|Date||Saturday, October 17, 2020|
|Prize Money||$5 Million|
THE Caulfield Cup kicks off the Melbourne Spring Carnival and one of the most popular betting races in Australia.
The 2400m race for stayers is popular with punters because it not only kicks off the carnival, but it is the first major race of the new season and it attracts international interest.
The race is held in mid-October and it is a qualifying race for the Melbourne Cup, which in turn draws in some of the best international stayers the world has to offer.
The field is limited to 18 runners with four emergencies. The prize money, wins and placings of a horse are deciding factors as to whether it makes the field or not. This is decided by a balloting system used by Racing Victoria.
Automatic entry is gained by horses that win the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Listed Mornington Cup.
2019 Caulfield Cup Odds
Japanese superstar Almond Eye was one of 12 horses locked together at the $21 quote in the early Caulfield Cup betting at online bookmaker Sportsbet.
Latrobe, Cross Counter, Extra Brut and Yucatan were among the horses to share top billing with the Japan Cup winner at the top of the outright markets.
None of those names ended up in the final field, however, and it was British star Finche who entered the 2019 race as the $7 favourite ahead of Constantinople ($7.50) and Vow And Declare ($9).
Best Caulfield Cup bookmakers
Being one of Australia’s primary betting races, any bookmaker that doesn’t offer the markets on the Caulfield Cup well in advance of the event is leaving money on the table.
The team at Horse Betting has compiled comprehensive reviews of our trusted online bookmakers which all offer odds on the Caulfield Cup.
2019 Caulfield Cup result
2019 Caulfield Cup final field
|1||HARTNELL (GB)||J Cummings||17||B Rawiller||58|
|2||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||T Busuttin & N Young||13||B Melham||56|
|3||MER DE GLACE (JPN)||H Shimizu||21||D Lane||55.5|
|4||MUSTAJEER (GB)||K Lees||16||D Oliver||55.5|
|5||ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)||D Hayes, B Hayes & T Dabernig||18||D Dunn||55.5|
|6||FINCHE (GB)||C Waller||19||M Walker||54.5|
|7||GOLD MOUNT (GB)||I Williams||4||M Du Plessis||54.5|
|8||RED VERDON (USA)||E Dunlop||15||P Cosgrave||54.5|
|9||ANGEL OF TRUTH||G Markwell||14||D Yendall||54|
|10||BIG DUKE (IRE)||K Lees||1||B Prebble||54|
|11||CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)||D Hayes, B Hayes & T Dabernig||7||L Nolen||53|
|12||MR QUICKIE||P Stokes||10||J Allen||53|
|14||VOW AND DECLARE||D O’Brien||9||C Williams||52.5|
|15||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)||C Waller||20||M Dee||52|
|16||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||M Baker & A Forsman||22||S Baster||52|
|17||QAFILA||D Hayes, B Hayes & T Dabernig||6||C Parish||51.5|
|18||WOLFE (JPN)||G Waterhouse & A Bott||5||B Mertens||50|
|19||SOUND (GER)||M Moroney||8||J Winks||54|
Recent Caulfield Cup winners
- All the pre-race hype was around British star Finche, but the Caulfield Cup went to Japan for the second time as Damien Lane steered Mer De Glace to a classy victory over some very capable runners.
- Searching for their first Caulfield Cup victory since All The Good won in 2008, team Godolphin unleashed quality stayer Best Solution in Australia. Overcoming a tardy start, Best Solution was aided by a move by the Taj Mahal to inject some pace into the race. Best Solution took the front just after the 600m and withstood a powerful drive from Lloyd Williams-owned Homesman to hold on in a photo finish.
- Boom Time created a large boom when winning at big odds in 2017. The Lindsay Park-trained stayer held off all the challengers to win the $3 million event. Single Gaze battled on resolutely to finish second in the front of the fast-finishing European Johannes Vermeer. The disappointments in the race were the Kiwi pairing of Jon Snow and Bonneval which finished well down the track.
- The Ciaron Maher-trained Jameka proved much too good for its opposition in 2016 when winning by three lengths. The four-year-old mare was well-favoured in the betting at $4.30 and after getting a good ride from Nick Hall, the daughter of Myboycharlie burst away to record its biggest career win. It defeated the likes of imported runners Scottish and Exospheric, which filled the placings. Read full report.
- Mongolian Khan took out the 2015 Caulfield Cup for New Zealand in 2015. The Murray Baker-trained horse was heavily supported into $4.70 after showing plenty throughout its three-year-old campaign and punters were rewarded with a half-length victory. The son of Holy Roman Emperor defeated the likes of Trip To Paris and Fame Game, which were solid in the Melbourne Cup, but unfortunately for connections of Mongolian Khan, the four-year-old suffered a bout of colic and subsequently withdraw from the 2015 Melbourne Cup.
- Admire Rakti scored another big win for Japan in the 2014 Caulfield Cup. The Tomoyuki Umeda-trained runner showed the typical toughness from the Japanese runners and it signaled the arrival of the international runners of the 2014 Melbourne spring carnival. It scored by a half-length over former New Zealand runners Rising Romance and Lucia Valentina, making the trifecta a truly international result. It paid $12.80 to win which set up a big $7040 first four with outsider Brambles running fourth.
- Fawkner was also a popular elect with punters, who got a great price of $9.90 when it won in 2013. The Robert Hickmott-trained stayer was running for Team Williams and it gave Nick Hall the first of two wins in the last four years. It received a good trip in transit before pulling away for a 1.25-length win over European raider Dandino with Dear Demi in third.
- The 2012 Caulfield Cup went offshore when Dunaden scored a famous win for Mikel Delzangles. The seven-year-old wasn’t overly respected in the betting at $12.50, but it showed its true international class by beating the likes of Alcopop and Light Of Heaven by a half-length. It wasn’t the strongest local Caulfield Cup in history, but the overseas runners, which included Americain and Jakkalberry, made it an international staying affair. Craig Williams scored the win the saddle and would continue his association with the son of Nicobar following the race.
Past Caulfield Cup winners list
|Year||Caulfield Cup Past Winner|
|2019||Mer De Glace|
|2008||All The Good|
|1997||Might and Power|
|1943||Saint Warden / Skipton|
|1909||Blue Book / Aborigine|