Caulfield Cup

The Caulfield Cup is the world's richest 2400m handicap. The 2016 Caulfield Cup will be held on Saturday 15 October 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse as the first of the Big 3 Spring Majors in Melbourne.

Caulfield Cup News

Order Of St George Set to Miss Melbourne Cup 2016

Order Of St George Set to Miss Melbourne Cup 2016

Majority owner Lloyd Williams has confirmed Order Of St George is a “95 per cent chance” of missing out on the 2016 Melbourne Cup down under despite being paid up for during the second acceptances for the Caulfield Cup this week.

The United States is owner Lloyd Williams’ best remaining 2016 Caulfield Cup entry. Photo: Steve Hart.

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The Caulfield Cup 2016 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 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.

BMW Caulfield Cup 2016
Date: Saturday 15 October 2016
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Handicap
Status: Group 1
Maximum Starters: 18 + 4 emergencies
Age: 3 year olds and over

Caulfield Cup Field 2016

The 2016 Caulfield Cup field is due for release on Tuesday October 11 and will be published in full below.

Early Caulfield Cup 2016 betting on the likely field is open at all-in prices at now. The Top 20 chances listed below.

Original 2016 Caulfield Cup Nominations were taken on August 2 and featured 170 stayers. View the full 2016 Caulfield Cup Nominations.

The latest stage of Caulfield Cup nominations were the second declarations released on September 20 and listed below.

The likely line-up for the Caulfield Cup 2016 field will be made clearer when the Caulfield Cup 2016 third acceptances are taken on Tuesday, October 4.

2016 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances:

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 x45324x471 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher 1 52kg( incl. 0.5kg penalty)
2 11413×1835 EXOSPHERE (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 2 55kg
3 531×482127 HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 3 58kg
4 2111x11x12 ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 4 58kg
5 07x4110x45 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg
6 230x5501x5 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 6 56kg
7 610x5212x6 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott 7= 55.5kg
8 31x4214x80 TARZINO (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 7= 54kg
9 2113061×0 TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7= 54kg
10 4650x5x211 HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 10 55kg
11 x90324x652 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 11 55kg
12 12251×3121 SCOTTISH (IRE) G 5 Charlie Appleby 12= 54.5kg
13 x4x2311440 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 12= 54.5kg
14 1F1x121x09 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 14 51kg
15 x063540x27 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 15 52.5kg
16 5x11113x02 TALLY H 4 John O’Shea 16 52.5kg
17 0069x031x2 GALLANTE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 17= 53.5kg
18 x08533x726 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 17= 53.5kg
19 1x7966x534 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 7 John O’Shea 19 53.5kg
20 01x9065x80 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 53.5kg
21 4x8xD21x00 SIGNOFF (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 21 53.5kg
22 314x797x33 STORM THE STARS (USA) H 5 Chris Waller 22 53.5kg
23 x611653x43 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 6 John O’Shea 23= 53kg
24 3132114×27 REAL LOVE M 6 Darren Weir 23= 51.5kg
25 x25305x934 SET SQUARE M 5 Ciaron Maher 23= 51.5kg
26 12111134×0 HOWARD BE THY NAME H 4 Darren Weir 26 51.5kg
27 47204x77x5 SPIRITJIM (FR) H 7 Chris Waller 27 53kg
28 2217x20x98 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 28 52.5kg
29 114x31215x ARTICUS (FR) H 5 Andreas Wohler 29 52.5kg
30 10x3419x10 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 6 Danny O’Brien 30= 50.5kg
31 x13057741x FANATIC (NZ) M 4 Graeme Sanders 30= 50kg
32 2231122×41 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 32 50kg
33 212x1322x2 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) G 8 John P Thompson 33 51.5kg
34 x97170x967 ESCADO G 7 Matt Laurie 34 51.5kg
35 12622114×8 MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 35 50kg
36 11120×9845 MAGNAPAL G 7 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 36= 51kg
37 16113×8821 SACRED MASTER (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 36= 51kg (incl. 0.5kg penalty)
38 x0071x0700 ZANTECA (NZ) M 7 Darren Weir 38 50kg
39 13x1210x51 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA M 4 Tony McEvoy 39 50kg
40 32x1114x41 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 5 Darren Weir 40 50kg
41 703x8148x0 ARAB DAWN (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 41 50kg
42 9x603D1665 AMEXED (NZ) G 6 Tony Gollan 42= 50kg
43 701893×486 GO DREAMING G 7 Grant Kluske 42= 50kg
44 171x110x26 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 44 50kg
45 46x3269x22 DEE I CEE (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 45= 50kg
46 673x7689x0 MANNDAWI (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 45= 50kg
47 7x23240x67 ORBEC (FR) G 6 John P Thompson 47 50kg
48 486x8222x3 BIG MEMORY (FR) G 7 Tony McEvoy 48 51kg
49 146×5111 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 49= 50kg
50 60x406x463 AZURITE (IRE) G 6 Tony McEvoy 49= 50kg
51 7×78142516 BOLD SNIPER (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 49= 50kg
52 16x7733x86 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 6 Danny O’Brien 49= 50kg
53 x976144x36 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 5 Darren Weir 49= 50kg
54 x131130x91 PEMBERLEY (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher 49= 50kg
55 33x153413x SCHERZOSO G 5 Tony McEvoy 49= 50kg
56 122x323x50 SECOND BULLET G 6 Danny O’Brien 49= 50kg
57 10x81642x4 THE BANDIT (JPN) H 5 John Sadler 49= 50kg
58 x2x1145x52 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 5 Michael Moroney 49= 50kg

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

2016 Caulfield Cup Odds

The best 2016 Caulfield Cup odds are already open at bookmakers around the country like 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.

2016 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.

2016 Caulfield Cup Tips

The best Caulfield Cup tips can be found right here at 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, as they all offer massive free bets to new players.