We take a look at the 2016 Caulfield Guineas and list the information about this years edition and past years editions of the race. View what you need to know about the Caulfield Guineas.
THE CAULFIELD GUINEAS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
First run 1881 when won by Wheatear. Twice decided by a protest: 1979 Bold Diplomat relegated to second to Runaway Kid; 1987 Marwong promoted to first over Our Poetic Prince.
SOME BIG NAME WINNERS:
All Too Hard (2012); Lonhro (2001); Redoute’s Choice (1999); Mahogany (1993); Red Anchor (1984), Grosvenor (1982), Manikato (1978); Luskin Star (1977); Surround (1976); Vain (1969); Tulloch (1957); Ajax (1937), Heroic (1924).
* Skalato first-past-the-post in 2000 but disqualified after returning positive swab
* Helenus in 2002 last to claim Caulfield Guineas-Victoria Derby double
* Red Anchor in 1984 last horse to complete Guineas-Cox Plate double in same season.
* Impending’s sire Lonhro won in 2001 and his dam Mnemosyne won the 2005 Thousand Guineas.
WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING:
“I love this horse His performances so far have been very good and I think he’s the one to beat”- Favourite Impending’s jockey James McDonald.
“This is his first attempt at 1600 metres but I really feel like he’s been looking for it” – Good Standing’s trainer James Cummings.
“Before the Prelude he had never actually raced left handed. He’s obviously had a practice around Caulfield. He’s going to be a lot more effective at a mile and obviously he’ll improve fitness-wise” – Sacred Elixir’s trainer Tony Pike.