Caulfield Cup

The 2017 Caulfield Cup is the world's richest 2400m handicap and runs on the third Saturday of October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as the first of the Big 3 Spring Majors.

Caulfield Cup News

2017 Caulfield Cup Horses Nominated for Naturalism Stakes

2017 Caulfield Cup Horses Nominated for Naturalism Stakes

A spot in the Caulfield Cup 2017 field is up for grabs this weekend with a host of potential Group 1 spring stayers nominated for the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse. This season’s edition attracted a bumper 25 early entries for the Group 3 $150,000 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) on Saturday, the winner of which is…

The Caulfield Cup 2017 is one of the world’s toughest handicap races and is run over 2400m at Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The highlight of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, the race offers $3.15 million in total prize money making it the world’s richest mile and a half handicap race.

Caulfield Cup Day traditionally runs on the third Saturday in October and is the first of the Big 3 Spring Majors followed by the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

The Caulfield Cup is regarded as one of the key lead-up races to the iconic Melbourne Cup run over the two miles at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November. The major Spring Cup’s double has been achieved by twelve horses including Let’s Elope in 1991, Doriemus in 1995, Might and Power in 1997 and, most recently, Ethereal in 2001.

The next edition of the Caulfield Cup 2017 is set to run on Saturday October 21, 2017.

BMW Caulfield Cup 2017
Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $3.15 million
Maximum Starters: 18 + 4 emergencies
Age: 3 year olds and over

2017 Caulfield Cup Odds

The best 2017 Caulfield Cup odds are already open at bookmakers around the country like Ladbrokes.com.au with all-in prices on the possible Caulfield Cup horses on offer. Caulfield Cup betting odds firm as the official nominations and acceptance stages take place over the coming weeks.

Stayers that performed well over the past season dominate futures Caulfield Cup odds including runners that finished in the money in the previous year’s Caulfield Cup trifecta. Also high up the Caulfield Cup markets are dour stayers with winning form over the mile and a half or further as well as star international gallopers looking to make the trip to Melbourne for a shot at the Spring Cups.

The latest Caulfield Cup betting markets looking to line-up in the world’s richest mile and a half handicap on are detailed below along with links to the best Caulfield Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Caulfield Cup Field 2017

The Caulfield Cup field attracts the season’s best stayers from both Australian and international racing stables. Many of the horses in the Caulfield Cup field are looking to stretch out to the two miles of the iconic Melbourne Cup (3200m) on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington.

Good lead-up races into the Caulfield Cup each spring including the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington that produced the 2016 winner Jameka (2nd) and the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes. Horses coming into the Caulfield Cup field via a Sydney Spring Racing Carnival run traditionally have contested the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick three weeks earlier. Both Railings (2005) and Tawqeet (2006) came off a The Metropolitan win before their respective victories in the Caulfield Cup.

The official 2017 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week – October 17, 2017 – and will be published in full below.

Visit our Caulfield Cup Field page to stay up-to-date with all the latest on the possible Caulfield Cup horses this spring.

Caulfield Cup Nominations

The early 2017 Caulfield Cup Nominations close at midday on Tuesday August 29, 2017 with the deadline for the $3.15 million feature now the same as the first Melbourne Cup nominations.

Late Caulfield Cup entries are open for a further week before the official 2017 Caulfield Cup Weights are now announced as of September 12, 2017 and will be published in full below.

Read more on the official 2017 Caulfield Cup Weights led by pre-post favourite Hartnell.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 23x2822x1x HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings 1 58kg 1
2 1x665111x2 ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott 2 56.5kg 2.5
3 39x260x34x ADMIRE DEUS (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 3 56kg 3
4 9x42212x68 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 4 56kg 3
5 x181x37x01 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 5 55.5kg 3.5
6 x12x3361x8 SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 6 55.5kg 3.5
7 13212x322x BARSANTI (IRE) G 6 Roger Varian 7 55kg 4
8 1x4011115x GINGERNUTS (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 8 55kg 2.5
9 1232x1521x MARMELO (GB) H 5 Hughie Morrison 9 55kg 4
10 x2114x9066 PRIZE MONEY (GB) G 5 Saeed Bin Suroor 10 55kg 4
11 61x00x518x TAVAGO (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11 55kg 4
12 1x3x45712x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 12 54.5kg 4.5
13 93337311×6 JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 13 54.5kg 3
14 x11x330x9x BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 14 54kg 5
15 0x46x11x8x FRANCIS OF ASSISI (IRE) G 8 Charlie Appleby 15 54kg 5
16 10x8747x46 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 16 54kg 5
17 21x2x30x91 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) G 8 William Mullins 17 54kg 5
18 114407x5x8 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 18 54kg 5
19 21130x22x3 ST MICHEL (GB) H 5 Sir Mark Prescott 19 54kg 5
20 1211x12x9L STAR EXHIBIT G 6 Darren Weir 20 54kg 5
21 3x37710x24 TALLY G 5 James Cummings 21 54kg 5
22 601121x5x7 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 22 54kg 5
23 10×8142444 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) G 9 William Mullins 23 54kg 5
24 1121113×55 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir 24 53.5kg 5.5
25 3131x616x6 DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 5 William Haggas 25 53.5kg 5.5
26 33x5126x6x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 26 53.5kg 4
27 x34353251x RUDY G 7 Helen Page 27 53.5kg 5.5
28 46557x135x STEEL OF MADRID (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy 28 53.5kg 5.5
29 428×320386 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 29 53.5kg 5.5
30 5x0x010x55 ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Darren Weir 30 53kg 6
31 x9210x71x0 ASSIGN (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 31 53kg 6
32 21x37301x3 CHOCANTE (NZ) G 5 Stephen Marsh 32 53kg 6
33 9x031x270x GALLANTE (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 33 53kg 6
34 x80x621x02 GUARDINI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 34 53kg 6
35 1642x6574x RED VERDON (USA) H 5 Ed Dunlop 35 53kg 6
36 70312612×0 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 36 53kg 4.5
37 480x35011x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees 37 53kg 6
38 1x212411x1 STAMPEDE H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 38 53kg 6
39 11×333233 TRAVELLING MAN (GB) G 5 Freddy Head 39 53kg 6
40 11x6248x2x WALL OF FIRE (IRE) H 5 Hugo Palmer 40 53kg 6
41 12x1240x54 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 41 52.5kg 6.5
42 45x12x323x APILOBAR (FR) H 5 Markus & Stephanie Nigge 42 52.5kg 6.5
43 x5P31111x1 BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 43 52.5kg 3.5
44 670x6713x7 HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake 44 52.5kg 5
45 4282x060x0 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 45 52.5kg 5
46 1516510×39 BOOM TIME H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 46 52kg 7
47 0x0D71x000 AMRALAH (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott 47= 52kg 7
48 210x14012x REKINDLING (GB) H 4 Joseph O’Brien 47= 52kg 4
49 90x73553x7 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 5 Stephen Marsh 49 52kg 5.5
50 x9P01712x7 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) G 8 William Mullins 50 52kg 7
51 5x5174126x VOLATILE MIX (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir 51 52kg 5.5
52 21x6D130x9 YANKEE ROSE M 4 David Vandyke 52 52kg 4
53 11x8400x72 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 53 51.5kg 6
54 7x39x12x1x ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 54 51.5kg 7.5
55 771135104x ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE) G 7 Stuart Webb 55 51.5kg 7.5
56 0x4231245x CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE) G 8 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 56 51.5kg 7.5
57 31x11111x2 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 57 51.5kg 4.5
58 1670x910x5 HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin 58 51.5kg 6
59 16151021×7 LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 59 51.5kg 6
60 1x6321220x SAVILE ROW (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney 60 51.5kg 6
61 23x6905x22 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 61 51.5kg 7.5
62 11x4214x83 AMELIE’S STAR M 6 Darren Weir 62 51kg 6.5
63 2384x386x5 HARLEM (GB) H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 63 51kg 8
64 x027530x00 LASQUETI SPIRIT M 4 Lee Curtis 64 51kg 5
65 9028x337x7 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson 65 51kg 8
66 123116×243 NATURAL SCENERY (GB) M 5 Saeed Bin Suroor 66 51kg 6.5
67 186×315111 PACODALI (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 67 51kg 8
68 331x073x00 BERISHA G 6 Robert Smerdon 68 50.5kg 8.5
69 x228x8x017 DEE I CEE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 69 50.5kg 8.5
70 x533x0x038 FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 70 50.5kg 8.5
71 624x42x32x KIDMENEVER (IRE) H 5 Charlie Appleby 71 50.5kg 8.5
72 35x2111x08 MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 72 50.5kg 5.5
73 79x97860x0 PENTATHLON (NZ) G 6 John Wheeler 73 50.5kg 8.5
74 35x137x822 RED GALILEO (GB) G 7 Saeed Bin Suroor 74 50.5kg 8.5
75 48442×3151 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 6 William Mullins 75 50.5kg 8.5
76 x1412x3x50 SARRASIN (GB) H 6 Chris Waller 76 50.5kg 8.5
77 31214×4233 ADMIRAL JELLO G 5 Kris Lees 77 50kg 9
78 2634×54114 ALWARD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 78 50kg 9
79 172233183x ANA ROYALE M 4 Stuart Webb 79 50kg 7.5
80 1x354965x4 ANAHEIM H 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 80 50kg 9
81 0x5008641x AUVRAY (FR) G 7 Richard Freedman 81 50kg 9
82 31x65123x8 BROADSIDE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82 50kg 9
83 22122612×5 CHARLES ROAD G 4 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 83 50kg 9
84 2×89141355 CHARLEVOIX G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 84 50kg 9
85 122×232521 CISMONTANE (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 85 50kg 9
86 21x5338x1x COMIN’ THROUGH H 4 Chris Waller 86 50kg 7.5
87 65225223×5 COOL CHAP G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 87 50kg 9
88 x1x1x21x32 CROCODILE ROCK (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 88 50kg 9
89 5111619×2 DAWN WALL M 4 Chris Waller 89 50kg 8.5
90 x8583x0800 DON DOREMO (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing 90 50kg 9
91 9065227×37 ETYMOLOGY G 5 James Cummings 91 50kg 9
92 100×402611 EUREKA STREET G 4 Robert Smerdon 92 50kg 9
93 31x12435x FALCON WINGS (GB) H 4 Nicolas Clement 93 50kg 8
94 0184260×50 FANATIC (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94 50kg 9
95 14112132×7 FIRENZE M 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 95 50kg 9
96 x830x33x24 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 8 Robert Hickmott 96 50kg 9
97 4121x3811x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 5 Darren Weir 97 50kg 9
98 214×8 GAUGUIN (NZ) G 4 John Sargent 98 50kg 9
99 820x076x07 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani 99 50kg 9
100 00x4131x59 HANS HOLBEIN (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 100 50kg 9
101 2x34340x46 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101 50kg 8.5
102 136x621x32 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 102 50kg 9
103 x9x1735111 KELLSTORM (IRE) H 5 Darren Weir 103 50kg 9
104 x1164x362x KILIMANJARO (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 104 50kg 9
105 62x10x3x82 KILMACURRAGH (NZ) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105 50kg 9
106 841x122x25 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 106 50kg 9
107 1228x4x90x LIZARD ISLAND G 5 Pat Hyland 107 50kg 9
108 21155x515x LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 5 Archie Alexander 108 50kg 9
109 79520449×0 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 8 Darren Weir 109 50kg 9
110 1213×00943 LORESHO (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 110 50kg 9
111 000x0x770x MAGICOOL G 6 Tony Romeo 111 50kg 9
112 4x3131456x MASK OF TIME (IRE) H 4 Ciaron Maher 112 50kg 9
113 44x306321x MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 113 50kg 9
114 097x33103x MISS CAVATICA M 4 Jackie Beriman 114 50kg 9
115 8x1130109x MONGOLIAN WOLF G 4 Darren Weir 115 50kg 9
116 Px21221x42 MORE TO GAIN G 5 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 116 50kg 9
117 631x NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche 117 50kg 9
118 1483×116 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir 118 50kg 9
119 24x431431x ONCIDIUM RULER G 6 Michael Kent 119 50kg 9
120 2x513x412x OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 120 50kg 9
121 x931422x6x PERFECT RHYME M 4 Ron Leemon 121 50kg 8.5
122 4x4x8038x9 PRINCE CHERI (FR) H 9 David Vandyke 122 50kg 9
123 14x4197x88 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 6 Darren Weir 123 50kg 9
124 11x1380x00 RISQUE (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 124 50kg 9
125 6748x111x7 ROMAN SON G 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 125 50kg 9
126 41231x2x21 SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 126 50kg 9
127 0x12121123 SAYED (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 127 50kg 9
128 x166214x27 SECOND BULLET G 7 Danny O’Brien 128 50kg 9
129 353324658x SHALMANESER G 7 Richard Litt 129 50kg 9
130 x227x090x5 SINGING (FR) H 8 Kris Lees 130 50kg 9
131 12x41x750x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 5 Andreas Wohler 131 50kg 9
132 44x4030x22 SO SI BON H 4 Robbie Laing 132 50kg 8
133 532×21122 SPANISH REEF M 4 Ken Keys 133 50kg 9
134 7405142142 SUPER HAZE (IRE) G 6 Tony McEvoy 134 50kg 9
135 8×3114 TAIKOMOCHI G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 135 50kg 9
136 31221×90 TIAMO GRACE M 4 Darren Weir 136 50kg 8.5
137 522x0121x6 TIME TO TEST G 7 Tony McEvoy 137 50kg 9
138 5241x32x11 UP ’N’ ROLLING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 138 50kg 9
139 2482x542x9 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 139 50kg 9
140 64462434×4 VIOLATE H 4 Brent Stanley 140 50kg 9
141 1513059x WHEAL LEISURE M 4 Archie Alexander 141 50kg 9
142 168x21131x YOGI (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 142 50kg 9

Caulfield Cup Prize Money

Below is a list of prizemoney and trophies for the Caulfield Cup.

  • 1st – $1,750,000 and trophies valued at $55,000 to owner, trainer, rider and groom
  • 2nd – $425,000
  • 3rd – $225,000
  • 4th – $125,000
  • 5th – $100,000
  • 6th – $75,000
  • 7th – $75,000
  • 8th – $75,000
  • 9th – $75,000
  • 10th – $75,000

2017 Caulfield Cup Form Guide

The Caulfield Cup form guide details every fact and statistic on the horses in the field you need to know to place a successful bet on the Group 1 spring staying classic.

Details like the Caulfield Cup jockeys, trainers, barriers, weights and lead-up form of the horses are found on the form guide. For more information on how to read and use the Caulfiled Cup Form Guide follow the link to our dedicated page. Remember, the Caulfield Cup form guide doesn’t come out until the official field of final acceptances is released the Tuesday before Caulfield Cup Day.

2017 Caulfield Cup Tips

The best Caulfield Cup tips can be found right here at Races.com.au in the week leading up to the $3 million classic. Early Caulfield Cup betting tips to consider for your futures bet on the race include looking at the horses with proven form over 2400m, Group 1 winners with the class to hold off their rivals in the Caulfield Cup field and the best performers out of last season’s carnivals.

Previous Caulfield Cup Results

The open nature of the Caulfield Cup means that many horses have run in the race multiple times and performed well. We offer both a Caulfield Cup results page and a Caulfield Cup winners page, which are designed to help you use those previous Caulfield Cup results to inform your bets on this year’s race.

Caulfield Cup Betting

Caulfield Cup betting is big business and a lot of fun for punters, as it is the first of the major Melbourne Spring Carnival races. Many punters place a Caulfield Cup-Melbourne Cup double on the event, but plenty of action is still seen on exotic bets, with many a punter placing a Caulfield Cup trifecta, Caulfield Cup exacta, Caulfield Cup quinella, or Caulfield Cup First Four bet. If you want to improve your chances, be sure to check out our Caulfield Cup betting section.

Free Bets on Caulfield Cup

One thing overlooked by punters who bet at the TAB is that there are plenty of free bets on the Caulfield Cup that you can pick up from online betting sites! Be sure to check out the bookies we feature on our site, like Ladbrokes.com.au, as they all offer massive free bets to new players.