Caulfield Cup

  • Date: Saturday October 18, 2014
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 2,400m
  • Conditions: 3yo & up Handicap
  • Prize Money: $2.5 million

2014 Caulfield Cup News

Slow Pace To Run In Craven Plate

Slow Pace To Run In Craven Plate

Imported galloper Slow Pace is set to run in the 2014 Craven Plate rather than the Group 1 Epsom Handicap at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Slow Pace was included in the nominations for the Epsom Handicap and would get into the race well with 52 kilograms on his back, but trainer Kris Lees told Racing Ahead…

Caulfield Cup

The 2014 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.

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The 2014 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 $2.5 million in prize money. The 2014 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 2014 Melbourne Cup will also run in the 2014 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).

2014 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.

2014 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances

The 2014 Caulfield Cup second acceptances were released to the public on Tuesday, September 23rd. As we all expected, the great stars are still included at the 2014 Caulfield Cup second acceptances stage. Reduced from an initial 221, first down to 121, and now to 78, the 2014 Caulfield Cup second acceptances show us which trainers still believe their horses are on track to greatness this Spring Carnival. Some of the top runners included in the 2014 Caulfield Cup second acceptances are Who Shotthebarman, Zanbagh, Red Cadeaux, Our Voodoo Prince and Opinion. The 2014 Caulfield Cup second acceptances are provided below.

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda 3
2 ALBONETTI Sue Jaensch 76
3 ALI VITAL (NZ) Robbie Laing 87
4 AMBIVALENT (IRE) Roger Varian 5
5 ANCIENT KING (IRE) Peter G Moody 97
6 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney 99
7 BAGMAN Chris Waller 105
8 BANDE (IRE) Yoshito Yahagi 4.5
9 BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 87
10 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy 93
11 BONFIRE (GB) Gai Waterhouse 101
12 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody 102
14 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) David Simcock 8.5
15 CANNY BALLAD Joseph Pride 9
16 CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB) Danny O’Brien 95
17 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 7.5
18 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti 4
19 DARK THUNDER (NZ) Robbie Laing 63
20 DEANE MARTIN (NZ) Bruce Wallace 9
21 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 105
22 DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing 67
23 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
24 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 112
25 FOUNDRY (IRE) Robert Hickmott 101
26 GALLATIN John O’Shea 8.5
27 GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 8
28 GOLDONI (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 84
29 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 113
30 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens 97
31 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 108
32 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 98
33 IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody 104
34 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 97
35 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 104
36 KINGDOMS (NZ) Brian Smith 8
37 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent 105
38 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
39 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy 99
40 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston 99
41 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 103
42 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 102
43 MANDURO’S SON (IRE) Michael Moroney 9
44 MARTIAN (IRE) Tony McEvoy 9
45 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott 102
46 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 107
47 OMINOUS (GB) Nigel Blackiston 91
48 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller 7.5
49 OUR VOODOO PRINCE (GB) Chris Waller 102
50 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings 106
51 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir 95
52 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Andreas Wohler 4.5
53 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay 5
54 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir 111
55 QUAYSIDE Peter G Moody 71
56 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 3.5
57 RENEW (IRE) Marco Botti 9
58 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan 105
59 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 112
60 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7
61 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott 4
62 SEISMOS (IRE) Marco Botti 5
63 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington 105
64 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding 4.5
65 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir 91
66 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 116
67 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees 103
68 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
69 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 104
70 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 110
71 TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) Robbie Laing 82
72 TUPAC AMARU John O’Shea 6.5
73 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 99
74 VAN PERCY (GB) Andrew Balding 8.5
75 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller 102
76 WISH COME TRUE (IRE) Peter G Moody 9
77 WROTHAM HEATH (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 79
78 ZANBAGH Patrick Payne 100

2014 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances

Released to great anticipation on Tuesday, September 9th, the 2014 Caulfield Cup first acceptances reduced the list from 221 horses to 121. The 2014 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. Some of the standout inclusions among the 2014 Caulfield Cup first acceptors are Star Rolling, Sertorius and Ibicenco, amongst many others. The 2014 Caulfield Cup first acceptances are listed below.

# Horse Trainer Weight Hcp Rating
1 DAN EXCEL (IRE) John Moore 57kg 2
2 ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda 56kg 3
3 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 56kg 3
4 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 55.5kg 3.5
5 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti 55kg 4
6 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 55kg 4
7 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott 55kg 4
8 BANDE (IRE) Yoshito Yahagi 54.5kg 4.5
9 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 54.5kg 4.5
10 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Andreas Wohler 54.5kg 4.5
11 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding 54.5kg 4.5
12 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 54.5kg 3
13 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg 4.5
14 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir 54kg 5
15 SEISMOS (IRE) Marco Botti 54kg 5
16 TERRUBI (IRE) David Payne 54kg 5
17 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 53.5kg 5.5
18 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 53kg 6
19 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 53kg 4.5
20 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington 53kg 6
21 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 53kg 6
22 AMBIVALENT (IRE) Roger Varian 52.5kg 5
23 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 52.5kg 5
24 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden 52.5kg 6.5
25 PAKAL (GER) Mick Price 52.5kg 6.5
26 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings 52.5kg 6.5
27 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay 52.5kg 5
28 BAGMAN Chris Waller 52kg 7
29 IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody 52kg 7
30 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 52kg 7
31 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher 52kg 7
32 OUR VOODOO PRINCE (GB) Chris Waller 52kg 7
33 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 52kg 7
34 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 52kg 7
35 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 52kg 7
36 VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE) Michael Moroney 52kg 5.5
37 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody 51.5kg 7.5
38 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 51.5kg 7.5
39 CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 51.5kg 7.5
40 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 51.5kg 7.5
41 JUST THE JUDGE (IRE) Charles Hills 51.5kg 6
42 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 51.5kg 7.5
43 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott 51.5kg 7.5
44 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller 51.5kg 7.5
45 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees 51.5kg 7.5
46 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller 51.5kg 7.5
47 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney 51kg 8
48 AU REVOIR (IRE) Andre Fabre 51kg 8
49 BONFIRE (GB) Gai Waterhouse 51kg 8
50 FOUNDRY (IRE) Robert Hickmott 51kg 8
51 KINGDOMS (NZ) Brian Smith 51kg 8
52 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent 51kg 5
53 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 51kg 5
54 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan 51kg 5
55 SCAPOLO (NZ) Kevin Myers 51kg 8
56 TUPAC AMARU John O’Shea 51kg 6.5
57 ZEPHYRON (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 51kg 8
58 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) David Simcock 50.5kg 8.5
59 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy 50.5kg 8.5
60 VAN PERCY (GB) Andrew Balding 50.5kg 8.5
61 ALBONETTI Sue Jaensch 50kg 9
62 ALI VITAL (NZ) Robbie Laing 50kg 9
63 ANCIENT KING (IRE) Peter G Moody 50kg 9
64 AY NO DIGAS (GER) Kris Lees 50kg 9
65 BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 50kg 9
66 BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) Chris Waller 50kg 9
67 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy 50kg 9
68 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys 50kg 9
69 CAILLEBOTTE (IRE) Mick Price 50kg 9
70 CANNY BALLAD Joseph Pride 50kg 9
71 CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB) Danny O’Brien 50kg 9
72 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) Bjorn Baker 50kg 9
73 COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) Mick Price 50kg 9
74 DANCHAI (GB) Chris Waller 50kg 9
75 DARK THUNDER (NZ) Robbie Laing 50kg 9
76 DEANE MARTIN (NZ) Bruce Wallace 50kg 9
77 DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing 50kg 9
78 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent 50kg 7.5
79 EVANGELIST (GB) Tony McEvoy 50kg 9
80 FLEURISSIME Trevor Rogers 50kg 9
81 GALLATIN John O’Shea 50kg 8.5
82 GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 50kg 8
83 GOLDONI (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 50kg 9
84 GREATWOOD (GB) Gai Waterhouse 50kg 9
85 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens 50kg 9
86 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 50kg 9
87 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 50kg 9
88 KINCAPLE (NZ) Mark Webb 50kg 9
89 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 50kg 7.5
90 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston 50kg 8.5
91 LIVERY (IRE) Robert Smerdon 50kg 9
92 MANDURO’S SON (IRE) Michael Moroney 50kg 9
93 MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) Ciaron Maher 50kg 9
94 MARTIAN (IRE) Tony McEvoy 50kg 9
95 MASSIYN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 50kg 9
96 MOBACO (FR) Darren Weir 50kg 9
97 MORE THAN SACRED Robert Smerdon 50kg 8.5
98 MULTILATERAL (USA) Chris Waller 50kg 9
99 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) Stuart Kittow 50kg 8
100 OMINOUS (GB) Nigel Blackiston 50kg 9
101 ORIENTAL LADY (GER) Kris Lees 50kg 9
102 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens 50kg 7.5
103 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir 50kg 9
104 QUAYSIDE Peter G Moody 50kg 9
105 RENEW (IRE) Marco Botti 50kg 9
106 SHIKARPOUR (IRE) Robert Hickmott 50kg 9
107 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir 50kg 9
108 SOLICIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 50kg 6.5
109 ST JEAN (IRE) Aaron Purcell 50kg 9
110 TERONADO Bruce W Hill 50kg 8.5
111 TEXT’N HURLEY Colin Little 50kg 8.5
112 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott 50kg 9
113 THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) Robert Hickmott 50kg 9
114 TRADE COMMISSIONER (IRE) Chris Waller 50kg 9
115 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson 50kg 9
116 TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) Robbie Laing 50kg 9
117 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 50kg 8.5
118 VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller 50kg 7.5
119 WISH COME TRUE (IRE) Peter G Moody 50kg 9
120 WROTHAM HEATH (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 50kg 9
121 ZANBAGH Patrick Payne 50kg 6

2014 Caulfield Cup Nominations

The 2014 Caulfield Cup nominations were released on Tuesday, August 5th. There are over 220 2014 Caulfield Cup nominations, leaving us with a very large list to work our way through. Following the 2014 Caulfield Cup nominations are the 2014 Caulfield Cup first declarations, which will take place on Tuesday, September 9th.

Notable 2014 Caulfield Cup nominations include Ancient King, Black Tycoon, Celtic Prince, Criterion, Dear Demi, Kingdoms, Junoob, and Kirramosa.

2014 Caulfield Cup nominations are below.

- Horse Trainer
1 ADMIRE FLIGHT (JPN) Mitsuru Hashida
2 ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda
3 ALBONETTI Sue Jaensch
4 ALI VITAL (NZ) Robbie Laing
5 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott
6 AMBIVALENT (IRE) Roger Varian
7 ANCIENT KING (IRE) Peter G Moody
8 ANGEL GABRIAL (IRE) Richard Fahey
9 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings
10 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney
11 ARCHEAN (USA) David Vandyke
12 ASTRONOMOS (GB) David Vandyke
13 AU REVOIR (IRE) Andre Fabre
14 AUSSIE REIGNS (IRE) William J Knight
15 AVERAU Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
16 AY NO DIGAS (GER) Kris Lees
17 BAGMAN Chris Waller
18 BANDE (IRE) Yoshito Yahagi
19 BARDEM (NZ) Peter G Moody
20 BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings
22 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy
23 BIOGRAPHER (GB) David Lanigan
24 BLACK TYCOON Darren Weir
25 BONFIRE (GB) Gai Waterhouse
26 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody
28 BROWN PANTHER (GB) Tom Dascombe
29 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) David Simcock
31 CAMPANOLOGY (GB) Chris Waller
32 CANNY BALLAD Joseph Pride
33 CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB) Danny O’Brien
34 CAVALRYMAN (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor
35 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) Bjorn Baker
36 CERTERACH (IRE) Michael Halford
37 COMMANDING TIME Brendan McCarthy
39 COSTUME (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
41 CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
42 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne
43 DAN EXCEL (IRE) John Moore
44 DANCHAI (GB) Chris Waller
45 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti
46 DARK THUNDER (NZ) Robbie Laing
47 DEANE MARTIN (NZ) Bruce Wallace
48 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners
49 DENONINATOR John Symons & Sheila Laxon
50 DESERT JEUNEY Nigel Blackiston
51 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride
53 DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing
54 EGO’S BETTER Ray Cross
55 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
56 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent
57 EVANGELIST (GB) Tony McEvoy
58 FALAMONTE (NZ) Robbie Laing
59 FAST DRAGON Bruce Wallace
60 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott
61 FLEDGED (GB) Tony McEvoy
62 FLEURISSIME Trevor Rogers
63 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller
64 FORGOTTEN HERO (IRE) Charles Hills
65 FOUNDRY (IRE) Robert Hickmott
66 GABRIAL (IRE) Richard Fahey
67 GALLATIN John O’Shea
68 GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
69 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden
71 GOLDONI (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
72 GRANDEUR (IRE) Jeremy Noseda
73 GREATWOOD (GB) Gai Waterhouse
74 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott
75 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens
76 HARTANI (IRE) Robert Hickmott
77 HATHRAS (GB) Kris Lees
78 HAVANA BEAT (IRE) Andrew Balding
79 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller
80 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller
81 HILLSTAR (GB) Sir Michael Stoute
82 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
83 HONORIUS David Payne
84 HOOKED John P Thompson
85 HUNTERS GRACE Daniel P Kelly
86 IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody
87 INITIATOR (GB) Aaron Purcell
89 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
90 JET AWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
91 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller
92 JUST THE JUDGE (IRE) Charles Hills
93 KAPOUR (IRE) Ciaron Maher
94 KELINNI (IRE) Marco Botti
95 KINCAPLE (NZ) Mark Webb
96 KINGDOMS (NZ) Brian Smith
97 KINGFISHER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
98 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent
99 KITTEN ON THE RUN (USA) Peter G Moody
100 KOURKAM (FR) Tony McEvoy
101 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
102 LAIDBACK LARRY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
103 LASER HAWK Joseph Pride
104 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy
105 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston
106 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody
107 LIVERY (IRE) Robert Smerdon
108 LORNA MAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
110 MADE TO ORDER Chris Waller
111 MAGNAPAL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
112 MANALAPAN (IRE) Patrick Prendergast
113 MANDURO’S SON (IRE) Jean-Marie Beguigne
114 MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) Ciaron Maher
115 MARTIAN (IRE) Tony McEvoy
116 MARTINVAST (IRE) Archie Alexander
117 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott
118 MASSIYN (IRE) Robert Hickmott
119 MAURUS (GB) David Vandyke
120 MICHELANGELO (GB) Gai Waterhouse
121 MISSVONN David Vandyke
122 MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) Michael Moroney
123 MOBACO (FR) Darren Weir
124 MOMENT IN TIME (IRE) David Simcock
125 MORE THAN SACRED Robert Smerdon
126 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller
127 MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) Marco Botti
128 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher
129 MUKHADRAM (GB) William Haggas
130 MULTILATERAL (USA) Chris Waller
131 MURPHY’S DELIGHT (IRE) Chris Waller
132 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller
133 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Luca Cumani
134 NEVIS (IRE) Robert Hickmott
135 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) Stuart Kittow
136 OMINOUS (GB) Nigel Blackiston
137 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller
138 ORATOR (IRE) Francis-Henri Graffard
139 ORDER OF THE SUN Gai Waterhouse
141 OUR VOODOO PRINCE (GB) Chris Waller
142 OUTBACK JOE Nigel Blackiston
143 PAKAL (GER) Mick Price
144 PENTOMETER (NZ) Chris Waller
145 PETHER’S MOON (IRE) Richard Hannon
146 PHARRELL (NZ) Nick Harnett
147 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens
148 PLUTOCRACY (IRE) David Lanigan
149 POLYANTHA Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
150 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings
152 PROJECTILE Gai Waterhouse
153 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Andreas Wohler
154 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay
156 PYTHAGOREAN (GB) Chris Waller
157 QUAYSIDE Peter G Moody
158 QUEENSTOWN Gai Waterhouse
159 RAWNAQ David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
160 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop
161 REIGNING Chris Waller
162 RENEW (IRE) Marco Botti
163 RIO PERDIDO (FR) Kris Lees
164 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan
165 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller
166 SABOR A TRIUNFO (CHI) Peter & Paul Snowden
167 SAGUARO (NZ) Peter G Moody
168 SAINT DESIR (GB) Tony McEvoy
169 SAINTLY LAD Bart & James Cummings
170 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
171 SCAPOLO (NZ) Kevin Myers
172 SCINTILLULA (IRE) John Symons & Sheila Laxon
173 SCRATCHY BOTTOM Michael Kent
174 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott
175 SEISMOS (IRE) Marco Botti
176 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington
177 SHIKARPOUR (IRE) Robert Hickmott
178 SHOREHAM Saab Hasan
179 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding
180 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir
181 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James
182 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees
183 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) Craig Ritchie
184 SIR WALTER SCOTT (IRE) Luca Cumani
185 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees
186 SMOKING SUN (USA) Pascal Bary
187 SOLICIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
188 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
189 SPIRIT OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody
190 ST JEAN (IRE) Aaron Purcell
191 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
192 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
193 STREAMING BY (GB) Tony McEvoy
194 SWEET AS BRO (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens
195 TERONADO Bruce W Hill
196 TERRUBI (IRE) David Payne
197 TEXT’N HURLEY Colin Little
198 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
199 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott
200 THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) Robert Hickmott
201 TOP TRIP (GB) Francois Doumen
203 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson
204 TRES BLUE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
205 TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) Robbie Laing
206 TUCANCHOO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
207 TUPAC AMARU John O’Shea
208 TURNER BAYOU (NZ) Patrick Payne
209 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
210 VAN PERCY (GB) Andrew Balding
211 VENUS DE MILO (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
212 VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller
213 VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE) Michael Moroney
214 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller
215 WEISSMULLER (NZ) Andrew R Campbell
216 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller
217 WISH COME TRUE (IRE) Peter G Moody
218 WROTHAM HEATH (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
219 ZANBAGH Patrick Payne
220 ZEPHYRON (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
221 ZEVADA (NZ) Tony Noonan

2014 Caulfield Cup Results

The results for 2013 are shown below. The 2014 Caulfield Cup results will be posted here immediately after the race has run.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight (Penalty) Starting Price
1 7 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall - 10 55kg $11
2 2 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti Craig Williams 1.25L 16 56.5kg $11
3 18 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners James McDonald 1.35L 18 53kg $26
4 8 JET AWAY (GB) David Hayes Damien Oliver 1.75L 11 55kg $10
5 16 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1.85L 3 54kg $7
6 6 MR MOET Adam Durrant Hugh Bowman 2.25L 8 55.5kg $21
7 12 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 2.35L 14 54.5kg $4.20F
8 15 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Glen Boss 2.45L 5 54.5kg $8
9 9 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller Steven Arnold 2.65L 1 55kg $41
10 10 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 2.75L 15 55kg $26
11 14 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher Dwayne Dunn 4L 17 54.5kg (0.5kg) $51
12 17 TUSCAN FIRE Dan O’Sullivan Michael Walker 6.25L 2 53.5kg $71
13 3 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 9.5L 12 56.5kg $41
14 5 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 11.25L 6 55.5kg $41
15 1 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 12L 9 58kg $61
16 11 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Peter G Moody Corey Brown 14L 4 55kg $31
17 4 WALDPARK (GER) Anthony Freedman Brenton Avdulla 21L 7 56kg $41
18 13 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 28L 13 54.5kg $18
- 21e IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody - - 0 - -
- 22e OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison - - 0 - -
- 19e FORGOTTEN VOICE (IRE) Nicky Henderson Brett Prebble - 0 - -
- 20e SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody - - 0 - -

2014 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 2014 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.

Caulfield Cup Day is worth a total of $3.25 million in prize money, with the Caulfield Cup being worth $2.5 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, Yalumba Stales, 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 Results

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 Winners & Placings

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

Year Results Winning Time
2014 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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