Caulfield Cup

Caulfield Cup
Date Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Prize Money $5 Million
Distance 2,400m

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.

2017 Caulfield Cup result


1stBoom Time ($51)
2ndSingle Gaze ($31 SP)
3rdJohannes Vermeer ($5 SP)

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2018 Caulfield Cup Odds

Kings Will Dream is the early Caulfield Cup favourite.

Irish import Kings Will Dream ($8.50 at online bookmaker Ladbrokes) is the only runner in single figures heading towards the Caulfield Cup.

Waterhouse and Bott runner Cismontane is on the next line of betting at the $10 quote while last year’s winner Boom Time and hot prospects Aloisia and Ace High are all locked at the $21 mark.

Recent Caulfield Cup winners

  • 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

Caulfield Cup Past Winners
Year Caulfield Cup Past Winner
2017 Boom Time
2016 Jameka
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
2005 Railings
2004 Elvstroem
2003 Mummify
2002 Northerly
2001 Ethereal
2000 Diatribe
1999 Sky Heights
1998 Taufan’s Melody
1997 Might and Power
1996 Arctic Scent
1995 Doriemus
1994 Paris Lane
1993 Fraar
1992 Mannerism
1991 Let’s Elope
1990 Sydeston
1989 Cole Diesel
1988 Imposera
1987 Lord Reims
1986 Mr. Lomondy
1985 Tristarc
1984 Affinity
1983 Hayai
1982 Gurner’s Lane
1981 Silver Bounty
1980 Ming Dynasty
1979 Mighty Kingdom
1978 Taksan
1977 Ming Dynasty
1976 How Now
1975 Analight
1974 Leilani
1973 Swell Time
1972 Sobar
1971 Gay Icarus
1970 Beer Street
1969 Big Philou
1968 Bunratty Castle
1967 Tobin Bronze
1966 Galilee
1965 Bore Head
1964 Yangtze
1963 Sometime
1962 Even Stevens
1961 Summer Fair
1960 Ilumquh
1959 Regal Wench
1958 Sir Blink
1957 Tulloch
1956 Redcraze
1955 Rising Fast
1954 Rising Fast
1953 My Hero
1952 Peshawar
1951 Basha Felika
1950 Grey Boots
1949 Lincoln
1948 Red Fury
1947 Columnist
1946 Royal Gem
1945 St. Fairy
1944 Counsel
1943 Saint Warden / Skipton
1942 Tranquil Star
1941 Velocity
1940 Beaulivre
1939 Rivette
1938 Buzalong
1937 The Trump
1936 Northwind
1935 Palfresco
1934 Journal
1933 Gaine Carrington
1932 Rogilla
1931 Denis Boy
1930 Amounis
1929 High Syce
1928 Maple
1927 Textile
1926 Manfred
1925 Whittier
1924 Purser
1923 Wynette
1922 Whittier
1921 Violoncello
1920 Eurythmic
1919 Lucknow
1918 King Offa
1917 Bronzetti
1916 Shepherd King
1915 Lavendo
1914 Uncle Sam
1913 Aurifer
1912 Uncle Sam
1911 Lady Medallist
1910 Flavinius
1909 Blue Book / Aborigine
1908 Maranui
1907 Poseidon
1906 Poseidon
1905 Marvel Loch
1904 Murmur
1903 Sweet Nell
1902 Lieutenant Bill
1901 Hymettus
1900 Ingliston
1899 Dewey
1898 Hymettus
1897 Amberite
1896 Cremorne
1895 Waterfall
1894 Paris
1893 Sainfoin
1892 Paris
1891 G’naroo
1890 Vengeance
1889 Boz
1888 Chicago
1887 Oakleigh
1886 Ben Bolt
1885 Grace Darling
1884 Blink Bonny
1883 Calma
1882 Little Jack
1881 Master Avenel
1880 Tom Kirk
1879 Newminster