Caulfield Cup

The 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.

2019 Caulfield Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Mer De Glace
  • 2nd: #14 Vow And Declare
  • 3rd: #2 Mirage Dancer



The Caulfield Cup 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 $5 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. Caulfield Cup Day in Melbourne also has the same date as Sydney’s $14 million The Everest – the richest turf race in the world – held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

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 latest edition of the Caulfield Cup 2019 ran on Saturday October 19, 2019 and was won by Japanese raider Mer De Glace. 

Caulfield Cup
Date: Saturday October 19, 2019
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $5 million
Maximum Starters: 18 + 4 emergencies
Age: 3 year olds and over

2019 Caulfield Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Mer De Glace
  • 2nd: #14 Vow And Declare
  • 3rd: #2 Mirage Dancer

The Caulfield Cup 2019 Results saw Damian Lane celebrate his first Melbourne major as a hoop guiding the Japanese raider Mer De Glace to a powerful one length win over Vow And Declare (2nd) with ex-European Mirage Dancer (3rd) rounding out the trifecta on debut down under.

Read more on the 2019 Caulfield Cup win by Melbourne Cup-bound Mer De Glace.

The official Caulfield Cup 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be published below revealing the 2019 Caulfield Cup winner as soon as the now $5 million feature race is run and won on Saturday October 19, 2019 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 MER DE GLACE (JPN) Hisashi Shimizu Damian Lane 17 55.5kg $8
2 14 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 1L 7 52.5kg $8
3 2 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 1.2L 9 56kg $16
4 11 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 1.4L 5 53kg $6.50F
5 6 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Michael Walker 1.6L 15 54.5kg $7.50
6 4 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 1.8L 12 55.5kg $12
7 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Brad Rawiller 3.05L 13 58kg $26
8 8 RED VERDON (USA) Ed Dunlop Patrick Cosgrave 3.8L 11 54.5kg $71
9 16 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 3.9L 18 52kg $13
10 19e SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney James Winks 4L 6 54kg $101
11 12 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes John Allen 4.2L 8 53kg $8
12 7 GOLD MOUNT (GB) Ian Williams Mark Du Plessis 4.4L 2 54.5kg $26
13 18 WOLFE (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens 5.4L 3 50kg $21
14 15 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Michael Dee 5.5L 16 52kg $31
15 9 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Dean Yendall 5.6L 10 54kg $41
16 5 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 7.1L 14 55.5kg $31
17 17 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 7.5L 4 51.5kg $41
18 10 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Brett Prebble 99L 1 54kg $41

2019 Caulfield Cup Tips

The best Caulfield Cup tips can be found right here at Races.com.au in the week leading up to the $5 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.

To Win: #14 Vow And Declare ($8.50)

Plenty of boxes ticked by this proven young stayer for Danny O’Brien. Craig Williams chases another Caulfield Cup win on a livewire chance with this four-year-old second-up off the fast-finishing fourth in the Turnbull Stakes. Step-up to 2400m will suit, drops to just 52.5kg and drawn a treat in gate nine.

  • Each Way: #16 The Chosen One ($16)
  • Danger: #6 Finche ($7) 
  • Best Roughie: #1 Hartnell ($21) 

Read our full 2019 Caulfield Cup Tips & Exotic Selections now.

2019 Caulfield Cup Odds

The best 2019 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 will be detailed below along with links to the best Caulfield Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as betting on the race is open.

2019 Caulfield Cup Field

Stella Artois Caulfield Cup 2019 Field

  • 2019 Caulfield Cup Nominations: Closed on Thursday August 29, 2019 attracting 143 early entries
  • 2019 Caulfield Cup Weights: Close on Tuesday September 10, 2019
  • 2019 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: Closed midday Tuesday September 24, 2019 leaving 74 hopefuls
  • 2019 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances: Closed midday Tuesday October 8, 2019 drawing 45 stayers
  • 2019 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers: Released 4:30pm (local time) on Wednesday October 16, 2019 with a capacity field of 18 + 4 emergencies announced 

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 2019 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The Caulfield Cup 2019 Final Field is now out with trainer Chris Waller saddling-up the widely-drawn favourite Finche (19). Plenty of the early favourites in Caulfield Cup betting for 2019 have drawn out wide including Japanese raider Mer De Glace (21) looking to salute for Japan for the first time since the ill-fated Admire Rakti (2014).

Read more on the 2019 Caulfield Cup Field, Barriers & Betting now.

Update: NZ Derby winner Crown Prosecutor (2) has been scratched from the Caulfield Cup 2019 field due to a lame front leg. Michael Moroney’s $101 outsider Sound gains a start as the first emergency with James Winks to ride.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 3233×34443 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Brad Rawiller 17 58kg 114
2 12x0x1322x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 13 56kg 110
3 x211x11x1x MER DE GLACE (JPN) Hisashi Shimizu Damian Lane 21 55.5kg 109
4 44x1x72351 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 16 55.5kg 109
5 2251557×79 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 18 55.5kg 109
6 5x1x34x512 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Michael Walker 19 54.5kg 108
7 546884x12x GOLD MOUNT (GB) Ian Williams Mark Du Plessis 4 54.5kg 107
8 2500×15610 RED VERDON (USA) Ed Dunlop Patrick Cosgrave 15 54.5kg 107
9 x16511x658 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Dean Yendall 14 54kg 106
10 2008326×75 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Brett Prebble 1 54kg 103
11 531×21222 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 7 53kg 109
12 x112131x30 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes John Allen 10 53kg 108
13 318919×603 CROWN PROSECUTOR Stephen Marsh Craig Grylls 2 52.5kg 104
14 11x36621x4 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 9 52.5kg 102
15 87400×0919 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Michael Dee 20 52kg 103
16 470141×591 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 22 52kg 103
17 14941×2058 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 6 51.5kg 102
18 x211x18531 WOLFE (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens 5 50kg 100
19e x00x048x07 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney James Winks 8 54kg 105
20e 12x30x8070 NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 3 54kg 104
21e 2x111x1276 TRUE SELF (IRE) William Mullins Declan Bates 12 52kg 106
22e 38x49x5832 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 11 53.5kg 105

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

2019 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances

In early October Racing Victoria close the Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances leaving less than half the original nominees before the official Caulfield Cup Final Field is announced a week later.

The official 2019 Caulfield Cup second acceptances left 45 stayers heading towards the $5 million classic. Trainer Chris Waller prepares the current favourite Finche – fourth in last year’s Melbourne Cup – and also has last start Turnbull Stakes winner Kings Will Dream high-up pre-field markets.
Each year the Caulfield Cup First Acceptances close on a Tuesday in late September narrowing down the list of potential spring stayers for the mile and a half classic.

The official 2019 Caulfield Cup first acceptances are now out with 74 stayers left in contention including early favourite Mr Quickie, the Naturalism Stakes winner Brimham Rocks who earned a ballot free ride into the race, and last year’s Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Finche.

View the full 74 Caulfield Cup 2019 First Acceptances.

2019 Caulfield Cup Nominations

The Caulfield Cup 2019 Nominations close in late August and are taken by Racing Victoria on the same day as those for the iconic Melbourne Cup race.2019 Caulfield Cup Nominations

The official 2019 Caulfield Cup nominations are now out attracting 143 stayers including 27 internationally-trained raiders. The number of Caulfield Cup nominated horses for 2019 is down from 164 this time last season, but there remains plenty of depth among the potential line-up in the $5 million classic.

View the full 2019 Caulfield Cup Nominations that feature a host of Chris Waller-trained runners by following this link.

Caulfield Cup Prize Money

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

  • 1st – $3,000,000
  • 2nd – $700,000
  • 3rd – $350,000
  • 4th – $200,000
  • 5th – $150,000
  • 6th – $120,000
  • 7th – $120,000
  • 8th – $120,000
  • 9th – $120,000
  • 10th – $120,000

2019 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 Caulfied 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 week leading up to Caulfield Cup Day.

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.

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