Caulfield Cup odds

All-in odds for the Caulfield Cup are offered in the months leading up to the Group 1 feature. 

For final-field odds, those will be released three days before the Caulfield Cup takes place.

Caulfield Cup bookie offers

Bookmakers will have Caulfield Cup bookie offers available closer to the race. These can include better odds or bonus bet offers for running second and third in the race. 

Look out for updated Caulfield Cup bookie offers.

Caulfield Cup field

The field for the Cox Plate will be confirmed in the days leading up to the race. 

We will update the field when it’s released by RISA during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

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 Results & Winners


Year
Winner
2018Best Solution
2017Boom Time
2016Jameka
2015Mongolian Khan
2014Admire Rakti
2013Fawkner
2012Dunaden
2011Southern Speed
2010Descarado
2009Viewed
2008All The Good
2007Master O’Reilly
2006Tawqeet
2005Railings
2004Elvstroem
2003Mummify
2002Northerly
2001Ethereal
2000Diatribe

Caulfield Cup bet of the day

We will have our Caulfield Cup bet of the day when the field is confirmed.

Caulfield Cup race schedule

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 & key facts

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. 

Caulfield Cup live streaming & race replay

Punters can watch the Caulfield Cup at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia and the feature races in New Zealand. 

Caulfield Cup Best Solution
Trainer Saeed bin Suroor poses with Caulfield Cup winner Best Solution. (Getty Images)

The race replay of the 2018 Caulfield Cup shows European runner Best Solution winning for Sheik Mohammad and Godolphin, upsetting a big field in the process. 

Best Caulfield Cup Betting tips, odds & free bets

We will have all the updated Caulfield Cup betting tips, odds and bonus bets when they become available.

Caulfield Cup bonus bets will be offered in the days leading up to the race.