After a long and gloomy winter watching AFL players run around after a mud-covered pigskin, this is the day horse-lovers and punters have been waiting for: the opening of the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival, a return to ridiculous hats, champagne, and the eternal question, what exactly is a guinea? Although not a great predictor of form for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, the Caulfield Guineas is one of the Carnival’s most prestigious Group 1 events. Held over 1,600m (about a mile) at set weights for three-year-olds, it draws a formidable field, mostly due to the juicy $1 million prize waiting at the post. Caulfield Guineas betting and Caulfield Guineas odds attract a lot of punters, keen to have a flutter and ring-in the racing season. The distance of Caulfield Guineas 2014 makes it a tough one to predict: a mile is too long for a true sprinter, too short for a known stayer, so look for good all-round colts with a proven track record. When is the Caulfield Guineas 2014? The Caulfield Guineas will be held on Saturday October 11th 2014, at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. Caulfield Guineas BBQ Facts The Guineas, as it’s known, is one of the country’s oldest races. It hasn’t changed in name or location, apart from a few years in WWII, since its inception in 1881. If you’re in the market for a stud, pay attention: The Guineas is known as a stallion maker, and its colts usually go on to make great sires. In 1945, the race had its first, and only, dead heat. Attley and Royal Gem couldn’t be separated, and shared a victory carrot together after the race (don’t quote us on that).
In years gone by the Caulfield Guineas has produced many breathtaking performances including Redoute’s Choice (1999), Weekend Hussler (2007), Helmet (2010) and All Too Hard (2012).
This year another impressive group will line up for the $1million feature with Rich Enuff holding clear sway in betting for the Guineas after the barrier draw, ahead of Looks Like The Cat and Almalad.