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October 15, 2016

2400m Race at Caulfield racecourse

No. Horse (Barrier)Odds
Tarzino $15
The United States $15
Amralah $15
Tavago $17
Tom Melbourne $21
Sofia Rosa $21
Gust Of Wind $21
Raw Impulse $21
Amelie's Star $21
Kia Ora Koutou $21
Jameka $21
Trip To Paris $26
Preferment $26
Our Ivanhowe $26
Xtravagant $26
Sacred Eye $34
Hauraki $34
Divan $34
Lucia Valentina $34
Magic Hurricane $34
Almoonqith $34
Set Square $34
Who Shot Thebarman $34
Vanbrugh $41
Storm The Stars $41
Excess Knowledge $41
Battlecamp $41
Prince Of Penzance $41
Ambience $41
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Caulfield Cup Information

The Caulfield Cup is always an amazing spectacle, with some of the best horses in the world battling it out over 2400 metres for $3 million in prize money. Taking place at Caulfield Racecourse each year, this Group 1 race is one of the toughest and richest handicap events in the world. The Caulfield Cup is hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club, and is the second most popular horse race in Australia behind the Melbourne Cup.

The Caulfield Cup forms the major double of the season with the Melbourne Cup, and is also a key lead up race for “the race that stops a nation”. Run since 1879, the Caulfield Cup has a long and rich history in Australian racing and has produced some of the best horses the country has to offer. This race is the pinnacle event of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, and the major attraction of Caulfield Cup Day.

Mongolian Khan - Caulfield Cup winner

Mongolian Khan – Caulfield Cup winner

Some of the other races that take place on Caulfield Cup Day include the Ethereal Stakes, Moonga Stakes, Caulfield Sprint, and Tristarc Stakes among others. Caulfield Cup Day is also surrounded by racing culture and special events, including fashion shows, dining packages, entertainment, and the chance to mingle with A-list celebrities.

The Caulfield Cup has been open to international competition since 1998, with its international reputation growing since then. There are a total of 18 horses who line up for the Caulfield Cup each year, with the field decided by a ballot system from over 200 nominations. A number of factors come into play to help decide the field, including prize money wins and placings in specific lead up events.

Some of the most notable horses to win the Caulfield Cup in recent years include Northerly in 2002, Mannerism in 1992, and Elvstroem in 2004. In the last few years, winners have included All The Good in 2008, Viewed in 2009, Descarado in 2010, Southern Speed in 2011, Dunaden in 2012 and Fawkner in 2013. Fawkner won the 2013 edition of this race ahead of Dandino in second place and Dear Demi in third. Last years Caulfield Cup was won by Japanese stayer Admire Rakti who has unfortunately past away since after suffering a heart attack in the Melbourne Cup.


Caulfield Cup 2016

The 2016 edition of the Caulfield Cup is sure to be as big as ever, with many of the best local and international horses attracted to this great event. This years Caulfield Cup is being run on Saturday, 17th of October, 2015. It is proceeded by the two other days of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, Caulfield Guineas Day on Saturday, 11th of October; and Thousand Guineas Day on Wednesday, 15th of October.

Caulfield Cup Results

The official results for the Caulfield Cup include the positions of all 18 runners together with times, scratchings, and margins. There are over 200 nominations for the Caulfield Cup each year, with an increasing amount of interest from international runners. However, with only 18 spots up for grabs each year, only some are lucky enough to make it into what is one of the biggest races in Australia.

Caulfield Cup Betting

Betting for the Caulfield Cup is always busy, especially as race day gets closer. There are a number of ways to bet on the race, including the popular double with the Melbourne Cup. The most popular type of bets include win bets, place bets, each-way bets, and exotic bets.

Caulfield Cup Odds

The odds on offer for the Caulfield Cup can vary, so it is always a good idea to check with a few different online bookmakers. While this aspect of betting can seem difficult for casual race fans and beginners, the system used by bookmakers is really quite simple. Short odds are offered to those horses with a high chance of performing well, with long odds offering a bigger payout in exchange for a reduced chance of success.

Betting Tips

When the Caulfield Cup Carnival gets closer in October, there are always lots of people trying to pick a winner. With race tips coming from friends, family, and racing experts, it can often get confusing when trying to place a simple bet. However, there are some tried and tested ways of increasing your chances, including detailed reviews of lead up races, recent form, track conditions, barriers, and odds.

Caulfield Cup day

While the Caulfield Cup is definitely the highlight of Caulfield Cup Day, it is not the only event to watch out for. There were a total of 10 races on the 2013 Caulfield Cup day and this years meeting looks to be a similarly busy affair. Along with the Group 1 Caulfield Cup, other high profile races included the Group 3 Moonga Stakes, Group 2 Caulfield Sprint, Group 3 David Jones Cup, and Group 2 Tristarc Stakes.

Caulfield Cup Field

The field for the Caulfield Cup includes 18 runners and 4 emergencies,  view the Likely Caulfield Cup Field for the 2016 edition of the race. The field and barrier draw information is decided in the week leading up to the big race, which this year takes place on Saturday, 15th of October, 2016. View the Current Caulfield Cup 2016 Weights.

Order Of Entry is also a massive factor when placing an early bet on the race. View the 2016 Caulfield Cup order of entry.

Some Fun Facts

The Caulfield Cup has been run since 1879, making it one of the oldest races on the Australian calendar. Over this time it has amassed a great deal of history, with a number of interesting facts associated with this great race. Historical facts and statistics can often provide important clues for a big race such as the Caulfield Cup, and are a good way to get a feel for the history of this great event.

Caulfield Cup Carnival

The Caulfield Cup is surrounded by the Caulfield Cup Carnival, which is made up of three days of racing and a range of other events. The first day of the Caulfield Cup takes place on Saturday, 8th of October, 2016 – Caulfield Guineas Day. The second day is Ladies Day Vase Day on Wednesday, 12th of October, with Caulfield Cup Day itself held on Saturday, 15th of October, 2016.

Caulfield Cup Past Results

The Caulfield Cup has been run since 1879, and been won by some of Australia’s greatest horses. The most notable winners over this long history include names like Viewed in 2009, Northerly in 2002, Mannerism in 1992, and Elvstroem in 2004. The 2013 edition of the race was won by Fawkner, the now deceased Admire Rakti in the 2014 edition of the race and Mongolian Khan in 2015.

International Caulfield Cup

While the Caulfield Cup has been run since 1879, it only recently opened itself up to international competition. Since 1998, this event has been open to overseas entries, with British horse Taufan’s Melody winning the first year in 1998 and All The Good taking the major prize in 2008. The Caulfield Cup continues to attract international horses however, so it wont be long until we see another international winner.

Caulfield Cup Previous Winners

  • 2015: Mongolian Khan
  • 2014: Admire Rakti
  • 2013: Fawkner
  • 2012: Dunaden
  • 2011: Southern Speed
  • 2010: Descarado
  • 2009: Viewed
  • 2008: All The Good
  • 2007: Master O'Reilly
  • 2006: Tawqeet


Caulfield Cup News

  • Two champion G1 winners retire

    Following the 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes two champion G1 winners have been officially retired to stand at stud. Multiple G1 winner Criterion was set to run his last race with a stint at stud imminent following the $4million QE Stakes. Whilst another poor performance by Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan... Read More »

  • Berisha scores upset Mornington Cup win

    Winning the Mornington Cup has secured lightly raced Berisha an important spring date. Saturday’s victory in the 2400m Listed race has earned the Robert Smerdon-trained gelding automatic entry into October’s Caulfield Cup. Ridden by Daniel Moor, Berisha ($26) charged home to score by a nose from Big Memory ($11) with... Read More »

  • Tuscan Fire returns to Mornington for Cup

    Tuscan Fire returns to the scene of his biggest win as he continues on a path towards a major target over hurdles. The Dan O’Sullivan-trained gelding, now a nine-year-old, raced to victory in the 2013 Mornington Cup (2400m) to earn his chance to run in that year’s Caulfield Cup in... Read More »

  • Rising Romance selected for Hong Kong race

    Group One winner Rising Romance has been selected to compete in the QEII Cup in Hong Kong. Trained by David Hayes and Tom Dabernig, Rising Romance is the only Australian-trained runner among the 14 horses selected for the 2000m-Group One race at Sha Tin on April 24. Hayes travelled Criterion... Read More »

  • Mornington Cup attracts 25 nominations

    A free ticket into this year’s Caulfield Cup goes on the line in the $300,000 Mornington Cup. The winner of Saturday’s Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) earns a ballot exemption into the 2016 Caulfield Cup and the race has attracted 25 nominations headlined by Group One Ranvet Stakes winner The United... Read More »

  • Retirement looms for Caulfield Cup winner

    Last years Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan who was scratched as the Melbourne Cup favourite due to colac may be retired after a very poor finish in today’s BMW at Rosehill where he finished second last. Murray Baker on Mongolian Khan, “I think we need to turn him out or... Read More »


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