Ladbrokes Tip: Runners drawn in barriers 3 – 7 have a strong record in the Caulfield Stakes
The Caulfield Stakes (now run as the Neds Stakes due to sponsorship) 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 runs on Saturday October 9, 2021.
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: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Caulfield Stakes Race Info
- 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 – 2020 most recently with Winx (2016).
In 2020 however the odds-on pop Russian Camelot ($1.40) went down in an upset to Arcadia Queen.
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 2021 Caulfield Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
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 eight 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.
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.
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.
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.
2021 Caulfield Stakes Nominations
Nominations for the Caulfield Stakes 2021 – known as the Neds Stakes – close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published below once announced.
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). 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 four 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
||Cape Of Good Hope
||Black Heart Bart
||Black Heart Bart
||He Or She
||Lights of Heaven
||So You Think
||Heart Of Dreams
||Vision And Power
||Fields Of Omagh
||Tie The Knot