Caulfield Cup

The 2017 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.

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2017 Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tip: Back These Horses

2017 Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tip: Back These Horses

The Caulfield Cup 2017 will be run and won on Saturday afternoon with 17 stayers facing off in the world’s richest mile-and-a-half handicap, but what three horses will complete the Caulfield Cup trifecta? Due to run as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:30pm (AEDT), this season’s Group 1 $3.15 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) is an…

The Caulfield Cup 2017 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 $3.15 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 next edition of the Caulfield Cup 2017 is set to run on Saturday October 21, 2017.

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BMW Caulfield Cup 2017
Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $3.15 million
Maximum Starters: 18 + 4 emergencies
Age: 3 year olds and over

2017 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.

  • 1st: #7 Ventura Storm
  • 2nd: #3 Johannes Vermeer
  • 3rd: #17 Lord Fandango

Follow the link for our detailed 2017 Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tip, the team tipping the Lindsay Park-trained VENTURA STORM to break his maiden status down under after the brave second to Winx in the Turnbull Stakes and continue his ace form over 2200m and further (4-3-1-0). JOHANNES VERMEER is prepared in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien and leads Caulfield Cup betting after the Ladbrokes Stakes second last weekend. Is a proven back-up winner on the short turnaround whose powerful turn of foot will make him a danger late. LORD FANDANGO made the field winning last Saturday’s Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes at the track /distance and even though that form hasn’t been that strong in the Group 1, his 50kg makes him a lightweight outsider worth a look in.

2017 Caulfield Cup Odds

The best 2017 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.

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

Caulfield Cup Field 2017

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 2017 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday of race week – October 17, 2017 – and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Caulfield Cup Field is now out with 17 stayers in the mix after the withdrawal of injured Darren Weir-trained Japanese import Admire Deus. Weir still has two Caulfield Cup horses in the mix with the 56kg top weight and The Bart Cummings winning mare Amelie’s Star (51kg). Aidan O’Brien’s Irish raider Johannes Vermeer leads updated Caulfield Cup odds post-final acceptances following a second in last Saturday’s Ladbrokes Stakes. Ladbrokes Stakes favourite Bonneval finished sixth, but is at single-figures to atone in the Caulfield Cup 2017 this weekend and she is joined in the field by the fellow Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained Kiwi four-year-old Jon Snow who ran third in the same lead-up.

Read more on the 2017 Caulfield Cup Final Field.

View the official Caulfield Cup 2017 Barrier Draw.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 42212×6813 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 56kg 112
2 1232x1521x MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 10 55kg 109
3 x3x45712x2 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 2 54.5kg 110
4 37311×6813 JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 6 54.5kg 110
5 x8747x4688 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 15 54kg 106
6 4407x5x865 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 17 54kg 105
7 1121x5x762 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 4 54kg 107
8 10×8142444 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins Joao Moreira 16 54kg 107
9 x5126x6965 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 11 53.5kg 105
10 12612×0544 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 12 53kg 108
11 P31111x116 BONNEVAL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 14 52.5kg 112
12 0x6713x712 HARDHAM David Brideoake Craig Newitt 8 52.5kg 101
13 16510×3934 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 3 52kg 102
14 x8400x7258 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 5 51.5kg 102
15 84x386x515 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chad Schofield 1 51.5kg (includes 0.5kg penalty) 103
16 4214×83941 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Craig Williams 13 51kg 106
17 55x515x211 LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander Ben Allen (a) 9 50kg 99

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 2017 Caulfield Cup Nominations close at midday on Tuesday August 29, 2017 with the deadline for the $3.15 million feature now the same as the first Melbourne Cup nominations.

Late Caulfield Cup entries are open for a further week before the official 2017 Caulfield Cup Weights are now announced as of September 12, 2017 and will be published in full below.

View the official 2017 Caulfield Cup Weights led by pre-post favourite Hartnell.

Caulfield Cup First Acceptances 2017

Racing Victoria take 2017 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 2017 First Acceptances led by new favourite Humidor.

Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances 2017

The Caulfield Cup 2017 Second Acceptances have left 36 stayers heading towards a run in the first of the ‘Big 3’ spring majors on October 21. Bonneval is favourite in pre-field Caulfield Cup betting after the Kiwi mare won the Underwood Stakes and she gets the chance to win again in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes before a quick back-up into the Caulfield Cup field. Humidor is in the mix for trainer Darren Weir heading the post-second acceptances Caulfield Cup order of entry. Other key Caulfield Cup Second Acceptors include the Lindsay Park-trained Naturalism Stakes winner Harlem, the Godolphin-raced Cox Plate / Melbourne Cup placegetter from last spring Hartnell and stablemate to the favourite Jon Snow.

View the 2017 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 – $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

2017 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, as they all offer massive free bets to new players.