Top 5 Thousand Guineas Winners
The Thousand Guineas (1600m) sees the three-year-old fillies get their shot at Group 1 glory and is run at Caulfield in October. See who made our list of top 5 Thousand Guineas winners since 2000.
In modern times, the feature race has been taken out by some outstanding gallopers.
Top 5 Thousand Guineas winners
1. ATLANTIC JEWEL (2011)
Atlantic Jewel was a serious racehorse but her career was punctuated by injury interruptions throughout and it is just about a case of what could have been. Sadly, racing fans only saw her step out on track on just 11 but she gets in at the top of this list, having won 10 of those 11 starts, with her only miss coming behind It’s A Dundeel in one of the better Underwood Stakes (1800m) you will see. She won this race by three lengths in 2011, he first of four wins at Group 1 level throughout her career.
2. MISS FINLAND (2006)
The champion from the David Hayes stable was one of the most versatile horses of her generation, claiming the Golden Slipper in 2006 before building up to a win in the VRC Oaks (2500m) later that year. She was too good in the Thousand Guineas en route to her Oaks win returned the following year, taking out the Australian Guineas (1600m, Arrowfield Stakes (2000m) and Memsie Stakes (1400m).
3. ALINGHI (2004)
The Lee Freedman-trained filly was a four-time Group 1 winner and a highlight was her racing style, where she would get back and charge home late in the race. She claimed this race in 2004, reproducing the goods as a three-year-old, having won the Blue Diamond (1200m) as a juvenile that year. One of her best performances came in the 2005 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) when she reigned in Fastnet Rock late in the piece.
4. GUELPH (2013)
Like many of the Thousand Guineas winners, Guelph was the dominant filly of her generation. After running on for 4th in the Golden Slipper, she claimed the Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) and the Champagne Stakes (1600m) before winning three of four as a three-year-old, defeating Sydney and Melbourne’s best in the Flight Stakes (1600m) and the Thousand Guineas (1600m).’
5. SPECIAL HARMONY (2003)
While her career tailed off as a four-year-old, Special Harmony was a bit of a winning machine in the early 2000’s and claimed the Thousand Guineas in 2003, en route to taking out the Crown Oaks that year. In early 2004, she won five on the trot, winning at short prices in Melbourne before snagging more Group 1 glory in the Arrowfield Stakes (2000m) in Sydney. She retired with 10 wins from 23 starts.