The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 open handicap race that takes place each year at Caulfield racecourse during the Melbourne spring racing carnival in October. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and worth $3,000,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Caulfield Cup was won by Boom Time from Single Gaze with Johannes Vermeer 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 21st October 2017|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2017 Winner:||Boom Time|
|2017 Caulfield Cup betting|
The Caulfield Cup also combines with the Melbourne Cup to form the major Cup's double of the Spring carnival. 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 to score 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.
Boom Time (2017) ran fourth in the Gr2 Herbert Power Stakes over 2400m at Caulfield before upsetting his more fancied rivals in this event and recent Caulfield Cup winners include Jameka (2016) and Mongolian Khan (2015).
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 who have won the big Cup's double, including Let's Elope (1991), Doriemus (1995), Might and Power (1997) and Ethereal (2001), and it will pay 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. $51.00 Boom Time 52.0 Cory Parish
2. $31.00 Single Gaze 53.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
3. $5.00 Johannes Vermeer 54.5 Ben Melham
4. $21.00 Lord Fandango 50.0 Ben Allen
5. $6.50 Humidor 56.0 Damian Lane
=6. $16.00 Marmelo 55.0 Hugh Bowman
=6. $31.00 Abbey Marie 51.5 Beau Mertens
8. $9.00 Harlem 51.5 Chad Schofield
9. $13.00 Jon Snow 54.5 Stephen Baster
10. $81.00 Hardham 52.5 Craig Newitt
11. $9.50 Amelie’S Star 51.0 Craig Williams
12. $71.00 Wicklow Brave 54.0 Joao Moreira
13. $12.00 Ventura Storm 54.0 Damien Oliver
14. $8.00 Bonneval 52.5 Kerrin McEvoy
15. $26.00 Inference 53.5 Dwayne Dunn
16. $101.00 He’S Our Rokkii 54.0 Luke Nolen
17. $71.00 Sir Isaac Newton 54.0 Ms Katelyn Mallyon
Margins: 1.25 len, 0.20 len
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|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|