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.

2016 Caulfield Cup Results

  • 1st: Jameka
  • 2nd: Scottish
  • 3rd: Exospheric

Caulfield Cup News

2017 Caulfield Cup Off for Jameka: Out Rest of Year

2017 Caulfield Cup Off for Jameka: Out Rest of Year

Reigning champion Jameka will not be defending her title in the Caulfield Cup 2017 with news the Ciaron Maher-trained mare is out of action for the rest of the year.

Reigning Caulfield Cup winner Jameka is out of action for the remainder of 2017. 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

2016 Caulfield Cup Betting

The latest Caulfield Cup 2016 betting markets on the final field of stayers lining-up in the world’s richest mile and a half handicap on Saturday 15 October 2016 are detailed below along with links to the best 2016 Caulfield Cup odds at

Read out full and exclusive 2016 Caulfield Cup Betting Tips and Exotic Selections now.

Caulfield Cup Field 2016

The 2016 Caulfield Cup field is now out with a capacity line-up of stayers including the Chris Waller-trained top-weight Preferment and early favourite Jameka.

The official 2016 Caulfield Cup barrier draw will be conducted at 5:10pm (AEDT) this afternoon, Tuesday October 11, and updated below.

See below for the official 2016 Caulfield Cup Field and click on the link for a more detailed race preview.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (Penalty) Hcp Rating
1 7x4110x454 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 15 57kg 115
2 30x5501x58 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 6 56.5kg 111
3 11413×1835 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 3 55.5kg 111
4 12251×3121 SCOTTISH (IRE) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 7 55kg 110
5 x4x2311440 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) Aidan O’Brien Colm O’Donoghue 9 55kg 110
6 x4214x8086 TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 4 54.5kg 109
7 1x9065x808 ALMOONQITH (USA) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 2 54kg 104
8 12x1322x21 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 5 53.5kg (1.5kg) 108
9 114x31215x ARTICUS (FR) Andreas Wohler Zac Purton 11 53kg 105
10 x11113x023 TALLY John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 19 53kg 105
11 45324×4712 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall 13 52.5kg (0.5kg) 108
12 132114×271 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Craig Williams 10 52.5kg (0.5kg) 109
13 25305×9340 SET SQUARE Ciaron Maher Michael Dee (a) 20 52kg 105
14 6x8222x302 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Chris Parnham 12 51.5kg 98
15 6113×88214 SACRED MASTER (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 8 51.5kg (0.5kg) 103
16 3057741×69 FANATIC (NZ) Graeme Sanders Dean Yendall 16 50.5kg 98
17 31130×9113 PEMBERLEY (NZ) Ciaron Maher Ben Allen (a) 17 50.5kg 92
18 01893×4864 GO DREAMING Grant Kluske Ms Katelyn Mallyon 1 50.5kg 90
19e 6x7733x867 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Ben E Thompson (a) 14 50.5kg 93
20e 2x1145x524 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 18 50.5kg 78

Caulfield Cup Nominations 2016

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

The likely line-up for the Caulfield Cup 2016 field was made clearer when the Caulfield Cup 2016 third acceptances were taken on Tuesday, October 4 featuring 30 hopefuls including Turnbull Stakes winner Hartnell for John O’Shea and The Metropolitan champ Sir John Hawkwood.

2016 Caulfield Cup Third Acceptances:

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 650x5x2111 HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 1 55kg
2 45324×4712 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher 2 52kg (includes 0.5kg penalty) 105
3 11413×1835 EXOSPHERE (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 3 55kg
4 7x4110x454 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 4 56.5kg 115
5 30x5501x58 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 5 56kg 112
6 610x5212x6 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott 6= 55.5kg 111
7 x4214x8086 TARZINO (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 6= 54kg 109
8 90324×6527 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 8 55kg
9 12251×3121 SCOTTISH (IRE) G 5 Charlie Appleby 9= 54.5kg
10 x4x2311440 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 9= 54.5kg
11 x11113x023 TALLY H 4 John O’Shea 11 52.5kg 98
12 132114×271 REAL LOVE M 6 Darren Weir 12 52kg (includes 0.5kg penalty) 108
13 0069x031x2 GALLANTE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 13= 53.5kg 107
14 08533×7269 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 13= 53.5kg
15 1x9065x808 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 15 53.5kg 105
16 611653×431 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 6 John O’Shea 16= 53kg
17 12x1322x21 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) G 8 John P Thompson 16= 53kg (includes 1.5kg penalty)
18 25305×9340 SET SQUARE M 5 Ciaron Maher 16= 51.5kg 105
19 2111134×07 HOWARD BE THY NAME H 4 Darren Weir 19 51.5kg 98
20 114x31215x ARTICUS (FR) H 5 Andreas Wohler 20 52.5kg
21 0x3419x103 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 6 Danny O’Brien 21= 50.5kg 105
22 3057741×69 FANATIC (NZ) M 4 Graeme Sanders 21= 50kg
23 6113×88214 SACRED MASTER (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 23 51kg (includes 0.5kg penalty)
24 146×511112 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 24 50kg
25 01893×4864 GO DREAMING G 7 Grant Kluske 25 50kg
26 86x8222x30 BIG MEMORY (FR) G 7 Tony McEvoy 26 51kg 98
27 6x7733x867 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 6 Danny O’Brien 27= 50kg 93
28 976144×362 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 5 Darren Weir 27= 50kg 88
29 131130×911 PEMBERLEY (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher 27= 50kg 82
30 2x1145x524 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 5 Michael Moroney 27= 50kg 78

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.