Caulfield Cup

Group 1

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    Date: Oct 17, 2020
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    Racecourse: Caulfield
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    Race Distance: 2,400m
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    Prize Money: $5,000,000


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The Caulfield Cup is a $5 million Group 1 race held at Caulfield Racecourse. It is raced over 2400m under handicap conditions and in 2020, it will be run on Saturday, October 17. The Caulfield Cup, alongside the Melbourne Cup, makes up Australia’s most prestigious double.

Mer De Glace won the 2019 edition of the Caulfield Cup, with Vow And Declare and Mirage Dancer finishing second and third respectively. Constantinople rounded out the first four, with the likes of Finche, Mustajeer and Hartnell finishing mid-field. Many of those who ran in the Caulfield Cup went on to race in the Melbourne Cup, with Vow And Declare claiming victory in the 3200m race and Mer De Glace finishing mid-field.

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Newminster won the first edition of the Caulfield Cup, which was way back in 1879. Since then, some of the greats of the turf have claimed victory in the iconic race. Rising Fast claimed back-to-back wins in the mid-50s, Ming Dynasty also won the race twice, meanwhile, more recently we’ve seen the likes of Might And Power, Northerly and Viewed be victorious.

A number of horses have managed to win the Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double, which, as mentioned earlier, is as prestigious as it gets in Australian racing. Poseidon (1906) was the first to do it, and others that have achieved the feat include Rising Fast (1954), Galilee (1966), Let’s Elope (1991), Might And Power (1997) and Ethereal (2001).

2019 winner Mer De Glace won the Caulfield Cup in 2:30.16, however, the fastest time in the race over the last 20 years belongs to Diatribe. The George Hanlon-trained runner clocked 2:25.32 to win in 2000.

Caulfield Cup Field

As one of the most prestigious races in the country, the Caulfield Cup field is always big and very strong. Many of those who compete in the Caulfield Cup go on to race in the Melbourne Cup. In 2020, nominations for the race close on October 12, with final acceptances on October 14.

Caulfield Cup Betting

Due to the strength and size of the field, the Caulfield Cup can be a very difficult race to find a winner. In saying that, three of the last five winners of the race have had starting prices inside $10. The biggest outsider to claim victory in that time was Boom Time, who won with a starting price of $51 in 2017.

2020 Caulfield Cup Field

1Anthony Van Dyck (21)J: Hugh Bowman 58.5kg T: A O’brien$6.50$2.40
2Avilius (17)J: John Allen 57kg T: James Cummings$31.00$8.00
3Vow And Declare (18)J: Damien Oliver 57kg T: D T O’brien$34.00$8.50
4Buckhurst (9)J: Ben Melham 55kg T: Joseph O’brien$11.00$3.50
5Mirage Dancer (6)J: Craig Newitt 55kg T: T Busuttin & N Young$19.00$5.50
6Mustajeer (15)J: Billy Egan 55kg T: K A Lees$91.00$21.00
7Verry Elleegant (11)J: Mark Zahra 55kg T: C J Waller$5.00$2.00
8Dashing Willoughby (2)J: Michael Walker 54.5kg T: Andrew Balding$26.00$6.50
9Finche (12)J: Damian Lane 54.5kg T: C J Waller$12.00$3.80
10Prince Of Arran (19)J: Jamie Kah 54.5kg T: Charlie Fellowes$18.00$5.50
11Master Of Wine (7)J: Craig Williams 53.5kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$7.50$2.60
12The Chosen One (3)J: Daniel Stackhouse 53.5kg T: M Baker & A Forsman$81.00$19.00
13Warning (20)J: Luke Currie 53kg T: A & S Freedman$26.00$6.50
14Dalasan (14)J: William Pike 52.5kg T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas$15.00$4.50
15True Self (4)J: Declan Bates 52kg T: W P Mullins$31.00$8.00
16Aktau (1)J: Daniel Moor 51kg T: M D Moroney$91.00$21.00
17Toffee Tongue (5)J: Michael Dee 51kg T: C J Waller$15.00$4.50
18Chapada (16)J: Jye Mcneil 50.5kg T: M D Moroney$21.00$6.00
19Raheen House (22)J: Daniel Moor 53.5kg T: K A Lees$201.00$31.00
20San Huberto (10)J: Fred W Kersley 53.5kg T: Matthew Cumani$81.00$19.00
21Oceanex (8)J: Zac Spain 51.5kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr$126.00$26.00
22Le Don De Vie (13)J: Unknown 52.5kg T: A & S Freedman$61.00$16.00


Caulfield Cup Results

1Mer De GlaceHisashi ShimizuDamian Lane$8
2Vow And DeclareDanny O’BrienCraig Williams$8
3Mirage DancerTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungBen Melham$16
4ConstantinopleDavid HayesLuke Nolen$6.50
5FincheChris WallerMichael Walker$7.50
6MustajeerKris LeesDamien Oliver$12
7HartnellJames CummingsBrad Rawiller$26
8Red VerdonEd DunlopPatrick Cosgrave$71
9The Chosen OneMurray Baker & Andrew ForsmanStephen Baster$13
10SoundMichael MoroneyJames Winks$101
11Mr QuickiePhillip StokesJohn Allen$8
12Gold MountIan WilliamsMark Du Plessis$26
13WolfeGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottBeau Mertens$21
14Brimham RocksChris WallerMichael Dee$31
15Angel Of TruthGwenda MarkwellDean Yendall$41
16RostropovichDavid HayesDwayne Dunn$31
17QafilaDavid HayesCory Parish$41
18Big DukeKris LeesBrett Prebble$41


2019 – Mer De Glace (2:30.16)
2018 – Best Solution (2:33.72)
2017 – Boom Time (2:27.66)
2016 – Jameka (2:28.88)
2015 – Mongolian Khan (2:27.76)
2014 – Admire Rakti (2:32.12)
2013 – Fawkner (2:29.10)
2012 – Dunaden (2:28.82)
2011 – Southern Speed (2:28.44)
2010 – Descarado (2:35.69)