The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 open handicap race that takes place in October each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and worth $5,000,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Caulfield Cup was won by Best Solution from Homesman with The Cliffsofmoher third.
The Caulfield Cup is become one of the world's richest handicap races over a distance of 2400 metres and is Australia's second biggest Cup race after the Melbourne Cup. The race itself is the premier race of the three day Caulfield racing carnival, with the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas and Group 1 Thousand Guineas taking place on the preceding Saturday.
The Caulfield racing carnival in October, especially the Caulfield Cup, signals the beginning of big time racing in Melbourne, as spring racing only gets bigger and better with the running of the Gr1 WS Cox Plate one week later and the AAMI Victoria Derby the following week.
|Date:||Saturday 19th October 2019|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2018 Winner:||Best Solution|
|2019 Caulfield Cup betting|
The Caulfield Cup also combines with the Melbourne Cup to form the major Cup's double of the Melbourne spring racing carnival in Victoria. Bookmakers provide doubles betting markets well in advance of the Caulfield Cup and punters outlay huge amounts of money trying to find the winner of both races, hoping to land a big multiple double result.
The Caulfield Cup has been won by some of our very best thoroughbreds including the brilliant Might and Power who streeted the field to win as he liked in 1997, and the great Western Australian galloper Northerly who carried 58 kilograms to win in 2002.
Best Solutions (2018) won the Gr1 Preis Von Baden over 2400m at Baden-Baden in Germany before heading to Australia to outgun his rivals in this event for Newmarket trainer Saeed Bin Suroor.
Recent Caulfield Cup winners include Boom Time (2017) and Jameka (2016).
The Caulfield Cup is an important lead up race to the Melbourne Cup and often those horses who win or run well over the 2400 metres of the Caulfield race will feature prominently when they contest the great race on the first Tuesday in November.
In recent times four horses have won the big Cup's double including Let's Elope (1991), Doriemus (1995), Might and Power (1997) and Ethereal (2001). It pays to keep a keen eye on those horses contesting the Caulfield Cup as there may be a potential Melbourne Cup winner running around.
Chris Waller mare Dear Demi (3rd in 2013) and ran third in the Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day following her third placing in the Caulfield Cup.
Alcopop (2nd in 2012) managed to win the Mackinnon Stakes at his next start and Jakkalberry (13th in 2012) flashed home to run third in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Caulfield Cup runner-up Green Moon (2nd in 2011) won the Melbourne Cup the following year, while while Viewed (2009) won this race after taking out the Melbourne Cup the previous spring.
1. $12.00 Best Solution 57.5 Pat Cosgrave
2. $9.50 Homesman 53.0 Ben Melham
3. $6.50 The Cliffsofmoher 56.5 Hugh Bowman
4. $26.00 Duretto 54.5 Dwayne Dunn
5. $16.00 The Taj Mahal 55.0 James McDonald
6. $5.50 Kings Will Dream 53.0 Craig Williams
7. $7.50 Youngstar 51.5 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $18.00 Gallic Chieftain 52.5 Dean Yendall
9. $101.00 Vengeur Masque 54.0 Patrick Moloney
10. $31.00 Ventura Storm 54.0 Regan Bayliss
11. $16.00 Red Verdon 54.0 Zac Purton
12. $51.00 Sound 55.5 Jordan Childs
13. $26.00 Chestnut Coat 55.5 Yuga Kawada
14. $101.00 Sole Impact 53.0 Ryusei Sakai
15. $19.00 Ace High 55.0 Damien Oliver
16. $18.00 Night's Watch 52.0 Ben Allen
17. $101.00 Mighty Boss 53.5 Tim Clark
18. $31.00 Jon Snow 55.5 Damian Lane
Margins: 0.1 len, 1.75 len
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|2018||Best Solution||Homesman||The Cliffsofmoher||2:33.7|
|2017||Boom Time||Single Gaze||Johannes Vermeer||2:27.6|
|2015||Mongolian Khan||Trip To Paris||Our Ivanhowe||2:27.7|
|2014||Admire Rakti||Rising Romance||Lucia Valentina||2:32:1|
|2012||Dunaden||Alcopop||Lights Of Heaven||2:28.8|
|2011||Southern Speed||Green Moon||Tullamore||2:28.4|
|2010||Descarado||Harris Tweed||Monaco Consul||2:35.6|
|2008||All The Good||Nom Du Jeu||Barbaricus||2:27.4|
|2007||Master O'reilly (nz)||Douro Valley||Princess Coup||2.26.1|
|2006||Tawqeet (usa)||Aqua Damore||Delta Blues||2.27.6|
|2004||Elvstroem||Makybe Diva||Grey Song||2.31.3|
|2003||Mummify||Grey Song||Distinctly Secret||2.25.9|
|2002||Northerly||Fields Of Omagh||Republic Lass||2.30.3|
|2001||Ethereal (nz)||Sky Heights||Celestial Show||2.30.9|
|1999||Sky Heights (nz)||Laebeel||Inaflury||2.30.1|
|1998||Taufans Melody||Lisas Game||Tie The Knot||2.30.1|
|1997||Might & Power (nz)||Doriemus||Catalan Opening||2.26.2|
|1996||Arctic Scent||Circles Of Gold||Iron Horse||2.30.3|
|1995||Doriemus (nz)||Count Chivas||Beaux Art||2.28.1|
|1993||Fraar (ire)||Air Seattle||The Phantom||2.28.0|
|1991||Lets Elope (nz)||Ivory Way||Royal Creation||2.30.3|
|1989||Cole Diesel||Nayrizi||The Phantom||2.27.2|
|1987||Lord Reims (nz)||Beau Zam||Cossack Warrior||2.36.0|
|1986||Mr Lomondy (nz)||At Talaq||Our Sophia||2.30.1|
|1985||Tristarc (nz)||Our Sophia||Lacka Reason||2.30.9|
|1984||Affinity (nz)||Bounty Hawk||Al Dwain||2.29.7|
|1983||Hayai (nz)||Cossack Prince||La Cocotte||2.38.8|
|1982||Gurners Lane (nz)||Gala Mascot||Veloso||2.32.5|
|1981||Silver Bounty (nz)||No Peer||Deck The Halls||2.27.1|
|1980||Ming Dynasty||Hyperno||Kingston Town||2.28.7|
|1979||Mighty Kingdom||Warri Symbol||Sonstone||2.29.9|
|1978||Taksan (nz)||Arwon||Fathers Day||2.27.5|
|1976||How Now||Battle Heights||Van Der Hum||2.36.7|
|1975||Analight (nz)||Leica Lover||Suleiman||2.30.0|