Caulfield Cup Horse Race

Last Updated 12 Jan 2022 | Commercial content | 18+

The Caulfield Cup race is a huge event in its own right. A $5 million event, this is not only the highlight of Caulfield Cup Day but also the major lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup in November.

Any horse winning the Caulfield Cup gets automatic entry to the Melbourne Cup. The 2023 renewal will be run on Saturday, October 15th, and is staged naturally at Caulfield Racecourse (more information about Group 1 horse races in Caulfield). The Caulfield Cup horse race is part of the most famous Group 1 races in Melbourne, Australia such as the Melbourne Cup and the WS Cox Plate.

Race History

The Caulfield Cup was initiated way back in 1879. It quickly became one of Australia’s richest and most important horse racing events.

Originally staged over a mile-and-a-half, since the metric system was introduced, it has been promoted as a 2.400-metre race. Because of that distance and its huge prize money, the Caulfield Cup has begun to attract not only the best domestic animals but also some of the big-hitters in Europe as a prep for the Melbourne Cup.

Caulfield Cup Results 2020

This is how the first four past the line in the 2020 Caulfield Cup:

  1. Verry Elleegant (J: Mark Zahra, T: Chris Waller)
  2. Anthony Van Dyck (J: Hugh Bowman, T: Aidan O’Brien)
  3. The Chosen One (J: Daniel Stackhouse, T: Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman)
  4. Prince Of Arran (J: Jamie Kah, T: Charlie Fellowes)

Past Winners

It goes without saying that some of the best have won the Caulfield Cup race in the business down the years. Here are the last 10 Caulfield Cup winners:

  • 2020 – Verry Elleegant
  • 2019 – Mer De Glace
  • 2018 – Best Solution
  • 2017 – Boom Time
  • 2016 – Jameka
  • 2015 – Mongolian Khan
  • 2014 – Admire Rakti
  • 2013 – Fawkner
  • 2012 – Dunaden
  • 2011 – Southern Speed

Barrier Draw Statistics

The barrier draw may be crucial in this race, even over 2.400 meters. The field takes three sweeping turns in this race. With that, the field barrier draw can be all-important.

Caulfield Cup Race Winners by Barrier

With the final field barrier draw helping to shape the odds, it’s best to keep the stats in mind. However, there is a 400-metre run to the first turn and plenty of time for the runners to sort themselves out. In the last ten years, winning barriers have been 4, 18, 10, 7, 6, 11, 3, 15, 17, 8.

How to Live Stream the 2022 Caulfield Cup Race

TV networks are, of course, covering the race in 2023. However, the best way to live stream the Caulfield Cup race is via a good online bookmaker.

You may need a funded account or may have to place a small bet to watch. Live streams are of top quality and come with live racing commentary too.


Your most important questions answered regarding the 2023 Caulfield Cup race.

When is the Caulfield Cup race 2023?

The race is due to be staged on Saturday, October 15th, 2023.

What is the prize money for the Caulfield Cup race?

The field will be chasing down a massive total purse of some $5,000,000.

How long is the Caulfield Cup race?

The Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 meters – around 1½ miles.

Learn more about other Group 1 races in Caulfield, Melbourne

If you are looking for other group 1 horse races held in Caulfield racecourse, read the pages listed below to get more information.

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