It’s a 2400-meter stretch in which top thoroughbred fillies aged three and over stampede down the track at Caulfield Racecourse for that whopping three million dollar purse.

The Caulfield cup is a prestigious Group 1 thoroughbred race complete with handicap conditions.

Held annually in Melbourne, Australia, midway through October, the Caulfield cup sets Caulfield Racecourse ablaze with electrifying fashion and blazing racing action.

Boasting world-class runners the Caulfield cup is one of the most popular horse races in Australia, following behind the Melbourne cup.

The Caulfield cup and the Melbourne cup are intrinsically linked, both events form part of the major double of the season, with the Caulfield cup a key lead up race to the Melbourne cup.

Diverse Racing Action

With the Caulfield cup race the main attraction of the carnival, many other races offer punters the chance for potential lucrative winnings.

The Caulfield cup carnival boasts races including but not limited to Ethereal Stakes, Moonga Stakes, the Caulfield Sprint and Tristarc Stakes.

The Caulfield cup is a premium horseracing event, with top class horse racing on offer, the carnival also plays host to overwhelming lifestyle events.

Food, fashion and celebrities grace the outskirts of the track making for a day of diverse racing action.

Caulfield Cup 2017 Information 

The 2017 instalment of the Caulfield cup carnival will commence on the 14th of October with Caulfield Guineas day, followed by Blue Sapphire Stakes day on Wednesday the 19th of October and finally the Caulfield cup race main event, on the 21st of October 2017.

The Participation Criteria

Only the very finest thoroughbred pedigree horses have the opportunity to run in the Caulfield cup race. Since 1998 the Caulfield cup has opened the gates to international entrants, diversifying the carnival.

With just eighteen horses lining the barriers for the race, Caulfield cup entries are scrutinized and selected from 200 nominations via a ballot system. This ballot system takes various factors into account including total prize money winnings and placements in key lead up races.

Past Caulfield Cup Winner

Competition is always stiff on race day; with top runners blasting down the track it’s a race where just one horse can shine.

The 2016 edition of the Caulfield cup was won by firm cup favourite Jameka. Annihilating the competition, Jameka became the first ever mare to win the VRC Oaks in one season and then moving on to claim victory in the Caulfield cup the next.

Placing Bets

The Caulfield cup is an essential precursor to the Melbourne cup. Punters in quest of more valuable odds should keep a keen eye on the Caulfield cup in order to place more valuable bets on the Melbourne cup.

The Caulfield cup offers top class racing in fine thoroughbred pedigree opening the gates to an array of potential lucrative NJ online betting odds.

More popular bets on the Caulfield cup include win bets where punters simply opt for a clear-cut winner. Each way bets, here a place and win are selected, place bets where punters select finishing positions from second place onwards and Exacta bets where punters select the horses to finish in first and second place and their exact placement.

The Caulfield cup is special; the race is directly linked to the Melbourne cup and allows for a double up bet.

This means punters can lay stakes on a horse to win the Caulfield cup and Melbourne cup. Eleven horses have gone on from the Caulfield cup to claim victory in the Melbourne cup in racing history.