Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021

Saturday February 20, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Caulfield Autumn Classic has proved a nice form guide for the Australian Cup in recent years

The Caulfield Autumn Classic is a key support race run on Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse on a Saturday in late February during the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Held on the same day as three Group 1 races including the coveted Blue Diamond Stakes, the event is a Group 2 race run over 1800m for young staying types. There are no sex or class restrictions, but the Autumn Classic is run under set weights conditions and is open only to three-year-olds.

Offering $200,000 in total prize money the Caulfield Autumn Classic winner receives $120,000 in stakes for connections.

Over the years the race has proved a nice form guide heading into bigger Melbourne features including the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March with Super Cool (2013) the last to do the double.

This  season’s edition of the Caulfield Autumn Classic took place on Saturday February 20, 2021 and was won by the Lindsay Park-trained filly Parure. 

Caulfield Autumn Classic Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1957

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Results

The complete Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday February 20, 2021 and announced below.

  • 1st: #10 Parure
  • 2nd: #11 Butter Chicken
  • 3rd: #1 Khoekhoe

Progressive Fastnet Rock filly Parure enjoyed a rise in class and distance against the boys with her upset win in the 2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic results for the Lindsay Park stable.

Caulfield Autumn Classic Odds & Betting

Caulfield Autumn Classic odds favour gallopers with proven form over at least a mile showing the potential to stay further.

Upsets are not uncommon in the race, including the 2018 win by Valiant Spirit ($16) over race favourite Astoria ($3.40), so looking at in-form three-year-olds further down the Autumn Classic betting markets can prove favourable.

Adelaide Ace ($2.50 in 2020) was the last favourite in Autumn Classic betting to salute.

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Odds

The season’s latest Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 betting odds will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page to back your favourite staying three-year-olds at the right price.

Autumn Classic 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Autumn Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Caulfield Autumn Classic Field

The Caulfield Autumn Classic field attracts a strong line-up of milers – stayers each year that often come via a host of different lead-ups. The race has a capacity 16 starter field limit and many runners coming out of the Autumn Classic field back-up at Moonee Valley in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m). Global Exchange (2019) was the last three-year-old to complete the Autumn Classic – Alister Clark Stakes double.

The race is also a nice lead-up to Flemington’s Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and the last Autumn Classic – Australian Cup double winner was Super Cool (2013).

Caulfield Autumn Classic nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

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Tally (2016) won the Caulfield Autumn Classic ahead of an Australian Derby third later that autumn carnival. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Field

The official Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 field and barriers will be announced below once released on the Wednesday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Eleven three-year-old staying types make-up the 2021 Autumn Classic field including VRC Derby placegetter Young Werther and Vase runner-up from the spring Khoekhoe.

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Nominations

The official Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 nominations are open until the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries will be available below once released.

The 2021 Autumn Classic nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning after drawing just 14 early entries led in betting by Danny O’Brien’s VRC Derby third placegetter Young Werther.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 14 ADANDIMAN C 3 Mitchell Freedman 63
2 12x38317x9 ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 79
3 3516 AMFISSA (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 61
4 21 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) F 3 Grahame Begg 62
5 1511 EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 9112x7612x KHOEKHOE C 3 Matt Cumani 83
7 0x6119x110 MILTON PARK G 3 John Moloney 78
8 3176×24192 NARVAEZ C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 66
9 4x9P121 PARURE F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
10 651 RUSSIAN BY F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
11 35x5x123 SETANTA C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 63
12 3x522x1132 TOSCANINI C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
13 6510×5 WISE COUNSEL G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 65
14 123×7 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Caulfield Autumn Classic Tips

Looking for the season’s top staying three-year-olds often proves a popular Caulfield Autumn Classic tip, although many of the best contest stronger races around this time of the season.

Proven Melbourne form isn’t essential when doing the Autumn Classic tips as a number of winners came off interstate lead-ups, although the Autumn Stakes over 400m shorter a fortnight before has been a good guide to the race. Adelaide Ace (2020) improved on a third in the Autumn Stakes ahead of his all-the-way win in the Autumn Classic.

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 tips will be published below leading up to the Group 2 so stay tuned for the three-year-old staying types to back and sack this autumn.

  • To Win: #1 Khoekhoe ($3.60 at time of publish) 

This youngster was solid last prep winning the Listed Super Impose before finishing second over a mile to Cherry Tortoni in the Group 2 The Vase. Returns here fresh in barrier five – an ideal draw – and despite not having placed first-up to date, is in a winnable race and has class.

Autumn Classic Form Guide

The Caulfield Autumn Classic form guide shows punters the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up runs of all the three-year-olds in the field.

The form out of the race has stacked up in tougher autumn follow-ups including the 2015 winner Alpine Eagle who went on to run second in the Australian Guineas when dropped back to a mile next start.

2021 Caulfield Autumn Classic Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Caulfield Autumn Classic 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Caulfield Autumn Classic Results

The Caulfield Autumn Classic results favour promising staying types that could be heading towards an Australian Cup run over more distance.

Notable recent Caulfield Autumn Classic winners include Super Cool (2013), Extra Zero (2010) and Elvstorem (2004).

Caulfield Autumn Classic Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Parure Butter Chicken Khoekhoe 1:49.42
2020 Adelaide Ace Nonconformist Legion Of Merit 1:48.96
2019 Global Exchange Cosstetot Aramayo 1:48.75
2018 Valiant Spirit Astoria Mr So And So 1:49.43
2017 Farson Cliff Hanger Captain Rhett 1:49.49
2016 Tally Flying Light Top Ravine 1:49.1
2015 Alpine Eagle Minnesinger Firehouse Rock 1:48.4
2014 Vilanova Countersnip Alpha Beat 1:51.0
2013 Super Cool Fiveandahalfstar Subiaso 1:49.8
2012 Upbeat Flashy Fella Ethiopia 1:50.0
2011 Folding Gear Elusive King Almindoro 1:48.1
2010 Extra Zero Absolute Faith Money Rocks 1:50.6
2009 Stokehouse Excelltastic Zapurple 1:49.7
2008 Brom Brom Allanthus Buca Di Bacco 1:51.4
2007 Ambitious General Danever Furio 1:48.9
2006 Spinney Silver Ninja Cinderella Man 1:48.1
2005 Renewable Stella Grande Dizelle 1:50.1
2004 Elvstroem Delzao Strafed 1:49.1
2003 Natural Blitz Glefti Gallic 1:49.4
2002 Don Eduardo Royal Code All Courage 1:49.4
2001 Fubu Neptunes Journey Inspire 1:47.5
2000 Pins Oval Office Crawl 1:50.6