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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.
2020 Caulfield Cup Results
- 1st: #7 Verry Elleegant
- 2nd: #1 Anthony Van Dyck
- 3rd: #12 The Chosen One
Caulfield Cup News
- 2020 Caulfield Cup Day: Scratchings & Track Report
- Caulfield Cup Tips 2020: Best Bets & Exotic Selections
- 2020 Caulfield Cup Betting Update: Verry Elleegant Firm Favourite
- Caulfield Cup 2020 Barrier Draw: Anthony Van Dyck Draws 21
- 2020 Caulfield Cup Final Field Chosen: Five Internationals Take On The Locals
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 Caulficlickeld 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. Caulfield Cup Day in Melbourne also has the same date as Sydney’s $15 million The Everest – the richest turf race in the world – held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
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 2020 ran on Saturday October 17, 2020 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained favourite Verry Elleegant.
|Date:||Saturday October 17, 2020|
|Prize Money:||$5 million|
|Maximum Starters:||18 + 4 emergencies|
|Age:||3 year olds and over|
2020 Caulfield Cup Results
- 1st: #7 Verry Elleegant
- 2nd: #1 Anthony Van Dyck
- 3rd: #12 The Chosen One
|1||7||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||Mark Zahra||8||55kg||$5F|
|2||1||ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Hugh Bowman||0.2L||17||58.5kg||$6|
|3||12||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Daniel Stackhouse||0.95L||2||53.5kg||$61|
|4||10||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||Charlie Fellowes||Jamie Kah||1.95L||15||54.5kg||$17|
|5||9||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller||Damian Lane||2.45L||9||54.5kg||$9|
|6||2||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||John Allen||2.65L||13||57kg||$31|
|7||4||BUCKHURST (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Ben Melham||3.4L||7||55kg||$11|
|8||6||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Billy Egan||3.9L||11||55kg||$101|
|9||18||CHAPADA||Michael Moroney||Jye McNeil||4.2L||12||50.5kg||$21|
|10||11||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Craig Williams||4.6L||6||53.5kg||$7|
|11||14||DALASAN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||William Pike||5L||10||52.5kg||$14|
|12||13||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Luke Currie||5.2L||16||53kg||$21|
|13||15||TRUE SELF (IRE)||Willie Mullins||Declan Bates||5.95L||3||52kg||$31|
|14||17||TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||6.45L||4||51kg||$18|
|15||3||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||8.7L||14||57kg||$41|
|16||19e||RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE)||Kris Lees||Daniel Moor||15.7L||18||53.5kg||$201|
|17||5||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Craig Newitt||17.2L||5||55kg||$31|
|18||8||DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)||Andrew Balding||Michael Walker||27.2L||1||54.5kg||$31|
|21e||OCEANEX (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Zac Spain||0|
|22e||LE DON DE VIE (GB)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||0|
|16||AKTAU (GB)||Michael Moroney||Daniel Moor||0|
|20e||SAN HUBERTO (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Fred W Kersley||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
The official Caulfield Cup 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be published below revealing the 2020 Caulfield Cup winner as soon as the now $5 million feature race is run and won on Saturday October 17, 2020.
View past Caulfield Cup results and see what horses have won the Caulfield Cup throughout history by visiting our dedicated Caulfield Cup Results Page.
2020 Caulfield Cup Odds
The best 2020 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 2020 betting markets looking to line-up in the world’s richest mile and a half handicap on will be detailed below along with links to the best 2020 Caulfield Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as betting on the race is open.
[ cf “year”] Caulfield Cup Tips
The best Caulfield Cup tips can be found right here at Races.com.au in the week leading up to the $5 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.
Get our full Caulfield Cup tips and read a detailed Caulfield Cup betting preview complete with exotic Caulfield Cup betting selections on our dedicated Caulfield Cup Tips Page.
2020 Caulfield Cup Field
Caulfield Cup 2020 Field
- 2020 Caulfield Cup Nominations: Closed on Thursday August 27, 2020 attracting 177 entries
- 2020 Caulfield Cup Weights: Closed on Tuesday September 8, 2020 and are headed by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raiders Anthony Van Dyck (58.5kg) and Japan (58.5kg)
- 2020 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances: Closed midday Tuesday September 22, 2020 leaving 87 hopefuls
- 2020 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances: Closed midday Tuesday October 6, 2020 with 42 chances still in contention
- 2020 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers: Released 4:30pm (local time) on Wednesday October 14, 2020 featuring 5 internationals
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 Verry Elleegant (2020) who did the double, 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 2020 Caulfield Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2020 Caulfield Cup final field attracted five internationals led by the 58.5kg topweight Anthony Van Dyck drawn out wide (21).
Update: #16 Aktau (1) has been scratched due to injury with the first emergency Raheen House gaining a start from the outside draw.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||20330x25x1||ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Hugh Bowman||21||58.5kg||121|
|2||x54533x462||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||John Allen||17||57kg||114|
|3||421x395x90||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||18||57kg||115|
|4||52112×2165||BUCKHURST (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Ben Melham||9||55kg||114|
|5||x03643x741||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Craig Newitt||6||55kg||116|
|6||0x1225x009||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Billy Egan||15||55kg||114|
|7||x42212x141||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||Mark Zahra||11||55kg||116|
|8||314579×114||DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)||Andrew Balding||Michael Walker||2||54.5kg||112|
|9||4x51257x33||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller||Damian Lane||12||54.5kg||112|
|10||120x3x36x3||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||Charlie Fellowes||Jamie Kah||19||54.5kg||113|
|11||11x114x045||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Craig Williams||7||53.5kg||114|
|12||x38572x187||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Daniel Stackhouse||3||53.5kg||111|
|13||x755633x76||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Luke Currie||20||53kg||115|
|14||55112×2354||DALASAN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||William Pike||14||52.5kg||115|
|15||x217x6x460||TRUE SELF (IRE)||Willie Mullins||Declan Bates||4||52kg||110|
|16||x1x1311x90||AKTAU (GB)||Michael Moroney||Daniel Moor||1||51kg||102|
|17||622221×582||TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||5||51kg||110|
|18||x953125x21||CHAPADA||Michael Moroney||Jye McNeil||16||50.5kg||108|
|19e||60x6613x50||RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE)||Kris Lees||22||53.5kg||110|
|20e||15138×5138||SAN HUBERTO (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Fred W Kersley||10||53.5kg||110|
|21e||x07511x000||OCEANEX (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Zac Spain||8||51.5kg||108|
|22e||1x410x4431||LE DON DE VIE (GB)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||13||52.5kg||112|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Visit our Caulfield Cup Field page to stay up-to-date with all the latest on the possible Caulfield Cup horses this spring.
2020 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances
In early October Racing Victoria close the Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances leaving less than half the original nominees before the official Caulfield Cup Final Field is announced a week later.
The 2020 Caulfield Cup second acceptances were taken on Tuesday October 6 revealing 42 remaining chances at the $5 million classic, down slightly from 45 in 2019 and led by Chris Waller’s Turnbull Stakes winning mare Verry Elleegant.
Click here to read more on the key Caulfield Cup 2020 second acceptances.
2020 Caulfield Cup First Acceptances
The first round of Caulfield Cup acceptances close in late September about a month after the nominations are taken and begins to narrow down the list of potential stayers running in the $5 million spring classic.
The 2020 Caulfield Cup first acceptances were taken on Tuesday September 22 leaving 87 hopefuls including Danny O’Brien’s Naturalism Stakes winner Orderofthegarter and 12 international raiders.
2020 Caulfield Cup Weights
The Caulfield Cup 2020 Weights close in early September and are announced by Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter along with those for the Melbourne Cup.
The 2020 Caulfield Cup weights have been released with three Aidan O’Bren-trained Irish gallopers allocated the heaviest weights: Anthony Van Dyck (58.5kg), Japan (58.5kg) and Magical (57kg).
Last year’s runner-up and subsequent Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare (57kg) is out to be the first Melbourne Cup winner since Dunaden (58kg) to return and win the following year’s Caulfield Cup (2012). Viewed (2009) also did so carrying 57kg.
2020 Caulfield Cup Nominations
The Caulfield Cup 2020 Nominations close in late August and are taken by Racing Victoria on the same day as those for the iconic Melbourne Cup race.
The 2020 Caulfield Cup nominations are now out with 177 early entries including 29 Group 1 winners, 34 internationals, last year’s runner-up Vow And Declare (winner of the 2019 Melbourne Cup) and his SA Derby winning stablemate Russian Camelot who leads all-in Caulfield Cup betting.
Caulfield Cup Prize Money
Below is a list of prize money and trophies for the Caulfield Cup. Total stakes: $5,000,000.
- 1st – $3,000,000
- 2nd – $700,000
- 3rd – $350,000
- 4th – $200,000
- 5th – $150,000
- 6th – $120,000
- 7th – $120,000
- 8th – $120,000
- 9th – $120,000
- 10th – $120,000
2020 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 Caulfied 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 week leading up to 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.