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Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2016 Thousand Guineas. The race will take place on Saturday, 8 October, 2016, as part of a big day of racing at Caulfield.

A $500,000 feature race for three-year-old fillies, the Thousand Guineas is one of four Group 1 races on Caulfield Guineas Day, joining the Caulfield Guineas, Toorak Handicap and Caulfield Stakes.

We provide you with Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas stream to watch the race unfold.

THOUSAND GUINEAS TIPS

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

Three-year-old fillies can be a little temperamental at the best of times, however, in recent years there has usually been a couple of stand–out fillies that head the interest in the big spring races.

Our experts assess all the Thousand Guineas runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2016 Thousand Guineas tips to help you back the winner.

There appears to be a standout in the early market in the shape of Yankee Rose, but if she doesn't take her place, there is some great value about a few other fillies.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton has provided his 2016 Thousand Guineas tips and selections.

THOUSAND GUINEAS ODDS

Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes and bet365 have the latest 2016 Thousand Guineas betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Thousand Guineas betting markets in the days leading up to the race and prior to that as three-year-old contenders emerge. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

THOUSAND GUINEAS LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Thousand Guineas (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Caulfield races including the Thousand Guineas streamed live online at Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet or bet365. To find out how to stream the 2016 Thousand Guineas live, see our guide to watch the race.

THOUSAND GUINEAS FREE BETS

The Thousand 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 Thousand Guineas free bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit free bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.

2016 Thousand Guineas Tips

Find out who our tipsters are predicting will win the 2016 Thousand Guineas.

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THOUSAND GUINEAS HISTORY

Melbourne’s Spring Carnival kicks into top gear in October each year and one of the big Group 1 races is the Thousand Guineas for three-year-old fillies.

The race is run at Caulfield at set weights and carries prizemoney of $500,000. 

The winner of this race is eligible for a bonus of $250,000 by winning the Caulfield Classic (formerly the Norman Robinson Stakes) the following week, but the feat has yet to be achieved.

The winner and placegetters in the Thousand Guineas usually move onto the Group 1 Wakeful Stakes run on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington and then the Crown Oaks, run on the Thursday after the Melbourne Cup.

The Thousand Guineas has lead-up race - the Thousand Guineas Prelude, a Group 2 which takes place over 1400m at Caulfield two weeks prior. Other contenders may come via the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes over 1600 metres run at Flemington.

The Thousand Guineas, much like its male counterpart, the Caulfield Guineas, is run over 1600 metres and should one filly dominate the race, she usually heads favouritism for the Wakeful Stakes and then the Crown Oaks.

The last filly to win the Thousand Guineas-Wakeful double was Atlantic Jewel in 2011. Prior to that it was back in 1993 when Arborea completed the double.

Last year’s Thousand Guineas winner Stay With Me contested the Group 1 Myer Classic three weeks after winning at Caulfield, and completed the double. However, connections then decided to spell the filly and she made her return to racing the following year in Sydney.

After finishing third in the Guineas Prelude, Jameka, who finished second to Stay With Me, skipped the Wakeful for a start in the Group 2 Vase at Moonee Valley which she duly won. Two weeks later, starting a warm favourite, she went on to win the Crown Oaks.

Other notable winners of the Thousand Guineas include Guelph (2013) and Miss Finland (2006) and Special Harmony (2003), who both went onto winning the Crown Oaks.

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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