Historical Statistics of the Caulfield Cup

Caulfield Cup statistics

The Caulfield Cup is one of Melbourne’s favourite races in the Spring racing season. Out of the Caulfield Cup has come many incredible horses and success stories. The horse who wins the Caulfield Cup goes down in history for many reasons, as this 2400 meter handicap is one of the most difficult. The following statistics speak volume of the famous jockeys, trainers, and horses who have enjoyed success at the Caulfield Racetrack each October.

Caulfield Cup Statistics

MOST SUCCESSFUL JOCKEY IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • Scobie Breasley – 5 wins
  • Damien Oliver – 4 four wins
  • Frank Demsey – 3 wins
  • Neville Sellwood – 3 wins
  • Mick Mallyon – 3 wins

MOST SUCCESSFUL FEMALE TRAINERS IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • 1998 Lady Herries – Taufan’s Melody
  • 2001 Sheila Laxon – Ethereal
  • 2010 Gai Waterhouse – Descarado

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 FAVORITES IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • 4-6 Tulloch – first
  • 5-4 Manfred – first
  • 7-4 Eurythmic – first
  • 7-4 Rising Fast – first
  • 8-11 Tobin Bronze – sixth
  • 7-4 Comic Court – third
  • 7-4 Pink Un – eighth

FALLS IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • 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)
  • 1906 7 horses

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)
  • 1969 Nausori came in first, a protest by jockey Roy Higgins on Big Philou for interference at the furlong pole (200m) was upheld

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