The official date for the Caulfield 2017 Cup is Saturday, 21st of October. The race is the final day of the three day Caulfield Cup Carnival held at the Caulfield Racecourse. Melbourne Racing Club’s Caulfield Cup Carnival comprises of three amazing race days, including:
- Day 1: Caulfield Guineas Day – Saturday 14th October 2017
- Day 2: Blue Sapphire Day – Wednesday 18th October 2017
- Day 3: Caulfield Cup Day – Saturday 21st October 2017
The official time for the Caulfield Cup 2017 race is yet to be announced. However, considering the fact that the race started at 5.40 pm (AEDT) at the last year’s Caulfield Cup, a similar race start time is likely to be expected.
There are 10 races held on the Caulfield Cup Day with a break of 35 minutes scheduled between each race. In addition, a longer interval is also provided prior to the race in order to provide ample time for preparation and to announce the highest prize-winning race and longest track.
While the organisers of the Caulfield Cup 2017 try their utmost to stick to the publicised schedule, race time is subject to change depending upon parade formalities, unforeseen weather and ground events as well as horse scratchings and horse behaviour.
Each year, an impressive line-up of local and international horses awaits selection for the Caulfield Cup, and this time is expected to be no different. Out of the hundreds of participants, the final selection of 18 race horses and 4 reserves is going to be made on Tuesday, 11th of October.
The Caulfield Cup is a key lead-up to the popular Melbourne Cup, which takes place at the Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November. The horses that run well or win over the 2,400 meters of the Caulfield Cup race are featured prominently in the pinnacle of the Spring Racing Carnival “The Melbourne Cup”, “The Race That Stops A Nation” for a chance to win a whopping $6.2 million in prize money.
|2017||Saturday 8th October 2016||Day 1: Caulfield Guineas Day|
|2017||Wednesday 12th October 2016||Day 2: Blue Sapphire Day|
|2017||Saturday 15th October 2016||Day 3: Caulfield Cup Day|
|2018||Coming Soon||Day 1: Caulfield Guineas Day|
|2018||Coming Soon||Day 2: Blue Sapphire Day|
|2018||Coming Soon||Day 3: Caulfield Cup Day|
There’s a range of betting options available on the day of the Caulfield Cup, and indeed across the entire Caulfield Racing Carnival, selecting which ones to use on the day can be a challenge, even overwhelming, however, below we’ve highlighted the very best offers for you to select on the date of the 2016 Caulfield Cup, follow the steps below and you’re good to go!