Caulfield Cup 2022

Caulfield Cup 2022

The Caulfield Cup is one of the biggest races of the year in Australia. It is known as one of the best lead up races to the Melbourne Cup, and you will tend to see a lot of horses compete in both races each year. In 2022, the Caulfield Cup will be held on Saturday 15th of October, and will be run at Caulfield racecourse.

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DateSaturday, 15th October, 2022
Start TimeTBA
RacecourseCaulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Distance2,400 metres
GradeGroup 1

Caulfield Cup Introduction

The Caulfield Cup is an event hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club and is a Group One thoroughbred horse race, only for horses three years old and older. The Caulfield Cup is run over 2400m at Caulfield Racecourse, being Australia’s, and arguably the World’s, premier race over this distance. The 2022 Caulfield Cup will be run on Saturday, October 15th.

The Caulfield Cup is held on the third-and-final day of the Melbourne Racing Club’s Caulfield Cup carnival, following the Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Stakes and Thousand Guineas, with the total prize money pool for the Caulfield Cup is $5,000,000, tied with the Cox Plate for the fourth-richest race in Australia.

The winner is awarded $3,000,000 and also gets ballot-free exemption entry into the Melbourne Cup, creating the illustrious Spring Cups-Double. Many horses run in both races, which are 17 days apart, with the last horse to win the double being Ethereal in 2001.

The 2021 event was won by $2.30 favourite, Incentivise, who finished 3.5L ahead of Nonconformist (2nd) and 5.25L ahead of Persan (3rd).

Caulfield Cup Tips 2022

The Caulfield is one of Australia’s premier horse races and it happens to be a race most Aussies like to have a casual punt on. Our expert tipsters will put together a short list of Caulfield Cup tips to look out for in the leadup to the big race.

Given nominations are yet to be accepted for the 2022 Caulfield Cup, it is hard to provide any updates at this time. However, as the Spring Carnival gets going, the horses that are targeting this race will become clearer and we will be able to provide you with updates. If you are after Caulfield Cup horse tips, then we will keep you informed with which horses are likely to be running, so you can place your futures bets with confidence!

We will list The Sharks’ Caulfield Cup best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the race. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!

Caulfield Cup Tips From Experts

While our tips are not out for the Caulfield Cup in 2022, as it is too far out from the event, you can have a look below at our Caulfield Cup expert tips from the race in 2021.

Let’s take a look at each and every runner in the 2021 Caulfield Cup:

1. Homesman (13) – $46

Homesman gives himself every chance by settling on speed, the rise up in distance definitely helps and he has good form on soft tracks, 4:2-1-0, showing that he may be over the odds. However, he is on the quick backup and carries the top weight in this race and that may be his undoing. He may not win the race but is a good exotics play.

2. Incentivise (20) – $2.50

While he has drawn the carpark and is drifting in the market, he is clearly the best horse in the race and has the best form, winning the Makybe Diva and Turnbull Stakes. His best ratings performance was over 2400m when he won the G3 Tatt’s Cup in June by 12L, proving we may not have even seen the best of him yet. Brett Prebble is also the most in-form jockey in the state, potentially the country, and will give him a great steer.

3. Explosive Jack (1) – $15

There are a couple of things working in Explosive Jack’s favour here. He is 3:2-0-1 at the distance, which he seems to be looking for after running the fastest last 200m in the Turnbull Stakes, while he is 6:3-1-0 on soft tracks and is 1/1 third up. The Maher/Eustace stable is flying with their runners in 2000m+ races and will have him primed for this race, but is this or the Melbourne Cup his grand final?

4. The Chosen One (9) – $13

The Chosen One finished third in this race last year, which was arguably a stronger edition of the Caulfield Cup. He also has been on fire this prep without winning, running third, fourth and second, with his last 200m last week being the fastest of the entire day, outside the sprints races. The quick back up is perfect for him and Damian Lane sticking on is also a big tick, considering he has the most winners of all Victorian jockeys this season and has finished in the top five in 65% of his rides.

5. Ocean Billy (7) – $91

The Auckland Cup winner has made his way across the ditch and under the care of Chris Waller, will be looking to make a splash here. He does have soft track form but there are a fair few better in this race.

6. Selino (17) – $101

Selino won the Sydney Cup at the end of last prep and has now run fourth in the Bart Cummings last start, proving he can run a big race. However, he seems to be looking for further and has dropped back in distance in this run and has no wet track form.

7. Persan (11) – $26

He is continuing to make his way up in distance, Linda Meech is a great booking and he is from the Maher/Eustace camp but Persan may still be asking for further and he hasn’t been running as well this prep compared to what we have seen of him in the past. Looks more of a Melbourne Cup play than a Caulfield Cup play here.

8. Quick Thinker (14) – $61

Quick Thinker is a good wet tracker and races on the speed, meaning he has every chance, but his form isn’t good enough in comparison to some of these.

9. Chapada (18) – $71

Chapada had an eye-catching run in the Turnbull, running past Verry Elleegant to finish third behind Incentivise and Young Werther, but that may have been his peak. The wide draw doesn’t help him here and his better form may actually be back at 2000m.

10. Delphi (19) – $7.50

On the quick back-up after an impressive 1L win in the Herbert Power Stakes last week, Delphi is the second favourite in the race and impressed Damien Oliver enough that Olly will cut down to 53kg to ride him half a kilo over his set 52.5kg. That is the lightest that Olly has ridden in over 10 years, highlighting how much he thinks of this horse and his chances in the race. He has good Europe staying form, has won on a soft track previously and will give himself every chance by racing up on speed, where he could just burst away going around the bend. Delphi is definitely a major player.

11. Master Of Wine (10) – $34

Master Of Wine looked to be in the bin through his first three runs this prep but had a very impressive third in the Bart Cummings over 2520m last start. However, he started third favourite in this race last year, where he had a better lead up and that race was much harder, and he still only finished 10th. If the rain genuinely comes and gets to a heavy range, it opens it up for him but that would be his only saviour.

12. Montefilia (12) – $17

This four-year-old mare has had an exceptional preparation, finishing no worse than third in all three of her runs, including a last-start win in the 2400m Metropolitan, which rated very well . She is the equal-third best rated horse in the race but drops 3.5kg from her last start to just 52kg and gets Jye McNeil on board, who won a Group One here last weekend in the Toorak Handicap. Montefilia is exceptional on wet tracks, has won fourth up and given how fast they will go up the front her, she may be in the perfect spot to swoop late and claim this.

13. Port Guillaume (6) – $91

His second up run in the Naturalism was impressive but he regressed last start in the Bart Cummings, finishing last of 16. Based on that inconsistency, he is hard to trust, but the soft track will play into his favour. He could have a big run but happy to look elsewhere.

14. She’s Ideel (5) – $35

She’s Ideel has had an interesting preparation so far but gets the blinkers on for this run, which may be her grand final. She was beaten comfortably last start in the Metropolitan but actually beat Montefilia over 2000m in the run prior. It was a soft track there, which she will get here, and that is clearly a big positive for her, but it seems to be for a lot of horses in the race so it comes down to whether she is good enough. She drops 3kg from her last start and could come from the back given the fast pace set, but is she good enough?

15. Young Werther (8) – $10

Young Werther had an eye-catching finish in the Turnbull Stakes, finishing half a length behind Incentivise. Given he has run fifth over 1700m and second over 2000m, despite running better over further, he seems primed to run well here in the Caulfield Cup. He drops 1.5kg for this race, is flying this prep and has drawn perfectly in barrier 8, meaning he will have plenty of protection throughout the race and could be primed to burst home late. If it gets to a genuinely soft track then that may not be his go, but he is an exotics chance at a minimum.

16. Nonconformist (16) – $12

Nonconformist is in career best form and that was shown in his second placing in last week’s Caulfield Stakes, beating home Zaaki and just missed Probabeel on the line. He now drops 8.5kg from that start last week to 51.5kg, and looks primed to explode for his grand final here ratings wise. He beat home Delphi and Grand Promenade two runs ago and is one of the best form horses in the race, especially at the weights.

17. Duais (3) – $17

Despite already being in the Caulfield Cup field before the run, Duais came out to win Wednesday’s Coongy Cup and is now primed on the quick back-up. She drops 6kg from that run, which was run slowly throughout the early stages, which is the perfect set up for the quick back-up here. She gets a good gate and has won the Queensland Oaks over 2200m as $2.80 favourite, meaning she knows how to win. This could be a peak run from her and she is a definite exotics play, if not more.

18. Charms Star (4) – $81

Finished seventh in the Metropolitan despite running at the limit weight of 50kg there, meaning there may be no improvement to come. Chris Waller knows a thing or two about grand finals but she was lucky to get in here and there are plenty better.

19e. Great House (2) – $91

Will need some luck to get in but may be too slow to compete even if he does. Was a good win in the Newcastle Cup then a vallant fifth in the Metropolitan, plus he likes a wet track, but unlikely.

20e. Constantinople (15) – $251

Has no form leading up to this and is likely to not even get a run.

Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tips

A winning Caulfield Cup trifecta can end in a huge pay-out – especially considering the odds of some of the horses above in a win bet! Predicting the first three horses over the line, in exact finishing order, in the world’s richest mile and a half handicap is easier said than done. But this exotic bet, when completed successfully, results in massive dividends, especially if you place a high enough stake.

As an example, let’s look at 2021’s winning Caulfield Cup trifecta, which paid just $337.20, thanks to Incentivise winning at such short odds:

1st – Incentivise

2nd – Nonconformist

3rd – Persan

The Caulfield Cup finishing order is of utmost importance when punting on a winning trifecta. Even if you have selected the correct runner, you won’t receive a pay-out unless you have picked the horses in the correct order, unless you pick a boxed trifecta.

Punters who are selecting a winning Caulfield Cup trifecta are able to receive thousands of dollars profit for every dollar invested in their stake – meaning the Caulfield Cup trifecta is one of the most lucrative around.

Winning a Caulfield Cup trifecta is not simple, to say the least. But there are definitely tips and tricks that you can consider to make punting a little bit easier.

Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tip 1

Don’t blindly trust other punters, always go with your gut when it comes to choosing your favourites. Do your own research and look at stats into runners you think may have a shot at the Caulfield Cup trifecta.

Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tip 2

If you’re a bit unsure where to start with your research, consider checking out a Caulfield Cup form guide – bookies like Sportsbet and Neds have them available year-round.

Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tip 3

Consider placing a box trifecta as opposed to a straight trifecta. A box trifecta is great because it covers you in all combinations of finishing positions, once you’ve chosen three runners. It will cost a bit more money extra to place, but improves your chances of winning a Caulfield Cup trifecta by a great amount.

Where to Place a Caulfield Cup Trifecta?

You’re able to place a Caulfield Cup trifecta through an online bookie – or in store at TAB. Online bookies often offer elite punting services – with plenty of fans placing a box trifecta with the 3 favourites in their bet.

Online bookies are also not subject to business hours or location – which means you’re able to place a Caulfield Cup trifecta from your living room! Online bookies also offer a step-by-step guide into placing a Caulfield Cup trifecta.

Caulfield Cup Betting 2022

There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Caulfield Cup. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:

Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Caulfield Cup?

In 2015 and 2016 back-to-back favourites won the Caulfield Cup, with Mongolian Khan at $5 and Jameka at $4.20. But, it’s always better to look toward a higher paying horse with better value – since 2008, nine winners have won at double-figure odds.

However, Verry Elleegant shared favouritism with Anthony Van Dyck in 2020 at $5.50, with the horses coming 1st and 2nd respectively. Incentivise won as one of the shortest priced favourites to ever win the race, jumping at $2.30 in 2021.

Is Previous Caulfield Cup Form a Good Indicator of Future Caulfield Cup Success?

When looking at Caulfield Cup betting, it is actually better to stay away from previous winners. Since the race was first run in 1879, no horses have won more than twice and there have only been six horses to achieve that mark, with just two of those six winning in back-to-back years.

The most recent two-time winner was Ming Dynasty, who first won in 1977 and then won again in 1980. That is a massive 30 years since a horse that has won the race previously has won it again!

Local vs International Horses

While we like to think that our local horses have the edge, as was the case in 2020 with Verry Elleegant (yes we know she is originally a Kiwi, but we have claimed her), International raiders have won four of the last eight Caulfield Cups. The data is skewed in 2021 as there were no European raiders in the Caulfield Cup due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic as well as the new rules put in place by Racing Victoria. This allowed Incentivise to peg on back for the home-grown horses.

Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) was just 0.2 lengths away from winning in 2020 and could have potentially won if he didn’t draw the carpark (barrier 21 – 17 after emergencies were cut). Mer De Glace (JPN) won in 2019 while Best Solution (IRE) took out the 2018 edition.

This is particularly interesting as internationally-trained horses have begun targeting this race only quite recently. This occurred around 1998, and since then the international imports have generated six winners. While some of the international stayers are of a better quality, their lead into the race is quite disjointed, having to travel and then usually going into the Caulfield Cup first up.

Since internationals began kicking down the door for the Caulfield Cup – there have been 22 races, producing 16 Australian or Kiwi winners. In 2020, only eight of the 18 runners originated in either Australia and New Zealand, highlighting how much of an internationally sought after race the Caulfield Cup is.


Weight is something to strongly consider when it comes to horse racing. And surprisingly, the ‘toppie’ has done fairly well in this race since 1999, commanding a very distinct respect.

While Incentivise wore the number 2 silks in 2021, he shared top weight with Homesman. Due to new rules brought in regarding the weight scale in 2017, the pair only had to carry 55.5kg in the 2021 Caulfield Cup, despite being the top-weight.

Best Solution won under 57.7kg in 2018, joining other hall of famers in Admire Rakti (58kg), Viewed (57kg), Northerly (58kg) and Sky Heights (56.5) as horses who have saluted as top-weight fancies in their respective years – quite the opposite to the Melbourne Cup.

Anthony Van Dyck, who was a close second in the 2020 Caulfield Cup, was carrying the top weight at 58.5kg – a joint $5.50 favourite with 55kg winner, Verry Elleegant. If Anthony Van Dyck took home the title in 2020, he would have made history as the heaviest ever to claim the Caulfield Cup.

Between the years of 1984 and 2001, only two of the 18 winners were carrying 55kg or more. However, since then ten of the 20 winners of the Caulfield Cup have carried at least 55kg, including eight of the past ten. The below table shows the amount of wins by each weight for the last 12 Caulfield Cups, since 2010:

Weight# of Wins


Age is also another distinctive factor in determining a Caulfield Cup winner, with the four-year-olds actually taking out a resounding amount of wins in comparison to other ages. The Caulfield Cup has been run 144 times, and out of this, a whopping 50 of those winners have been four-year-olds, which accounts for over a third of all winners during this period. Both Mer De Glace (2019) and Best Solution (2018) were 4 at the time of winning.

Five-year-olds come in a close second, with 45 winners over the Caulfield Cup era, but only nine of these have happened in the past 36 years. However, Verry Elleegant and Incentivise both won as five-year-olds over the last two years.

Since 2010, over the last 12 Caulfield Cups, the statistics by age are:

Age# of Wins

Caulfield Cup Best Bets

While our Caulfield Cup best bets for 2022 are not out just yet, take a look at our best bets for last year, to see how we went:

Caulfield Cup Best Bet #1: Montefilia – $17/$4.60

History shows that four-year-olds and those carrying 52.5kg or less have good success in this race, with both of those applying to Montefilia in the 2021 Caulfield Cup.

This four-year-old mare has had an exceptional preparation, finishing no worse than third in all three of her runs, including a last-start win in the 2400m Metropolitan, which rated very well . She is the equal-third best rated horse in the race but drops 3.5kg from her last start to just 52kg and gets Jye McNeil on board, who won a Group One here last weekend in the Toorak Handicap. Montefilia is exceptional on wet tracks, has won fourth up and given how fast they will go up the front her, she may be in the perfect spot to swoop late and claim this.

Caulfield Cup Best Bet #2: Young Werther – $16/$4.20

Young Werther had an eye-catching finish in the Turnbull Stakes, finishing half a length behind Incentivise. Given he has run fifth over 1700m and second over 2000m, despite running better over further, he seems primed to run well here in the Caulfield Cup. He drops 1.5kg for this race, is flying this prep and has drawn perfectly in barrier 8, meaning he will have plenty of protection throughout the race and could be primed to burst home late. If it gets to a genuinely soft track then that may not be his go, but he is an exotics chance at a minimum.

Caulfield Cup Bet Types

Below is a table that outlines the basics on how to bet on the Caulfield Cup:

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Caulfield Cup.
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 Caulfield Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer.
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the Caulfield Cup, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the place pay-out.
Quinella BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st and 2nd in any order in the Caulfield Cup.
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Caulfield Cup.
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Caulfield Cup.
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Caulfield Cup.
QuaddiePlace a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Caulfield Cup to place a quaddie.

Caulfield Cup Odds 2022

Long before the Caulfield Cup field is even announced – online bookies will open early markets, or all-in markets, for Caulfield Cup punting. This is prime time to place a punt on your horse, as you’re able to bet on strong contenders for the 2022 Caulfield Cup at double-digit odds.

The 2022 Caulfield Cup odds will obviously fluctuate frequently in the lead up to the race, especially when horses come back to begin Spring and we can get a better idea of how they will be going this preparation. Punting early on these markets can find you a favourite at prices of $20 or more, which will retain you a much higher return on investment. However, there is increased risk with doing this and you should be well aware.

Depending on when you place a futures bet on the 2022 Caulfield Cup, your horse may not even run but you won’t get your money back, occurring when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the starting date.

If you are betting when it says ‘Before Noms’, you have the security of receiving your money back if your horse doesn’t nominate, but they could return from a spell in terrible form or with an underlying issue, seeing your bet potentially wasted and their odds balloon out even more.

The 2022 Caulfield Cup odds are out, and Duais has now moved into favouritism, with four runners on the second line of betting. Here are the current odds, courtesy of Neds, as of late-July:

Crystal Pegasus$18
Hishi Iguazu$21

Caulfield Cup Field 2022

The Caulfield Cup field consists of 18 horses plus emergencies, selected based on ratings and form, with there being up to 10 races throughout the year that earn horses ballot-free entry exemptions for the race.

When trying to predict who will enter the race, unlike the Cox Plate, it is hard to get a proper grasp on who will enter the Caulfield Cup field in 2022. Given the changes made to rules for international horses entering the Melbourne Cup, we are likely to see less international raiders than in previous years.

The final 2022 Caulfield Cup field will be announced on Tuesday, October 11th, with the barrier draw to be held one day later. Until then we have no confirmation of exactly which horses will take part in the race.

However, the race always attracts the best, mostly on their path to the Melbourne Cup, meaning plenty of Group One winners take part. So while we wait for the 2022 Caulfield Cup field to be announce, check out the field from last year, in 2021:

1. Homesman55.5kg13Jordan ChildsAnthony & Sam Freedman
2. Incentivise55.5kg18Brett PrebblePeter Moody
3. Explosive Jack54kg1John AllenCiaron Maher & David Eustace
4. The Chosen One54kg9Damian LaneMurray Baker & Andrew Forsman
5. Ocean Billy53.5kg7Damien ThorntonChris Waller
6. Selino53.5kg15Fred KersleyChris Waller
7. Persan53kg11Linda MeechCiaron Maher & David Eustace
8. Quick ThinkerSCRSCRSCRMurray Baker & Andrew Forsman
9. Chapada52.5kg16Daniel StackhouseMichael Moroney
10. Delphi52.5kg17Damien OliverAnthony & Sam Freedman
11. Master Of Wine52.5kg10Dean HollandM, W & J Hawkes
12. Montefilia52kg12Jye McNeilDavid Payne
13. Port Guillaume52kg6Harry CoffeyBen & JD Hayes
14. She’s Ideel52kg5Craig NewittBjorn Baker
15. Young Werther52kg8Daniel MoorDanny O’Brien
16. Nonconformist51.5kg14Craig WilliamsCrahame Begg
17. Duais51kg3Michael DeeEdward Cummings
18. Charms Star50kg4Dean YendallChris Waller
19e. Great House50kg2Teodore NugentChris Waller
20e. ConstantinopleSCRSCRSCRAaron Purcell

Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw

Between 1984 and 2008, only eight winners of 25 won from double-digit barriers. Looking at more recent times, however, those numbers have come into fruition with eight of the past 12 winners jumping from barrier 10 or wider.

Looking at more recent history, over the last four years the winners have come from barriers 18, 8, 18 and 15 respectively. While Verry Elleegant, in 2020, is in single figures, it shows that it isn’t beneficial to have a low draw and get boxed in for the run.

Punters often look to the inside gates, but history states this race wasn’t exactly made for the inside position – with barrier one not producing a Caulfield Cup winner since 1941. The most successful barriers are seven and nine, with eight wins apiece.

Caulfield Cup Results 2022

With the race yet to be run, we still don’t know what the Caulfield Cup results for 2022 will be! However, check back in after the race and we will have all of the information on how the big race went and what the results are.

Looking back at last year, Incentivise proved that he was the best horse in the race, thumping the rest of the field to win his third straight Group One race. Despite racing wide with minimal cover throughout the race, Incentivise found another gear, or two, going round the bend and kicked away down the Caulfield straight.

He finished 3.5L clear of Nonconformist, who was a clear second, with Persan, Montefilia and Great House fighting out who finished 3rd, 4th, an 5th, finishing in the order stated.

You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2021 Caulfield Cup race:

Have a read below at the full results of the Caulfield Cup in 2021:

1st2. Incentivise (18)Brett Prebble
2nd16. Nonconformist (14)Craig Williams3.5L
3rd7. Persan (11)Linda Meech5.25L
4th12. Montefilia (12)Jye McNeil5.35L
5th19e. Great House (2)Teodore Nugent5.55L
6th9. Chapada (16)Daniel Stackhouse5.75L
7th14. She’s Ideel (5)Craig Newitt6.75L
8th15. Young Werther (8)Daniel Moor6.95L
9th5. Ocean Billy (7)Damien Thornton8.95L
10th13. Port Guillaume (6)Harry Coffey9.15L
11th1. Homesman (13)Jordan Childs9.9L
12th11. Master Of Wine (10)Dean Holland10.65L
13th10. Delphi (17)Damien Oliver11.05L
14th4. The Chosen One (9)Damian Lane11.35L
15th6. Selino (15)Fred Kersley11.75L
16th17. Duais (3)Michael Dee14.5L
17th3. Explosive Jack (1)John Allen14.6L
18th18. Charms Star (4)Dean Yendall17.85L

Caulfield Cup Winners

The results for the upcoming Caulfield Cup are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:

2020Verry ElleegantAnthony Van DyckThe Chosen One
2019Mer De GlaceVow and DeclareMirage Dancer
2018Best SolutionHomesmanThe Cliffsofmoher
2017Boom TimeSingle GazeJohannes Vermeer
2015Mongolian KhanTrip To ParisOur Ivanhowe
2014Admire RaktiRising RomanceLucia Valentina
2013FawknerDandinoDear Demi
2012DunadenAlcopopLights Of Heaven
2011Southern SpeedGreen MoonTullamore
2010DescaradoHarris TweedMonaco Consul

Caulfield Cup Jockeys 2022

With the Caulfield Cup being the main lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup, it attracts the best jockeys from both Australia and the World. COVID-19 obviously impacted international hoops from joining the 2020 and 2021 races but the Australian hoops still came to play and put on a show.

The 2021 Caulfield Cup saw the Melbourne-based Brett Prebble win aboard Verry Elleegant, just in front of Craig Williams, who was onboard Nonconformist. This was Prebble’s first win in the Caulfield Cup.

When looking historically at Caulfield Cup jockeys to win the event, Scobie Breasley stands alone on top of them all with five wins to his name, winning in four consecutive years from 1942-45 and then again in 1952. Current hoop Damien Oliver is next best with four wins in the Caulfield Cup, but hasn’t won since 1999 when aboard Sky Heights.

Here is a look at the winning horses, and jockeys, since 2000:

2021IncentiviseBrett Prebble
2020Verry ElleegantMark Zahra
2019Mer De GlaceDamian Lane
2018Best SolutionPat Cosgrave
2017Boom TimeCory Parish
2016JamekaNicholas Hall
2015Mongolian KhanOpie Bosson
2014Admire RaktiZac Purton
2013FawknerNicholas Hall
2012DunadenCraig Williams
2011Southern SpeedCraig Williams
2010DescaradoChris Munce
2009ViewedBrad Rawiller
2008All The GoodKerrin McEvoy
2007Master O’ReillyVlad Duric
2006TawqeetDwayne Dunn
2005RailingsGreg Childs
2004ElvstroemNash Rawiller
2003MummifyDenny Nikolic
2002NortherlyGreg Childs
2001EtherealScott Seamer
2000DiatribeJim Cassidy

Caulfield Cup Trainers 2022

Given the vast international representation in the race, Caulfield Cup trainers find it hard to win multiple events. 2021 saw Peter Moody continue his rise in the ranks amongst Australia’s best trainers, with Incentivise winning the Caulfield. Cup.

When looking at recent times, Chris Waller, one of the best trainers of the modern era, only won his first Cup in 2020 with Verry Elleegant, proving how hard it is to win.

Trainers play such an important role in the performance of each horse, especially with the Caulfield Cup being the main lead-up race for the Melbourne Cup. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes that doesn’t get seen, but is vital to success on race day.

The late, great, Bart Cummings has won the most out of all Caulfield Cup trainers, with seven. Saeed bin Suroor, the leader of the Godolphin training group, is the most recent trainer to win two Caulfield Cups, winning in 2008 before winning again in 2018.

David Hayes also won the Caulfield Cup as a single trainer in 2006 before teaming up to train horses with son Ben Hayes and nephew Tom Dabernig, with the trio winning in 2017. He is a look at the winning horses, and trainers, since 2000:

2021IncentivisePeter Moody
2020Verry ElleegantChris Waller
2019Mer De GlaceHisashi Shimizu
2018Best SolutionSaeed bin Suroor
2017Boom TimeD and B Hayes & T Dabernig
2016JamekaCiaron Maher
2015Mongolian KhanMurray Baker
2014Admire RaktiTomoyuki Yumeda
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2010DescaradoGai Waterhouse
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2002NortherlyFred Kersley
2001EtherealSheila Laxon
2000DiatribeGeorge Hanlon

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