Caulfield Cup Betting

The Caulfield Cup is a Melbourne Racing Club feature event run over 2400 metres at Caulfield in Melbourne. The race itself is run as a handicap and is usually around two weeks before the Melbourne Cup.

Significant prizemoney increases for 2018 were announced for the Caulfield Cup with $5million now up for grabs – a jump of $2million from the previous year when Boom Time saluted. In 2019, the Caulfield Cup will again be worth $5million with $3million of that afforded to the winner. Prizemoney is paid all the way down to tenth (10th).

Many trainers have used the Caulfield Cup as a final lead-up to the Melbourne Cup with 11 horses capturing the Cups double in the same season. This feat hasn’t been achieved since New Zealand mare Ethereal did it in 2001. Dunaden remains the last horse to have won both Cups but he won his Caulfield Cup in 2012 which was a year later than his Melbourne Cup triumph.

The late Bart Cummings holds the record for most Caulfield Cup winners (7) with four being the next best by fellow legendary horseman Tommy ‘T.J’ Smith and Lee Freedman.

Scobie Breasley has the most wins by a jockey (5) with Damien Oliver next best on four.

Winners of the Caulfield Cup have mainly been from Australia and New Zealand but British-trained runners (Best Solution, All The Good, Taufan’s Melody) have crept onto the honour roll in recent times as well as the first Japanese winner (Admire Rakti, 2014).

Might And Power still holds the record for the great winning margin when he streeted his rivals by 7.5 lengths in 1997.

Key Caulfield Cup Race Information


October 19, 2019


Caulfield Racecourse


Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival






Group 1

2018 WINNER:

Best Solution


Total stakes: $500,000 (AUD)

2018 Caulfield Result & Race Replay

Past Caulfield Cup Results

Year Winner Jockey Weight (kg) Trainer Price
2018 Best Solution P Cosgrave 57.5 S Bin Suroor $12.00
2017 Boom Time C Parish 52.5 D & B Hayes & T Dabernig $51.00
2016 Jameka N Hall 52.5 C Maher $4.20
2015 Mongolian Khan O Bosson 55 M Baker $5.00
2014 Admire Ratki Z Purton 58 T Umeda $11.00
2013 Fawkner N Hall 55 R Hickmott $11.00
2012 Dunaden C Williams 58 M Delzangles $14.00
2011 Southern Speed C Williams 52.5 L Macdonald & A Gluyas $10.00
2010 Descarado C Munce 52.5 G Waterhouse $17.00
2009 Viewed B Rawiller 57 B Cummings $13.00
2008 All The Good K McEvoy 54.5 S Binsuroor $41.00

Frequently Asked Questions about the Caulfield Cup

When is the 2019 Caulfield Cup? The running of the 2019 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup will be on October 19.

How long is the 2019 Caulfield Cup? The 2019 Caulfield Cup is to be conducted over 2400 metres, a distance which it has maintained since 1882.

Where is the 2019 Caulfield Cup? This year’s running of the Caulfield Cup will be held at Caulfield Racecourse, where it has been since its inception in 1879. Between 1940 and 1943, it was run at Flemington.

Who won 2018 Caulfield Cup? Best Solution, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, captured the 2018 Caulfield Cup with Pat Cosgrave in the saddle. Homesman and Thecliffsofmoher were second and third respectively.

Who won 2017 Caulfield Cup? Boom Time caused an upset at $51 to win the 2017 Caulfield Cup. He was prepared by training partnership David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig. It was jockey Cory Parish’s first Group One success.

What is the prize money for the 2019 Caulfield Cup? The 2019 edition of the Caulfield Cup will carry prize money of $5million. First prize is $3million while $900,000 goes to the runner-up and $450,000 for third.

What is the highest odds paid out for a Caulfield Cup winner? Saint Warden is listed as the only triple-figure winner of the race at 100/1. Northwind and Taufan’s Melody got up at 66/1  while there have been a few winners at 50/1 or $51 including Boom Time in 2017.

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