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, is constantly covering all the horse racing news at Caulfield.

Zipping Classic attracts quality field of stayers
The Group 2 Zipping Classic will headline the massive 10-race program out of Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday afternoon ...
So Risque back to winning ways at Caulfield
Handy galloper So Risque showed plenty of fight in registering a winning performance at Caulfield on Saturday afternoon ...
Rose Quartz makes every post a winner in How Now Stakes
Grahame Begg and Michael Dee have combined with Rose Quartz to take out the Group 3 How Now Stakes on ...
Magic Time bolts clear in Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
Grahame Begg and Michael Dee have combined with Magic Time to take out the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ...
Joliestar claims Group 1 Thousand Guineas
Chris Waller and James McDonald have combined with Joliestar to take out the feature Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield ...
Run Harry Run proves too classy in Blue Sapphire Stakes victory
Mike Moroney and Daniel Stackhouse have combined with Run Harry Run to take out the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes ...

Caulfield horse racing tips

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

Today's horse racing tips & best bets | November 18, 2023
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Caulfield betting tips
A competitive 10-race card awaits punters at Caulfield on Saturday for Thousand Guineas Day. Check out HorseBetting's free race-by-race preview ...
2023 Thousand Guineas Preview
The Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) headlines proceedings at Caulfield on Saturday. Check out HorseBetting's free preview and tips here ...
Follow Files blackbook tips
In this week’s Follow Files, we have found three horses from Caulfield Cup Day on Saturday that are worth keeping ...
Today's horse racing tips & best bets | October 21, 2023
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Caulfield Cup Day 2023 tips
Elevate your Caulfield Cup Day 2023 bets with expert racing tips and quaddie selections for free on ...

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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