Caulfield Cup 2021

Caulfield Cup 2021

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 2021, the Caulfield Cup will be held on Saturday 16th of October, and will be run at Caulfield racecourse.

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Caulfield Cup Quick Facts

In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Caulfield Cup:

DateSaturday, 16th October, 2021
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. This year, the Caulfield Cup will be run on Saturday, October 16th.

The Caulfield Cup is held on the third-and-final day of the Melbourne Racing Club’s spring 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 third-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 2020 event was won by $5 favourite, Verry Elleegant, who finished just 0.2 lengths ahead of UK raider, Anthony Van Dyck. New Zealand stayer The Chosen One rounded out the minor placings.

Caulfield Cup Tips 2021

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 the quality of the horses in the race and the size of the field, Caulfield Cup tips are always hard to predict, but we endeavour to bring you the best! Looking at the futures markets for the 2021 Caulfield Cup, Toowoomba-based 4y.o gelding Incentivise is on the top line of betting, being priced as the $7.50 favourite. His rise up the charts is on the back of six straight victories in 2021, capped off by a visually impressive, 12 length triumph in the Group Three Tattersall’s Cup.

Zaaki is on the next line of betting, priced at $10, as the well travelled gelding made a name for himself during the 2021 Queensland Winter Carnival, winning the Group One Doomben Cup, along with two other Group Two races. Be wary though, as his trainer, Annabel Neasham, has already stated that the Cox Plate is his likely target race.

Mount Popa and last year’s winner, Verry Elleegant, are currently $15, however the latter, like Zaaki, is more likely to head to the Cox Plate than the Caulfield Cup. Mount Popa could be one of the better future Caulfield Cup tips after having three runs during his Autumn preparation for two wins and a second. He has won in both Sydney and Melbourne, most recently winning the Mornington Cup, also over 2400m, by 2.8 lengths after leading from the jump.

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 2021 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 2020.

Some punters have knocked the field for the 2020 Caulfield Cup (2400m), but it was an intriguing battle between the international raiders, headed by Anthony Van Dyck, and the local hopes led by Verry Elleegant.

Let’s take a look at each and every runner in the 2020 Caulfield Cup:

1 – Anthony Van Dyck – $6.50

One of the best internationals we’ve seen come out in recent years, with an excellent form line coming from Europe, including a last start win over champion Stradivarius. The only knock is that he’s drawn the carpark out in 21, and will have to do a stack of work in the run. Regardless, he’s probably good enough to overcome the draw and the weight, and is right in this, and has to be on your side on race day.

2 – Avilius – $34

This old boy is a polarising figure, but I think that he’s been travelling well this prep, hitting the line well first up in the Chelmsford Stakes, and putting in a monster effort in the Hill Stakes. Hits this fourth up with a good platform, and certainly won’t mind the rain coming. Goes in all exotics, think he is overs at the current price.

3 – Vow And Declare – $41

It’s hard to get enthused about the reigning Melbourne Cup winner here, carrying the big weight in what isn’t the grand final for this horse. Has done just enough in his two starts this prep in the Makybe Diva Stakes and the Turnbull Stakes and is only just getting into his preferred staying distances now.

4 – Buckhurst – $12

Joseph O’Brien certainly knows the sorts of horses to bring out here, and Buckhurst looks to fit the profile. Lightly raced with some big scalps in Europe, including a win over Cox Plate fancy Sir Dragonet. Has the tactical speed to sit up on the pace and may roll forward from the gate. Looks a big danger if things fall his way.

5 – Mirage Dancer – $18

Opened at $26 so there’s already been some early support for The Metropolitan winner, who is 1kg lighter than last year where he ran third in this race. Has been in good form and I think he can be in the finish for your exotics.

6 – Mustajeer – $101

The price says it all, has no chance.

7 – Verry Elleegant – $5.50

Super impressive first up when circling the field in the Winx Stakes, and did it again in the Turnbull when looking very strong through the line, and answering queries about her ability on firmer tracks. Has drawn a great gate, steps up in distance, and will love it if the rain comes. Is very hard to knock, and is a massive chance here, must go in everything.

8 – Dashing Willoughby – $31

Another European invader. Not sure he’s got the turn of foot of some of the others here, and his grand final looks to be the Melbourne Cup. Happy to be against him.

9 – Finche – $13

It’s hard not to like the big giraffe, a very honest runner who will be in this for a long way. Has been tracking well this preparation and should definitely be in the finish here, worth including in exotics.

10 – Prince Of Arran – $21

By all reports has been looking in very good condition, but has drawn a shocker of a gate out in 19. I doubt they’ll roll forward and risk busting him up for the Melbourne Cup in a few weeks, I think they’ll just be happy for him to hit the line strongly here.

11 – Master Of Wine – $8

Has been backed in from $10 and will only keep firming if the rain comes. Has long been targeting this race and the Hawkes team are flying, especially in grand finals. Has done just enough this preparation without being spectacular, and must go in everything. Looks like the one to upset the two market leaders.

12 – The Chosen One – $91

Not travelling well enough, the price tells the story.

13 – Warning – $26

A tough one, he hit the line really well in the Turnbull and will eat up the 2400m. He’s drawn a shocker of a gate and will probably be giving them too much of a head start to win because of the draw. He’s in good form and I’ll certainly be following in the Melbourne Cup.

14 – Dalasan – $16

Has been given a good platform by the Macdonald & Gluyas team, but I’m not sure he’s got the x factor to win a Caulfield Cup. Looks unders in the market.

15 – True Self – $34

Had a shocker of a run in the Ebor 8 weeks ago, and has had a very mediocre preparation as a whole. Doesn’t look in good enough form to challenge.

16 – Aktau – Scratched

17 – Toffee Tongue – $16

Bit of a surprise packet here, a Waller mare well down in the weights and in-form, finishing second in the Turnbull behind Verry Elleegant. She ran a personal best there and would need to lift again, but I think she’s got a sneaky chance and is worth including in exotics.

18 – Chapada – $26

Hit the line strongly behind Orderofthegarter two starts ago then won a last minute entry by turning him over in the Herbert Power Stakes. Rock bottom in the weights off the quick back up, can probably run in the top half of the field.

19 – Raheen House – $251

Has gained a run thanks to the scratching of Aktau, but has no real hope of winning.

20 – San Huberto – $101

Looks to be targeting the Melbourne Cup.

21 – Oceanex – $151

Probably won’t get a run and isn’t good enough if she does.

22 – Le Don De Vie – $71

Slim hope of starting.

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 2020’s winning Caulfield Cup trifecta:

1st – Verry Ellleegant

2nd – Anthony Van Dyck

3rd – The Chosen One

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.

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 2021

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 this year at $5.50, with the horses coming 1st and 2nd respectively.

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 seven Caulfield Cups.

Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) was just 0.2 lengths away from winning last year 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 21 races, producing 15 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.

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 nine of the 19 winners of the Caulfield Cup have carried at least 55kg, including seven of the past nine. The below table shows the amount of wins by each weight for the last 11 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 143 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.yo at the time of winning.

Five-year-olds come in a close second, with 44 winners over the Caulfield Cup era, but only eight of these have happened in the past 35 years, with Verry Elleegant being the most recent 5y.o to win.

Since 2010, over the last 11 Caulfield Cups, the statistics by age are:

Age# of Wins

Caulfield Cup Best Bets

While our Caulfield Cup best bets for 2021 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: Prince of Arran – $21

Prince of Arran will come into the Caulfield Cup first up, but that is no issue for this classy gelding. With Jamie Kah booked to ride, he will have plenty of opportunities to take out the crown here, especially with a first up record of 10:2-1-5.

Last year when he came out, Prince of Arran came second in the Group Two Herbert Power, first in the Group Three Geelong Cup and then second in the Melbourne Cup. That is some incredible Australian form and we will happily take the massive odds on offer.

Caulfield Cup Best Bet #2: Verry Elleegant – $5.50

While she is the favourite to take out the race, the $5.50 price is still quite high and we will definitely have something on her here. She has already won two races this prep, the 1400m Group One Winx Stakes and the 2000m Group One Turnbull Stakes.

The Turnbull is a very good formline for this race and she is obviously on top of her game this prep. What is impressive about her Turnbull run is that it was a Good3, eliminating concerns about her ability to run without any give in the turf. Regardless of the conditions for the Caulfield Cup, she will take plenty of beating.

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 2021

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 2021 Caulfield Cup at double-digit odds.

The 2021 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 2021 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 run, 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 Caulfield Cup odds for this year’s race are already out, but make sure to compare these prices between different bookies. Although they usually agree on a horse’s price, you may stumble across much higher odds – with an obvious higher profit involved.

The below table shows the current 2021 Caulfield Cup odds as of mid-July, courtesy of Sportsbet:

Mount Popa$15
Verry Elleegant $15
Al Aasy (IRE)$21
Explosive Jack$21
Aegon (NZ)$26
Au Clair De Lune (IRE)$26
Prince Of Arran (GB)$26
Sir Dragonet$26

Caulfield Cup Field 2021

The Caulfield Cup field consists of 18 horses and four emergencies, selected based on ratings and form, with there being up to 10 races throughout the year that earn horses battle-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 2021. 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 Caulfield Cup field will be announced on Tuesday, October 12th, 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 this year’s field to be announce, check out the Caulfield Cup field from last year, in 2020:

1. Anthony Van Dyck (IRE)58.5kg17Hugh BowmanAidan O’Brien
2. Avilius (GB)57kg13John AllenJames Cummings
3. Vow And Declare57kg14Damien OliverDanny O’Brien
4. Buckhurst (IRE)55kg7Ben MelhamJoseph O’Brien
5. Mirage Dancer (IRE)55kg5Craig NewittT Busuttin & N Young
6. Mustajeer (GB)55kg11Billy EganKris Lees
7. Verry Elleegant55kg8Mark ZahraChris Waller
8. Dashing Willoughby (GB)54.5kg1Michael WalkerAndrew Walding
9. Finch (GB)54.5kg9Damien LaneChris Waller
10. Prince Of Arran (IRE)54.5kg15Jamie KahCharlie Fellowes
11. Master Of Wine (GER)53.5kg6Craig WilliamsM, W & J Hawkes
12. The Chosen One (NZ)53.5kg2Daniel StackhouseM Baker & A Forsman
13. Warning53kg16Luke CurrieA & S Freedman
14. Dalasan52.5kg10William PikeL McDonald & A Gluyas
15. True Self (IRE)52kg3Declan BatesWilliam Mullins
16. AktauDaniel MoorMichael Moroney
17. Toffee Tongue (NZ)51kg4Michael DeeChris Waller
18. Chapada50.5kg12Jye McNeilMichael Moroney
19e. Raheen House 53.5kg18Daniel MoorKris Lees

Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw

Between 1984 and 2008, only eight winners of 25 have won from double-digit barriers. Looking at more recent times, however, those numbers have come into fruition with seven of the past 11 winners jumping from barrier 10 or wider.

Looking at more recent history, over the last three years the winners have come from barriers 8, 18 and 15 respectively. While Verry Elleegant 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 2021

With the race yet to be run, we still don’t know what the Caulfield Cup results for 2021 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, Verry Elleegant took out the crown, narrowly in front of Anthony Van Dyck and The Chosen One. The winner came from 11th at the 800m and 7th at the 400m, just before the straight, to storm down the outside and win. Anthony Van Dyck, who jumped from the second widest gate, was 15th at the 800m and 11th at the 400m, before storming passed nearly all of them.

Master Of Wine was leading the charge at the 800m, coming 2nd at the 400m before finishing in 10th. Another one in the front couple of pairings for the race was True Self, who was 3rd at the 800m before improving to 1st at the 400m before being swallowed by the pack to finish 13th.

You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2020 Caulfield Cup race:

Have a read below at the full results of the Caulfield Cup in 2020:

1st7. Verry Elleegant (55kg)Mark Zahra
2nd1. Anthony Van Dyck (58.5kg)Hugh Bowman0.2L
3rd12. The Chosen One (53.5kg)Daniel Stackhouse1L
4th10. Prince Of Arran (54.5kg)Jamie Kah1.9L
5th9. Finch (54.5kg)Damien Lane2.4L
6th2. Avilius (57kg)John Allen2.6L
7th4. Buckhurst (55kg)Ben Melham3.4L
8th6. Mustajeer (55kg)Billy Egan3.9L
9th18. Chapada (50.5kg)Jye McNeil4.2L
10th11. Master Of Wine (53.5kg)Craig Williams4.6L
11th14. Dalasan (52.5kg)William Pike5L
12th13. Warning (53kg)Luke Currie5.2L
13th15. True Self (52kg)Declan Bates5.9L
14th17. Toffee Tongue (51kg)Michael Dee6.4L
15th3. Vow And Declare (57kg)Damien Oliver8.7L
16th19e. Raheen House (53.5kg)Daniel Moor15.7L
17th5. Mirage Dancer (55kg)Craig Newitt17.2L
18th8. Dashing Willoughby (54.5kg)Michael Walker27.2L

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 2021

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 event but it still had the best Australian jockeys, including from Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

The 2020 Caulfield Cup saw Melbourne-based Mark Zahra win aboard Verry Elleegant, just in front of Sydney-based jockey Hugh Bowman, who was the hoop for Anthony Van Dyck. This was Zahra’s first win as a Caulfield Cup jockey, while Bowman is still yet to win one.

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:

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 2021

Given the vast international representation in the race, Caulfield Cup trainers find it hard to win multiple events. Chris Waller, one of the best trainers of the modern era, only won his first Cup in 2020 with Verry Elleegant.

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:

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
2013FawknerRob Hickmott
2012DunadenMikel Delzangles
2011Southern SpeedL MacDonald & A Gluyas
2010DescaradoGai Waterhouse
2009ViewedBart Cummings
2008All The GoodSaeed bin Suroor
2007Master O’ReillyDanny O’Brien
2006TawqeetDavid Hayes
2005RailingsJohn Hawkes
2004ElvstroemTony Vasil
2003MummifyLee Freedman
2002NortherlyFred Kersley
2001EtherealSheila Laxon
2000DiatribeGeorge Hanlon

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