Caulfield Cup

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

2014 Caulfield Cup News

Bande out of 2014 Melbourne Cup

Bande out of 2014 Melbourne Cup

Japanese stayer Bande is officially scratched from the 2014 Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 4 because of a leg injury.

Admire Rakti was able to win the Caulfield Cup for the first time for Japan. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Bande was sensationally scratched from last Saturday’s Group …

Caulfield Cup

The 2014 Caulfield Cup will be held on October 18th at 5:40PM AEDST as Race 9.

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2014 Caulfield Cup Results

  • 1st: Admire Rakti
  • 2nd: Rising Romance
  • 3rd: Lucia Valentina

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.

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 $3 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).

Full 2014 Caulfield Cup Results

The 2014 Caulfield Cup has been won by Japanese stayer Admire Rakti. Rising Romance finished second ahead of race favourite Lucia Valentina in third. The Caulfield Cup victory for Admire Rakti will see him become the new favourite for the 2014 Melbourne Cup.

  • 1st: Admire Rakti
  • 2nd: Rising Romance
  • 3rd: Lucia Valentina
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight (Penalty) Starting Price
1 1 ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda Zac Purton - 7 58kg $11
2 16 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan James McDonald 0.4L 14 53kg $12
3 15 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 0.9L 10 53kg $4F
4 19e BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1.1L 9 53.5kg $10
5 20e ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 1.4L 15 53kg $31
6 14 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody Ben Melham 2.15L 3 53.5kg $8.50
7 9 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 2.25L 12 55.5kg (1.5kg) $8
8 8 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Damien Oliver 2.45L 8 55.5kg $19
9 3 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Chad Schofield 2.65L 5 57kg $41
10 17 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Corey Brown 2.75L 17 52kg $26
11 6 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 3.5L 16 56.5kg $26
12 13 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3.9L 4 54kg $21
13 11 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 4L 13 55kg (1.5kg) $11
14 10 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Rodd 5L 6 55kg $26
15 7 SEISMOS (IRE) Marco Botti Craig Newitt 5.1L 1 56kg $26
16 22e RENEW (IRE) Archie Alexander Regan Bayliss (a) 6.85L 2 52kg $201
17 21e UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Stephen Baster 8.85L 11 52kg $151
18 4 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott Steven Arnold 9.05L 18 57kg $41
- 12 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners Jim Cassidy - 0 - -
- 2 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti Craig Williams - 0 - -
- 5 BANDE (IRE) Yoshito Yahagi Christophe Lemaire - 0 - -
- 18 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens Joao Moreira - 0 - -

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.

The 2014 Caulfield Cup field was released on Tuesday, October 14th. The long history of prestige and classy racing becomes apparent looking at the 2014 Caulfield Cup field. Some of the best horses in Australia are scheduled to run, including favourite Lucia Valentina, Sydney Cup winner The Offer, Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon and French import Gris Caro. The 2014 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 2014 Caulfield Cup field, particularly considering the vast majority of runners are in with a serious chance.

The 2014 Caulfield Cup field is provided below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 0x4240x20x ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda Zac Purton 8 58kg 113
2 21x25x6624 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti Craig Williams 22 57kg 110
3 990x427x60 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Chad Schofield 6 57kg 111
4 x00210x8x5 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott Steven Arnold 21 57kg 108
5 613x133x1x BANDE (IRE) Yoshito Yahagi Christophe Lemaire 10 56.5kg 110
6 x63111x596 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 19 56.5kg 110
7 30x10x641x SEISMOS (IRE) Marco Botti Craig Newitt 1 56kg 109
8 3440×75140 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Damien Oliver 9 55.5kg 110
9 31143×8611 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 15 55.5kg (inc. 1.5kg penalty) 110
10 55512×5561 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Rodd 7 55kg 107
11 12119×0711 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 16 55kg (inc. 1.5kg penalty) 107
12 x3008x5217 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners Jim Cassidy 13 54.5kg 109
13 x0x623x175 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 5 54kg 104
14 x7190x5442 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody TBA 4 53.5kg 105
15 2x3013x161 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 12 53kg 110
16 312241×472 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan James McDonald 17 53kg 105
17 221210×281 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Corey Brown 20 52kg 100
18 7x128x6710 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens Joao Moreira 3 52kg 101
19e 11×4088213 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody TBA 11 53.5kg 105
20e 4x0313x763 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney TBA 18 53kg 100
21e 8241×83439 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig TBA 14 52kg 98
22e 1x8x47x630 RENEW (IRE) Marco Botti TBA 2 52kg 89

2014 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.

2014 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Time: 5:45PM AEDST.
2014 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Location: Crown Casino.

2014 Caulfield Cup Third Acceptances

Competition is heating up for the Caulfield Cup, with the third round of acceptances released on Tuesday, October 7th. Of the 78 horses at the second round, only 41 have made it through to Caulfield Cup third acceptances. Some of the more well-known and well-travelled runners among the 2014 Caulfield Cup third acceptances include Rising Romance, Le Roi, Admire Rakti and Foreteller.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

The 2014 Caulfield Cup Day entertainment will be headlined by renowned DJ Havana Brown, who will be supported by DJ Duo The Faders. Also performing on the day will be Bonnie Anderson, who will sing the Australian National Anthem.

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 here.

Caulfield Cup Winners & Placings

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

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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