Are you ready for one of the biggest races of the Spring Racing Carnival? Here are the final Caulfield Cup details you need to be prepared.
WHAT IS IT?
The Caulfield Cup is a 2400 meter handicap race. Horses running in the race are aged 3 and older. Although it’s shorter than the Melbourne Cup, the race demands stamina and skill from the horses.
Typically, the field is restricted to 18 runners.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
While the Caulfield Cup is a lead-up to the Melbourne Cup, it is still a big deal. In fact, the race has a whopping prize money amount of $3 million. The winner of the race scores $1.75 million of this!
WHEN’S IT ON?
Saturday, October 15 at 4:30pm AEDT.
WHERE CAN YOU WATCH IT?
Of course, the best place to see the race is at the Caulfield racetrack. However, if you aren’t attending the races, make sure you tune in. Channel 7, Racing.com, or Sky Racing will have live coverage. Check out Fox Sports for a live blog of the race.
FINAL CAULFIELD CUP MAIN STORYLINES
There are certain horses to watch in the Caulfield Cup. Some of the final Caulfield Cup contenders and storylines include the following.
- How will Jameka, the talented mare who has earned the adjective of “bonny” do against the foreign runners on the field?
- What foreign horse is the one to watch most closely, out of the talent pool including Scottish, Articus, and Sir Isaac Newton?
- Will Hartnell run well in the race and begin his journey to a Spring Racing Cup trifecta win?