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Caulfield Cup

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
The 2018 Caulfield Cup field will be posted below.

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
9 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller 9 52.5kg 3.5
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
21 112x332x70 POUNAMU G 7 Alan Mathews 21= 54.5kg 4.5
22 x311113x63 YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 21= 51.5kg 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
59 7433923×39 NETTOYER M 5 Wendy Roche 58= 50kg 9
60 021x22x332 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 60 50kg 9
61 26531×9880 SHOREHAM G 9 Saab Hasan 61 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
30 1x13714x3x D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller 106
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
76 221x01355x MAHAMEDEIS G 4 Nick Ryan
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
90 7433923x3x NETTOYER M 5 Wendy Roche
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
106 231211441x PLEASURING M 4 Darren Weir
107 111x31x31x PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir 97
108 13173x5x6x POETIC DREAM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
109 16112x332x POUNAMU G 7 Alan Mathews 108
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
126 126531x98x SHOREHAM G 9 Saab Hasan 97
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
134 3x251711x8 SOPRESSA M 4 Darren Weir 97
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
150 11x0121x6x UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller
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
162 54x311113x YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
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.

YEAR RESULTS WINNING TIME
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

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