2023 Caulfield Cup betting guide

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Caulfield Cup
Date: October 14, 2022
Venue: Caulfield Racecourse, Station St, Caulfield East VIC 3145
Distance: 2400 metres
Prize Money $5,000,000 AUD
First Running: 1879
2022 Winner Durston

The Caulfield Cup is one of Australia’s richest horse racing events. Many internationals now use it as a final hitout before the Melbourne Cup, but the 2400-metre handicap has a history and prestige all of its own. If it’s odds you are after, our top-ranked horse racing bookmakers for United States run antepost markets for major Australian races all year round.

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2022 Caulfield Cup results

Result Horse Trainer Barrier Jockey Weight
1st DURSTON Chris Waller 6 Michael Dee 51.5Kg
2nd GOLD TRIP Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 Mark Zahra 57.5Kg
3rd KNIGHTS ORDER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 17 Tim Clark 55.5Kg
4th MONTEFILIA David Payne 15 Jason Collett 55.5Kg

Caulfield Cup history and race details

The Caulfield Cup is for three-year-olds and upwards and has run every year since its inauguration in 1879. It is raced under handicap conditions over 2400 metres at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, although organisers are now considering a switch to weight-for-age rules.

In recent times, horses from Japan (Admire Rakti), Europe (Dunaden) and New Zealand (Ethereal) have taken home the trophy. The race has gained popularity among international entrants due to its proximity to the Melbourne Cup, which runs only 16 days later at Flemington.

The Caulfield Cup is not an easy race to win, especially on more than one occasion. The last horse to win two Caulfield Cups was Ming Dynasty, which saluted in 1977 and 1980.

Caulfield Cup, Caulfield Racecourse - Melbourne
Caulfield Racecourse

Caulfield Cup bet types

With the Caulfield Cup being such a popular race around the world, this entices online bookmakers to open up a wide variety of betting markets to the public.

Not only will bookmakers offer the standard betting types such as: win, place, each way, quinella, trifecta, but they will open up the more exotic bet types which means great fun and value for the bettor.

  • Futures:
    This is where bookmakers will open a market for a race well in advance to the field being finalised. This is often where the best value is taken by bettors and if you’re worried about your runner not starting in the field, refunds are offered to non-starters.
  • Fixed Quinella:
    This bet type is the same as a quinella, but bookmakers will offer a set price for your two runners. This opens once the final field is released and it is popular among bettors who want to secure their value before the market further dictates their horses price.
  • Head-to-head:
    Bookmakers will set various runners against each other within the Caulfield Cup field. For example – Frankel (+100) vs. California Chrome (-138.89), bettors would choose between the two runners and it wouldn’t matter where in the field they finish, so long as one beats the other. This bet reduces the risk of a normal horse racing bet, but also the odds – therefore this option is popular with parlay players.

Tips for betting on the Caulfield Cup

The Caulfield track is relatively tight turning and often suits horses that have had experience on the track, or at venues such as Moonee Valley, so look for this in the form guides.

Tight turning tracks suit on-pace runners as the home straight is smaller, forcing the back markers to make their runs around the home turn. The race also favours horses that carry light weights, but these horses are usually younger and we’re seeing more and more international stayers coming over, which balances the weight scale even more in the favour of the light weights.

Caulfield Cup Betting Tips
The Caulfield Cup

The international runners have plenty of class, which is why they are waiting so highly, and their experience of having raced in events all around the world makes them tough to beat. Winners such as Admire Rakti, Dunaden and All The Good were all proven around the globe and they demonstrated just how good international form can be.

When doing your study for the Caulfield Cup, look for the horses that have specifically targeted the race, as opposed to using it as a lead-in to the Melbourne Cup – those runners will likely be saved during the run.

Previous Caulfield Cup Results

Year Horse Trainer Jockey
2022 DURSTON Chris Waller Michael Dee
2021 INCENTIVISE Peter G Moody Brett Pebble
2020 VERRY ELLEEGANT(NZ) Chris Waller Mark Zahra
2019 MER DE GLACE(JPN) Hisashi Shimizu Damian Lane
2018 BEST SOLUTION(IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor Patrick Cosgrave
2017 BOOM TIME David Hayes Cory Parish
2016 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall
2015 MONGOLIAN KHAN Murray Baker Opie Bosson
2014 ADMIRE RAKTI(JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda Zac Purton
2013 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall
2012 DUNADEN(FR) Mikel Delzangles Craig Williams
2011 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Craig Williams
2010 DESCARADO(NZ) Gai Waterhouse AO Chris Munce
2009 VIEWED Bart Cummings Brad Rawiller
2008 ALL THE GOOD(IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor Kerrin McEvoy
2007 MASTER O’REILLY(NZ) Danny O’Brien Vlad Duric
2006 TAWQEET(USA) David Hayes Dwayne Dunn
2005 RAILINGS John Hawkes Greg Childs
2004 ELVSTROEM Tony Vasil Nash Rawiller
2003 MUMMIFY Lee Freedman Danny Nikolic
2002 NORTHERLY Fred Kersley Greg Childs
2001 ETHEREAL(NZ) Sheila Laxon Scott Seamer
2000 DIATRIBE George Hanlon Jim Cassidy
1999 SKY HEIGHTS(NZ) Colin Alderson Damien Oliver

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