Caulfield Sprint

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

2021 Caulfield Sprint Results

  • 1st: #9 Oxley Road
  • 2nd: #3 Malkovich
  • 3rd: #10 Curran



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 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 ran on Caulfield Cup Day on Saturday October 16, 2021 and was won by the Peter Moody-trained Oxley Road ($4).

Caulfield Sprint
Date: Saturday October 16, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2021 Caulfield Sprint Results

  • 1st: #9 Oxley Road
  • 2nd: #3 Malkovich
  • 3rd: #10 Curran

The Peter Moody-trained short-distance specialist Oxley Road ($4) capped off a stellar day for the meeting’s Caulfield Cup winning horseman saluting in the 2021 Caulfield Sprint results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 3 53kg $4
2 3 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Damian Lane 0.75L 2 57kg $4.80
3 10 CURRAN Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor Matthew Cartwright (a) 3.5L 6 53kg $3.60F
4 2 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Brett Prebble 3.8L 9 57.5kg $31
5 8 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 4.55L 4 53kg $10
6 7 ALL BANTER Richard & Chantelle Jolly Craig Williams 6.3L 8 53.5kg $10
7 6 HE’S A BALTER Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 6.5L 10 55kg $8.50
8 5 HOLBIEN Steve Richards Dean Holland 7L 7 56.5kg $91
9 4 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Jason Maskiell 7.1L 1 56.5kg $101
10 12 JIGSAW Cindy Alderson Michael Dee 9.1L 5 53kg $21
1 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 0
11 ENTHAAR Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Caulfield Sprint Betting Odds

The latest Caulfield Sprint 2021 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.

2021 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) run down the Flemington straight during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Caulfield Sprint 2021 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 2021 Caulfield Sprint field features a quality line-up of potential Darley Classic-bound sprinters led in betting by the returning Malkovich in barrier two.

Scratched:

  • #1 Swats That (9)
  • #11 Enthaar (10)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2112x358x8 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 9 59kg 102
2 9×56521611 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Brett Prebble 11 57.5kg 95
3 1818x2112x MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Damian Lane 2 57kg 94
4 33x2000x99 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle Jason Maskiell 1 56.5kg 93
5 625223217x HOLBIEN Steve Richards Dean Holland 7 56.5kg 93
6 2330141111 HE’S A BALTER Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 12 55kg 90
7 218x1115x2 ALL BANTER Richard & Chantelle Jolly Craig Williams 8 53.5kg 91
8 2x115x2512 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 4 53kg 89
9 114×23 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 3 53kg 85
10 51221215×1 CURRAN Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor Matthew Cartwright (a) 6 53kg 83
11 1x16x ENTHAAR Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 10 53kg 82
12 138×1325 JIGSAW Cindy Alderson Michael Dee 5 53kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Caulfield Sprint Nominations

Nominations for the Caulfield Sprint in 2021 close the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be published below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 218x1115x2 ALL BANTER M 4 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 91
2 112x4x30x2 BLESS HER M 5 Clayton Douglas 89
3 33x2000x99 BOLD STAR G 6 Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle 93
4 51221215×1 CURRAN G 4 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 83
5 1x16x ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
6 270×321515 EXPRESS PASS G 5 Nick Ryan 97
7 142×8 FAKE LOVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 74
8 9×56521611 FREE OF DEBT G 5 Chris Bieg 95
9 2x115x2512 GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 89
10 2330141111 HE’S A BALTER G 5 Will Clarken 90
11 625223217x HOLBIEN G 7 Steve Richards 93
12 120x6025x3 HOW WOMANTIC M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
13 6x99x74070 I AM SOMEONE G 7 Logan McGill 90
14 138×1325 JIGSAW C 3 Cindy Alderson 74
15 1818x2112x MALKOVICH H 4 Bjorn Baker 94
16 114×23 OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody 85
17 11x11x15x PINDARIC G 5 Michael Hickmott 77
18 5318x9838x RANTING (NZ) H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 88
19 114×1 STARRY LEGEND C 3 John Sadler 77
20 2112x358x8 SWATS THAT M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 102
21 5322512121 THE MOBOT M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 81

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
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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