Caulfield Sprint

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

2023 Caulfield Sprint Results

  • 1st: #7 Doull
  • 2nd: #6 Spacewalk
  • 3rd: #2 Generation



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 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) for the fillies, 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 2021 Caulfield Sprint form was franked with the winner Oxley Road returning the following autumn to run third in the 2022 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

In 2022 the Caulfield Sprint winner Asfoora won a Group 3 at Flemington next start before returning in the autumn of 2023 to finish third in that year’s Oakleigh Plate trifecta, fourth in the Group 1 The Galaxy results in Sydney and then run fourth in the inaugural $4 million The Quokka race in WA.

The 2023 Caulfield Sprint ran on Caulfield Cup Day on Saturday October 21, 2023 as The McCafe Sprint and was won in a late-lunging effort by the progressive Annabel Neasham-trained Doull ($13). 

Caulfield Sprint
Date: Saturday October 21, 2023
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2023 Caulfield Sprint Results

  • 1st: #7 Doull ($13)
  • 2nd: #6 Spacewalk
  • 3rd: #2 Generation

The Annabel Neasham-trained $1.2 million buy Doull ($13) celebrated his biggest win to date giving a late kick to lunge right on the line and deny the beaten favourite Spacewalk ($2.70F) victory in a narrow upset in the Caulfield Sprint 2023 results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 DOULL Annabel Neasham Michael Dee 3 53kg $13
2 6 SPACEWALK James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 0.2L 6 53kg $2.70F
3 2 GENERATION Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 0.6L 4 54kg $7
4 4 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 1.85L 1 53kg $3.50
5 3 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Jye McNeil 2.35L 2 54kg $16
6 1 LOFTY STRIKE Julius Sandhu Damien Oliver 5.1L 5 59kg $4.80
5 MIDWEST Anthony & Sam Freedman Daniel Moor 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Caulfield Sprint Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Sprint 2023 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.

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2023 Caulfield Sprint Form Guide

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2023 Caulfield Sprint Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Caulfield Sprint 2023 Tips on the Caulfield Cup Day showdown this spring.

  • To Win: #4 General Beau ($8 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Small field lacking a bit of class, but have landed on General Beau first-up with plenty of decent form lines from last prep for him to frank here. The Brazen Beau entire for Matthew Ellerton has a good record fresh (6:2-1-0) and plenty of form at the Caulfield track (12:3-2-1). This is a horse that hasn’t won in a long time with his last being back in September of 2021. He has been competitive in plenty since however, is a Group 1 place-getter, and his latest run in August’s Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap for fourth was good. Down in the weights with 53kg to kick off his spring, which is the lightest he’s carried for some time. Barrier one and Damian Lane are two other pluses. Horses have broken longer winning droughts, and think it might be his time here.

2023 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)  – now known as the Champions Sprint – run down the Flemington straight during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Caulfield Sprint 2023 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 2023 Caulfield Sprint – run in 2023 as the McCafe Sprint – field features just seven final acceptors with updated markets led by Exosphere four-year-old Spacewalk for Godolphin chasing a third win on the trot.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 347x12284x LOFTY STRIKE Julius Sandhu Damien Oliver 5 59kg 109
2 436x885x47 GENERATION Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 4 54kg 99
3 x86x03305x INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Jye McNeil 2 54kg 99
4 9x5302324x GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 1 53kg 97
5 x322213x25 MIDWEST Anthony & Sam Freedman Daniel Moor 7 53kg 95
6 x3143521x1 SPACEWALK James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 6 53kg 94
7 x540x140x3 DOULL Annabel Neasham Michael Dee 3 53kg 81

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Caulfield Sprint Nominations

Nominations for the Caulfield Sprint in 2023 close the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be published below once announced.

The 2023 Caulfield Sprint nominations are extended until 10:00am (AEDT) on Tuesday 17/10/2023. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 213x91x0x2 AITCH TWO OH M 4 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 90
2 3x51143x7L FASUTO G 4 Clinton McDonald 75
3 9x5302324x GENERAL BEAU H 5 Mathew Ellerton 97
4 436x885x47 GENERATION H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
5 3×4141 HEDGED G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 73
6 x86x03305x INDIAN PACIFIC G 7 Neville Parnham 99
7 7x111101x5 JIGSAW G 5 Cindy Alderson 105
8 347x12284x LOFTY STRIKE H 4 Julius Sandhu 109
9 17762137×2 MIDNIGHT CHARM G 5 Clayton Douglas 72
10 x322213x25 MIDWEST G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 95
11 x3143521x1 SPACEWALK G 4 James Cummings 94

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
2023 Caulfield Sprint 1st Doull 57.48 seconds
2nd Spacewalk
3rd Generation
2022 Caulfield Sprint 1st Asfoora 57.58 seconds
2nd Kallos
3rd Generation
2021 Caulfield Sprint 1st Oxley Road 57.84 seconds
2nd Malkovich
3rd Curran
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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