Caulfield Racecourse & Track Info
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We’ve got all the Caulfield Racecourse track info you need. Officially part of the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve and known colloquially as “The Heath”, this is one of the best-known racecourse in Melbourne and anywhere in Australia.
Find out what carnivals take place, how to get to Caulfield Racecourse and more.
Caulfield Racecourse Carnivals
Caulfield is famed for its two major carnivals.
Autumn Racing Carnival at Caulfield
The Autumn Carnival is staged at Caulfield each February. One of the feature events is the Blue Diamond Stakes race, a Group 1 race for the two-year-olds.
As well as that event, the Futurity Stakes, Oakleigh Plate and the CF Orr Stakes race all take place during what is a wonderful carnival of racing.
Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield
Spring is the most important time for Caulfield. In October, the Caulfield Cup Carnival gets Melbourne’s overall spring racing bonanza going in spectacular fashion.
Caulfield Guineas Day kicks off the party, featuring Group 1 Caulfield Guineas itself, with the fillies taking centre-stage in the Thousand Guineas and Group 1.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Day is a midweek feature before the Caulfield Cup the next Saturday. The Memsie Stakes, the Underwood and the Rupert Clarke Stakes are also big Group 1 events in spring.
Caulfield Racecourse Track Details
The track at Caulfield is fairly tight. Going left-handed, it is 2080 meters around, featuring a small rise at the back end towards the 1400-metre chute.
Starts for 1.200, 1.100, 1.000 and 800 meters feature on the side of the track before the left turn into the 367-metre straight. The winning line comes just before another sweeping turn ahead of the 2.000, 1.800, 1.600 and 1.400-metre starts.
Caulfield tends to suit those on the front end, up with the pace. Not all of those leading into the straight win, but it’s tough here to come from very far back in the pack.
Caulfield Race Track Contact Details
Caulfield Racecourse track contact details are available for snail mail, telephone and email:
Mail: Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145
Telephone: 1300 46 7223
Email: [email protected]
Caulfield Racecourse Directions
You can get to Caulfield in a number of ways. By car, the track is around 20 minutes south-east of Melbourne along Dandenong Road. Clear signs are positioned for the Caulfield Racecourse turn-off. Free parking is available.
By train, the track is around 15 minutes from Flinders Street to Caulfield Station. You can catch trains on the Dandenong, Frankston, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.
Those going by tram can take the Route 3 (3a on weekends) along Swanston Street and St. Kilda Road, jumping off at Stop 56.
Bus routes 900 from Stud Park Shopping Centre and 624 from Kew, Tooronga Station, Auburn Station and Holmesglen Station both drop off at Caulfield Racecourse.
Important Caulfield Racecourse track info questions answered.
How far is it around the Caulfield race track?
The circumference of the track is 2.080 meters, going left-handed.
How long is the straight at Caulfield?
The straight is 367 meters long.
How do you get into Caulfield Racecourse?
You can get to Caulfield by car, bus, train or tram. Caulfield Station is opposite the race track.
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