Group 1 horse races at Caulfield
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Caulfield Racecourse is the one of the most famous in Australia and it hosts the famous Caulfield Cup. Every horse racing season, the Melbourne Racing Club hosts some of the best group 1 horse races in Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne (click on the link to learn more about group 1 races in Melbourne). You can find below the complete a list of group 1 horse races which are run at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
List of the top horse races in Caulfield
Caulfield Cup race
The Group 1 Caulfield Cup race is a true star event. Caulfield Cup betting is fierce, too, given that this is one of the biggest races anywhere in Australia. Watch out for the final field being announced on the week of the race, betting final odds and our Caulfield Cup tips as we take in one of the biggest races anywhere on the horse racing world stage.
Caulfield Guineas race
The Caulfield Guineas race is one that all jockeys want to win. The field is made up of potential top-class three-year-olds and as a Group 1 event, it ranks as one of the most important stakes races of the season. When the final field is known, the horses and their odds become hot property. Keep our barrier stats in mind if you’re having a bet!
Blue Diamond Stakes race
This huge Group 1 race for the two-year-olds is very important to the horse racing calendar. Many winners of the Blue Diamond Stakes race have gone on to be top-class animals later in their career. Check out the latest edition at Caulfield on February.
CF Orr Stakes race
As a Group 1, the CF Orr Stakes race is one of the biggest horse racing events in Australia. To win this, a horse has to be top class and we’re certain we’ll see yet another huge winner in the next edition at Caulfield Racecourse on February with all the top trainers aiming their best 1400-metre horses at the event.
Caulfield Stakes race
The Caulfield Stakes race is among the most important events in Australia. As a Group 1, weight-for-age race, the event attracts only the best horses. The Caulfield Stakes field is high quality and brings together some of the top jockeys in horse racing for what is a fantastic day on the second Saturday in October.
Other group 1 horse races in Caulfield
Oakleigh Plate race
As an open handicap race, the Oakleigh Plate shares something with the Melbourne Cup. However, unlike the race at Flemington, this event is for the speedier types being run at just 1.100 meters. A Group 1 event, the Oakleigh Plate race is held in high regard within horse racing. Each horse must possess class as well as speed, something evident when looking at past results.
Underwood Stakes race
The Group 1 horse racing calendar in Australia is a strong one. This race, the Underwood Stakes race, is one of the best to be staged at Caulfield. Winners of this race can go on to great things later on in the Spring Carnival. Races such as the Cox Plate could be on the agenda for any horse good enough to take down the Underwood Stakes.
Toorak Handicap race
The Toorak Handicap race is a hugely competitive affair. Betting will be fierce for this Group 1 event, one of several top-class races staged on Guineas Day at Caulfield. Trainer Darren Weir won this race four times in five seasons. Who will be the lucky winning handler in 2021? We’ll find out on a massive October 9th.
Futurity Stakes race
The Futurity Stakes, as the name would suggest, often provides racing with stars of the future. It’s run along with various other top stakes races at Caulfield in February. Previously run for a time over a mile, now the Futurity Stakes race is back at 1.400 meters, meaning we see a true test of ability and speed. This year running promises to be one of the best yet.
Memsie Stakes race
The Memsie Stakes leads us into the Spring Carnival. As such, it’s one of the most important events on the horse racing calendar in Australia coming at a time when everyone is beginning to think about the Caulfield Cup, the Melbourne Cup and some other major races. Racing at Caulfield is top class. The Memsie Stakes race is very much part of that brilliant racing programme.
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes race
Given its timing, the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes race is one of the more popular events within racing in Australia. The race is one of the major Group 1 events that helps us build towards the Spring Carnival as all eyes begin to be on the Cup in November over at Flemington.
Thousand Guineas race
The Thousand Guineas race will be another huge event at Caulfield. This 1600-metre, Group 1 event is exclusively for three-year-old fillies and is important for future breeding values. Horse racing is all about races like this one. Valuable and important to the sport, the Thousand Guineas race should be another cracker on the second Saturday in October.
Learn more about other races in Melbourne
If you are looking for group 1 horse races in the other racecourses of Melbourne, click in the links below to get more information.