and selections.

CAULFIELD GUINEAS ODDS

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Neds and BetEasy have the latest 2018 Caulfield Guineas betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Caulfield Guineas betting markets in the days leading up to the race and prior to that as three-year-old contenders emerge.

CAULFIELD GUINEAS LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Caulfield Guineas (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Caulfield races including the Caulfield Guineas streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream the 2018 Caulfield Guineas live, see our guide to watch the race.

CAULFIELD GUINEAS BONUS BETS

The Caulfield Guineas features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of Caulfield Guineas bonus bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.

CAULFIELD GUINEAS HISTORY

The Caulfield Guineas is the Melbourne Racing Club’s premier event for three-year-olds and takes place during the Spring Carnival each October.

The 1600m race has earned a reputation over the years as one of the classic races for the three-year-olds during the Spring Carnival.

The prizemoney for this event totals a cool $1 million and as with the fillies' feature event - the Thousand Guineas, which takes place on the same day at Caulfield - the winner of this race is also entitled to a bonus of $250,000 if they also win the Caulfield Classic, run on Caulfield Cup day.

First run in 1881, and won by Wheatear, the Caulfield Guineas attracts the best colts and geldings around and even lures some of the more talented fillies as well, who choose to by-pass the Thousand Guineas in favouro of the opportunity to take on their male counterparts. 

The fillies haven’t fared too well over the years, however, with the mighty Surround being the last to win the race back in 1976. 

The Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1400m) held in Sydney in September and the Group 2 Caulfield Guineas Prelude, run over 1400 metres at Caulfield, usually two weeks prior to the Guineas, are the two key lead up races to the Group 1.

In recent years, both lead-up races have between them proven to be a very good guide to finding the winner of the Caulfield Guineas.

Contrary to popular belief, this race is not one that usually leads to a Caulfield Cup or Melbourne Cup winner or in most cases even a starter in one of those two spring features. 

Caulfield Guineas winners seem to perform a lot better if they start in the Cox Plate run at Moonee Valley, usually two weeks later. 

As three-year-olds, they are given a big weight advantage over the older horses in the classic weight for age event, which is run over 2040m. 

The two horses that filled the Caulfield Guineas quinella in 2012, namely All Too Hard and Pierro, went on to run second and third in the Cox Plate that year, beaten only by the very smart international runner Ocean Park.

Over the years, the Caulfield Guineas has seen many great horses win the event and go on to bigger and better successes. Gallopers like last year’s winner Press Statement, Starspangledbanner (2009), Weekend Hussler (2007), the mighty Lonhro (2001) and Redoute’s Choice in 1999 are all glowing examples of class winners in the past.

Caulfield Guineas Winners (Since 2000)

2000Show A Heart
2001Lonhro
2002Helenus
2003In Top Swing
2004Econsul
2005God's Own
2006Wonderful World
2007Weekend Hussler
2008Whobegotyou
2009Starspangledbanner
2010Anacheeva
2011Helmet
2012All Too Hard
2013Long John
2014Shooting To Win
2015Press Statement
2016Divine Prophet
2017Mighty Boss

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE

Founded in 1859, Caulfield Racecourse hosts around 20 race days every year, headlined by the Caulfield Cup.

The track is commonly known at ‘The Heath’ following the early days in which jockeys would ride through rough bush, heath and sand hills during races. 

The name is now renowned across Australia and New Zealand for representing Caulfield’s superb racing and entertainment venue. 

The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881. 

The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington.

Following the 1995 Caulfield Cup, the course underwent a significant reconstruction and reopened in 1996. The track’s circumference was widened to 30m and lengthened inside the home straight by around 43m. 

Caulfield Racecourse Track Description

Racing is contested in a left-handed direction at Caulfield and features long, sweeping turns. As a result, there can be a slight draw bias for those drawn low over distances further than seven-furlongs.

The course has a total circumference of 2080m including a home straight of just over 360m. 

In terms of the Caulfield Cup, records throughout the 21st century have showcased a slight advantage for single digit stalls due to the course’s swift anti-clockwise bends. 

Favourable positioning at Caulfield can be crucial to a contenders’ winning claims, as the setting has a short home straight of less than 400m. It means hold-up performers routinely encounter trouble in-running, resulting in many hard-luck stories. 

Over shorter distances, the emphasis is placed on speed as horses seek a prominent position before turning for home. A below-par start in Caulfield’s sprint races usually results in a poor finishing position for horses, showcasing the need for sharp early pace.

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