Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, October 8, 2022|
THE Caulfield Stakes is a time-honoured group one weight-for-age race which has been won by some of Australia’s most iconic thoroughbreds.
Held over 2000m at Caulfield during the Melbourne spring carnival (on the same day as the Caulfield Guineas), the Caulfield Stakes was famously won by the likes of Kingston Town (1981 & 1982), Bonecrusher (1986) Lonhro (2002 & 2003), whilst more recently the champion mare Winx added her name to the honours board in 2016.
It has long been known as a “good horses” race which couldn’t be more true and punters typically have a field day when backing the well-favoured runners.
The $1,000,000 Group 1 Caulfield Stakes is an important race on the calendar, but usually attracts only a small number of entrants. The small field size gives punters a better chance to identify the best value in the race which has been a recipe for success.
As of 2021, the Caulfield Stakes has been renamed to the Might and Power-Caulfield Stakes.
2022 Caulfield Stakes betting odds
The 2022 Caulfield Stakes odds as of August 15 look like this:
- Zaaki – $3.50
- Anamoe – $6.00
- I’m Thunderstruck – $8.00
- Duais -$15.00
- Gold Trip – $15.00
- Huetor – $15.00
- Mr Brightside – $15.00
- Nonconformist – $15.00
- Western Empire – $15.00
- Mo’unga – $17.00
- Private Eye – $17.00
Complete Caulfield Stakes odds available at Neds.
Best Caulfield Stakes bookmakers
Due to the weight-for-age conditions and the timing of the race, bookmakers don’t open early all-in markets.
The betting for the Caulfield Stakes typically opens two weeks prior to the running which leaves punters plenty of time to sort out their investments.
The following bookmakers will all offer betting on the Caulfield Stakes and bonus offers will be available in the week of the big race.
Latest Caulfield Stakes News
Caulfield Stakes betting guide
The Caulfield Stakes is a major lead-up race towards the Cox Plate, so punters looking to bet in the early Cox Plate markets should take a close look at this race.
It’s also key to identify the potential champion runners in the field. There has been plenty of upset winners in the race, but the good horses have an excellent winning record and the past winners list is a Hall of Fame honour roll.
Horses such as Bonecrusher, Kingston Town, Gunsynd, Lord, Rough Habit, Lonhro and Winx are past winners of the Caulfield Stakes and the list of champions continues to grow.
Since 1983, there has been only six double-figure odds winners with an average price of $20. Douro Valley won in 2008 at odds of $40.
The shortest winning price was Winx in 2016. The champion mare paid $1.20 to win in the three horse field, which was considered a generous price at the time.
The Underwood Stakes is a key guide to betting the Caulfield Stakes. Ocean Park, So You Think and Northerly all entered the Caulfield Stakes as last start winners of the Underwood Stakes. Champion runner Lonhro also entered as a last start winner having won the George Main Stakes.
Since 2000, nine winners have emerged from the Underwood Stakes and the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington is also a solid form guide.
Jockey Damien Oliver has the best statistics of any jockey having won on four occasions from 18 attempts.
2022 Caulfield Stakes Final Field
The field for the 2022 Caulfield Stakes is set to be released on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
Previous Caulfield Stakes Fields
Plenty of Group 1 superstars have won the Caulfield Stakes. Check the previous fields of the Caulfield Stakes here.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Homesman Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 2 59kg 2 Zaaki Annabel Neasham Craig Williams 4 59kg 3 Nonconformist Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 3 59kg 4 Nickajack Cave Peter Moody Luke Nolen 5 59kg 5 Probabeel Jamie Richards Brett Prebble 1 57kg 6 No Effort Gavin Bedggood Beau Mertens 6 57kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Gailo Chop Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 3 59kg 2 Humidor Chris Waller Craig Williams 1 59kg 3 Levendi Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 2 59kg 4 Harbour Views Matthew Williams John Allen 6 59kg 5 Arcadia Queen Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 5 57kg 6 Russian Camelot Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg
2021 Caulfield Stakes result
Recent Caulfield Stakes runnings
- All eyes were focused on Zaaki the $1.20 favourite, the last horse priced that short was Winx in 2016 and she wen’t on to win 33 consecutive races, However it was the four-year-old mare that crushed the dreams of Zaaki as she beat the short-priced favourite in a sprint off down the Caulfield straight claiming her first Group One win.
- With Russian Camelot starting a $1.30 favourite, the race was seemingly a formality, however Arcadia Queen and William Pike had another idea. Despite giving the favourite a three-length head start with 500m to go, the Grant and Alana Williams-trained Arcadia Queen managed to claim the Caulfield Stakes at her first go at 2000m. The win handed Pike his first Group 1 win of the day, before he went on to partner Ole Kirk when taking out the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas.
- A slowly run 2019 Caulfield Stakes suited the Hayes & Dabernig trained stallion to a tee when he was able to nose out the Underwood Stakes winner Black Heart Bart in a driving finish to get up in the final stride. Black Heart Bart looked to be the winner with 50 metres to go, but couldn’t hold out as Cape Of Good Hope claims Caulfield Stakes in a result that was sure to tear up plenty of quaddie tickets around the nation.
Past Caulfield Stakes winners list
|Turnbull Stakes Past Winners|
|2021||Probabeel||Brett Prebble||Jamie Richards|
|2020||Arcadia Queen||William Pike||Grant & Alana Williams|
|2019||Cape Of Good Hope||Mark Zahra||David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2018||Benbatl||Pat Cosgrave||Saeed Bun Suroor|
|2017||Galio Chop||Mark Zahra||Darren Weir|
|2016||Winx||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|2015||Criterion||Michael Walker||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2014||Fawkner||Nicholas Hall||Robert Hickmott|
|2013||Atlantic Jewel||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh|
|2012||Ocean Park||Glen Boss||Garry Hennessy|
|2011||Descarado||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse|
|2010||So You Think||Steven Arnold||Bart Cummings|
|2009||Whobegotyou||Damien Oliver||Mark Kavanagh|
|2008||Douro Valley||James Winks||Danny O’Brien|
|2007||Maldivian||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh|
|2006||Casual Pass||Nash Rawiller||Mathew Ellerton|
|2005||El Segundo||Darren Gauci||Colin Little|
|2004||Mummify||Danny Nikolic||Lee Freedman|
|2003||Lonhro||Darren Beadman||John Hawkes|
|2002||Lonhro||Darren Beadman||John Hawkes|
|2001||Northerly||Damien Oliver||Fred Kersley|
|2000||Sky Heights||Glen Boss||Colin Alderson|
Caulfield Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
|Caulfield Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1998||Might And Power|
|1977||Family Of Man|
|1975||Guest Star / Zambari|
|1970||Gay Poss / Arctic Symbol|
|1960||Lord / Dhaulagiri|
|1948||De La Salle|
|1923||Maid Of The Mist|