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.

2020 Caulfield Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Verry Elleegant
  • 2nd: #1 Anthony Van Dyck
  • 3rd: #12 The Chosen One



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. 

Caulfield Cup
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
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

2020 Caulfield Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Verry Elleegant
  • 2nd: #1 Anthony Van Dyck
  • 3rd: #12 The Chosen One

Click here to read more on the 2020 Caulfield Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
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).

Click here to read more on how the favourites fared in the 2020 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw.

Update: #16 Aktau (1) has been scratched due to injury with the first emergency Raheen House gaining a start from the outside draw.

Click here for the latest 2020 Caulfield Cup betting update. 

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.

Click here to view the full list of Caulfield Cup 2020 second acceptors.

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.

Click here to view the full 2020 Caulfield Cup Weights. 

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.

Click here view the full Caulfield Cup 2020 nominations and international entries.

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.

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