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2021 Caulfield Cup Results
- 1st: #2 Incentivise
- 2nd: #16 Nonconformist
- 3rd: #7 Persan
The official 2021 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw took place Wednesday October 13, 2021.
The Caulfield Cup 2021 barrier draw saw the favourites Incentivise and Delphi draw the two widest gates ahead of Saturday’s $5 million feature.
Update: #8 Quick Thinker drawn barrier 14 has come out of the Caulfield Cup field. The first emergency Great House now gains a start from barrier two.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x31x932x24||HOMESMAN (USA)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jordan Childs||13||55.5kg||115|
|2||8111111×11||INCENTIVISE||Peter G Moody||Brett Prebble||20||55.5kg||118|
|3||1132113×95||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||1||54kg||115|
|4||4x2606x342||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||9||54kg||114|
|5||71x610x505||OCEAN BILLY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Damien Thornton||7||53.5kg||112|
|6||x86541x084||SELINO (GB)||Chris Waller||Fred Kersley||17||53.5kg||110|
|7||15x1244x37||PERSAN||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Linda Meech||11||53kg||109|
|8||75810×0520||QUICK THINKER||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Declan Bates||14||53kg||114|
|9||x73590x003||CHAPADA||Michael Moroney||Daniel Stackhouse||18||52.5kg||114|
|10||1111x6x421||DELPHI (IRE)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Damien Oliver||19||52.5kg||112|
|11||8x663x0003||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dean Holland||10||52.5kg||113|
|12||3x6345x321||MONTEFILIA||David Payne||Jye McNeil||12||52kg||1.0kg||115|
|13||1x1510x060||PORT GUILLAUME (FR)||Ben & JD Hayes||Harry Coffey||6||52kg||105|
|14||32324×3719||SHE’S IDEEL||Bjorn Baker||Craig Newitt||5||52kg||111|
|15||3x75232x52||YOUNG WERTHER (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||8||52kg||114|
|16||x3502x6412||NONCONFORMIST||Grahame Begg||Craig Williams||16||51.5kg||118|
|17||821121×361||DUAIS||Edward Cummings||Michael Dee||3||51kg||112|
|18||622x32x057||CHARMS STAR (NZ)||Chris Waller||Dean Yendall||4||50kg||110|
|19e||34×1327515||GREAT HOUSE (IRE)||Chris Waller||2||50kg||102|
|20e||0x0558x968||CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)||Aaron Purcell||15||50kg|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Facts:
- The latest Caulfield Cup winning barriers are 8 (Verry Elleegant, 2020) and 18 (Incentivise, 2021)
- From 2009 – 2021 eight of the 13 Caulfield Cup winners jumped from a double-digit barrier draw – most recently Best Solution (15 of 18 in 2018) followed by Mer De Glace (17 of 18 in 2019) and Incentivise (18 of 18 in 2021)
- The last back-to-back champions from the same Caulfield Cup barrier draw were Taufan’s Melody (2998) and Sky Heights (1999) from barrier 9
- The last Caulfield Cup winners to jump from the outside Caulfield Cup barrier were Dunaden (18 of 18) in 2012 and Incentivise (18 of 18 in 2021)
- No Caulfield Cup winner has jumped from barrier one since 1941
- Other Caulfield Cup barriers (since 1983) that have not produced a winner are 8, 12 and 14
- Barrier 9 has produced the most Caulfield Cup winners (since 1983) with five victories
- The other most successful Caulfield Cup barrier in that time is 7 with 4 winners
The Caulfield Cup barrier draw is one of the biggest sideshow events in horse racing. The $5 million Caulfield Cup is the flagship event of Caulfield Racecourse and one of the biggest events hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club on a Saturday in late October.
The Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw, announced on the Wednesday before Caulfield Cup Day, has a notable impact on the Caulfield Cup betting markets and punters eagerly await to see where the favourites draw.
The Caulfield Cup barrier draw is an intensely exciting event. Dreams are made and hopes are slashed with each number called out. Thousands of people, including each horse’s extended connections, race fans and punters around the globe will be glued to the Caulfield Cup barrier draw in high anticipation.
Naturally, each trainer and owner want the best gate for their horse. Each horse has a different running style, but generally the lower half of barriers are preferred.
Because the Caulfield Cup is 2400m long, Caulfield Racecourse gives the field a generous stretch of 400m worth of home straight before the first turn. This means that a poor barrier draw is not critical to a horse’s chances, but for those not suited to the track, it can be a disadvantage.
Caulfield Racecourse is well known for its relatively sharp turns, so a wide barrier draw can cause a horse to struggle to maintain pace around the bends. An inside barrier draw, on the other hand, can have the effect of trapping a horse on the rails and preventing them from running as freely as they like or getting up and going when it matters.