Started in 1879, the Caulfield cup is a race with a rich history in Australia and internationally. The race is among the leading betting races in Australia with international popularity and is held on the third Saturday of October every year at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.
Caulfield cup offers a total price of $5 million, making it the richest mile and a half handicap in the world. The popularity of the race attracts internationally-trained stayers who have competed since 1998 and have been successful six times. The late Bart Cummings who prepared seven of the cup’s winners is the cup’s training record holder. This year’s edition of the Caulfield Cup runs on October 17.
Caulfield Cup Race
The Caulfield Cup race is a tough group one race set over 2400 metres. The race attracts a lot of riders, but only 18 horses are allowed to take part in the race. The horses to participate are selected from a larger group of 200 nominations using the ballot system. Factors used to determine the horses to take part include the prize money already won and the events leading to the race. For example, the winners of the Group 2 Herbert Power Stake and the Listed Morning Cup get an automatic entry to the race.
Caulfield Cup Field
The field is released on the Tuesday of the week that the race runs and can only take 18 starters and four emergencies. Bettors can get the first hint of the final field at the start of August when the cup’s nominations are taken. Early entries have over 200 entries, but only a few make it to the Caulfield Cup Field.
Caulfield Cup Betting
The Caulfield Cup race attracts a lot of fun punters as it is the leading race in the Spring Carnival in Melbourne. Some of the popular bets include win bet, place bet, each-way bet and quinella bet. Other bets include Exacta bet, trifecta bet, first four and quadrella bet. Bettors can also take advantage of free bets offered by some of the online betting sites to new players. It is not wise to place a bet until it is confirmed who will be in the classic.
Caulfield Cup Tip
If you are looking to bet on the Caulfield Cup, look for top online bookmakers as they release their odds and predictions in advance. Study the horses’ performance in recent races, track conditions and their forms and bet early when the odds are still in your favour. You can also get meaningful betting tips from friends and family before the race day as it is the number one conversation Australia at the time.
Choose the winning horse based on the form of the race, the weight, sex of the horses and the barriers. Also, assess which horse age has the most previous wins.
Some of the tips for the 2020 Caulfield Cup race include:
● Consider the four-years-old: Horses in this age group have a leading winning history in the Caulfield Cup.
● Avoid the Mares: Only two meres have won in the race since 2001 and the most recent one was in 2001.
● Choose Turnbull winners: The Turnbull has produced several winners in the past Caulfield Cup races.
Caulfield Cup Form
The Caulfield Cup form guide is only available after the final acceptances are announced. The guide provides all the statistics and facts about the horses that you need to know before you place a bet on the classic. You will find details like the jockeys, trainers, weights, barriers and the form of the horses.
One of the major factors to consider in the form guides is the barrier numbers as you can use it to predict the winner. A small barrier number means that the horse is more close to the inside rail, and horses in the inside rail have a higher chance of emerging as the winners in most races.