The 2018 Caulfield Cup is one of Australia’s most prestigious horse races and is one of the world’s richest handicap races over the 2,400 metre distance. The Group 1 race is held at Caulfield Racecourse every year in October. The race is run over a distance of 2,400 metres and takes place on the final day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival.
The 2018 Caulfield Cup will be held on October 20th.
2018 Caulfield Cup Results
- 1st: #1 Best Solution
- 2nd: #13 Homesman
- 3rd: #2 The Cliffsofmoher
Follow the complete 2018 Caulfield Cup Day Results
The 2018 Caulfield Cup is one of the earlier races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The handicap race is open to horses three years old and above and is worth over $3 million in prize money. The Caulfield Cup is one of the races that grants a horse direct entry into the Melbourne Cup field if they win. The majority of horses nominated for the Melbourne Cup will also run in the Caulfield Cup. Therefore, due to the race’s high class field of runners and difficult conditions, the Caulfield Cup is often used as an indicator of each runner’s likely performance in the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup.
Horses that win both the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup in the same year are known as achieving the ‘cups double’. Eleven horses have achieved this fete including Poseidon (1906), Rising fast (1954), Galilee (1966) and Might and Power (1997). The trainer with the record for the most amount of winners in the Caulfield Cup is Bart Cummings with seven, including Leilana, Let’s Elope and Viewed. The first Caulfield Cup was run in 1879 with the first winner being a horse named Newminster. Other notable winners include Northerly in 2002 and Viewed in 2009.
Until 1998, only Australia and New Zealand horses were able to compete in the Caulfield Cup, however, the race is now open to international competition. Since being allowed to compete two British horses have won the event, including Taufan’s Melody (1998) and All the Good (2008).
2018 Caulfield Cup Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x3195x111||BEST SOLUTION (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||Pat Cosgrave||17||57.5kg||–||114|
|2||8x512433x4||THE CLIFFSOFMOHER (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Hugh Bowman||3||56.5kg||–||113|
|3||15x211250x||CHESTNUT COAT (JPN)||Yoshito Yahagi||Yuga Kawada||13||55.5kg||–||110|
|4||x68139x437||JON SNOW (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||15||55.5kg||–||110|
|5||2144x1132x||SOUND CHECK (GER)||Michael Moroney||Jordan Childs||16||55.5kg||–||110|
|6||55462×0241||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Damien Oliver||8||55kg||–||110|
|7||5041x8x791||THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)||Liam Howley||James McDonald||19||55kg||–||109|
|8||x3x15x5331||DURETTO (GB)||Andrew Balding||Dwayne Dunn||1||54.5kg||–||108|
|9||21×1422225||RED VERDON (USA)||Ed Dunlop||Zac Purton||9||54kg||–||107|
|10||121x05x405||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||7||54kg||–||104|
|11||437829×794||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||11||54kg||–||105|
|12||1x780x0069||MIGHTY BOSS||Mick Price||Tim Clark||14||53.5kg||–||104|
|13||153x16x217||HOMESMAN (USA)||Liam Howley||Ben Melham||4||53kg||–||110|
|14||11111×4323||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||6||53kg||–||105|
|15||732x03705x||SOLE IMPACT (JPN)||Hirofumi Toda||Ryusei Sakai (a)||20||53kg||–||105|
|16||431105×024||GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||2||52.5kg||–||104|
|17||2141×21316||NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||18||52kg||1.0kg||105|
|18||311113×632||YOUNGSTAR||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||10||51.5kg||–||107|
|19e||114656×641||PATRICK ERIN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||12||52kg||2.0kg||104|
|20e||33x1x61812||JAAMEH (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||5||50kg||–||100|
Each year hundreds of horses vie for a place in the Caulfield Cup field. The race is restricted to a field of 18 runners plus a further four emergencies and is made up of both Australian and international runners. Many of the overseas horses that travel to Australian for the Caulfield Cup are also being aimed at a Melbourne Cup run on the first Tuesday of November. Horses from overseas nations have been competing in the Caulfield Cup since 1998.
The Caulfield Cup final field is decided by the use of a balloting system. Each horse that is nominated for the race is issued a number which dictates where they sit in the order of entry. The ballot number a horse is given is determined by a number of factors. This includes the amount of prize money a horse has earned in the two years prior, wins and placing in pre-determined eligible lead-up races and the weight they have been allocated to carry by the handicapper. Horses can gain automatic entry into the Caulfield Cup field by winning races such as the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Listed Mornington Cup. The winner of the Caulfield Cup each year is then exempt from the ballot for the $6 million Melbourne Cup held later in the carnival.
The Caulfield Cup is a handicap race like the Melbourne Cup, so all horses in the field must be allocated a weight to carry. This weight is also determined by factors such as recent wins and accrued prize money. This system is employed to try and provide a more level field and give some of the lesser performed horses the chance to win the race. The Caulfield Cup field is open to all horses aged three-years-old and over.
The 2018 Caulfield Cup field will be released on Tuesday, October 11th. The long history of prestige and classy racing becomes apparent looking at the 2018 Caulfield Cup field. The 2018 Caulfield Cup field promises one of the best races of the year, and will no doubt be one of the most intense competitions one can see at the tracks. There is plenty of punting value included in the 2018 Caulfield Cup field, particularly considering the vast majority of runners are in with a serious chance.
The 2018 Caulfield Cup field
2018 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw
One of the most highly awaited events in horse racing, the Caulfield Cup barrier draw can make or break racing and punting careers. It is a massive moment for connections of the competing horses, who await with bated breath their fate from the officials conducting the draw.
The Caulfield Cup barrier draw is important for a variety of reasons. There is no particular “golden barrier”, with the spread of success fairly even across most barriers throughout the history of the race. Barrier 1 has not produced a winner in 30 years, a clear sign that it’s not always beneficial to draw the rails.
The 2400m race distance at Caulfield Racecourse begins right at the top of the home straight. As a result, the field has some opportunity to settle before hitting the first turn. Even so, the Caulfield Cup barrier draw is still very relevant.
Horses that draw particularly wide run the risk of struggling to make ground around Caulfield’s tight turns. Inside barriers can also be dastardly, as the highly competitive nature of the Caulfield Cup can see some runners outpaced early and forced into very difficult positions. Once jammed against the rails it can be very difficult to make a successful run.
The Caulfield Cup barrier draw will be conducted at 4:45PM AEST at Crown Casino, Melbourne. As soon as the complete Caulfield Cup barrier draw is available, it will be published here.
2018 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Time: 5:30PM AEDST.
2018 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Location: Caulfield.
2018 Caulfield Cup Third Acceptances
Competition is heating up for the Caulfield Cup, with the third round of acceptances due to be released on Tuesday, October 4th.
2018 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances
The 2018 Caulfield Cup second acceptances were released to the public on Tuesday, October 10th. The 2018 Caulfield Cup second acceptances show us which trainers still believe their horses are on track to greatness this Spring Carnival.
The 2018 Caulfield Cup second acceptances will be published here closer to race day.
2018 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances
Bound to be released to great anticipation on Tuesday, September 5th, the 2018 Caulfield Cup first acceptances will greatly reduce the number of potential contenders. The 2018 Caulfield Cup first declarations greatly reflect the esteemed reputation of the race, with a massive number of the runners already renowned in the horse racing industry.
The 2018 Caulfield Cup first acceptances will be published below.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x3195x111||BEST SOLUTION (IRE)||H||5||Saeed Bin Suroor||1||57.5kg||–||1.5|
|2||3x1111x581||GRUNT (NZ)||H||4||Mick Price||2||54kg||–||6.5|
|3||x11111x432||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)||G||5||Darren Weir||3||53kg||–||6|
|4||12141×2131||NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)||G||5||Darren Weir||4||52kg||1.0kg||7|
|5||x312561x16||COMIN’ THROUGH||G||5||Chris Waller||5=||56.5kg||–||2.5|
|6||x55462x024||ACE HIGH||H||4||David Payne||5=||55kg||–||2.5|
|7||78x512433x||CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE)||H||5||Aidan O’Brien||7||56.5kg||–||2.5|
|8||111x1160x9||BONNEVAL (NZ)||M||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||8||54.5kg||–||3|
|10||1x68139x43||JON SNOW (NZ)||H||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||10||55.5kg||–||3.5|
|11||x0x92834x6||AMBITIOUS (JPN)||H||7||Anthony Freedman||11=||55.5kg||–||3.5|
|12||7x28167x00||HARLEM (GB)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||11=||55.5kg||–||3.5|
|13||2144x1132x||SOUND CHECK (GER)||H||6||Michael Moroney||11=||55.5kg||–||3.5|
|14||x72x3x56x0||TOSEN BASIL (JPN)||H||7||Darren Weir||11=||55.5kg||–||3.5|
|15||15x211250x||CHESTNUT COAT (JPN)||H||5||Yoshito Yahagi||15||55.5kg||–||3.5|
|16||7x623x2x1x||EMOTIONLESS (IRE)||G||6||Charlie Appleby||16=||55kg||–||4|
|17||25041x8x79||THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||16=||55kg||–||4|
|18||41x780x006||MIGHTY BOSS||H||4||Mick Price||16=||53.5kg||–||4|
|19||x400521x53||EGG TART||M||5||Chris Waller||19||53kg||–||4.5|
|20||20x22525x0||SINGLE GAZE||M||6||Chris Waller||20||53kg||–||4.5|
|23||x3x15x5331||DURETTO (GB)||G||7||Andrew Balding||23||54.5kg||–||4.5|
|24||x26x1353x2||COUNT OCTAVE (GB)||H||5||Chris Waller||24||54kg||–||5|
|25||242630×355||PRIZED ICON||H||5||Kris Lees||25||54kg||–||5|
|26||21×1422225||RED VERDON (USA)||H||6||Ed Dunlop||26=||54kg||–||5|
|27||x437829x79||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||26=||54kg||–||5|
|28||7x56164x52||AUVRAY (FR)||G||8||Richard Freedman||28||54kg||–||5|
|29||313x655x1x||FINCHE (GB)||H||5||Chris Waller||29||54kg||–||5|
|30||021443×005||BIG DUKE (IRE)||G||7||Darren Weir||30=||54kg||–||5|
|31||8121x05x40||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||G||7||Michael Moroney||30=||54kg||–||5|
|32||22x9131x40||SEDANZER||M||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||32||52kg||–||5.5|
|33||x076x462x4||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||M||7||Chris Waller||33=||51.5kg||–||6|
|34||419337×351||MISS ADMIRATION||M||4||Mick Price||33=||50kg||–||6|
|35||12153x16x2||HOMESMAN (USA)||G||5||Liam Howley||35=||53kg||–||6|
|36||28x420x837||LIBRAN (IRE)||G||8||Chris Waller||35=||53kg||–||6|
|37||5x2188632x||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||G||6||Charlie Fellowes||35=||53kg||–||6|
|38||314513×014||SIR CHARLES ROAD||G||5||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||35=||53kg||–||6|
|39||1x3326x111||AVILIUS (GB)||G||5||James Cummings||39=||53kg||–||6|
|40||3110328×27||OUR VENICE BEACH (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||39=||53kg||–||6|
|41||5158402×00||ZACADA (NZ)||G||6||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||41||53kg||–||6|
|42||732x03705x||SOLE IMPACT (JPN)||H||7||Hirofumi Toda||42||53kg||–||6|
|43||1116×63211||TRAP FOR FOOLS||G||5||Jarrod McLean||43||53kg||–||6|
|44||11432x80x5||SULLY (NZ)||G||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||44||51kg||–||6.5|
|45||x6x10x246x||DAL HARRAILD (GB)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||45||52.5kg||–||6.5|
|46||61431105×0||GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)||H||6||Darren Weir||46||52.5kg||–||6.5|
|47||114x39770x||LORD FANDANGO (GER)||H||6||Archie Alexander||47||52.5kg||–||6.5|
|48||x6248x220x||WALL OF FIRE (IRE)||H||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||48||52.5kg||–||6.5|
|49||0x051121x3||OUR ABBADEAN (NZ)||M||6||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||49||50.5kg||–||7|
|50||32x436013x||YUCATAN (IRE)||H||5||Aidan O’Brien||50=||52kg||–||7|
|51||42512226×9||REZEALIENT||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||50=||50.5kg||–||7|
|52||14x6110x48||LUVALUVA (NZ)||M||4||John Sargent||52||50kg||–||7.5|
|53||2x04331x22||RISING RED (NZ)||G||5||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||53||51kg||–||8|
|54||x6427x3453||ODEON (NZ)||G||5||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||54||51kg||–||8|
|55||361x16246x||CASTERTON (IRE)||H||5||Chris Waller||55||51kg||–||8|
|56||4x1331x140||DIVINE UNICORN (GB)||G||5||Matthew Dunn||56||51kg||–||8|
|57||53x6830x40||WHEAL LEISURE||M||5||Archie Alexander||57||50kg||–||9|
|58||213×92||HUSH WRITER (JPN)||H||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||58=||50kg||–||9|
|60||021x22x332||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)||G||5||Chris Waller||60||50kg||–||9|
|62||6x4421x226||YOGI (NZ)||G||6||Darren Weir||62||50kg||–||9|
|63||43462L1x33||SIN TO WIN (NZ)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||63||50kg||–||9|
|64||369×006406||KELLSTORM (IRE)||H||6||Darren Weir||64||50kg||–||9|
|65||11x5x0x080||RED CARDINAL (IRE)||G||7||Darren Weir||65||54kg||–||5|
|66||4x9066x9x3||PRIZE MONEY (GB)||G||6||Saeed Bin Suroor||66||52.5kg||–||6.5|
|67||x3620x4025||INVICTUS PRINCE (GB)||G||6||Matthew Smith||67||51.5kg||–||7.5|
|68||4112×08735||AZURO (FR)||G||5||Darren Weir||68=||50kg||–||9|
|69||140x621x45||HARRISON (GB)||G||6||Liam Howley||68=||50kg||–||9|
|70||19x31x0x11||HIGH BRIDGE (GB)||G||8||Chris Waller||68=||50kg||–||9|
|71||333x1x6181||JAAMEH (IRE)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||68=||50kg||–||9|
|72||321×995746||MASTER ZEPHYR (GB)||G||7||Darren Weir||68=||50kg||–||9|
|73||36164x0x02||MIDTERM (GB)||G||6||Liam Howley||68=||50kg||–||9|
|74||x57x15x825||MR GARCIA (GB)||G||6||Darren Weir||68=||50kg||–||9|
|75||424x02x675||OPPOSITION (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||68=||50kg||–||9|
|76||3114656×64||PATRICK ERIN (NZ)||G||7||Chris Waller||68=||50kg||–||9|
|77||93x5880x07||PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||68=||50kg||–||9|
|78||32230×0259||ROMANESQUE (IRE)||H||6||Jarrod McLean||68=||50kg||–||9|
|79||6112121129||SELF SENSE||G||8||David Brideoake||68=||50kg||–||9|
|80||3x7x521134||SIKANDARABAD (IRE)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||68=||50kg||–||9|
|81||0000×00763||TALL SHIP (IRE)||G||8||Darren Weir||68=||50kg||–||9|
|82||416400×011||THE LORD MAYOR (NZ)||G||4||Chris Waller||68=||50kg||–||9|
|83||110×811122||VALAC (IRE)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||68=||50kg||–||9|
2018 Caulfield Cup Nominations
The 2018 Caulfield Cup nominations will be released on Tuesday, August 1st. Following the 2018 Caulfield Cup nominations are the 2018 Caulfield Cup first declarations, which will take place on Tuesday, September 25th.
Notable 2018 Caulfield Cup nominations are now listed below.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||46x0022x4x||ABDON (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||82|
|2||1x55462x0x||ACE HIGH||H||4||David Payne||–|
|3||21x21x214x||ADMIRE ROBSON (JPN)||H||5||Darren Weir|
|4||x843320x68||AL HARAM (FR)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||83|
|5||31x1120x51||ALL TOO SOON||M||4||David Payne||–|
|6||16x121413x||ALMOST COURT (NZ)||G||6||Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones||–|
|7||24x32267x3||ALWARD (IRE)||G||6||Chris Waller||–|
|8||5x0x92834x||AMBITIOUS (JPN)||H||7||Anthony Freedman||109|
|9||2131222x||ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ)||M||4||Chris Waller||–|
|10||27x56164x5||AUVRAY (FR)||G||8||Richard Freedman||–|
|11||11x3326x11||AVILIUS (GB)||G||5||James Cummings||–|
|12||24112×0873||AZURO (FR)||G||5||Darren Weir||75|
|13||x31311440x||BEDFORD (NZ)||G||5||Anthony Freedman||82|
|14||7x314461x||BELGRAVIA (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||80|
|15||1x03438x7x||BEST OF DAYS (GB)||H||5||James Cummings||–|
|16||1x3195x11x||BEST SOLUTION (IRE)||H||5||Saeed Bin Suroor||–|
|17||5021443x0x||BIG DUKE (IRE)||G||7||Darren Weir||107|
|18||1111x1160x||BONNEVAL (NZ)||M||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||–|
|19||4100x21x0x||BOOM TIME||H||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||109|
|20||1021x22x3x||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)||G||5||Chris Waller||–|
|21||361x16246x||CASTERTON (IRE)||H||5||Andre Fabre||–|
|22||1x1x||CHELKAR (FR)||G||6||William Mullins||–|
|23||15x211250x||CHESTNUT COAT (JPN)||H||5||Yoshito Yahagi||–|
|24||78x512433x||CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE)||H||5||Aidan O’Brien||–|
|25||60x312561x||COMIN’ THROUGH||G||5||Chris Waller||–|
|26||5651111x0x||CORDERO||G||5||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||95|
|27||x26x1353x2||COUNT OCTAVE (GB)||H||5||Andrew Balding||–|
|28||x6x10x246x||DAL HARRAILD (GB)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||–|
|29||1x7x4x46x||DANON ROMAN (JPN)||H||5||Anthony Freedman||70|
|31||0x0x250272||DEAUVILLE (IRE)||H||6||Aidan O’Brien||–|
|32||214x1331x1||DIVINE UNICORN (GB)||G||5||Matthew Dunn||–|
|33||x332120x9x||DOMED||M||5||John P Thompson||–|
|34||54x217549x||DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE)||G||5||Liam Howley||100|
|35||x3x15x533x||DURETTO (GB)||G||7||Andrew Balding||–|
|36||70x400521x||EGG TART||M||5||Chris Waller||107|
|37||7x623x2x1x||EMOTIONLESS (IRE)||H||6||Charlie Appleby||–|
|38||4111251x7x||ETAH JAMES (NZ)||M||6||Matt Cumani||95|
|39||213x86x2x||EXEMPLAR (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||85|
|40||313x655x1x||FINCHE (GB)||H||5||Andre Fabre||–|
|41||6313882218||FIRST CRUSH||G||7||Chris Munce||–|
|42||35x135x16x||FOLKSWOOD (GB)||G||6||Charlie Appleby||–|
|43||361431105x||GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)||H||6||Darren Weir||–|
|44||2x111x2||GAME STARTER (IRE)||H||5||Saeed Bin Suroor||–|
|45||3x1111x5x||GRUNT (NZ)||H||4||Mick Price||106|
|46||21x020030x||GUARDINI (FR)||G||8||Darren Weir||95|
|47||131x590x9x||HANS HOLBEIN (GB)||G||7||Liam Howley||92|
|48||x900x6x60x||HAPPY MOMENT (JPN)||H||9||Anthony Freedman||98|
|49||7x28167x0x||HARLEM (GB)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||109|
|50||140x621x4x||HARRISON (GB)||G||6||Liam Howley||93|
|51||10x114209x||HE EKSCELS (NZ)||G||5||Richard Laming||73|
|52||121x||HELLO IT’S ME (NZ)||M||4||Chris Gibbs||–|
|53||1x||HERE AND NOW (GB)||G||5||Ralph Beckett||–|
|54||119x31x0x1||HIGH BRIDGE (GB)||G||8||Chris Waller||–|
|55||98x37x131x||HIGHLAD||G||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||–|
|56||2343x312x6||HIYAAM (NZ)||M||4||Mick Price||103|
|57||412153x16x||HOMESMAN (USA)||G||5||Liam Howley||105|
|58||20x4184x8x||HUMIDOR (NZ)||G||6||Darren Weir||116|
|59||213x||HUSH WRITER (JPN)||H||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||–|
|60||845×814533||IDAHO (IRE)||H||6||Aidan O’Brien||–|
|61||x3620x402x||INVICTUS PRINCE (GB)||G||6||Matthew Smith||–|
|62||5333x1x61x||JAAMEH (IRE)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||92|
|63||2134x74x9x||JAKE’S HILL (GB)||G||5||Chris Waller||–|
|64||311x68139x||JON SNOW (NZ)||H||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||110|
|65||1x6260x11x||KAONIC (NZ)||H||4||Chris Waller||–|
|66||6369×00640||KELLSTORM (IRE)||H||6||Darren Weir||81|
|67||64x362x53x||KILIMANJARO (IRE)||G||7||Liam Howley||89|
|68||1x11111x4x||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)||G||5||Darren Weir||102|
|69||0x446x5x1x||LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ)||M||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||104|
|70||37x7311x3x||LANGLEY (JPN)||H||8||Darren Weir||–|
|71||2×22117||LATROBE (IRE)||H||4||Joseph O’Brien||–|
|72||528x420x8x||LIBRAN (IRE)||G||8||Chris Waller||–|
|73||920x93116x||LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE)||G||7||Chris Waller||103|
|74||114x39770x||LORD FANDANGO (GER)||H||6||Archie Alexander||–|
|75||14x6110x4x||LUVALUVA (NZ)||M||4||John Sargent||–|
|77||81x||MASTER OF REALITY (IRE)||H||4||Joseph O’Brien||–|
|78||06321×9957||MASTER ZEPHYR (GB)||G||7||Darren Weir||87|
|79||45221x111x||MATERIAL MAN||G||7||Justin Warwick||–|
|80||536164x0x0||MIDTERM (GB)||G||6||Liam Howley||98|
|81||741x780x0x||MIGHTY BOSS||H||4||Mick Price||104|
|82||13323x0x||MILSEAIN (NZ)||M||4||Kris Lees||–|
|83||16116x||MING (IRE)||G||4||Joseph O’Brien||–|
|84||x419337x3x||MISS ADMIRATION||M||4||Mick Price||89|
|85||1x1327287x||MONGOLIANCONQUEROR (NZ)||G||4||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||–|
|86||4x57x15x8x||MR GARCIA (GB)||G||6||Darren Weir||92|
|87||363x27314x||MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB)||H||6||James Cummings||–|
|88||2x||MUSTAJEER (GB)||G||6||Ger Lyons||–|
|89||0x8914228x||NAVAL WARFARE (IRE)||G||5||Chris Waller||–|
|91||6412141x2x||NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)||G||5||Darren Weir||91|
|92||18x6427x34||ODEON (NZ)||G||5||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||98|
|93||72x203x60x||ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE)||R||7||Chris Waller||–|
|94||17424x02x6||OPPOSITION (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||–|
|95||5121x86x1x||ORDER AGAIN (NZ)||G||5||Brian Smith||–|
|96||x2x115627x||ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||98|
|97||x222415x5x||OREGON’S DAY||M||5||Mick Price||106|
|98||572333240x||ORMITO (GER)||G||6||Darren Weir||–|
|99||20x051121x||OUR ABBADEAN (NZ)||M||6||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||–|
|100||40×11||OUR LIBRETTO (NZ)||M||5||Grahame Begg||68|
|101||x3110328x2||OUR VENICE BEACH (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||104|
|102||11182×5134||PACODALI (IRE)||G||6||Darren Weir||102|
|103||3114656x6x||PATRICK ERIN (NZ)||G||7||Chris Waller|
|104||x93x5880x0||PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||97|
|105||511×824116||PIONEERTOWN (IRE)||G||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||78|
|107||111x31x31x||PLEIN CIEL (GER)||G||6||Darren Weir||97|
|108||13173x5x6x||POETIC DREAM (IRE)||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||98|
|110||5x2188632x||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||G||6||Charlie Fellowes||–|
|111||4x9066x9x3||PRIZE MONEY (GB)||G||6||Saeed Bin Suroor||–|
|112||x242630x3x||PRIZED ICON||H||5||Kris Lees||–|
|113||x11x5x0x0x||RED CARDINAL (IRE)||G||7||Darren Weir||108|
|114||21×1422225||RED VERDON (USA)||H||6||Ed Dunlop||–|
|115||842512226x||REZEALIENT||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–|
|116||212x04331x||RISING RED (NZ)||G||5||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||–|
|117||1x76x2115x||ROMAN SON||G||5||Richard Freedman||–|
|118||4332230×02||ROMANESQUE (IRE)||H||6||Jarrod McLean||75|
|119||2720x2220x||SAMOVARE||M||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||97|
|120||x2x38x947x||SATONO RASEN (JPN)||H||7||Chris Waller||–|
|121||1122x9131x||SEDANZER||M||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||–|
|122||611212112x||SELF SENSE||G||8||David Brideoake||97|
|123||3361x8899x||SENSE OF OCCASION||G||8||Kris Lees||107|
|124||5x4542223x||SHEEZDASHING||M||4||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||–|
|125||1x076x462x||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||M||7||Chris Waller||–|
|127||93x7x52113||SIKANDARABAD (IRE)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||86|
|128||4711224x7x||SILENT WARRIOR||G||5||Stuart Gower||–|
|129||4x43462L1x||SIN TO WIN (NZ)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||90|
|130||420x22525x||SINGLE GAZE||M||6||Chris Waller||–|
|131||3314513x0x||SIR CHARLES ROAD||G||5||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||–|
|132||31x691420x||SIR JOHN LAVERY (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||95|
|133||732x03705x||SOLE IMPACT (JPN)||H||7||Hirofumi Toda||–|
|135||2144x1132x||SOUND CHECK (GER)||H||6||Peter Schiergen||–|
|136||2249x1110x||SPANISH REEF||M||5||Ken Keys||–|
|137||3219155x9x||STEPS (IRE)||G||5||Liam Howley||97|
|138||x11432x80x||SULLY (NZ)||G||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||–|
|139||x0000x0076||TALL SHIP (IRE)||G||8||Darren Weir||91|
|140||20116x00x||TAVISTOCK ABBEY (NZ)||G||4||Anthony Freedman||68|
|141||1110×41410||TEODORO (IRE)||G||5||Tom Dascombe||–|
|142||1416400x0x||THE LORD MAYOR (NZ)||G||4||Chris Waller||–|
|143||925041x8x7||THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)||H||5||Liam Howley||107|
|144||1x70x47x25||TIBERIAN (FR)||H||7||Alain Couetil||–|
|145||230x25828x||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||G||8||Chris Waller||–|
|146||74x612825x||TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)||G||5||Michael Moroney||77|
|147||5x22x0132x||TORCEDOR (IRE)||G||7||Andreas Wohler||–|
|148||8x72x3x56x||TOSEN BASIL (JPN)||H||7||Darren Weir||109|
|149||11116×6321||TRAP FOR FOOLS||G||5||Jarrod McLean||101|
|151||8x3203860x||US ARMY RANGER (IRE)||G||6||Liam Howley||101|
|152||x110x81112||VALAC (IRE)||G||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||78|
|153||998121x05x||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||G||7||Michael Moroney||103|
|154||00x437829x||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||106|
|155||35x463144x||VIN DE DANCE (NZ)||G||4||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||–|
|156||1118x1214x||WAGING WAR||G||5||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||–|
|157||x6248x220x||WALL OF FIRE (IRE)||H||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||–|
|158||53x6830x4x||WHEAL LEISURE||M||5||Archie Alexander||84|
|159||4491x6731x||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||G||10||Chris Waller||–|
|160||11x261741x||WILLI WILLI||G||5||Craig Widdison||92|
|161||46x4421x2x||YOGI (NZ)||G||6||Darren Weir||94|
|163||1x32x3x||YUCATAN (IRE)||H||5||Aidan O’Brien||–|
|164||325158402x||ZACADA (NZ)||G||6||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||–|
2018 Caulfield Cup Form Guide
The Caulfield Cup is often a perfect form guide for the upcoming major spring race, the Melbourne Cup. Due to the fat that the handicapping conditions are similar and the races are both long distance staying races, horses that perform in the Caulfield Cup are likely to also perform well in the Melbourne Cup. The Caulfield Cup is also a good form guide for races such as the Cox Plate, Moonee Valley Cup, Wakeful Stakes, The Lexus Stakes, Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Sandown Classic. Three-year-old fillies that have performed well in the Caulfield Cup may also choose to tackle the Group 1 Crown Oaks during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Read the full 2018 Caulfield Cup Form Guide.
When attempting to choose a winner in the Caulfield Cup, people often look to a number of early spring races in both Sydney and Melbourne to determine the likely form. Races such as the Herbert Power Stakes, Yalumba Stakes and Listed Cranbourne Cup in Melbourne and The Metropolitan, Turnbull Stakes, Spring Champion Stakes and the Craven Plate in Sydney usually provide a good guide to how a horse will perform in the Caulfield Cup.
Caulfield Cup Betting
The Caulfield Cup is always a great race for betting, with large odds on offer for many of the horses in the race. One of the most popular bets at this time of year would be the Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup betting double. Seen by many as the biggest two races of the year for stayers, this betting double is widely popular. Betting doubles such as the Caulfield Cup/Cox Plate double, Caulfield Cup/Victoria Derby double, Caulfield Cup/Crown Oaks double and Caulfield Cup/Emirates Stakes double are also common.
People can also place a straightforward win or place bet on the Caulfield Cup. This is often a favourite of many punters because most of the runners pay big odds to win the race. This is because there are so many quality horses in the one race that it is incredibly hard to know which one will win on the day. However, those that get it right reap the rewards of big dividends.
Bets such as quinellas, exactas, trifectas and quadrellas can also be placed on the Caulfield Cup each year.
Caulfield Cup Odds
While the final odds for the Caulfield Cup are not released until the final few days before the race, lucrative futures odds are offered many months in advance. Punters are given the option of betting on their favourite horse, usually while receiving very large odds, before the final fields or even nominations are released. While a win could result in a very large payday, punters take the risk of having their horses scratched from the race or not even entered, resulting in a loss of all wagers laid.
Caulfield Cup odds are updated each time a new round of nominations or acceptances are released. The odds will be based on how a horse is likely to fare in the race, as well as taking into account how much of a chance the horse has of making it into the final field. Therefore, a horse that is expected to win but does not have a very high order of entry in the ballot may not feature high in the Caulfield Cup betting order. This would be the same for a horse who is guaranteed a start in the race but is not expected to perform well.
Caulfield Cup odds will also be affected by how each horse ran in lead-up races such as the The Metropolitan, Spring Champion Stakes, Craven Plate, Yalumba Stakes and Cranbourne Cup.
Caulfield Cup Tips
Caulfield Cup tips are often formed on the basis of a horse’s performance in any one of the lead-up races. Furthermore, the state of the track is often one of the main factors when constructing Caulfield Cup tips. Certain horses are more suited to certain types of tracks than others. So, for example, if the track was rated a Good 3 and one horse in the field had never won on a dry track, then it would be unusual for him to feature in the tips for the race. On the other hand, if the track were rated as Heavy, that same horse would feature heavily in the Caulfield Cup tips, because he is proven over wet ground.
Another major factor in determining Caulfield Cup tips is the barrier draw. The barrier a horse has can have a large influence on how that horse performs, depending on what type of running style they employ. Horses that like to lead will have a great advantage if they draw an inside barrier, as they are unlikely to have to exert much energy to get to the front of the field. However, on rainy days, an inside gate can be to a horses detriment, as this is the part of the track that is notorious for deteriorating when wet.
Caulfield Cup Day
The Caulfield Cup is held on what is known as Caulfield Cup Day. While the Caulfield Cup is the only Group 1 race at the meet, Caulfield Cup Day features a total of six Group races. These include the Group 2 Caulfield Cup Sprint, the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes for four-year-old mares, the Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes for three-year-olds, the Group 3 David Jones Cup and the Group 3 Moonga Stakes for horses aged four-years-old and upwards.
Here is the race schedule for Caulfield Cup Day 2018.
- Race 1 – 12:15PM MyPunter.com Plate (1400m)
- Race 2 – 12:50PM Listed Polytrack Gothic Stakes (1400m)
- Race 3 – 1:25PM Crown Lager Alinghi Stakes (1100m)
- Race 4 – 2:00PM Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m)
- Race 5 – 2:35PM Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic (2000m)
- Race 6 – 3:10PM Group 3 Priceline Pharmacy Coongy Cup (2000m)
- Race 7 – 3:45PM Group 3 Schweppes Tristarc Stakes (1400m)
- Race 8 – 4:30PM Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m)
- Race 9 – 5:10PM Group 2 Dilmah Caulfield Sprint (1000m)
- Race 10 – 5:45PM Group 3 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes (1400m)
Caulfield Cup Day is worth a total of almost $4.7 million in prize money, with the Caulfield Cup being worth $3 million on its own. It is held on the final day of the three-day Caulfield Cup Carnival, which also includes the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes, Toorak Handicap and Thousand Guineas. Each year around 50,000 people flock to Caulfield Racecourse to be part of Caulfield Cup Day alone.
Caulfield Cup History
Since the first Caulfield Cup was run in 1879 many of the country’s best racehorses have run in the prestigious race. Famous winners include Poseidon (1906-07), Amounis (1930), Rising Fast (1954-55), Tulloch (1957), Galilee (1966), Might And Power (1997), Northerly (2002) and Elvstroem (2004).
Eleven horses have achieved what is known as the ‘cups double’ by winning both the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup in the same year. This includes Poseidon (1906), The Trump (1937), Rivette (1939), Rising Fast (1954), Even Stevens (1962), Galilee (1966), Gurner’s Lane(1982), Let’s Elope (1991), Doriemus (1995), Might And Power (1997) and Ethereal (2001).
Victorian trainer Bart Cummings holds the record for the most Caulfield Cup wins; training a total of seven winners, while jockey Scobie Breasley is the only jockey to have ridden four consecutive Caulfield Cup winners from 1942-1945.
The Caulfield Cup experienced a dead heat in 1909, when it was won by both Blue Book and Aborigine and the race was split into two different divisions in 1943, with Skipton and Saint Warden winning one each.
Throughout the Caulfield Cup’s running just two international horses have won the race. They were the British horses Taufan’s Melody (1998) and All The Good (2008).
Caulfield Cup Day Entertainment
Caulfield Cup Day entertainment is famous across the racing community. It rivals the racing, with some big names in music and some excellent food always on offer.
If you get hungry on the day, then Caulfield’s Eat Street is the place to be. Featuring the Rosemount Garden Bar and Dos Diablos, you won’t need to go hungry.
The new Caulfield Fashion and Entertainment Precinct is sure to be a hit all day long. Head over and check it out.
If you’re a fan of racing wear, then be sure to get involved in the finals of the illustrious Chadstone Fashion Stakes.
Keen on a big day at the races? You can purchase Caulfield Cup tickets online or at Caulfield racecourse itself.
Caulfield Cup Winners & Placings
2017 Caulfield Cup Full Results
|FINISH||NO.||HORSE||TRAINER||JOCKEY||MARGIN||BAR.||WEIGHT (PENALTY)||STARTING PRICE|
|1||13||BOOM TIME||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||3||52kg||$51|
|2||10||SINGLE GAZE||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1.25L||12||53kg||$31|
|3||3||JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ben Melham||1.45L||2||54.5kg||$5F|
|4||17||LORD FANDANGO (GER)||Archie Alexander||Ben Allen (a)||1.85L||9||50kg||$21|
|5||1||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||2.6L||7||56kg||$6.50|
|6||2||MARMELO (GB)||Hughie Morrison||Hugh Bowman||2.7L||10||55kg (cd 55.5kg)||$16|
|6||14||ABBEY MARIE||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens (a)||2.7L||5||51.5kg||$31|
|8||15||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Chad Schofield||3.45L||1||51.5kg (0.5kg)||$9|
|9||4||JON SNOW (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Stephen Baster||4.7L||6||54.5kg||$13|
|10||12||HARDHAM||David Brideoake||Craig Newitt||5.2L||8||52.5kg||$81|
|11||16||AMELIE’S STAR||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||5.3L||13||51kg||$9.50|
|12||8||WICKLOW BRAVE (GB)||William Mullins||Joao Moreira||5.4L||16||54kg||$71|
|13||7||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||6.4L||4||54kg||$12|
|14||11||BONNEVAL (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||8.15L||14||52.5kg||$8|
|15||9||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||8.65L||11||53.5kg||$26|
|16||5||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||15.65L||15||54kg||$101|
|17||6||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||20.15L||17||54kg||$71|
Showing the Caulfield Cup winners and top 3 results since the year 2000.
|2018||1 Best Solution||2 Homesman||3 The Cliffsofmoher||2:33.72|
|2017||1 Boom Time||2 Single Gaze||3 Johannes Vermeer||2:27.66|
|2016||1 Jameka||2 Scottish||3 Exospheric||2:28.88|
|2015||1 Mongolian Khan||2 Trip To Paris||3 Our Ivanhowe||2:27.76|
|2014||1 Admire Rakti||2 Rising Romance||3 Lucia Valentina||2:32.1|
|2013||1 Fawkner||2 Dandino||3 Dear Demi||2.29.1|
|2012||1 Dunaden||2 Alcopop||3 Lights Of Heaven||2:28.82|
|2011||1 Southern Speed||2 Green Moon||3 Tullamore||2.28.44|
|2010||1 Descarado||2 Harris Tweed||3 Monaco Consul||2.35.69|
|2009||1 Viewed||2 Roman Emperor||3 Vigor||2.29.70|
|2008||1 All The Good||2 Nom Du Jeu||3 Barbaricus||2.27.45|
|2007||1 Master O’Reilly||2 Douro Valley||3 Princess Coup||2.26.15|
|2006||1 Tawqeet||2 Aqua Damore||3 Delta Blues||2.27.69|
|2005||1 Railings||2 Eye Popper||3 Mummify||2.27.96|
|2004||1 Elvstroem||2 Makybe Diva||3 Grey Song||2.31.37|
|2003||1 Mummify||2 Grey Song||3 Distinctly Secret||2.25.98|
|2002||1 Northerly||2 Fields Of Omagh||3 Republic Lass||2.30.38|
|2001||1 Ethereal||2 Sky Heights||3 Celestial Show||2.30.93|
|2000||1 Diatribe||2 Kaapstad Way||3 Fairway||2.25.32|