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.

2020 Caulfield Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



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 Caulficlickeld 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 $15 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 2020 runs on Saturday October 17, 2020. 

Caulfield Cup
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
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

2020 Caulfield Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

The official Caulfield Cup 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be published below revealing the 2020 Caulfield Cup winner as soon as the now $5 million feature race is run and won on Saturday October 17, 2020.

View past Caulfield Cup results and see what horses have won the Caulfield Cup throughout history by visiting our dedicated Caulfield Cup Results Page.

2020 Caulfield Cup Odds

The best 2020 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 2020 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2020 CAULFIELD CUP ODDS (POST-FIRST ACCEPTANCES)

RUNNER WIN PLACE
Orderofthegarter
Master Of Wine
Verry Elleegant
Anthony Van Dyck
Port Guillaume
Finche
Mugatoo
Aktau
Le Don De Vie
Russian Camelot

*Note: All-In Caulfield Cup 2020 odds are Top 10 only, correct as of 22/09/2020 and subject to change.

[ cf “year”] 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.

Get our full Caulfield Cup tips and read a detailed Caulfield Cup betting preview complete with exotic Caulfield Cup betting selections on our dedicated Caulfield Cup Tips Page.

2020 Caulfield Cup Field

Caulfield Cup 2020 Field

  • 2020 Caulfield Cup Nominations: Closed on Thursday August 27, 2020 attracting 177 entries
  • 2020 Caulfield Cup Weights: Closed on Tuesday September 8, 2020 and are headed by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raiders Anthony Van Dyck (58.5kg) and Japan (58.5kg)
  • 2020 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: Closed midday Tuesday September 22, 2020 leaving 87 hopefuls
  • 2020 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances: Close midday Tuesday October 6, 2020
  • 2020 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers: Released 4:30pm (local time) on Wednesday October 14, 2020

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 2020 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week 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.

2020 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.

2020 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances

The first round of Caulfield Cup acceptances close in late September about a month after the nominations are taken and begins to narrow down the list of potential stayers running in the $5 million spring classic.

The 2020 Caulfield Cup first acceptances were taken on Tuesday September 22 leaving 87 hopefuls including Danny O’Brien’s Naturalism Stakes winner Orderofthegarter and 12 international raiders.

Click here to read more on the key Caulfield Cup 2020 first acceptors.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2x1x1311x9 AKTAU (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney 1 51kg 100
2 5627x2x221 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 7 Danny O’Brien 2 51kg 1.0kg 97
3 20330x25x1 ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 3 58.5kg .5
4 x421x395x9 VOW AND DECLARE G 5 Danny O’Brien 4 57kg 113
5 7x54533x46 AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 5 57kg 2
6 01229×1458 MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 6 Aidan O’Brien 6 55kg 2.5
7 0x42212x14 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 7 55kg 2.5
8 12x411x2 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien 8 53.5kg 105
9 43354×6221 MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) G 6 Joseph O’Brien 9 56kg 3
10 221×1134 SANTIAGO (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 10 53.5kg 3
11 x44x2x222x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 55.5kg 3.5
12 x70x7x2113 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) G 8 Joseph O’Brien 12 55.5kg 3.5
13 30x03643x7 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 55kg 108
14 6x423115x0 QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 14 53.5kg 106
15 60x1225x00 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees 15 55kg 4
16 52112×2165 BUCKHURST (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien 16 55kg 4
17 11×1510 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) H 4 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 17 52.5kg 4
18 11232×4413 ARMORY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 18 52kg 4.5
19 1x755633x7 WARNING G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 19 53kg 103
20 120x3x36x3 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) G 8 Charlie Fellowes 20 54.5kg 4.5
21 6x19x17x78 YOUNG RASCAL (FR) G 6 Archie Alexander 21 54.5kg 109
22 34x51257x3 FINCHE (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 22 54.5kg 110
23 314579×114 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) G 5 Andrew Balding 23 54.5kg 4.5
24 3002x902x2 MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes 24 54kg 107
25 3411x84x40 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 25 51kg 103
26 555112×235 DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 26 52.5kg 103
27 822x1180x0 MISS SISKA M 7 Matthew Smith 27 52.5kg 5
28 746416341x ETAH JAMES (NZ) M 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 28 52.5kg 5
29 x622221x58 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 29 51kg 100
30 x11126x111 MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 30 53.5kg 5.5
31 311x114x04 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 31 53.5kg 106
32 6x1122x804 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 32 52kg 97
33 x217x6x460 TRUE SELF (IRE) M 8 Willie Mullins 33 52kg 5.5
34 50x38572x1 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 34 53.5kg 105
35 60x6613x50 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 35 53.5kg 5.5
36 15138×5138 SAN HUBERTO (IRE) H 5 Matt Cumani 36 53.5kg 5.5
37 104x356x80 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 5 David Brideoake 37 52kg 102
38 2553x4x11x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 5 Peter G Moody 38 53.5kg 5.5
39 349x211x2x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 6 Danny O’Brien 39 53.5kg 103
40 1x07511x00 OCEANEX (NZ) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 40 51.5kg 105
41 58321023×6 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) G 5 Peter G Moody 41 53kg 101
42 11853x5x22 ASHRUN (FR) H 5 Andreas Wohler 42 53kg 6
43 111×4514 SKYWARD (FR) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 43 52.5kg 6.5
44 1x410x4431 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 44 52.5kg 6.5
45 331121×3 NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg 45 51kg 95
46 16x7000x32 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 46 52.5kg 6.5
47 11x4679x03 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 47 52.5kg 102
48 1x3103x092 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 48 52kg 103
49 02x7691x83 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 49 52kg 103
50 2x0352x678 CARIF H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 50 52kg 7
51 386x051x90 HAKY (IRE) G 7 Archie Alexander 51 52kg 103
52 005x532x52 SOUND (GER) H 8 Michael Moroney 52 52kg 101
53 10x38x3114 IN GOOD HEALTH M 5 Peter G Moody 53 50kg 98
54 74x9748x00 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 8 Archie Alexander 54 51kg 98
55 62239×2140 PONDUS (GB) G 5 Joseph O’Brien 55 51kg 8
56 2x2113x500 KINANE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 56 50kg 85
57 72122107×4 INVERLOCH (IRE) G 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 57 51kg 100
58 6x953125x2 CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney 58 50.5kg 94
59 6x1111x336 GAME KEEPER G 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 59 50kg 92
60 36x3113x65 ENTENTE G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 60 50kg 8.5
61 5x131615x3 ROYAL CROWN G 4 Michael Kent 61 50kg 74
62 1123×00114 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 62 50.5kg 8.5
63 31x7836x05 NORWAY (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 63 50.5kg 97
64 0x4x1x1736 COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 64 50kg 9
65 x507x19253 ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 6 Kris Lees 65 50kg 9
66 57712432×0 GOOD IDEA G 6 Phillip Stokes 66 50kg 82
67 41x0x0680x DANCETERIA (FR) G 6 Kris Lees 67= 53.5kg 5.5
68 211x8x58x0 LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis 67= 53.5kg 105
69 895756×259 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 69 53kg 6
70 135x5021x0 FURRION (GB) G 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 70 51.5kg 101
71 7702×90411 AL GALAYEL (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 71= 51kg 99
72 2x122x33x2 DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) H 5 Robert Hickmott 71= 51kg 98
73 40880×0830 GREY LION (IRE) G 9 Matthew Smith 73= 50.5kg 8.5
74 148x8100x6 KENTUCKY BREEZE G 6 Levi Kavanagh 73= 50.5kg 99
75 141x7811x1 LORD BELVEDERE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73= 50.5kg 97
76 1x111x7x33 SCHABAU (GER) H 6 Robert Hickmott 73= 50.5kg 93
77 0x0684x9x5 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) G 6 Symon Wilde 73= 50.5kg 91
78 11x6804x24 ATTORNEY (FR) G 6 Matthew Smith 78= 50kg 9
79 x83807x912 BARADE (FR) G 6 Archie Alexander 78= 50kg 77
80 30xP361134 EXEMPLAR (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 78= 50kg 94
81 9211x1253x FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 6 Matt Cumani 78= 50kg 91
82 3311114×8 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 78= 50kg 80
83 x11445x612 JUST THINKIN’ G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78= 50kg 9
84 614221×132 LORD BOUZERON (NZ) G 4 Francis Finnegan 78= 50kg 74
85 x312111212 PERSAN H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 78= 50kg 90
86 F1216x936x SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 78= 50kg 92
87 13×0752134 TAVIRUN (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 78= 50kg 88
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Caulfield Cup Weights

The Caulfield Cup 2020 Weights close in early September and are announced by Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter along with those for the Melbourne Cup.

The 2020 Caulfield Cup weights have been released with three Aidan O’Bren-trained Irish gallopers allocated the heaviest weights: Anthony Van Dyck (58.5kg), Japan (58.5kg) and Magical (57kg).

Last year’s runner-up and subsequent Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare (57kg) is out to be the first Melbourne Cup winner since Dunaden (58kg) to return and win the following year’s Caulfield Cup (2012). Viewed (2009) also did so carrying 57kg.

Click here to view the full 2020 Caulfield Cup Weights. 

2020 Caulfield Cup Nominations

The Caulfield Cup 2020 Nominations close in late August and are taken by Racing Victoria on the same day as those for the iconic Melbourne Cup race.

The 2020 Caulfield Cup nominations are now out with 177 early entries including 29 Group 1 winners, 34 internationals, last year’s runner-up Vow And Declare (winner of the 2019 Melbourne Cup) and his SA Derby winning stablemate Russian Camelot who leads all-in Caulfield Cup betting.

Click here view the full Caulfield Cup 2020 nominations and international entries.

Caulfield Cup Prize Money

Below is a list of prize money and trophies for the Caulfield Cup. Total stakes: $5,000,000.

  • 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

2020 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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