Caulfield Sprint

The Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 1000m sprint held as part of Caulfield Cup Day each spring carnival in Melbourne.

2020 Caulfield Sprint Results

  • 1st: #3 Graff
  • 2nd: #2 Fabergino
  • 3rd: #4 Crystal Dreamer



The Group 2 Caulfield Sprint is held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse on the same day as the $5 million Caulfield Cup. The 1000m open handicap offers $300,000 in prize money and is regarded as having the most competitive field of sprinters in all 1000m to 1200m races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Caulfield Cup Day also features a host of other Group status races including the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) making for a top day of spring racing and punting.

Horses may come into the Caulfield Sprint field via a lead-up run in a race like the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington earlier in the month, or Sydney’s Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m).

The best sprinters out of the Caulfield Sprint field will continue onto a Group 1 spring showdown including in 2011 when Sepoy won the Coolmore Stud Stakes next-up on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2020 Caulfield Sprint ran on Caulfield Cup Day on Saturday October 17, 2020 and was won by the Danny O’Brien-trained Graff.  

Caulfield Sprint
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2020 Caulfield Sprint Results

  • 1st: #3 Graff 
  • 2nd: #2 Fabergino
  • 3rd: #4 Crystal Dreamer

The Danny O’Brien-trained Graff ($9) was too good late in the 2020 Caulfield Sprint results getting over the top of them late in an upset returning to his best in the Caulfield Cup Day event.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 GRAFF Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 57kg $9
2 2 FABERGINO Tiarnna Robertson Jordan Childs 1.25L 7 58kg $8
3 4 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1.35L 8 56.5kg $41
4 6 ALFA ORO (NZ) Matt Laurie Ben Melham 1.65L 2 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $1.95F
5 8 SHAMINO Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 2.4L 6 54kg $8.50
6 7 GARNER Gordon Richards Jye McNeil 2.5L 1 54kg $5.50
7 1 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 3.75L 3 60kg $26
8 5 VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Craig Newitt 7.5L 4 54.5kg $31

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Caulfield Sprint Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Sprint 2020 betting markets will be listed below complete with links to the Caulfield Sprint odds at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your selections at the right price this Caulfield Cup Day.

Miss Leonadis ($3.90EF in 2019) was the last favourite to salute in the race.

2020 Caulfield Sprint Field

The Caulfield Sprint field attracts a quality line-up of short-distance specialists each spring, many possibly heading towards a Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) run down the Flemington straight during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Caulfield Sprint 2020 field and barriers are released on the Wednesday of Caulfield Cup week and will be provided in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2020 Caulfield Sprint final field features eight hopefuls led in betting by Alfa Oro nearing an odds-on quote to take his winning streak up to six on the trot.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 330D0517x0 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 3 60kg 106
2 3x1x11x1x0 FABERGINO Tiarnna Robertson Jordan Childs 7 58kg 106
3 x3440x450x GRAFF Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 57kg 100
4 1653377×09 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 8 56.5kg 99
5 71523541×3 VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Craig Newitt 4 54.5kg 95
6 12x21111x1 ALFA ORO (NZ) Matt Laurie Ben Melham 2 54kg 89
7 21x3212x54 GARNER Gordon Richards Jye McNeil 1 54kg 88
8 01111417×2 SHAMINO Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 6 54kg 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Caulfield Sprint Nominations

Nominations for the Caulfield Sprint in 2020 close the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be published below once announced.

Matt Laurie’s flying five-year-old Alfa Oro chasing a sixth straight win heads the 14 Caulfield Sprint 2020 nominations this Caulfield Cup Day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 12x21111x1 ALFA ORO (NZ) G 5 Matt Laurie 89
2 0x1334x09x ALL TOO ROYAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
3 436x211x11 ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
4 1653377×09 CRYSTAL DREAMER G 8 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 99
5 3x1x11x1x0 FABERGINO M 6 Tiarnna Robertson 106
6 21x3212x54 GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 88
7 x3440x450x GRAFF H 5 Danny O’Brien 100
8 1x1120x49 HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
9 330D0517x0 JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell 106
10 11617×44 KALKARNI ROYALE M 4 Kevin Corstens 73
11 27x1153x37 ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien 103
12 01111417×2 SHAMINO G 5 Phillip Stokes 88
13 71523541×3 VAINSTREAM G 6 John Pascoe 95
14 41x70515x3 WILLIAM THOMAS G 6 John Price 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Caulfield Sprint History

First raced in 1983 and won by Bow Mistress, the Caulfield Sprint has undergone plenty of name changes since it was first recognized as the Racing Museum Sprint. Over the years the race has been known as the Brylcream Sprint, National Sprint Championship, Caulfield Sprint, Jupiter’s Casino Sprint, Conrad Jupiter’s Sprint, Schillaci Stakes, Mercedes-Benz Sprint, National Telecoms Group Sprint, Dodo Internet Sprint and now it is known as the Thai Airways International Sprint.

First recognised as a Listed race, the Caulfield Sprint then became a Group 3 event in 1993 and finally advanced to Group 2 status in 1999. The race has only had one double winner which was Toledo in 1997-98 and was won with the fastest recorded time by Jet Spur in 2005 with 1 minute 2.1 seconds. The slowest winning time was recorded by 1992 winner Tanjian Prince with 1 minute 6.2 seconds.

The Caulfield Sprint was contested over 1000m for 2015 giving to a quicker winning time (57.45 seconds) and was a dead heat for first for the second time in as many years.

Caulfield Sprint results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Caulfield Sprint Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020 Caulfield Sprint 1st Graff 58.03 seconds
2nd Fabergino
3rd Crystal Dreamer
2019 Caulfield Sprint 1st Miss Leonidas 57.99 seconds
2nd God Of Thunder
3rd Malibu Style
2018 Caulfield Sprint 1st Eduardo 58.43 seconds
2nd She Knows
3rd Bons Away
2017 Caulfield Sprint 1st Snitty Kitty 56.28 seconds
2nd Super Too
3rd Faatinah
2016 Caulfield Sprint 1st Our Boy Malachi 57.72 seconds
2nd Faatinah
3rd Lankan Rupee
2015 Caulfield Sprint =1st Lumosty 57.45 seconds
=1st Eclair Choice
3rd Ball Of Muscle
2014 Caulfield Sprint =1st Miracles Of Life 1 minute 4.4 seconds
=1st Bel Sprinter
3rd Shamal Wind
2013 Caulfield Sprint 1st Spirit Of Boom 1 minute 4.7 seconds
2nd Shamal Wind
3rd Ready To Rip
2012 Caulfield Sprint 1st Howmuchdoyouloveme 1 minute 3.16 seconds
2nd Canali
3rd Latin News
2011 Caulfield Sprint 1st Sepoy 1 minute 3.11 seconds
2nd Curtana
3rd Mid Summer Music
2010 Caulfield Sprint 1st Set For Fame 1 minute 5.42 seconds
2nd Doubleanny
3rd Soul
2009 Caulfield Sprint 1st First Command 1 minute 4.2 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Happy Glen
2008 Caulfield Sprint 1st Sunburnt Land 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Aichi
3rd Biscayne Bay
2007 Caulfield Sprint 1st Tesbury Jack 1 minute 2.5 seconds
2nd Typhoon Zed
3rd Let Go Thommo
2006 Caulfield Sprint 1st Biscayne Bay 1 minute 2.4 seconds
2nd Magnus
3rd Rightson
2005 Caulfield Sprint 1st Jet Spur 1 minute 2.1 seconds
2nd Dance The Waves
3rd Mustard
2004 Caulfield Sprint 1st Leilando 1 minute 4 seconds
2nd Dilly Dally
3rd Strikeline
2003 Caulfield Sprint 1st Blur 1 minute 3.5 seconds
2nd Ancient Song
3rd Suit
2002 Caulfield Sprint 1st Rubitano 1 minute 3 seconds
2nd Intelligent Star
3rd Pembleton
2001 Caulfield Sprint 1st Windigo 1 minute 4 seconds
2nd Crystal Finale
3rd Point Danger
2000 Caulfield Sprint 1st Camena 1 minute 2.4 seconds
2nd Easy Rocking
3rd Paint

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