Caulfield Cup

The Caulfield Cup is Australia’s most prestigious 2400 metre handicap race and the second biggest Cup race of the spring behind the Melbourne Cup.

Caulfield racecourse hosts the $2.5 Million Caulfield Cup in mid October, one week before the WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, and two weeks before the exciting four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

The 2016 Caulfield Cup will be held on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne.

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The Caulfield Cup combines with the Melbourne Cup to form the big feature Cup’s double of the spring, and horse racing punters invest heavily at the huge early odds on offer in an attempt to snare a massive payout.

2016 Caulfield Cup Race Details

Date Saturday 15th October 2016
Track: Caulfield racecourse
Distance: 2400 metres
Purse: $3,000,000
Status: Group 1
Conditions: Handicap

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Caulfield Cup Day Feature Races

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) host racing at Caulfield racecourse and the Caulfield Cup is the jewel in the crown of the Club’s three meeting carnival in October, forming an integral part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in Victoria.

The Caulfield spring racing carnival is held over three days, from Saturday to Saturday, with a midweek Wednesday meeting.

The first day is ‘Guineas Day’ and features the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas over 1600 metres for three-year-old colts and geldings and the Group 1 Thousand Guineas over 1600 metres for three-year-old fillies.

The following Wednesday is Blue Sapphire Day, before the third and final day of the carnival the next Saturday, the main event, Caulfield Cup Day.

The Melbourne Racing Club announced the $750,000 Caulfield Classic (previously the Norman Robinson Stakes) for three-year-olds to be held on Caulfield Cup day and any three-year-old who can win either the Caulfield Guineas or Thousand Guineas and then win the Caulfield Classic the following Saturday will receive a $250,000 bonus.

Five other quality group races are held on Caulfield Cup Day including;

Feature race previews courtesy of premier horse racing website Horse Racing Info.

The 2015 Caulfield Cup was taken out by New Zealand galloper Mongolian Khan who defeated Trip To Paris and Our Ivanhowe.

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Caulfield Cup History

First run in the autumn of 1879, the Caulfield Cup has a proud history and created some of the most memorable moments in Australian racing. The race was moved to the spring in 1881 and has grown to become the second most prestigious race of the Melbourne spring carnival behind the Melbourne Cup.

Saint Warden scored at 100/1 in 1948 to become the longest priced winner of the Caulfield Cup while the mighty Tulloch is the shortest priced winner at 4/6 or around $1.67 in decimal odds.

Capturing the big Caulfield & Melbourne Cup spring Cup’s double has long been on the agenda for trainers and horses during the spring with the achievement guaranteeing them a place in history.

The running of the Caulfield Cup signals big time racing in Melbourne during the spring and its place on the spring calendar is a highlight of the racing year.

2016 Caulfield Cup Best Odds

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