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.
2015 Caulfield Cup Results
- 1st: Mongolian Khan
- 2nd: Trip To Paris
- 3rd: Our Ivanhowe
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|
|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.
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 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.
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 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.