Caulfield Cup 2021 race guide

Racingbase.com.au is your home for Caulfield Cup tips and betting advice as well and latest news, stats, fields and barrier draw information.

The Caulfield Cup is one of the big three races of the entire Spring Carnival along with the Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate and millions of race fans across the world tune in to watch the race.

We provide you with Caulfield Cup 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 Cup stream as the race unfolds.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners | FAQ’s

Caulfield Cup

2021 CAULFIELD CUP RACE SCHEDULE 📅

Date October 16, 2020
Track Caulfield
Distance 2400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $5,000,000
Age No Age Restrictions

Caulfield Cup 2021 LIVE STREAM

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2021 Caulfield Cup free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

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CAULFIELD CUP TIPS

Finding the Caulfield Cup winner is no easy task with the 2021 Caulfield Cup set to be as competitive as ever. Our experts assess all the Caulfield Cup runners, form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2021 Caulfield Cup predictions to help you back the winner.

Some important pointers to consider are:

  • Favourites have a poor record in the race in recent years
  • Four-year-olds have the best record since 2000
  • The Turnbull Stakes has been the best guide to the race
  • Double figure barrier draws are not off putting

Tipster Aaron Hamilton provides his 2020 Caulfield Cup tips and selections following the barrier draw.

Caulfield Cup Exotics Tips

Try and land a big win with our Caulfield Cup Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and First4 tips and predictions.

Click here to see our Caulfield Cup Exotics Tips

CAULFIELD CUP WINNING TRENDS

We take a look at the winning trends of the Caulfield Cup and try and identify winning patterns based on barriers, age, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and more.

Selections based on Caulfield Cup Trends will be available following the barrier draw.

Tipster Adam Cusworth provides his 2020 Caulfield Cup Trends.

CAULFIELD CUP 2021 NOMINATIONS

Three rounds of declarations will take place ahead of the 2021 Caulfield Cup (2400m), with the first to take place on TBA. Second declarations will be made on TBA before the final declarations are made on TBA.

To see the full list of 2021 Caulfield Cup Nominations click here

CAULFIELD CUP 2021 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The 2021 Caulfield Cup final field will be declared after 4:30pm (AEST) on TBA.

The 2021 Caulfield Cup barrier draw takes place on the same day once the declaration of the final field has been completed. It is at this stage we discover which horses have drawn well in favourable gates and which have barriers to avoid.

To see the 2020 Caulfield Cup final field & barrier draw click here.

2020 Caulfield Cup results & replay

FinishHorseJockeyTrainerBarrierWeightSP
1stVerry ElleegantMark ZahraChris Waller855kg$6
2ndAnthony Van DyckHugh BowmanAidan O’Brien1758.5kg$6
3rdThe Chosen OneDaniel StackhouseMurray Baker & Andrew Forsman253.5kg$61
4thPrince Of ArranJamie KahCharlie Fellowes1554.5kg$17

To see more Caulfied Cup results and replays click here

CAULFIELD CUP 2021 HORSES

Which horses are running in the 2021 Caulfield Cup? And which of the runners will come out on top at Caulfield?

We provide a handy guide to the leading contenders for the 2021 Caulfield Cup and give our verdict on those with the best chances of victory. Will it be an Australian galloper? Or will one of the international runners come out on top?

CAULFIELD CUP 2021 ODDS

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Pointsbet, bet365 & Palmberbet  already have their 2020 Caulfield Cup betting odds available following the release of all in markets. There will be plenty of movements in the Caulfield Cup betting markets before the race as leading contenders build up to the big day. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

To see the latest Caulfield Cup 2021 Odds click here

CAULFIELD CUP BET TYPES

Most punters like a flutter on the Caulfield Cup. But did you know there are many different ways to bet on the race than simply backing a horse to win?

Whether you’re staking a couple bucks on the race because you like a name or the colour of the jockey silks, or you’ve got a tip for the horse that will win at Caulfield. Read our guide to the different betting options.

Our expert exotics tips for the 2020 Caulfield Cup will be available following the barrier draw.

To see our First 4, Trifecta and Exacta Tips click here

CAULFIELD CUP TICKETS

The 2020 Caulfield Cup Day will take place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, October 17. Caulfield Cup tickets are available via pre-purchase, a must for those keen to avoid missing out on attending one of the Melbourne Spring Carnival’s premier events.

Caulfield Cup Winners (Since 2000)

2020 Verry Elleegant
2019 Mer de Glace
2018 Best Solution
2017 Boom Time
2016 Jameka
2015 Mongolian Khan
2014 Admire Rakti
2013 Fawkner
2012 Dunaden
2011 Southern Speed
2010 Descerado
2009 Viewed
2008 All The Good
2007 Master O'Reilly
2006 Tawqeet
2005 Railings
2004 Elvstroem
2003 Mummify
2002 Northerly
2001 Ethereal
2000 Diatribe

TOP 5 CAULFIELD CUP WINNERS

The Caulfield Cup is one of Australia’s richest horse races held at Caulfield Racecourse each October over a distance of 2400m and has been won by some stars of the turf. First run in 1879, the Caulfield Cup has produced numerous moments that have shaped the course of Australian racing history.

See who made out list of Top 5 Caulfield Cup Winners

CAULFIELD CUP HISTORY

Held during the three-day Caulfield racing carnival, the Caulfield Cup is one of the most prestigious Group 1 events on the calendar each year. It is held in mid-October each year and is a premier open handicap which uses a ballot system to determine the final field.

First run in 1879, the Caulfield Cup was won by Newminster and has since grown in stature to become one of the richest 2400m handicaps in the world.

Read more about the History of the Caulfield Cup

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.