Every year in October Australian horse racing fans look forward to one of the most prestigious horse races at the Caulfield Racecourse, the Caulfield Cup.

The Group 1 event is one of the richest handicap races run over 2400 meters on the final day of the Caulfield Racing Carnival.

A Brief History of Winners, Past Results and Caulfield Cup History.

During the 2nd war the Caulfield Racecourse was closed and used as an army camp. In 1941, 1942 and 1943 the Caulfield Cup was run at the Flemington Racecourse.

In 1881 there were two Cups held as the race was moved to the spring, with the autumn winner Blue Ribbon and the spring winner Master Avenel. Again in 1943 the race was run twice due to the large number of entries.

The Caulfield Cup is hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club with $3,000,000 banked by the winner. The race is the most followed event after The Melbourne Cup. The Group 1 Caulfield Guineas and Thousand Guineas held earlier are among the lead up races, which serve as a good form guide.

Top stayers move on to big time racing in the Melbourne Cup, Group 1 WS Cox Plate and AAMI Victoria Derby. Many horses seek to score a Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup double during the spring carnival while punters look to make the most of the world’s most prestigious races. Some horses may make their way to the Caulfield Cup from the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes. Prior to lifting the 2011 Caulfield Cup, Southern Speed ran fourth in the Turnbull Stakes.

Viewed, Caulfield Cup winner in 2009, won the Melbourne Cup the previous year.

Other high class Caulfield Cup Champions include Northerly in 2002, Mannerism in 1992, and Elvstroem in 2004. The Caulfield Cup winner has an open invitation for the Melbourne Cup, which is why the race has top notch stayers who fight it out over the 2400 meter distance at Caulfield Racecourse.

The Caulfield Cup has been open to international competition since 1998, with British bred Taufan’s Melody obliging punters the very same year followed by All The Good a decade later in 2008. 18 runners come under the starter’s orders in the Caulfield Cup, which is decided by a ballot system. The prize money, wins, and placing in lead up races are among the major factors that determine the eligibility of a horse.

Automatic entry may be awarded to winners of the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Listed Mornington Cup. Other races for which the Caulfield Cup is a good form guide are the Wakeful Stakes, Moonee Valley Cup, and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Important spring races in Sydney and Melbourne that are likely to produce Caulfield Cup runners are the Autumn Classic, Herbert Power Stakes, Listed Cranbourne Cup, Spring Champion Stakes and the Craven Plate.

Most Successful Jockey In The Caulfield Cup:

JockeyCaulfield Cup Wins
Scobie Breasley🏆 5 wins
Damien Oliver4 wins
Frank Demsey3 wins
Neville Sellwood3 wins
Mick Mallyon3 wins

Most Successful Female Trainers in the Caulfield Cup:

YearTrainerHorse
2010Gai WaterhouseDescarado
2001Sheila LaxonEthereal
1998Lady HerriesTaufan’s Melody

MOST SUCCESSFUL TRAINER IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:
Bart Cummings – 7 wins
Tommy Smith – 4 wins
Jack Holt – 3 wins
CT Godby – 3 wins
H McCalman – 3 wins
WINNING FEMALE TRAINERS:

1998 Lady Herries – Taufan’s Melody
2001 Sheila Laxon – Ethereal

UNLUCKIEST TRAINER:
George Hanlontrained 2nd place getter 3 times (by narrow margins)

LONGEST PRICED WINNERS IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:
1884 Blink Bonny – 50-1
1902 Lieutenant Bill – 40-1
1936 Northwind – 66-1
1943 Saint Warden – 100-1
1988 Imposera – 50-1
1998 Taufan’s Melody – 66-1

Shortest Priced Favourites In The Caulfield Cup:

ran 6th: 8-11 Tobin Bronze
first : 4-6 Tulloch
first : 5-4 Manfred
first : 7-4 Eurythmic
first : 7-4 Rising Fast
ran 3rd: 7-4 Comic Court
ran 3rd: 7-4 Sir Simpe
ran 8th: 7-4 Pink Un

Falls In The Caulfield Cup

in 1885 17 of 44 horses fell at the turn into the straight, resulting in the death of jockey Donald Nicholson (considered Australia’s worst race fall).
in 1906 7 horses fell.

Protests In The Caulfield Cup:

1893 Tim Swiveller won, but was disqualified for pushing another horse out of the race (name of that horse was boring).

Caulfield Cup Champions

Past Caulfield Cup winners all the way from 1879 through to the current year. To see past 2000 click “next” to search for a specific horse name or year, use the search box.

YearCaulfield Cup Past Winners
2015Mongolian Khan
2014Admire Rakti
2013Fawkner
2012Dunaden
2011Southern Speed
2010Descarado
2009Viewed
2008All The Good
2007Master OReilley
2006Tawqeet
2005Railings
2004Elvstroem
2003Mummify
2002Northerly
2001Ethereal
2000Diatribe
1999Sky Heights
1998Taufan's Melody
1997Might And Power
1996Arctic Scent
1995Doriemus
1994Paris Lane
1993Fraar
1992Mannerism
1991Let's Elope
1990Sydeston
1989Cole Diesel
1988Impoera
1987Lord Reims
1986Mr. Lomondy
1985Tristarc
1984Affinity
1983Hayai
1982Gurner's Lane
1981Silver Bounty
1980Ming Dynasty
1979Mighty Kingdom
1978Taksan
1977Ming Dynasty
1976How Now
1975Analight
1974Leilani
1973Swell Time
1972Sobar
1971Gay Icarus
1970Beer Street
1969Big Philou
1968Bunratty Castle
1967Tobin Bronze
1966Galilee
1965Bore Head
1964Yangtze
1963Sometime
1962Even Stevens
1961Summr Fair
1960Ilumquh
1959Regal Wench
1958Sir Blink
1957Tulloch
1956Redcraze
1955Rising Fast
1954Rising Fast
1953My Hero
1952Peshawar
1951Basha Felika
1950Grey Boots
1949Lincoln
1948Red Fury
1947Columnist
1946Royal Gem
1945St. Fairy
1944Counsel
1943Saint Wardn
1943Skipton
1942Tranquil Star
1941Velocity
1940Beaulivre
1939Rivette
1938Buzalong
1937The Trump
1936Northwind
1935Palfresco
1934Journal
1933Gaine Carrington
1932Rogilla
1931Denis Boy
1930Amounis
1929High Syce
1928Maple
1927Textile
1926Manfred
1925Whittier
1924Purser
1923Wynette
1922Whittier
1921Violoncello
1920Eurythmic
1919Lucknow
1918King Offa
1917Bronzetti
1916Shepherd King
1915Lavendo
1914Uncle Sam
1913Aurifer
1912Uncle Sam
1911Lady Medallist
1910Flavinius
1909Blue Book
Aborigine
1908Maranui
1907Poseidon
1906Poseidon
1905Marvel Loch
1904Murmur
1903Sweet Nell
1902Lieutenant Bill
1901Hymettus
1900Ingliston
1899Dewey
1898Hymettus
1897Amberite
1896Cremorne
1895Waterfall
1894Paris
1893Sainfoin
1892Paris
1891G'Naroo
1890Vengeance
1889Boz
1888Chicago
1887Oakleigh
1886Ben Bolt
1885Grace Darling
1884Blink Bonny
1883Calma
1882Little Jack
1881Master Avenel
1881Blue Ribbon
1880Tom Kirk
1879Newminster
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