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The 2017 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 2017 Caulfield Cup will be held on October 21st.

2017 Caulfield Cup Results
  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Follow the complete 2017 Caulfield Cup Day Results

The 2017 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).

2017 Caulfield Cup Field

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 2017 Caulfield Cup field will be released on Tuesday, October 11th. The long history of prestige and classy racing becomes apparent looking at the 2016 Caulfield Cup field. The 2017 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 2017 Caulfield Cup field, particularly considering the vast majority of runners are in with a serious chance.

The 2017 Caulfield Cup field

BMW CAULFIELD CUP

OCT 21, 2017

4:30 PM – CAULFIELD 8

2017 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.

2017 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Time: 5:30PM AEDST.
2017 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Location: Caulfield.

2017 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.

2017 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances

The 2017 Caulfield Cup second acceptances were released to the public on Tuesday, September 20nd. The 2017 Caulfield Cup second acceptances show us which trainers still believe their horses are on track to greatness this Spring Carnival.

The 2016 Caulfield Cup second acceptances will be published here.

2017 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances

Bound to be released to great anticipation on Tuesday, September 6th, the 2017 Caulfield Cup first acceptances will greatly reduce the number of potential contenders. The 2017 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 2017 Caulfield Cup first acceptances will be published below.

2017 Caulfield Cup Nominations

The 2017 Caulfield Cup nominations will be released on Tuesday, August 2nd. Following the 2017 Caulfield Cup nominations are the 2017 Caulfield Cup first declarations, which will take place on Tuesday, September 6th.

Notable 2017 Caulfield Cup nominations are now listed below.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 23x2822x1x HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings 1 58kg 1
2 1x665111x2 ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott 2 56.5kg 2.5
3 39x260x34x ADMIRE DEUS (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 3 56kg 3
4 9x42212x68 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 4 56kg 3
5 x181x37x01 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 5 55.5kg 3.5
6 x12x3361x8 SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 6 55.5kg 3.5
7 13212x322x BARSANTI (IRE) G 6 Roger Varian 7 55kg 4
8 1x4011115x GINGERNUTS (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 8 55kg 2.5
9 1232x1521x MARMELO (GB) H 5 Hughie Morrison 9 55kg 4
10 x2114x9066 PRIZE MONEY (GB) G 5 Saeed Bin Suroor 10 55kg 4
11 61x00x518x TAVAGO (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11 55kg 4
12 1x3x45712x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 12 54.5kg 4.5
13 93337311×6 JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 13 54.5kg 3
14 x11x330x9x BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 14 54kg 5
15 0x46x11x8x FRANCIS OF ASSISI (IRE) G 8 Charlie Appleby 15 54kg 5
16 10x8747x46 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 16 54kg 5
17 21x2x30x91 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) G 8 William Mullins 17 54kg 5
18 114407x5x8 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 18 54kg 5
19 21130x22x3 ST MICHEL (GB) H 5 Sir Mark Prescott 19 54kg 5
20 1211x12x9L STAR EXHIBIT G 6 Darren Weir 20 54kg 5
21 3x37710x24 TALLY G 5 James Cummings 21 54kg 5
22 601121x5x7 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 22 54kg 5
23 10×8142444 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) G 9 William Mullins 23 54kg 5
24 1121113×55 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir 24 53.5kg 5.5
25 3131x616x6 DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 5 William Haggas 25 53.5kg 5.5
26 33x5126x6x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 26 53.5kg 4
27 x34353251x RUDY G 7 Helen Page 27 53.5kg 5.5
28 46557x135x STEEL OF MADRID (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy 28 53.5kg 5.5
29 428×320386 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 29 53.5kg 5.5
30 5x0x010x55 ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Darren Weir 30 53kg 6
31 x9210x71x0 ASSIGN (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 31 53kg 6
32 21x37301x3 CHOCANTE (NZ) G 5 Stephen Marsh 32 53kg 6
33 9x031x270x GALLANTE (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 33 53kg 6
34 x80x621x02 GUARDINI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 34 53kg 6
35 1642x6574x RED VERDON (USA) H 5 Ed Dunlop 35 53kg 6
36 70312612×0 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 36 53kg 4.5
37 480x35011x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees 37 53kg 6
38 1x212411x1 STAMPEDE H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 38 53kg 6
39 11×333233 TRAVELLING MAN (GB) G 5 Freddy Head 39 53kg 6
40 11x6248x2x WALL OF FIRE (IRE) H 5 Hugo Palmer 40 53kg 6
41 12x1240x54 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 41 52.5kg 6.5
42 45x12x323x APILOBAR (FR) H 5 Markus & Stephanie Nigge 42 52.5kg 6.5
43 x5P31111x1 BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 43 52.5kg 3.5
44 670x6713x7 HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake 44 52.5kg 5
45 4282x060x0 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 45 52.5kg 5
46 1516510×39 BOOM TIME H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 46 52kg 7
47 0x0D71x000 AMRALAH (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott 47= 52kg 7
48 210x14012x REKINDLING (GB) H 4 Joseph O’Brien 47= 52kg 4
49 90x73553x7 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 5 Stephen Marsh 49 52kg 5.5
50 x9P01712x7 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) G 8 William Mullins 50 52kg 7
51 5x5174126x VOLATILE MIX (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir 51 52kg 5.5
52 21x6D130x9 YANKEE ROSE M 4 David Vandyke 52 52kg 4
53 11x8400x72 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 53 51.5kg 6
54 7x39x12x1x ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 54 51.5kg 7.5
55 771135104x ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE) G 7 Stuart Webb 55 51.5kg 7.5
56 0x4231245x CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE) G 8 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 56 51.5kg 7.5
57 31x11111x2 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 57 51.5kg 4.5
58 1670x910x5 HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin 58 51.5kg 6
59 16151021×7 LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 59 51.5kg 6
60 1x6321220x SAVILE ROW (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney 60 51.5kg 6
61 23x6905x22 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 61 51.5kg 7.5
62 11x4214x83 AMELIE’S STAR M 6 Darren Weir 62 51kg 6.5
63 2384x386x5 HARLEM (GB) H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 63 51kg 8
64 x027530x00 LASQUETI SPIRIT M 4 Lee Curtis 64 51kg 5
65 9028x337x7 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson 65 51kg 8
66 123116×243 NATURAL SCENERY (GB) M 5 Saeed Bin Suroor 66 51kg 6.5
67 186×315111 PACODALI (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 67 51kg 8
68 331x073x00 BERISHA G 6 Robert Smerdon 68 50.5kg 8.5
69 x228x8x017 DEE I CEE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 69 50.5kg 8.5
70 x533x0x038 FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 70 50.5kg 8.5
71 624x42x32x KIDMENEVER (IRE) H 5 Charlie Appleby 71 50.5kg 8.5
72 35x2111x08 MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 72 50.5kg 5.5
73 79x97860x0 PENTATHLON (NZ) G 6 John Wheeler 73 50.5kg 8.5
74 35x137x822 RED GALILEO (GB) G 7 Saeed Bin Suroor 74 50.5kg 8.5
75 48442×3151 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 6 William Mullins 75 50.5kg 8.5
76 x1412x3x50 SARRASIN (GB) H 6 Chris Waller 76 50.5kg 8.5
77 31214×4233 ADMIRAL JELLO G 5 Kris Lees 77 50kg 9
78 2634×54114 ALWARD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 78 50kg 9
79 172233183x ANA ROYALE M 4 Stuart Webb 79 50kg 7.5
80 1x354965x4 ANAHEIM H 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 80 50kg 9
81 0x5008641x AUVRAY (FR) G 7 Richard Freedman 81 50kg 9
82 31x65123x8 BROADSIDE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82 50kg 9
83 22122612×5 CHARLES ROAD G 4 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 83 50kg 9
84 2×89141355 CHARLEVOIX G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 84 50kg 9
85 122×232521 CISMONTANE (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 85 50kg 9
86 21x5338x1x COMIN’ THROUGH H 4 Chris Waller 86 50kg 7.5
87 65225223×5 COOL CHAP G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 87 50kg 9
88 x1x1x21x32 CROCODILE ROCK (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 88 50kg 9
89 5111619×2 DAWN WALL M 4 Chris Waller 89 50kg 8.5
90 x8583x0800 DON DOREMO (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing 90 50kg 9
91 9065227×37 ETYMOLOGY G 5 James Cummings 91 50kg 9
92 100×402611 EUREKA STREET G 4 Robert Smerdon 92 50kg 9
93 31x12435x FALCON WINGS (GB) H 4 Nicolas Clement 93 50kg 8
94 0184260×50 FANATIC (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94 50kg 9
95 14112132×7 FIRENZE M 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 95 50kg 9
96 x830x33x24 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 8 Robert Hickmott 96 50kg 9
97 4121x3811x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 5 Darren Weir 97 50kg 9
98 214×8 GAUGUIN (NZ) G 4 John Sargent 98 50kg 9
99 820x076x07 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani 99 50kg 9
100 00x4131x59 HANS HOLBEIN (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 100 50kg 9
101 2x34340x46 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101 50kg 8.5
102 136x621x32 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 102 50kg 9
103 x9x1735111 KELLSTORM (IRE) H 5 Darren Weir 103 50kg 9
104 x1164x362x KILIMANJARO (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 104 50kg 9
105 62x10x3x82 KILMACURRAGH (NZ) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105 50kg 9
106 841x122x25 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 106 50kg 9
107 1228x4x90x LIZARD ISLAND G 5 Pat Hyland 107 50kg 9
108 21155x515x LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 5 Archie Alexander 108 50kg 9
109 79520449×0 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 8 Darren Weir 109 50kg 9
110 1213×00943 LORESHO (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 110 50kg 9
111 000x0x770x MAGICOOL G 6 Tony Romeo 111 50kg 9
112 4x3131456x MASK OF TIME (IRE) H 4 Ciaron Maher 112 50kg 9
113 44x306321x MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 113 50kg 9
114 097x33103x MISS CAVATICA M 4 Jackie Beriman 114 50kg 9
115 8x1130109x MONGOLIAN WOLF G 4 Darren Weir 115 50kg 9
116 Px21221x42 MORE TO GAIN G 5 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 116 50kg 9
117 631x NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche 117 50kg 9
118 1483×116 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir 118 50kg 9
119 24x431431x ONCIDIUM RULER G 6 Michael Kent 119 50kg 9
120 2x513x412x OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 120 50kg 9
121 x931422x6x PERFECT RHYME M 4 Ron Leemon 121 50kg 8.5
122 4x4x8038x9 PRINCE CHERI (FR) H 9 David Vandyke 122 50kg 9
123 14x4197x88 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 6 Darren Weir 123 50kg 9
124 11x1380x00 RISQUE (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 124 50kg 9
125 6748x111x7 ROMAN SON G 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 125 50kg 9
126 41231x2x21 SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 126 50kg 9
127 0x12121123 SAYED (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 127 50kg 9
128 x166214x27 SECOND BULLET G 7 Danny O’Brien 128 50kg 9
129 353324658x SHALMANESER G 7 Richard Litt 129 50kg 9
130 x227x090x5 SINGING (FR) H 8 Kris Lees 130 50kg 9
131 12x41x750x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 5 Andreas Wohler 131 50kg 9
132 44x4030x22 SO SI BON H 4 Robbie Laing 132 50kg 8
133 532×21122 SPANISH REEF M 4 Ken Keys 133 50kg 9
134 7405142142 SUPER HAZE (IRE) G 6 Tony McEvoy 134 50kg 9
135 8×3114 TAIKOMOCHI G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 135 50kg 9
136 31221×90 TIAMO GRACE M 4 Darren Weir 136 50kg 8.5
137 522x0121x6 TIME TO TEST G 7 Tony McEvoy 137 50kg 9
138 5241x32x11 UP ’N’ ROLLING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 138 50kg 9
139 2482x542x9 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 139 50kg 9
140 64462434×4 VIOLATE H 4 Brent Stanley 140 50kg 9
141 1513059x WHEAL LEISURE M 4 Archie Alexander 141 50kg 9
142 168x21131x YOGI (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 142 50kg 9
2017 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 2017 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 2017.

  • 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 11 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall 11 52.5kg (0.5kg) $4.20F
2 4 SCOTTISH (IRE) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 3L 6 55kg $7
3 3 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 3.75L 3 55.5kg $15
4 7 ALMOONQITH (USA) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 4.25L 2 54kg $71
5 12 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Craig Williams 5L 9 52.5kg (0.5kg) $6.50
6 2 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 5.3L 5 56.5kg $21
7 5 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) Aidan O’Brien Colm O’Donoghue 6.55L 8 55kg $16
8 20e VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 6.85L 15 50.5kg $101
9 19e DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Ben E Thompson (a) 7.35L 12 50.5kg $61
10 8 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 7.45L 4 53.5kg (1.5kg) $13
11 1 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7.65L 13 57kg $26
12 10 TALLY John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 7.85L 16 53kg $19
13 9 ARTICUS (FR) Andreas Wohler Zac Purton 9.1L 10 53kg $9.50
14 17 PEMBERLEY (NZ) Ciaron Maher Ben Allen (a) 10.85L 14 50.5kg $31
15 15 SACRED MASTER (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 10.95L 7 51.5kg (cd 52kg) (0.5kg) $14
16 18 GO DREAMING Grant Kluske Ms Katelyn Mallyon 11.95L 1 50.5kg $101
6 TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 0
13 SET SQUARE Ciaron Maher Michael Dee (a) 0
14 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Chris Parnham 0
16 FANATIC (NZ) Graeme Sanders Dean Yendall 0

Showing the Caulfield Cup winners and top 3 results since the year 2000.

YEAR RESULTS WINNING TIME
2017 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

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