Caulfield Sprint

The 2016 Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 1000m sprint held at Caulfield.

Caulfield Sprint News

No Winterbottom Stakes for Lankan Rupee

No Winterbottom Stakes for Lankan Rupee

Trainer Mick Price has revealed that a potential trip west to contest the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) is off for Lankan Rupee, after the champion sprinter suffered a minor ligament injury over the weekend. A five-time Group 1 winner, Lankan Rupee returned from more than a year away from racing for third in the…

The Group 2 2016 Caulfield Sprint is held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse on the same day as the $3 million Caulfield Cup. The 1000m open handicap offers $200,000 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.

The Caulfield Cup Day also features a host of other Group status races including the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), Group 3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m) and Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m).

The 2016 Caulfield Sprint will be part of Caulfield Cup Day on Saturday October 15, 2016.

Caulfield Sprint
Date: October 15, 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

Caulfield Sprint Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Sprint betting markets are listed below complete with links to the Caulfield Sprint odds at for you to lock in your 2016 Caulfield Sprint tips at the right price this Caulfield Cup Day.

2016 Caulfield Sprint Field

The Caulfield Sprint field and barriers were released on Wednesday October 12 and feature a star-studded line-up of 11 sprinters including five-time Group 1 winner Lankan Rupee and the in-form favourite Hellbent.

See below for the official 2016 Caulfield Sprint Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a full race preview before placing your bets at

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 213x169x3x LANKAN RUPEE Mick Price Craig Newitt 1 61kg 116
2 x130x154x2 OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 11 57kg 108
3 346x115x16 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 10 54kg 102
4 x22126x113 WILD RAIN Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 3 54kg 106
5 821x0x1011 HELLBENT Darren Weir Craig Williams 7 53kg 96
6 419053524x GRANE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 4 53kg 92
7 11x324314x RUETTIGER (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damian Lane 5 53kg 91
8 x361179x12 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 2 53kg 86
9 8x5315x6x4 TAKE PRIDE Murray Johnson Darren Gauci 6 53kg 82
10 72x720143x ORUJO Shawn Mathrick Ms Jackie Beriman 9 53kg 80
11 31x60x8833 SUNDAY ESCAPE Andrew Murray Tommy Berry 8 53kg 78

2016 Caulfield Sprint Nominations

The 2016 Caulfield Sprint nominations were taken on Monday October 10 by Racing Victoria (RV) and feature 18 hopefuls led by the in-form Hellbent.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 112x1611x5 AUNTY MO M 5 Brendan McCarthy 82
2 265143727x BULLPIT G 5 Danny O’Brien 89
3 9425462223 EL PRADO GOLD G 8 Ryan Balfour 75
4 346x115x16 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
5 419053524x GRANE G 7 Robbie Griffiths 92
6 821x0x1011 HELLBENT H 4 Darren Weir 96
7 00x05459x9 ICONIC G 6 Amy Johnston 89
8 213x169x3x LANKAN RUPEE G 7 Mick Price 116
9 930x1546x0 MOSHWAY G 3 Mick Sell 65
10 72x720143x ORUJO G 5 Shawn Mathrick 80
11 x130x154x2 OUR BOY MALACHI G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
12 5x2215x118 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 100
13 11x324314x RUETTIGER (NZ) G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 91
14 31x60x8833 SUNDAY ESCAPE G 6 Andrew Murray 78
15 8x5315x6x4 TAKE PRIDE M 4 Murray Johnson 82
16 3641x0548x VEZALAY M 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 95
17 x361179x12 VIDDORA M 4 Lloyd Kennewell 86
18 x22126x113 WILD RAIN M 5 Mark Kavanagh 106

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