Caulfield Sprint 2021

Saturday October 16, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Caulfield Sprint is a lead-up to Flemington’s VRC Sprint Classic

The Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 race contested at Caulfield Racecourse on Caulfield Cup Day in mid-October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Run over a short distance of 1000m the open handicap is held at the same Saturday meeting as the Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) and along with the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) is the major support act on the card. Other features on the line-up include the Group 3 Caulfield Classic, Group 3 Moonga Stakes and Group 3 Ethereal Stakes.

Offering $300,000 in prize money the Caulfield Sprint is a good lead-up for runners looking to back-up in tougher spring sprints during the carnival including the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds on Derby Day and the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) at Flemington on the first Saturday in November.

The last horse to complete the Caulfield Sprint – Coolmore Stud Stakes double was Sepoy (2011), while the Caulfield Sprint – VRC Sprint Classic double hasn’t been achieved since Rubitano (2002).

The latest edition of the Caulfield Sprint took place on Saturday October 16, 2021 and was won by Oxley Roade ($4) for Peter Moody who earlier took out the Caulfield Cup with Incentivise.  

2021 Caulfield Sprint Results

The full Caulfield Sprint 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 16, 2021.

  • 1st: #9 Oxley Road ($4)
  • 2nd: #3 Malkovich
  • 3rd: #10 Curran

The meeting’s Caulfield Cup winning trainer with Incentivise Peter Moody capped off a stellar day with his 1000m specialist Oxley Road ($4) heading the Caulfield Sprint 2021 results.

Caulfield Sprint Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 16, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1983

Caulfield Sprint Betting

Caulfield Sprint odds are led each season by proven short-distance performers with winning form over 1000m – 1200m, betting opening at bookmakers around the country once the final field is released the Wednesday before Caulfield Cup Day.

Previous experience the Melbourne way of going in Group company, a good inside barrier draw and a top three run last time out also help a horse to move higher up the Caulfield Sprint betting markets.

Single and double-figure chances have recent winning form when in 2015 Lumosty ($4.60) and Éclair Choice ($26) ran a dead heat for first. Prior to that however the other most recent horse over $10 in betting to win the Caulfield Sprint was Biscayne Bay ($10 in 2006). In 2017 the Caulfield Sprint favourite Snitty Kitty was able to salute for the punters. Eduardo ($2.90 2018) made it back-to-back wins for the Caulfield Sprint favourites.

The favourites in Caulfield Sprint betting continued their dominance in 2019 when the co-favourites Miss Leonidas and God Of Thunder ran one-two respectively.

In 2020 Oxley Road won at $4.

2021 Caulfield Sprint Odds

The updated Caulfield Sprint 2021 betting odds and links to our Group 2 Caulfield Sprint markets this Caulfield Cup Day will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for access to the top spring racing offers.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Caulfield Sprint will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Caulfield Sprint Tips

Good Caulfield Sprint tips include looking for runners that won’t find the short sprint too sharp, previous Group 1 / 2 performers coming off good spring form in Melbourne and those drawn close to the fence.

Favourites and runners under $10 in Caulfield Sprint betting also have a gun record in the race over the past decade so backing the top fancies in the markets is another tip to take to the bookies.

2021 Caulfield Sprint Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Caulfield Sprint 2021 betting tips and Group 2 Caulfield Sprint racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprinters to back and sack this spring.

  • To Win: #7 All Banter ($9.50 at time of publish) 

Wide open race and happy to take on the returning favourite. Like the consistency and price of All Banter, a nice mare to be ridden by Craig Williams. She comes off a win at Morphettville fresh carrying far more weight and should be flying with 53.5kg. Has a great record over the distance (8:4-2-0) and was a narrow black-type winner at Caulfield last prep. Acid test here, but think she can handle it.

Caulfield Sprint Field

The Caulfield Sprint field attracts a host of in-form short-distance specialists looking to back-up in an upcoming Group 1 feature in Melbourne during the spring.

Runners come off a variety of different lead-ups into the Caulfield Sprint field including Moonee Valley’s Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) held at the start of October. In 2015 Ball Of Muscle ran second in the Moir Stakes and third in the Caulfield Sprint. That same form-line held in 2019 when the Moir runner-up Miss Leonidas went one better winning the Caulfield Sprint.

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Caulfield Sprint winner Sepoy (2011) went on to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes later that spring. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

Another possible lead-up is the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) held at Flemington on Turnbull Stakes Day a fortnight earlier, which last produced a winner with Eduardo (2nd in 2018).

Earlier the Caulfield Sprint winner Sepoy (2011) came off a win in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. That same year the Caulfield Sprint runner-up Curtana came off a Gilgai Stakes fourth and went on to run fourth in the Darley Classic (then the Patinack Classic) two starts later. The 2011 Caulfield Sprint third placegetter Mid Summer Music also ran third in the Darley Classic behind Black Caviar.

Caulfield Sprint graduates often back-up on Victoria Derby Day in the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m), the double last achieved by Éclair Choice (2015) who ran a dead-heat with Lumosty in the first leg.

The Caulfield Sprint nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday followed by the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2021 Caulfield Sprint Field

The official Caulfield Sprint 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be announced below the Wednesday leading-up to Caulfield Cup Day so bookmark this page to view what sprinters make the cut in the short-distance showdown.

A line-up of potential VRC Classic-bound sprinters face off in the Caulfield Sprint 2021 field including the returning Bjorn Baker-trained favourite Malkovich


  • #1 Swats That (9)
  • #11 Enthaar (10)

2021 Caulfield Sprint Nominations

The early Caulfield Sprint 2021 nominations are taken the Monday of race week and will be published below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 218x1115x2 ALL BANTER M 4 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 91
2 112x4x30x2 BLESS HER M 5 Clayton Douglas 89
3 33x2000x99 BOLD STAR G 6 Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle 93
4 51221215×1 CURRAN G 4 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 83
5 1x16x ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
6 270×321515 EXPRESS PASS G 5 Nick Ryan 97
7 142×8 FAKE LOVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 74
8 9×56521611 FREE OF DEBT G 5 Chris Bieg 95
9 2x115x2512 GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 89
10 2330141111 HE’S A BALTER G 5 Will Clarken 90
11 625223217x HOLBIEN G 7 Steve Richards 93
12 120x6025x3 HOW WOMANTIC M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
13 6x99x74070 I AM SOMEONE G 7 Logan McGill 90
14 138×1325 JIGSAW C 3 Cindy Alderson 74
15 1818x2112x MALKOVICH H 4 Bjorn Baker 94
16 114×23 OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody 85
17 11x11x15x PINDARIC G 5 Michael Hickmott 77
18 5318x9838x RANTING (NZ) H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 88
19 114×1 STARRY LEGEND C 3 John Sadler 77
20 2112x358x8 SWATS THAT M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 102
21 5322512121 THE MOBOT M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 81

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Caulfield Sprint Form Guide

The Caulfield Sprint form guide provides punters with crucial information and statistics like the track / distance record of the runners in the race along with their jockeys, trainers and barriers. Mares have a good recent record in the race with Snitty Kitty (2017) and Miss Leonidas (2019) the latest to salute, following on from Lumosty (=1st in 2015) and Miracles Of Life (=1st in 2014), so looking for the in-form female gallopers on the Caulfield Sprint form guide can prove profitable for punters.

Caulfield Sprint form has stacked up in better spring races a number of times in recent times including in 2011 when Sepoy won the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) next start as a three-year-old at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The last Caulfield Sprint winner to run top three in the Darley Classic in the same year was Sunburnt Land (3rd in 2008).

2021 Caulfield Sprint Form Guide

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

Caulfield Sprint Results

Incredibly there have been two recent dead-heats in the Caulfield Sprint results. In 2015 Lumosty and Éclair Choice were tied for first place just 12 months after Miracles Of Life and Bel Sprinter were unable to be split on the line in the 2014 edition.

Other notable recent Caulfield Sprint winners include Snitty Kitty (2017) who set a race record,  Spirit Of Boom (2013), Sepoy (2011) and Jet Spur (2005).

Caulfield Sprint Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Oxley Road Malkovich Curran 0.57.8
2020 Graff Fabergino Crystal Dreamer 0.58.0
2019 Miss Leonidas God Of Thunder Malibu Style 0.57.9
2018 Eduardo She Knows Bons Away 0.58.4
2017 Snitty Kitty Super Too Faatinah 0.56.2
2016 Our Boy Malachi Faatinah Lankan Rupee 0:57.7
2015 =1 Lumosty =1 Eclair Choice Ball Of Muscle 0:57.4
2014 =1 Miracles Of Life =1 Bel Sprinter Shamal Wind 1:04.3
2013 Spirit Of Boom Shamal Wind Ready To Rip 1:04.7
2012 Howmuchdoyouloveme Canali Latin News 1:03.1
2011 Sepoy Curtana Mid Summer Music 1:03.1
2010 Set For Fame Dubleanny Soul 1:05.4
2009 First Command Turffontein Happy Glen 1:04.2
2008 Sunburnt Land Aichi Biscayne Bay 1:03.6
2007 Tesbury Jack Typhoon Zed Let Go Thommo 1:02.5
2006 Biscayne Bay Magnus Rightson 1:02.4
2005 Jet Spur Dance The Waves Mustard 1:02.1
2004 Leilando Dilly Dally Strikeline 1:04.0
2003 Blur Ancient Song Suit 1:03.5
2002 Rubitano Intelligent Star Pembleton 1:03.0
2001 Windigo Crystal Finale Point Danger 1:04.0
2000 Camena Easy Rocking Paint 1:02.4