Caulfield Racecourse

Caulfield is one of four metropolitan tracks in Melbourne and is owned and operated by the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC). Caulfield racecourse has long been known as “The Heath” and hosts important races such as the Caulfield Cup in the lead up the Melbourne Cup, and key two-year-old and three-year-old races like the Caulfield Guineas and Blue Diamond Stakes. In operation since 1859, Caulfield Racecourse is one of the oldest operating race tracks in the country and to this day holds approximately 25 race meetings a year.

Caulfield Racecourse


Caulfield horse racing news

Home to some of the best racing in the country, Horsebetting.com.au is constantly covering all the horse racing news at Caulfield.

Caulfield inner track dubbed 'massive setback' for racing
The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) has confirmed plans to build a new inner racetrack at Caulfield after the 2022 Melbourne ...
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Imperial Lad holds off So Si Bon in VOBIS Gold Mile
The John Moloney-trained Imperial Lad has held off the fast-finishing So Si Bon to claim the VOBIS Gold Mile at ...
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Regardsmaree gets head down in time in VOBIS Gold Sprint win
The VOBIS Gold Sprint has gone the way of the Nick Ryan-trained Regardsmaree in dramatic fashion, with a narrow margin ...
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Kings Consort takes out The Showdown
The 2022 edition of The Showdown has gone the way of the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Kings Consort who managed ...
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Persistence pays off with Chartres with win VOBIS Sires Guineas
Despite a rough preperation leading into the VOBIS Sires Guineas, the Matt Laurie-trained Chartres has managed to claim the race ...
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Kah masterclass helps Grandslam land the VOBIS Gold Heath
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Grandslam has managed to lead all the way in the VOBIS Gold Heath, with ...
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Caulfield horse racing tips

With plenty of Group 1 racing throughout the year, Horsebetting.com.au not only present horse racing tips for those meetings, but every other meeting held at Caulfield Racecourse.

Today's horse racing tips & best bets | June 25, 2022
13 horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Caulfield racing tips & quaddie selections | Saturday, June 25
A nine-race card is set down for judgement at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday afternoon. HorseBetting's Victorian form expert presents his ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 28, 2022
13 horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Caulfield racing tips & quaddie selections | Saturday, May 28
A nine-race card is set down for judgement at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday afternoon. HorseBetting's Victorian form expert presents his ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 7, 2022
13 horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Caulfield racing preview & best bets | Saturday, May 7, 2022
Victorian metropolitan racing heads back to The Heath on Saturday afternoon for nine races out of Caulfield. HorseBetting's Victoria racing ...
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Caulfield address & how to get there

Caulfield Racecourse is located at 22 Station St, Caulfield East VIC 3145 and is approximately 12km from Melbourne CBD.

If you are heading to the races from the city or from the east, the best way to get there by car is along National Route 1, as the racecourse is off Normanby Rd. While from the north or west of Melbourne it is best to follow the M1 and come via Burke Rd in Caulfield.

A majority of punters will catch public transport to Caulfield Racecourse, with the train station approximately 200m from the main entrance to the track. The Cranbourne/Pakenham line from Flinders Street is the most efficient way to get to Caulfield, with the journey just a 15 minute one on the train.

Alternatively, tram stop #56 on the 3/3a line will drop punters off about 300m from the main entrance to Caulfield.

On race days, a train can be taken directly to the racetrack. Caulfield is also accessible by bus; Routes 623 or 624 will take you there.


Caulfield racetrack specifications & details

The course proper at Caulfield has a circumference of 2080m, whilst the length of the home straight is 367m.

There is a 1200m chute, where races held between the 1000m-1200m jump from the chute, with runners needing to navigate the home corner in the running. Races over 1400m jump from a small chute down the back of the race track.

Caulfield Racecourse Stats
Caulfield Racecourse distances.

Major races held at Caulfield

Caulfield plays host to 11 Group 1 races each racing season and is headlined by the Caulfield Cup Carnival each spring. The Carnival is held from the second Saturday of October until the third Saturday of the month, with multiple Group 1 races held throughout the week.

The headline act for the week is the Caulfield Cup (2400m) which is often used as the perfect lead-in race to the Melbourne Cup and is the first of the three marquee events held in Victoria each season.

Caulfield Cup cup
Caulfield Cup trophy

Four other Group 1 races are held during the Carnival, with the Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Stakes and Toorak Handicap held on the first Saturday, whilst the Thousand Guineas is held during the week on the Wednesday on ‘Ladies Day’ at The Heath.

Other Group 1 events that are run at Caulfield race track during the Spring in lead-up to the carnival are the Memsie Stakes (1400m) & Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).

Caulfield hosts multiple Group 1 events during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival as well. These include the CF Orr Stakes (1400m), Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), Oakleigh Plate (1100m) and the Futurity Stakes (1400m).

Caulfield Racecourse is also one of three hosts of the $5,000,000 All-Star Mile which is run in Melbourne every Autumn.

Other horse racing tracks in Melbourne include Flemington race track, Moonee Valley race track, Cranbourne race track and Pakenham racecourse.


How to bet on Caulfield races

Australia’s top online betting sites are the best ways to place your betting wagers on racing at Caulfield.

All of the best online bookmakers offer markets on race day and in the days leading up to the racing at Caulfield, with tote and fixed price betting available once markets are released.

A majority of bookmakers in Australia also have bookie sign up codes available to their customers.

Caulfield Racecourse has TAB facilities, as well as a Bookmaking Ring, where a number of bookmakers are set up for race days.

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Caulfield race dates

The majority of Caulfield race meetings fall on a Saturday. There are several exceptions to this though, with meetings held on Australia Day and Boxing Day.

Caulfield Racecourse holds between 23-25 race meetings each and forms a strong part of the 80 race meetings conducted each year by the Melbourne Racing Club.

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