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Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2017 Caulfield Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, 14 October, 2017, and will be the headline on a big day of racing at Caulfield.

We provide you with Caulfield Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live Caulfield Stakes stream to watch the race unfold.

CAULFIELD STAKES TIPS

Looking for the winner of the Caulfield Stakes can be a daunting task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.  

Our experts assess all the Caulfield Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2017 Caulfield Stakes tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton has provided his 2017 Caulfield Stakes tips and selections.

CAULFIELD STAKES ODDS

Leading bookmakers CrownBetLadbrokes and William Hill have the latest 2017 Caulfield Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Caulfield Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race and prior to that as contenders emerge. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

CAULFIELD STAKES LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Caulfield Stakes (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Caulfield races including the Caulfield Stakes streamed live online at Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet or bet365. To find out how to stream the 2017 Caulfield Stakes live, see our guide to watch the race.

CAULFIELD STAKES BONUS BETS

The Caulfield Stakes features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of Caulfield Stakes bonus bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit free bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.

CAULFIELD STAKES HISTORY

The Caulfield Stakes attracts a high-class field of stayers that use the weight-for-age feature as a final preparation before competing in the $3 million Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley two weeks later.

It is held on the same day as the Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).

In recent years, Northerly (2001), Fields Of Omagh (2006), So You Think (2010), Ocean Park (2012) and Winx (2016) have come through the Caulfield Stakes on their way to Cox Plate success.

Dating back to 1886, Isonomy won the inaugural running of the Caulfield Stakes. It would be renamed the Yalumba Stakes for a number of years between 1997 and 2010 before being called the Caulfield Stakes once again from 2011 onwards.

The race has been run over 1800m and 2000m throughout its history and received Group 1 status in 1979.

Although the Caulfield Stakes into the Cox Plate route is the most common, a number of horses have also won the Caulfield Stakes-Caulfield Cup double.

One of the key lead-up races to the Caulfield Stakes is the Underwood Stakes with six of the past 10 winners coming through that Group 1 feature held at Caulfield two weeks earlier. 

Superstars that have won the Caulfield Stakes-Cox Plate double include Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Kingston Town (1981-82), Bonecrusher (1986), Might And Power (1998), Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010), Ocean Park (2012) and Winx (2016).

Completing the Caulfield Stakes-Caulfield Cup double are Eurythmic (1920), High Syce (1929), Amounis (1930), Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Redcraze (1956), Sometime (1963), How Now (1976) and Sydeston (1990).

Notable winners of the Caulfield Stakes include those already named above and Wakeful (1901-02), The Hawk (1924), Heroic (1925), Chatham (1933), Ajax (1938), Bernborough (1946), Comic Court (1950), Lord (1958-60), Sky High (1961-62), Winfreux (1965-67), Gunsynd (1972), Hyperno (1980), Almaarad (1989), Naturalism (1993), Rough Habit (1994), Lonhro (2002-03), Mummify (2004), El Segundo (2005), Whobegotyou (2009), Atlantic Jewel (2013) and Fawkner (2014).

Caulfield Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000Sky Heights
2001Northerly
2002Lonhro
2003Lonhro
2004Mummify
2005El Segundo
2006Casual Pass
2007Maldivian
2008Douro Valley
2009Whobegotyou
2010So You Think
2011Descarado
2012Ocean Park
2013Atlantic Jewel
2014Fawkner
2015Criterion
2016Winx

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE

Founded in 1859, Caulfield Racecourse hosts around 20 race days every year, headlined by the Caulfield Cup.

The track is commonly known at ‘The Heath’ following the early days in which jockeys would ride through rough bush, heath and sand hills during races. 

The name is now renowned across Australia and New Zealand for representing Caulfield’s superb racing and entertainment venue. 

The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881. 

The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington.

Following the 1995 Caulfield Cup, the course underwent a significant reconstruction and reopened in 1996. The track’s circumference was widened to 30m and lengthened inside the home straight by around 43m. 

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE TRACK DESCRIPTION

Racing is contested in a left-handed direction at Caulfield and features long, sweeping turns. As a result, there can be a slight draw bias for those drawn low over distances further than seven-furlongs.

The course has a total circumference of 2080m including a home straight of just over 360m. 

In terms of the Caulfield Cup, records throughout the 21st century have showcased a slight advantage for single digit stalls due to the course’s swift anti-clockwise bends. 

Favourable positioning at Caulfield can be crucial to a contenders’ winning claims, as the setting has a short home straight of less than 400m. It means hold-up performers routinely encounter trouble in-running, resulting in many hard-luck stories. 

Over shorter distances, the emphasis is placed on speed as horses seek a prominent position before turning for home. A below-par start in Caulfield’s sprint races usually results in a poor finishing position for horses, showcasing the need for sharp early pace.
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