The Caulfield Cup – the first of the three spring Racing Carnival’s majors – is held as the headline race of the 2016 Caulfield Cup, which takes place on Saturday, 15th October. It features a full 10-event card of racing, with some of the world’s best horses battling it out over 2,400 meters for $3 million in prize money .
Seven other group races will be held alongside the 2016 Caulfield Cup, including:
The Caulfield Cup 2016 Day forms the first leg of the coveted Spring Cup’s Double, along with the top performers heading towards a run at world-famous Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November in the “race that stops the nation”, the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3,200m).
The third acceptances of the 2016 Caulfield Cup will be headed by the likes of Ciaron Maher’s class mare Jameka, last year’s third place getter Our Ivanhowe, Turnbull Stakes winner Hartnell as well as Lee & Anthony Freedman’s import Exosphere.
So far, Jameka ($3.60) is leading the Caulfield Cup 2016 odds in pre-field markets after finishing second to the John O’Shea-trained Hartnell in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) held last Sunday. Hartnell follows at $4.40 in the futures Caulfield Cup betting markets despite holding an entry for the $3 Million Group 1 Cox Plate (2,040m). The Charlie Appleby-trained British galloper Scottish ($9) is the best fancied of the remaining international entries in 2016 Caulfield Cup.
There are a wide range of top spring betting options available for punters at the Caulfield Cup Day, with a majority of the races on the line-up serving as an early guide for the forthcoming Group 1 races. The Caulfield Cup 2016 field is officially released on Tuesday, 11th of October at 10:00 am (AEDT).