The 2010 Caulfield Cup saw Gai Waterhouse' horse Descarado emerge victorious . Betfair will have great odds for all the races in this year’s spring racing calendar.
Last year’s Caulfield Cup was a great race for Bart Cummings, who's horse completed an historic double, winning the Melbourne Cup 2008 and Caulfield Cup 2009. Looking forward to Spring this year, there is the Cox Plate , the Derby and of course the Melbourne Cup. For tips and more information about the spring carnival, check in at Betfair on a regular basis.
Part two of our exclusive blog where Luke Murrell takes us inside the training camp of Lucas Cranach.Read more »
If you're worried about taking a skinny price for December Draw, untried at the 2400m of the Caulfield Cup, Brad Thompson suggests siding with the Hong Kong stayer, Mighty High.Read more »
In a Betfair exclusive, part-owner Luke Murrell takes us inside the camp of a Caulfield and Melbourne Cup favourite.Read more »
Smart galloper Rekindled Interest is unlikely to run at Moonee Valley tomorrow night and will be saved for Sunday's Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. Read more »
Jake Norton thinks Christmas might come early for December Draw as he tightens in the odds for some of the biggest races of the Spring Carnival.Read more »
A wet and wild Caulfield Cup day is not a usual occurrence, despite Melbourne's often fickle spring weather. Recent wet Caulfield Cups have been won by Elvstroem (2004) on a dead track and Ethereal (2001) and Doriemus (1995) in the slow.Read more »
Brad Thompson feels Metal Bender will be at his peak for Saturday's $2.5million Caulfield Cup and that this will be Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman's chance to avenge last year's heartache aboard the well-fancied Roman Emperor.Read more »
Sarah Peatling brings you the must-have facts on this weekend's Caulfield Cup.Read more »
Sarah Peatling analyses the Caulfield Cup barrier draw.Read more »
Viewed took the Caulfield Cup today with Roman Emperor and Vigor/Daffodil taking 2nd and 3rd respectively.Read more »
The first three ballots of the 2009 G1 Caulfield Cup rate massive chances in the consolation G3 David Jones Cup (2000m), which is the race run right before the main event of the day. Two of them deserved a start in the big show (Baughurst and Shocking) and the other is a fourth up specialist (Newport), so bettors can now build up their bank for an even bigger splurge on the Caulfield Cup.Read more »
Livia is selected in the filly race over 2000m from a pair of daughters of Zabeel, namely Zapurb and Absolute Joy, while the West Australian raider Bridgestone is noted in the G3 AAMI Norman Robinson (2000m). Glam Slam can win the last race on the card for fillies and mares fresh up from a wide draw and be part of a great Caulfield Cup Day day again for trainer Danny O'Brien.Read more »
A really tough Caulfield Cup this year but where there is an even spread of horses there is value, especially with the big pools in place! writes Kirsten Manning.Read more »
Master O'Reilly can repeat his 2007 Caulfield Cup win this weekend, writes Kristen Manning.Read more »
The Caulfield Cup
The Caulfield Cup is a thoroughbred horse race that is extremely popular in Australia and well-known throughout the international racing world. Although this race was first run in the autumn in 1879, it later moved in 1881 to the spring, and has remained there ever since. It is held yearly by the Melbourne Racing Club and is open to horses three-years-old and over, with the bonus that any that qualify for the Caulfield Cup will possibly also qualify for the Melbourne Cup. Like the Melbourne Cup, the Caulfield Cup is a handicap 2,400 metres in length.
The Caulfield Cup track used to be often referred to as 'The Heath' due to its harsh nature. In 1996, it had a makeover that made it not only a better track but also made it more friendly to the punters. Following this, the Caulfield track got excellent reviews. The new track saw a widening of 30 metres, as well as a 43 metre length increase on the straightway. The new addition of glass shielding helped prevent spectators from getting soaked in the case of inclement weather.
Overall, the Caulfield Cup is an event that houses some of the toughest races going every season. In this event, prize monies have been seen to reach over two million dollars, a very large purse not seen in many other events.
As the time draws closer to the Caulfield Cup each year, odds will shorten dramatically. At this point of the year, however, it is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime getting ready is half the battle.
With the closeness and similar layout of the Melbourne Cup and the Caulfield Cup, it is known as the first betting double. This is why Caulfield Cup betting often encompasses the Melbourne Cup as well. In the past, people who bet on the Cups Double have seen great returns on horses such as Ethereal, Doriemus, Might and Let’s Elope.
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