2011 Caulfield Guineas Early Race Announcement & Preview

December 6th, 2010

The 2011 Caulfield Guineas, the opening Group 1 feature of the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival, will take place on Saturday October 8 and is one of the first major features for three-year-olds held in Melbourne during the spring racing season.

Worth over $1 million in prize money, the 2011 Caulfield Guineas will be the 130th running of the famous 1600m set weights event and is one of the primary lead-up races for three-year-olds heading towards the 2011 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 23.

Caulfield Guineas Day kick starts the mini Caulfield Spring Carnival that continues with Thousand Guineas Day on the Wednesday and concludes with Caulfield Cup Day the following Saturday, held during the wider Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, and is a top class day of racing for punters with a number of other quality black-type races on the card.

Other highlight events of 2011 Caulfield Guineas Day will include the Group 1 Yalumba Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m), all offering lucrative betting markets and prize pools.

Scheduled to run as Race 7 at Caulfield on October 8, the 2011 Caulfield Cup field will feature a collection of the season’s best three-year-old gallopers and has a maximum number of 16 starters.

Nominations for the 2011 Caulfield Guineas are taken in the first week of August, with early betting markets opening the following week at leading online bookmakers around the country including Luxbet.

After the nomination stage, first declarations are taken narrowing down the list of hopeful horses in early September followed by second declarations a fortnight later.

The 2011 Caulfield Guineas final field of acceptors and barrier draw will then be released on the Tuesday before Caulfield Guineas Day.

The ante-post Caulfield Guineas odds offer the best betting opportunities for savvy punters so the quicker you get in and make your selections, the more you stand to win!

The best Caulfield Guineas betting guide and preparatory race is the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m), held in late September, which 2010 Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva won on way to their Caulfield Guineas success.

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