Caulfield Cup Betting Odds

As one of the premier races in Australia, many British bettors may have a smaller knowledge of this event than they would those at Cheltenham or Aintree in the United Kingdom.

The Caulfield Cup is a group 1 horse race held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Some regard the race as the most prestigious race in Oceania alongside the Melbourne Cup, due to it's rich history, tradition and the sheer quality of competition on race day.

About the Caulfield Cup

Looking to place a bet on the Caulfield Cup? Here are some statistics about the racecourse and the event that you should know before you place your bet.

The race is contested over 2,400 meters, which is approximately 1.5 miles or in horse racing terms, approximately 12 furlongs.

The race is open to horses aged three years and older. However, a weight-to-age scale does apply during the race, meaning handicaps could be placed if horses fail to meet the requirements of the scale.

The Caulfield Cup is the centerpiece of the Caulfield Guineas Day, which is a major racing event held annually in October.

The prize money for the event is A$5,000,000 which is the equivalent to £2.6 million, making it one of the richest races in the world as the centrepiece Australian racing as Caulfield Cup day.

The racecourse itself, Caulfield Racecourse, is known for its unique layout, featuring a tight-turning track that can pose challenges to horses and jockeys. The race attracts a large crowd of spectators and is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and fashion. The Caulfield Cup has a long history that dates back to its inaugural running in 1879. Over the years, it has grown in stature and become an integral part of Australia's horse racing heritage.

Betting on the 2023 Caulfield Cup

Nobody quite knows exactly how the 2023 Caulfield Cup is going to shape up and that is represented in the ante post betting odds where the odds are very compact. If you can pick a Caulfield Cup winner at this stage, you'll receive handsome odds as all of the high quality horses that the bookmakers believe will be in the race have a good chance of success, if they didn't - they wouldn't be a part of the Caulfield Cup field.

As we can have up to 18 runners in this race, we recommend checking out the each way betting odds when looking at the best possible bet for this race. Caulfield Cup betting is difficult due to the high quality of horses on show, so it's best to hedge your Caulfield Cup odds by adding a second bet for a horse to finish in the top three, which will still likely provide you a profit if it comes off.

Caulfield Cup winners

Many horses have etched their name into Melbourne Racing Club history by winning the Caulfield Cup, some horses on more than one occasion. Here are the recent winners in Caulfield Cup history.

2022DurstonMichael DeeChris Waller
2021IncentiviseBrett PrebblePeter Moody
2020Verry ElleegantMark ZahraChris Waller
2019Mer De GlaceDamian LaneHisashi Shimizu
2018Best SolutionPat CosgraveSaeed bin Suroor

Caulfield Cup FAQs

When is the Caulfield Cup held?

The Caulfield Cup is typically held in mid-October each year. The exact date varies year-on-year, so it's advisable to check the racing calendar for the specific year. The 2023 Caulfield Cup will be on Saturday, 21 October 2023.

Where is the Caulfield Cup held?

The race takes place at Caulfield Racecourse, located in Caulfield, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

How long is the Caulfield Cup?

The Caulfield Cup is contested over approximately 12 furlongs, which makes up 2,400 meters.

What is the prize money for the Caulfield Cup?

The prize money for the event is A$5,000,000, which is the equivalent of 2.6 million GBP.

What is the field size for the Caulfield Cup?

The maximum field size for the Caulfield Cup is 18 horses, although there can be emergencies named in case of scratchings.

What type of race is the Caulfield Cup?

The Caulfield Cup is run under handicap conditions, making it a more equal race than others at Caulfield on the same day.

Can international horses compete in the Caulfield Cup?

Yes, the Caulfield Cup attracts international participation, and horses from around the world are welcome to compete, you may even see some horses that you recognise from the UK and Ireland.

How can I watch the Caulfield Cup?

You can watch the Caulfield Cup right here at BetUK! By signing up to our sportsbook, you have the option to live stream horse racing in real-time on our site. Simply select the race you wish to watch in our horse racing betting markets and click the live streaming tab on the right hand side of the screen.

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