Caulfield Cup 2017

Saturday October 21, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Caulfield Cup winners often back-up in the Melbourne Cup over the two miles at Flemington

One of the two major Cups held in Melbourne each Spring Carnival, the 2017 Caulfield Cup takes place annually at Caulfield Racecourse in mid – late October and is Australia’s leading mile and a half handicap. Run over 2400m it attracts the season’s top stayers, many of which will progress onto a shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

This year the Caulfield Cup will be run on Saturday October 21, 2017 .

Caulfield Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $3.15 million
  • First Run: 1879

Caulfield Cup Field

The Caulfield Cup field is released on the Tuesday before the race runs on a Saturday in mid-October each year and has a capacity of 18 starters plus four emergencies. Aside from the Melbourne Cup and partially the Cox Plate, the Caulfield Cup Field earns some of the most attention during the whole calendar year of racing. Run under handicap conditions the race is open to horses aged three years and older and now attracts a truly international line-up with many imports and international raiders in the mix each season. The first hint of the final field happens when Caulfield Cup nominations are taken at the start of August, early entries often exceeding 200 horses.

Spring stayers may come into the Caulfield Cup field via a number of various lead-up races including the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington, which has produced more Caulfield Cup winners than any other lead-up in the past decade.

2017 Caulfield Cup Field

Caulfield Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au

Jameka (2016) was the second favourite in Caulfield Cup betting in as many years to salute for the punters in the 2400m Group 1. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The official Caulfield Cup 2017 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on Tuesday October 17, 2017. This follows the new Caulfield Cup nomination deadline of Tuesday August 29, 2017, which is also when Melbourne Cup Nominations for 2017 close.

The 2017 Caulfield Cup late nominations are open one week after nominations, before the Caulfield Cup weights are announced on September 12, 2017. At midday on September 26, 2017 the Caulfield Cup 2017 First Acceptances are taken.

Caulfield Cup Betting & Odds

Futures Caulfield Cup betting is open nearly all year round with generous all-in prices on offer for a host of stayers that could possibly feature in the final Caulfield Cup field. The Caulfield Cup odds firm as race day approaches and often the best time to place a bet is on the day when it is confirmed who is in and who is out of the classic. Double figure hopes in Caulfield Cup betting markets have a strong recent record in the race including the big $41 price for the 2008 winner All The Good, but in recent years Caulfield Cup favourites have saluted with Mongolian Khan ($5 in 2015) and Jameka ($4.25 in 2016).

2017 Caulfield Cup Odds

The season’s Caulfield Cup 2017 betting odds will be available below right up till the event takes place in October so you can get behind your early Caulfield Cup betting selections at the best price.

Caulfield Cup Tips

Caulfield Cup tips can be found everywhere during the week leading up to the race but it is a notoriously tough event to pick the winner of as usually there’s a host of livewire chances competing for top spot in the markets and predictions. The best Caulfield Cup tip historically is to look at horses coming out of the Turnbull Stakes as it produced five Caulfield Cup winners from 2009 – 2016 including Jameka (2nd in 2016).

Other Caulfield Cup betting tips include looking for in-form four-year-old horses as this age group saluted four times from 2010 – 2016, while Caulfield Cup barriers seven and nine have produced the most winners since 1983.

2017 Caulfield Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes exclusive Caulfield Cup 2017 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race with the spring stayers to back and sack in the mile and a half classic so stay tuned.

Caulfield Cup Form Guide

The Caulfield Cup form guide features all the information you need to place a winning wager on the handicap showdown including the basics such as the saddlecloth and barrier numbers of the horses in the field. You can also find information like the lead-up starts of the hopefuls and their allocated weights. Heavily weighted horses aren’t statistically at any disadvantage either with Admire Rakti (2014) and Dunaden (2012) both carrying 58kg to victory in recent years.

Caulfield Cup Form Facts

  • The Turnbull Stakes has produced the most Caulfield Cup winners over the past 30 years
  • Favourites in Caulfield Cup betting saluted three times from 2007 – 2016
  • Just two mares have won the Caulfield Cup since 2001 most recently Jameka (2016)

Caulfield Cup Results

The Caulfield Cup results and finishing order are known as soon as the race runs as Caulfield Race 9 at the October spring meeting and most punters are looking for which three horses ran the trifecta. The results also show the starting price, weight carried and margin between each of the runners as well as any scratched horses from the field.

2017 Caulfield Cup Results

The official Caulfield Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 21, 2017 and the latest Caulfield Cup winner is revealed.

Caulfield Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2016 Jameka Scottish Exospheric 2:28.8
2015 Mongolian Khan Trip To Paris Our Ivanhowe 2:27.7
2014 Admire Rakti Rising Romance Lucia Valentina 2:32:1
2013 Fawkner Dandino Dear Demi 2:29.1
2012 Dunaden Alcopop Lights Of Heaven 2:28.8
2011 Southern Speed Green Moon Tullamore 2:28.4
2010 Descarado Harris Tweed Monaco Consul 2:35.6
2009 Viewed Roman Emperor Vigor 2:29.7
2008 All The Good Nom Du Jeu Barbaricus 2:27.4
2007 Master O’reilly (nz) Douro Valley Princess Coup 2.26.1
2006 Tawqeet (usa) Aqua Damore Delta Blues 2.27.6
2005 Railings Eye Popper Mummify 2.27.9
2004 Elvstroem Makybe Diva Grey Song 2.31.3
2003 Mummify Grey Song Distinctly Secret 2.25.9
2002 Northerly Fields Of Omagh Republic Lass 2.30.3
2001 Ethereal (nz) Sky Heights Celestial Show 2.30.9
2000 Diatribe Kaapstad Way Fairway 2.25.3
1999 Sky Heights (nz) Laebeel Inaflury 2.30.1
1998 Taufans Melody Lisas Game Tie The Knot 2.30.1
1997 Might & Power (nz) Doriemus Catalan Opening 2.26.2
1996 Arctic Scent Circles Of Gold Iron Horse 2.30.3
1995 Doriemus (nz) Count Chivas Beaux Art 2.28.1