Caulfield Cup – Saturday October 17, 2020
2400m | Handicap | Caulfield Racecourse | Prize money: $5,150,000
About the Caulfield Cup
The Group 1 Caulfield Cup is the richest turf race in the world over a mile-and-a-half and each year shapes as one of the top staying races of the Spring Carnival. The race is run over 2400m at Caulfield Racecourse each year and horses qualify via a ballot system. Horses can gain automatic qualification to the race by winning lead in races, the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes or the Listed Mornington Cup.
The race has a capacity of 18 runners, with 4 emergencies also entered in the case that a runner should pull out. The runners compete for a prize pool of $5.15 Million with the winner taking home $3 Million.
History of the Caulfield Cup
The race was first run in 1879 and was initially run in Autumn until a decision was made to move the Cup to the Spring Carnival. The Cup has seen some of the great champion stayers take the mantle, including Rising Fast, Northerly, Galilee, Let’s Elope and Might & Power. Only 6 horses have won the Cup twice.
Caulfield Cup Key Statistics
Bart Cummings has secured the most wins of the Caulfield Cup with a tally of 7 wins
Only 2 mares Jameka (2016) and Southern Speed (2011) have won the race since 2001
The key lead in race has been the Turnbull Stakes with 5 Caulfield Cup winners having run in that race since 2009
No winner has come from barrier 1 since 1941, the most successful barrier since 1983 has been barrier 9 (5 wins)
Past Caulfield Cup Winners
Mer De Glace
All The Good
Might And Power
Betting on the Caulfield Cup
The 2020 Caulfield Cup is a wide-open betting affair with Finche and Te Akau Shark holding favouritism. 2019 Caulfield Cup winner Mer De Glace & Melbourne Cup champ Vow and Declare are also well in the market.
A Win, Place and Each Way bet are the easiest form of betting options for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup. A win bet known as betting ‘on the nose’, is the most common bet type. It is a bet made on a single horse to finish first.
Some other forms of horse racing betting include: quinella, exacta, trifecta, first 4, quaddie and the big6.
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