Caulfield Cup

Caulfield Cup

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Caulfield Racecourse
Prize Money: $5,000,000
Distance: 2400m

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 (best International Melbourne Cup horses) 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.

2022 Caulfield Cup Odds

Incentivise wins Caulfield Cup
Incentivise ridden by Brett Prebble wins the Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup at Caulfield Racecourse on October 16, 2021 in Caulfield, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

The 2022 Caulfield Cup odds as of May 23 look like this:

  • Incentivise – $9.00
  • Anamoe – $13.00
  • Duais – $13.00
  • Hitotsu – $13.00
  • Pyledriver – $15.00
  • Authority -$21.00
  • Hishi Iguazu – $21.00
  • Nonconformist – $21.00
  • Alaskan God – $26.00
  • Crystal Pegasus – $26.00
  • Floating Artist – $26.00

Complete Caulfield Cup odds available at Neds.

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.

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Caulfield Cup betting guide

Most of the top Caulfield Cup betting sites release odds for the race long before the nominations are out. This means you could potentially have a Caulfield Cup horse, that ultimately does not gain a start or is simply not considered for the race.

Caulfield Cup odds increase the closer we get to October, with bet types including whether a horse gains a start, outright winner or even a top-four finish.

Caulfield Cup futures markets at racing betting sites are a great way to gain a greater price on talented horses. The key to making it work when betting on the Caulfield Cup is to know your topic. If you are not an expert on staying horses, understand Australian racing to the letter or have been given the inside word, you are probably better off not betting on futures when it comes to the Caulfield Cup.

Plenty of value is to be found during the winter months, as the market tends to lean towards the stayers who are still in work, rather than the superstar stayers who are in the spelling paddock.

2022 Caulfield Cup final field

The Caulfield Cup field will be announced closer to the running date.

Previous Caulfield Cup fields

Just about every superstar stayer in Australia has competed in the Caulfield Cup, check out the recent fields in years gone by for the 2400m event.

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Homesman Anthony & Sam Freedman Jordan Childs 13 55.5kg
    2 Incentivise Peter Moody Brett Prebble 20 55.5kg
    3 Explosive Jack Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 54kg
    4 The Chosen One Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 9 54kg
    5 Ocean Billy Chris Waller Damien Thornton 7 53.5kg
    6 Selino Chris Waller Fred Kersley 17 53.5kg
    7 Persan Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Linda Meech 11 53kg
    8 Quick Thinker Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Declan Bates 14 53kg
    9 Chapada Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 18 52.5kg
    10 Delphi Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 19 52.5kg
    11 Master Of Wine Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Holland 10 52.5kg
    12 Montefilia David Payne Jye McNeil 12 52kg
    13 Port Guillaume Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 6 52kg
    14 She’s Ideel Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 5 52kg
    15 Young Werther Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 8 52kg
    16 Nonconformist Grahame Begg Craig Williams 16 51.5kg
    17 Duais Edward Cummings Michael Dee 3 51kg
    18 Charm’s Star Chris Waller Dean Yendall 4 50kg
    19 Great House (1E) Chris Waller Teo Nugent 2 50kg
    20 Constantinople (2E) Aaron Purcell N/A 15 50kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Anthony Van Dyck Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 21 58.5kg
    2 Avilius James Cummings John Allen 17 57kg
    3 Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 18 57kg
    4 Buckhurst Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 9 55kg
    5 Mirage Dancer Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 6 55
    6 Mustajeer Kris Less Billy Egan 15 55kg
    7 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller Mark Zahra 11 55kg
    8 Dashing Willoughby Andrew Balding Michael Walker 2 54.5kg
    9 Finche Chris Waller Damian Lane 12 54.5kg
    10 Prince Of Arran Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 19 54.5kg
    11 Master Of Wine Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 7 53.5kg
    12 The Chosen One Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 3 53.5kg
    13 Warning Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 20 53kg
    14 Dalasan Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas William Pike 14 52.5kg
    15 True Self Willie Mullins Declan Bates 4 52kg
    16 Aktau Mike Moroney N/A 1 51kg
    17 Toffee Tongue Chris Waller Michael Dee 5 51kg
    18 Chapada Mike Moroney Jye McNeil 16 50.5kg
    19 Raheen House (1E) Kris Lees Daniel Moor 22 53.5kg
    20 San Huberto (2E) Matt Cumani Fred Kersley 10 53.5kg
    21 Oceanex (3E) Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr Zac Spain 8 51.5kg
    22 Le Don De Vie (4E) Anthony & Sam Freedman N/A 13 52.5kg

2021 Caulfield Cup result

1stIncentivise ($2.30)
2ndNonconformist ($3.00)
3rdPersan ($7.50)

Recent Caulfield Cup winners

  • Incentivise managed to overcome the wide barrier to show he is a serious contender and putting him as a heavy favourite leading into the 2021 Melbourne Cup. After settling three-wide early, Prebble allowed the favourite to slide up and apply pressure to the leaders before racing away at the top of the straight to take out the $5 million feature by 3.5 lengths.
  • The Chris Waller-trained Verry Elleegant stamped her claim as Australia’s premium stayer when taking out the 2020 Caulfield Cup. She became the first mare to take out the Caulfield Cup since Jameka did so some four years earlier. Jockey Mark Zahra made it three wins from three rides aboard the mare, when she held off the fast finishing Anthony Van Dyck and fellow kiwi The Chosen One. The win was her second consecutive Group 1 success, following her win in the Turnbull Stakes at her previous start.
  • 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.

List of Caulfield Cup winners

Caulfield Cup Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2021 Incentivise Brett Prebble Peter G Moody
2020 Verry Elleegant Mark Zahra Chris Waller
2019 Mer De Glace Damian Lane Hisashi Shimizu
2018 Best Solution Pat Cosgrave Saeed Bin Suroor
2017 Boom Time Cory Parish David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2016 Jameka Nicholas Hall Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2015 Mongolian Khan Oppie Bosson Murray Baker
2014 Admire Rakti Zac Purton Tomoyuki Umeda
2013 Fawkner Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott
2012 Dunaden Craig Williams Mikel Delzangles
2011 Southern Speed Craig Williams Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
2010 Descarado Chris Munce Gai Waterhouse
2009 Viewed Brad Rawiller Bart Cummings
2008 All The Good Kerrin McEvoy Saeed Bin Suroor
2007 Master O’Reilly Vlad Duric Danny O’Brien
2006 Tawqeet Dwayne Dunn David Hayes
2005 Railings Greg Childs John Hawkes
2004 Elvstroem Nash Rawiller Tony Vasil
2003 Mummify Danny Nikolic Lee Freedman
2002 Northerly Greg Childs Fred Kersley
2001 Ethereal Scott Seamer Sheila Laxon
2000 Diatirbe Jim Cassidy Goerge Hanlon

Caulfield Cup Past Winners Pre 2000

Caulfield Cup Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
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
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