Caulfield Stakes 2021

Saturday October 9, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Runners drawn in barriers 3 – 7 have a strong record in the Caulfield Stakes

The Caulfield Stakes (now run as the Might And Power Stakes) is one of three Group 1 features on the Caulfield Guineas Day card in Melbourne each October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the Caulfield Racecourse meeting’s staying feature run over 2000m under weight-for-age conditions, open to horses aged three and over.

Worth $1 million in prize money the race makes a nice lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate and was first run in 1886 and won by Isonomy. Since then there has been many notable Caulfield Stakes winners including Wakeful (1901 & 1902), triple champ Eurythmic (1920-22), Ajax (1938), Comic Court (195), Sky High (1961 & 1962), Kingston Town (1981 & 1982), Rough Habit (1994), Lonhro (2002 & 2003), So You Think (2010), Atlantic Jewel (2013) and of course Winx (2016).

The Caulfield Stakes horses may target other upcoming Group 1 features including the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) on the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and Arcadia Queen (2020) was the last to do the double.

This season the Caulfield Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday October 9, 2021 as the Neds Might And Power Stakes and saw Probabeel win while the odds-on favourite Zaaki finished third. 

2021 Caulfield Stakes Results

The full Caulfield Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be available here once the Group 1 takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021.

  • 1st: #5 Probabeel
  • 2nd: #3 Nonconformist
  • 3rd: #2 Zaaki

The Cox Plate is shaping up as a thriller on October 23 with the favourite Zaaki easing out in pre-field markets after going down as the odds-on fancy when third in the 2021 Caulfield Stakes results behind star mare Probabeel (1st) and the Caulfield Cup-bound Nonconformist (2nd).

Caulfield Stakes Race Info

  • Current Name: Neds Might And Power Stakes
  • Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1886

Caulfield Stakes Odds

Caulfield Stakes betting is at its peak the week of the race with punters looking towards the favourite as they have saluted in the race five times from 2009 – 2021 most recently with Winx (2016).

In 2020 however the odds-on pop Russian Camelot ($1.40) went down in an upset to Arcadia Queen, with history repeating in 2021 with odds-on favourite Zaaki ($1.28) only managing to run third to the winning mare Probabeel.

Usually sitting top of the Caulfield Stakes odds are horses that ran well in their latest Group lead-up with six of the Caulfield Stakes winners from 2009-18 having finished top two in their lead-up runs including Winx (2016) who won Sydney’s Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).

Four and five year old horses also dominate the betting with just two horses since 2009 winning from outside this age group – Fawkner taking it out as a seven-year-old followed by Gailo Chop (7YO in 2017).

2021 Caulfield Stakes Betting

The season’s updated Caulfield Sakes 2021 odds and betting market links to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate lead-up will be available below once open so stay tuned for the best Caulfield Group 1 racing odds this spring.

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

Caulfield Stakes Tips

Caulfield Stakes tips include selecting a horse that ran first or second last time out off a Group 1 lead-up, and to look for graduates of the Underwood Stakes that has produced nine winners since 2006 – the last to complete the double being the Kiwi Ocean Park (2012).

Also, looking for runners drawn in barrier five is a good tip as this gate has produced five winners since 2009 including Atlantic Jewel (2013) who beat home the boys in the classic on the back of an Underwood Stakes second and Gailo Chop (2017) who improved on a lead-up third in the Underwood Stakes.

In 2020 another mare won the Caulfield Stakes from barrier five with Arcadia Queen improving on her Underwood Stakes third to defeat her last start conqueror Russian Camelot.

The mares were first past the post again in 2021 with Probabeel defeating just four rivals from the inside alley.

2021 Caulfield Stakes Tips

Our insider Caulfield Stakes 2021 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned to see our tips on the horse to make the Caulfield Stakes honour roll.

  • To Win: #2 Zaaki ($1.28 at time of publish) 

There’s absolutely no value in this year’s Caulfield Stakes with just six runners and the odds-on star, Zaaki, not getting beaten by anything in this fit third-up coming off a win in the Underwood Stakes on his way to the Cox Plate. This will be nothing but another Group 1 barrier trial for the next WFA star of the turf. Enjoy.

Caulfield Stakes Field

The Caulfield Stakes field features a host of the season’s premier weight-for-age hopefuls but isn’t known for attracting bumper final acceptances. The event ran with under 10 starters every year from 2001 – 2013 before a dozen lined-up in the 2014 field when Fawkner won. Just eight gallopers ran in the 2015 edition with Criterion got the job done first-up off a UK race, but the smallest Caulfield Stakes field was the three-starters that took to the track when Winx won in 2016.

Again in 2020 there was a diminutive field with Arcadia Queen defeating just five rivals, and just five lined-up again the next year in 2021 when Probabeel scored an upset.

The  Caulfield Stakes field traditionally features staying types heading into another spring WFA classic – the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse and recent winners of the Caulfield Stakes – Cox Plate double include Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010), Ocean Park (2012) and Winx (2016) who won the latter for the second time be a historic margin of eight lengths.

2021 Caulfield Stakes Field

The official Caulfield Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and will be listed in full below so bookmark this page to see what weight-for-age spring hopefuls make the starting line-up.

The 2021 Might And Power Stakes field features just six runners with Cox Plate-bound Zaaki dominating the race on his way to the Australasian weight-for-age championship.

2021 Caulfield Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Caulfield Stakes 2021 – known as the Neds Might And Power Stakes – close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x12454x65 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 1 57kg 111
2 7x1102x152 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 2 57kg 115
3 3x31x932x2 HOMESMAN (USA) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 3 59kg 110
4 7x6D111x11 ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham 4 59kg 118
5 x725112310 NO EFFORT M 7 Gavin Bedggood 5 57kg 102
6 9x3502x641 NONCONFORMIST G 5 Grahame Begg 6 59kg 102
7 1x111x121 ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne 7 59kg 106
8 388×311 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8 50kg 83
9 53x4x11x0x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody 9 59kg 103
10 x1111x6x42 DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 10 59kg 103
11 1x4339x405 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11 56kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes odds online -

Winx (2016) is one of the most famous Caulfield Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Caulfield Stakes Form Guide

The Caulfield Stakes form guide has all the details punters need to place a well-informed wager on the weight-for-age feature with information including the saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys and barriers of all the starters.

Many punters will be keen to find a Mark Kavanagh-trained runner in the mix as he’s trained three winners since 2007 with Maldivian (2007), Whobegotyou (2009) and Atlantic Jewel (2013).

Probabeel (2021), Arcadia Queen (2020) and Winx (2016) joined Atlantic Jewel as the only mares to win the Caulfield Stakes since Tristarc (1985), so punters are keen to look for the male gallopers on the form guide as well as graduates out of the Underwood Stakes.

Caulfield Stakes Form Facts

  • The Underwood Stakes has produced more Caulfield Stakes winners than any other lead-up including Ocean Park (2012) who did the double
  • Four and five-year-old horses have dominated the Caulfield Stakes results from the past 30 years
  • Only five mares in the past 30 years have saluted in the Caulfield Stakes

2021 Caulfield Stakes Form Guide

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

Caulfield Stakes Results

The Caulfield Stakes results and finishing order are known when the Caulfield Guineas Day showdown runs on the early October program and shows exactly where your selection ran, the winning time / margin as well as the starting price of all the horses and any official scratchings.

Caulfield Stakes results over the past decade have been dominated by single-figure fancies, but upsets have also occurred including Douro Valley ($41 in 2008), Descarado ($13 in 2011) and more recently Cape Of Good Hope ($21 in 2019).

Caulfield Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Probabeel Nonconformist Zaaki 2:01.5
2020 Arcadia Queen Russian Camelot Humidor 2:03.3
2019 Cape Of Good Hope Black Heart Bart Harlem 2:02.5
2018 Benbatl Blair House Humidor 2:00.8
2017 Gailo Chop Johannes Vermeer Jon Snow 2:02.1
2016 Winx Black Heart Bart He Or She 2:03:4
2015 Criterion Happy Trails Mongolian Khan 2:02.0
2014 Fawkner Criterion Side Glance 2:01.6
2013 Atlantic Jewel Foreteller Super Cool 2:02.9
2012 Ocean Park Alcopop Sincero 2:04.7
2011 Descarado Avienus Lights of Heaven 2:02.5
2010 So You Think Alcopop Whobegotyou 2:02.4
2009 Whobegotyou Heart Of Dreams Vision And Power 2:01.5
2008 Douro Valley Pompeii Ruler Guillotine 2:04.3
2007 Maldivian Miss Finland Anamato 2:01.9
2006 Casual Pass Pompeii Ruler El Segundo 2:02.6
2005 El Segundo Fields Of Omagh Confectioner 2:04.8
2004 Mummify Grand Armee Starcraft 2:03.2
2003 Lonhro Mummify Defier 2:02.3
2002 Lonhro Sunline Ustinov 2:00.6
2001 Northerly Shogun Lodge Ethereal 2:02.5
2000 Sky Heights Shogun Lodge Tie The Knot 2:03.6