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Caulfield Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw: Which horses are contesting the 2017 Caulfield Cup?

  • Caulfield Cup final field and barrier draw
  • Who is running in the Group 1
General view of the Caulfield Cup trophy during the Caulfield Cup barrier draw

The 2017 Caulfield Cup final field was declared after 10am (AEST) on Tuesday, October 17, with the barrier draw following shortly after.

Check back on Tuesday afternoon to see which runners made the final field and how they fared at the barrier draw.

Latest Caulfield Cup barrier draw news:

Four-year-old mare Jameka will begin from barrier 13 in her quest to become $3.15 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) champion on Saturday.

Race favourite Jameka (108 handicap rating) has had an ideal campaign leading into the Caulfield Cup with a victory in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) followed by a runner-up performance in the Turnbull when finishing more than three lengths ahead of third-placed Tally and fourth-placed Preferment. 

She jumps from barrier 13 which was the same stall that Viewed began from as he claimed the 2009 Caulfield Cup. 

Preferment (115) has been no match for Hartnell leading up to the Caulfield Cup and will appreciate not seeing that horse in Saturday’s event. He was an improved fourth-placing in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and will appreciate the 2400m on Saturday as he begins from barrier 15. 

Former European stayer Exospheric (111) (previously known as Exosphere) joins Lee and Anthony Freedman with strong form. He was third in the Group 2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2414m) followed by a fifth-placing in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes (2080m). Damien Oliver will ride Exospheric from gate three. 

Scottish (110) and Sir Isaac Newton (110) are both high-rated internationals for trainers Charlie Appleby and Aidan O’Brien respectively. They have drawn fairly well in barriers seven and nine. 

Leading trainer Darren Weir has a leading Caulfield Cup hope in the form of Real Love (109) who claimed the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) by three lengths. She has barrier 10 which last saw success in 2013 when Fawkner proved too strong for 17 rivals.

Andreas Wohler prepares Articus (105) who is another leading hope while Our Ivanhowe (111) finished third in the race last year and can play a part in this year's edition.

The Caulfield Cup takes place at Caulfield Racecourse and will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Caulfield Cup final field and barrier draw

No. HorseTrainerJockeyBarrier Weight
1PREFERMENTChris WallerHugh Bowman1557kg
2OUR IVANHOWELee & Anthony FreedmanDwayne Dunn
3EXOSPHERICLee & Anthony FreedmanZac Purton355.5kg
4SCOTTISHCharlie ApplebyKerrin McEvoy755kg
5SIR ISAAC NEWTONAidan O'BrienColm O'Donoghue955kg
6TARZINOMick PriceCraig Newitt454.5kg
7ALMOONQITHDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigMichael Walker254kg
8SIR JOHN HAWKWOODJohn P ThompsonBlake Spriggs
9ARTICUSAndreas WohlerZac Purton1153kg
10TALLYJohn O'SheaBrenton Avdulla1953kg
11JAMEKACiaron MaherNicholas Hall1352.5kg
12REAL LOVEDarren WeirCraig Williams1052.5kg
13SET SQUARECiaron MaherMichael Dee20
14BIG MEMORYTony McEvoyChris Parnham1251.5kg
15SACRED MASTERChris WallerTommy Berry851.5kg
16FANATICGraeme SandersDean Yendell
17PEMBERLEYCiaron Maher
Ben Allen (a)
18GO DREAMINGGrant KluskeMs Kate Mallyon
19 emDE LITTLE ENGINEDanny O'BrienBen E Thompson1450.5kg
20 emVENGEUR MASQUEMichael MoroneyPatrick Moloney1850.5kg


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Caulfield Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw: Which horses are contesting the 2017 Caulfield Cup?

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