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.

2018 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 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.

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 2018 ran on Saturday October 20, 2018.

2018 Caulfield Cup Tips: Back the Four-Year-Olds

2018 Caulfield Cup Betting Facts: The Favourites

BMW Caulfield Cup 2018
Date: Saturday October 20, 2018
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

2018 Caulfield Cup Results

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

See below for the official Caulfield Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order, which will be posted upon the conclusion of the race.

2018 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.

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

Follow the link for our detailed 2018 Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tip closer to race day.

2018 Caulfield Cup Odds

The best 2018 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 are detailed below along with links to the best Caulfield Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Caulfield Cup Field 2018

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 2018 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week – October 16, 2018 – and will be published in full below.

Read more on the 2018 Caulfield Cup Final Field.

View the official Caulfield Cup 2018 Barrier Draw.
Visit our Caulfield Cup Field page to stay up-to-date with all the latest on the possible Caulfield Cup horses this spring.

Caulfield Cup Nominations

The early 2018 Caulfield Cup Nominations closed at midday on Tuesday August 28, 2018 with the deadline for the $5 million feature now the same as the first Melbourne Cup nominations.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 46x0022x4x ABDON (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 82
2 1x55462x0x ACE HIGH H 4 David Payne
3 21x21x214x ADMIRE ROBSON (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir
4 x843320x68 AL HARAM (FR) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 83
5 31x1120x51 ALL TOO SOON M 4 David Payne
6 16x121413x ALMOST COURT (NZ) G 6 Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones
7 24x32267x3 ALWARD (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
8 5x0x92834x AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 7 Anthony Freedman 109
9 2131222x ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
10 27x56164x5 AUVRAY (FR) G 8 Richard Freedman
11 11x3326x11 AVILIUS (GB) G 5 James Cummings
12 24112×0873 AZURO (FR) G 5 Darren Weir 75
13 x31311440x BEDFORD (NZ) G 5 Anthony Freedman 82
14 7x314461x BELGRAVIA (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 80
15 1x03438x7x BEST OF DAYS (GB) H 5 James Cummings
16 1x3195x11x BEST SOLUTION (IRE) H 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
17 5021443x0x BIG DUKE (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 107
18 1111x1160x BONNEVAL (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
19 4100x21x0x BOOM TIME H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 109
20 1021x22x3x BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
21 361x16246x CASTERTON (IRE) H 5 Andre Fabre
22 1x1x CHELKAR (FR) G 6 William Mullins
23 15x211250x CHESTNUT COAT (JPN) H 5 Yoshito Yahagi
24 78x512433x CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
25 60x312561x COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller
26 5651111x0x CORDERO G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 95
27 x26x1353x2 COUNT OCTAVE (GB) H 5 Andrew Balding
28 x6x10x246x DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
29 1x7x4x46x DANON ROMAN (JPN) H 5 Anthony Freedman 70
30 1x13714x3x D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller 106
31 0x0x250272 DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 6 Aidan O’Brien
32 214x1331x1 DIVINE UNICORN (GB) G 5 Matthew Dunn
33 x332120x9x DOMED M 5 John P Thompson
34 54x217549x DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE) G 5 Liam Howley 100
35 x3x15x533x DURETTO (GB) G 7 Andrew Balding
36 70x400521x EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 107
37 7x623x2x1x EMOTIONLESS (IRE) H 6 Charlie Appleby
38 4111251x7x ETAH JAMES (NZ) M 6 Matt Cumani 95
39 213x86x2x EXEMPLAR (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 85
40 313x655x1x FINCHE (GB) H 5 Andre Fabre
41 6313882218 FIRST CRUSH G 7 Chris Munce
42 35x135x16x FOLKSWOOD (GB) G 6 Charlie Appleby
43 361431105x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 6 Darren Weir
44 2x111x2 GAME STARTER (IRE) H 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
45 3x1111x5x GRUNT (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 106
46 21x020030x GUARDINI (FR) G 8 Darren Weir 95
47 131x590x9x HANS HOLBEIN (GB) G 7 Liam Howley 92
48 x900x6x60x HAPPY MOMENT (JPN) H 9 Anthony Freedman 98
49 7x28167x0x HARLEM (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 109
50 140x621x4x HARRISON (GB) G 6 Liam Howley 93
51 10x114209x HE EKSCELS (NZ) G 5 Richard Laming 73
52 121x HELLO IT’S ME (NZ) M 4 Chris Gibbs
53 1x HERE AND NOW (GB) G 5 Ralph Beckett
54 119x31x0x1 HIGH BRIDGE (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
55 98x37x131x HIGHLAD G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
56 2343x312x6 HIYAAM (NZ) M 4 Mick Price 103
57 412153x16x HOMESMAN (USA) G 5 Liam Howley 105
58 20x4184x8x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 116
59 213x HUSH WRITER (JPN) H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
60 845×814533 IDAHO (IRE) H 6 Aidan O’Brien
61 x3620x402x INVICTUS PRINCE (GB) G 6 Matthew Smith
62 5333x1x61x JAAMEH (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 92
63 2134x74x9x JAKE’S HILL (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
64 311x68139x JON SNOW (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 110
65 1x6260x11x KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
66 6369×00640 KELLSTORM (IRE) H 6 Darren Weir 81
67 64x362x53x KILIMANJARO (IRE) G 7 Liam Howley 89
68 1x11111x4x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 102
69 0x446x5x1x LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
70 37x7311x3x LANGLEY (JPN) H 8 Darren Weir
71 2×22117 LATROBE (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
72 528x420x8x LIBRAN (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
73 920x93116x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 103
74 114x39770x LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 6 Archie Alexander
75 14x6110x4x LUVALUVA (NZ) M 4 John Sargent
76 221x01355x MAHAMEDEIS G 4 Nick Ryan
77 81x MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
78 06321×9957 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 7 Darren Weir 87
79 45221x111x MATERIAL MAN G 7 Justin Warwick
80 536164x0x0 MIDTERM (GB) G 6 Liam Howley 98
81 741x780x0x MIGHTY BOSS H 4 Mick Price 104
82 13323x0x MILSEAIN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
83 16116x MING (IRE) G 4 Joseph O’Brien
84 x419337x3x MISS ADMIRATION M 4 Mick Price 89
85 1x1327287x MONGOLIANCONQUEROR (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
86 4x57x15x8x MR GARCIA (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 92
87 363x27314x MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB) H 6 James Cummings
88 2x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 6 Ger Lyons
89 0x8914228x NAVAL WARFARE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
90 7433923x3x NETTOYER M 5 Wendy Roche
91 6412141x2x NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 91
92 18x6427x34 ODEON (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 98
93 72x203x60x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 7 Chris Waller
94 17424x02x6 OPPOSITION (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
95 5121x86x1x ORDER AGAIN (NZ) G 5 Brian Smith
96 x2x115627x ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 98
97 x222415x5x OREGON’S DAY M 5 Mick Price 106
98 572333240x ORMITO (GER) G 6 Darren Weir
99 20x051121x OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) M 6 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
100 40×11 OUR LIBRETTO (NZ) M 5 Grahame Begg 68
101 x3110328x2 OUR VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 104
102 11182×5134 PACODALI (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir 102
103 3114656x6x PATRICK ERIN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller
104 x93x5880x0 PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 97
105 511×824116 PIONEERTOWN (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 78
106 231211441x PLEASURING M 4 Darren Weir
107 111x31x31x PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir 97
108 13173x5x6x POETIC DREAM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
109 16112x332x POUNAMU G 7 Alan Mathews 108
110 5x2188632x PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) G 6 Charlie Fellowes
111 4x9066x9x3 PRIZE MONEY (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor
112 x242630x3x PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees
113 x11x5x0x0x RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 108
114 21×1422225 RED VERDON (USA) H 6 Ed Dunlop
115 842512226x REZEALIENT G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
116 212x04331x RISING RED (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
117 1x76x2115x ROMAN SON G 5 Richard Freedman
118 4332230×02 ROMANESQUE (IRE) H 6 Jarrod McLean 75
119 2720x2220x SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 97
120 x2x38x947x SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller
121 1122x9131x SEDANZER M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
122 611212112x SELF SENSE G 8 David Brideoake 97
123 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees 107
124 5x4542223x SHEEZDASHING M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
125 1x076x462x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller
126 126531x98x SHOREHAM G 9 Saab Hasan 97
127 93x7x52113 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 86
128 4711224x7x SILENT WARRIOR G 5 Stuart Gower
129 4x43462L1x SIN TO WIN (NZ) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 90
130 420x22525x SINGLE GAZE M 6 Chris Waller
131 3314513x0x SIR CHARLES ROAD G 5 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
132 31x691420x SIR JOHN LAVERY (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 95
133 732x03705x SOLE IMPACT (JPN) H 7 Hirofumi Toda
134 3x251711x8 SOPRESSA M 4 Darren Weir 97
135 2144x1132x SOUND CHECK (GER) H 6 Peter Schiergen
136 2249x1110x SPANISH REEF M 5 Ken Keys
137 3219155x9x STEPS (IRE) G 5 Liam Howley 97
138 x11432x80x SULLY (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
139 x0000x0076 TALL SHIP (IRE) G 8 Darren Weir 91
140 20116x00x TAVISTOCK ABBEY (NZ) G 4 Anthony Freedman 68
141 1110×41410 TEODORO (IRE) G 5 Tom Dascombe
142 1416400x0x THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
143 925041x8x7 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 107
144 1x70x47x25 TIBERIAN (FR) H 7 Alain Couetil
145 230x25828x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
146 74x612825x TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 5 Michael Moroney 77
147 5x22x0132x TORCEDOR (IRE) G 7 Andreas Wohler
148 8x72x3x56x TOSEN BASIL (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 109
149 11116×6321 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean 101
150 11x0121x6x UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller
151 8x3203860x US ARMY RANGER (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley 101
152 x110x81112 VALAC (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 78
153 998121x05x VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 7 Michael Moroney 103
154 00x437829x VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
155 35x463144x VIN DE DANCE (NZ) G 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
156 1118x1214x WAGING WAR G 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
157 x6248x220x WALL OF FIRE (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
158 53x6830x4x WHEAL LEISURE M 5 Archie Alexander 84
159 4491x6731x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 10 Chris Waller
160 11x261741x WILLI WILLI G 5 Craig Widdison 92
161 46x4421x2x YOGI (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 94
162 54x311113x YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
163 1x32x3x YUCATAN (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
164 325158402x ZACADA (NZ) G 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman

Late Caulfield Cup entries are open for a further week before the official 2018 Caulfield Cup Weights are now announced as of September 11, 2018 and will be published in full below.

Caulfield Cup First Acceptances 2018

Racing Victoria take 2018 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances on a Tuesday in late September, narrowing down the list of potential stayers heading towards the $3 million classic.

In 2017 the Caulfield Cup First Acceptances attracted 70 horses including seven internationally-trained raiders. Trainer Darren Weir paid Caulfield Cup first acceptances for a dozen from the stable including early favourite Humidor who won the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) last time out. Weir’s Caulfield Cup contingent also features the Japanese import Admire Deus who has now arrived in Australia. Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner Bonneval is the standout mare among the first acceptances for the Caulfield Cup 2017 out to go back-to-back for the female stayers after the success of Jameka in 2016.

Read more on the Caulfield Cup 2018 First Acceptances led by new favourite Humidor.

Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances 2018

The Caulfield Cup 2018 Second Acceptances will be discussed in more detail closer to Wednesday, 17 October.

View the 2018 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances and remaining horses heading into the $3 million classic.

Caulfield Cup Prize Money

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

  • 1st – $3,000,000
  • 2nd – $900,000
  • 3rd – $450,000
  • 4th – $225,000
  • 5th – $125,000
  • 6th – $100,000
  • 7th – $100,000
  • 8th – $100,000

2018 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.

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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