The Caulfield Cup is one of Melbourne's big three events and we have your guide to the event right here.
Caulfield Cup Betting Tips
The Caulfield Cup is one of three internationally-renowned staying races during the Melbourne Spring Carnival (Melbourne Cup & Cox Plate), which attracts a quality field.
Horses from Australia, Europe, New Zealand and Asia target the Caulfield Cup and punters love launching into the Caulfield Cup betting markets throughout the year.
We will have final-field tips for the Caulfield Cup when it is released three days prior to the running, however, punters can bet into the market 365 days of the year.
Bookmakers offer a comprehensive Caulfield Cup market all year round and our early tips include the likes of Yucatan, Avilius and Fifty Stars.
Punters are getting good early value with all three runners and they should give punters a good sight.
Caulfield Cup Odds
All odds presented are for all-in markets*
- Cross Counter – 15.00
- Youngstar – 17.00
- Yucatan – 17.00
- The Autumn Sun – 19.00
- Homesman – 21.00
- Avilius – 21.00
- Ispolini – 21.00
- Latrobe – 26.00
- Unforgotten – 26.00
- Extra Brut – 26.00
- Chapada – 26.00
- Old Persian – 26.00
- Glory Vase – 26.00
- Fifty Stars – 26.00
- Johannes Vermeer – 26.00
- Best Solution – 34.00
- Duretto – 34.00
- Red Verdon – 34.00
- Marmelo – 34.00
- Stars of Carrum – 34.00
For a full market, head to BetEasy or bet365.
Caulfield Cup Bookmaker Offers
Caulfield Cup Field
The field for the 2019 Caulfield Cup won’t be confirmed until October 16 when RISA releases the final field, barrier draw and weights.
Caulfield Cup fields consist of 18 runners and six emergency runners in case of scratchings. The Melbourne Cup has 24 starters but due to the tighter-turning track of Caulfield, the Caulfield Cup field is limited to 18 entrants.
Caulfield Cup Form Guide
Favourites have won nine of the last 35 Caulfield Cups, which isn't a great record and that's due to the open nature of the race. There's unlikely to be a short favourite in an open handicap over 2400m and punters usually get great odds for most runners.
A great example is when Master O'Reilly won as the favourite paying 7.00. Those are the prices punters can get for the favoured runners in the Caulfield Cup and it's only one of a handful of quality winners that paid a nice price.
Mummify and Northerly won paying 5.50 and Paris Lane paid a respectable 4.00. Of course, there have been many favourites get beaten, most notably Veandercross, Doriemus and December Draw, which finished 18th as the 2.70 favourite.
Punters should look past the mile and middle-distance runners and focus on the pure stayers. It can be tough for local punters to do so, as Australian racing is centered around sprint and middle-distance racing, but the best form guides are from the staying events.
The Caulfield Cup is such a great race because punters get value with most runners.
Caulfield Cup Previous Winners
|2019||Mer De Glace|
|2008||All The Good|
Caulfield Cup Live Streaming
Punters can livestream the Caulfield Cup at Beteasy. The Australian-based bookmaker shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance.
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Caulfield Cup Race Schedule
Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the Caulfield Cup and the nine supporting races on the big card.
|Date||October 17, 2020|
|Prize Money||$5 million|
The Caulfield Cup is one of 10 quality betting races, which also includes the Caulfield Sprint and Ethereal Stakes.
The Cup is the only Group 1 on the feature card.
- Race 1: Handicap Plate
- Race 2: Gothic Stakes
- Race 3: Ethereal Stakes
- Race 4: Ladbrokes Classic
- Race 5: Coongy Cup
- Race 6: Moonga Stakes
- Race 7: Caulfield Sprint
- Race 8: Caulfield Cup
- Race 9: Tristarc Stakes
- Race 10: Alinghi Stakes
Caulfield Cup History
The Caulfield Cup is one of the oldest Group 1 races on the Australian racing calendar. It was first run in 1879 when taken out by Newminster and it has since become one of the most popular races in Australia.
It became a Group 1 in 1979 when Mighty Kingdom was successful and the winners since have only elevated its status on the world stage. Names such as Ming Dynasty, Let's Elope and Northerly all grace the trophy.
Held at Caulfield, the Cup was run at Flemington during World War II and the 1943 race was run in divisions, but Caulfield has played host to the race in every other edition. The track has been tricky to navigate for some runners, due to its shape but there has been a long history of international winners.
After being opened for international competitors in 1998, there have been five international winners. Let's Elope and Mongolian Khan represented New Zealand and other offshore winners included All The Good for Godolphin, Dunaden and the ill-fated Japanese star Admire Rakti, which later died when running in the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
Australian great Scobie Breasley rode four consecutive Caulfield Cup winners, which included a win in both of the 1943 divisions. He rode a total of five Cup winners, which is the current record.
Legendary trainer Bart Cummings holds the record with seven winners, most notably Ming Dynasty, which scored two Caulfield Cup wins.
It is typically a cleanly-run race but the 1885 Caulfield Cup resulted in 15 of the 44 horses falling. The incident resulted in the death of a jockey and the field is now limited to 18 horses plus emergencies.
There was also plenty of drama in 2007 when hot favourite Maldivian caused havoc in the stalls and was subsequently scratched, along with second favourite Eskimo Queen.