Caulfield Stakes 2020

Saturday October 10, 2020

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 four 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).

This year the Caulfield Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday October 10, 2020 and saw Arcadia Queen defeat the odds-on favourite Russian Camelot. 

2020 Caulfield Stakes Results

The full Caulfield Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be available here once the Group 1 takes place on Saturday October 10, 2020.

  • 1st: #5 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #6 Russian Camelot
  • 3rd: #2 Humidor

Perth’s Arcadia Queen ($5.50) was brilliant defeating the odds-on favourite and her last-start conqueror Russian Camelot ($1.40) in the upset 2020 Caulfield Stakes results

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike   5 57kg   $5.50
2 6 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1.25L 4 56.5kg   $1.40F
3 2 HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 3.75L 1 59kg   $8.50
4 4 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 4.5L 6 59kg   $26
5 1 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 5.25L 3 59kg   $21
6 3 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 7.25L 2 59kg   $41

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Caulfield Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
  • 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).

2020 Caulfield Stakes Betting

The season’s updated Caulfield Sakes 2020 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.

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.

2020 Caulfield Stakes Tips

Our insider Caulfield Stakes 2020 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.

2020 Caulfield Stakes Field

The official Caulfield Stakes 2020 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 2020 Neds Caulfield Stakes field features a small but class line-up of just six runners dominated by the Underwood Stakes winner and all-in Cox Plate favourite Russian Camelot (4).

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7902x00x04 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 3 59kg   106
2 496x085x12 HUMIDOR (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 1 59kg   110
3 11x8x58x03 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 2 59kg   104
4 12x3314x36 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 6 59kg   99
5 11x105x523 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 5 57kg   110
6 12x411x21 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg   113

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Caulfield Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Caulfield Stakes 2020 – known as the Neds Stakes – close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published below once announced. 

Russian Camelot dominates the 2020 Caulfield Stakes nominations tipped to win the Caulfield Cup lead-up as the odds-on favourite for Danny O’Brien. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 702×904111 AL GALAYEL (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
2 11x105x523 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 110
3 7902x00x04 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 10 Matthew Williams 106
4 12x3314x36 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 6 Matthew Williams 99
5 496x085x12 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 110
6 x32050x300 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 108
7 11x8x58x03 LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis 104
8 411x84x406 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 102
9 5627x2x221 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 7 Danny O’Brien 101
10 12x411x21 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien 113
11 3315x16x71 SARACEN KNIGHT (IRE) G 6 Danny O’Brien 80
12 x1122x8046 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97

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).  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

2020 Caulfield Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Caulfield Stakes 2020 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
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