Caulfield Cup 2019

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Caulfield racecourse number one race is The Caulfield Cup and it is a major attraction on the Australian horse racing calendar. In fact, along with the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup, the Caulfield Cup is one of the iconic ‘big three’ races during the Australian racing year.  

Remarkable really as this 2,400 metre handicap, due to go off at 4.30pm on Saturday October 19th, is also recognised as the key prep-race for the Melbourne Cup.

Eleven horses have won both Cup races since Rivette first did the double in 1939. Ethereal was the last in 2011. And the big bonus, in addition to the Caulfield Cup $5,000,000 first placed prize, is the winner’s automatic entry in to the Melbourne Cup.

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Who should I lookout for in 2019?

The 2019 Caulfield Cup will feature its traditional maximum field of 18 runners which will be declared on the Wednesday before the $5 million race.  Ten internationally-trained horses are still amongst the 47 horses still amongst the entries but the latest Caulfield Cup betting indicates the 2018 winner will be domestically trained.

Betfair believe that Darren Weir has an outstanding chance of landing the 2018 Caulfield Cup as they make his Kings Will Dream their 18/5 favourite.  

The trainer also has Night’s Watch towards the top of the betting.  This one is best priced 7/1 with Ladbrokes.  Japanese import Tosen Basil also hails from Weir’s stable, he’s sixth in the current betting lists with BetStars offering 14/1

Chris Waller has eight runners amongst the nominations.  The four-year-old mare Youngstar is the shortest of them. Generally a 5/1 shot, some 11/2 is available with Unibet.  Two other mares, Unforgotten (20/1 Betfair) and Egg Tart (33/1 also top-priced at Betfair) appears to be amongst his next best hopes.

Homesman has been the horse for strongest support though.  He’s unbeaten at Caulfield and most recently landed the Group 1 Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes at the track.  This victory, under Ben Melham, gave the US-bred five-year-old gelding an automatic ballot-free entry/exemption into Caulfield Cup.  If you shop around, you can still find some 8/1 – at Betstars and Palmerbet.

Europe’s best hopes are 2017 Epsom Derby runner-up Cliffs of Moher (20/1 bet365*), Emotionless (20/1 at Ladbrokes) and Duretto who is 25/1 amongst the ‘racing futures’ list at Bookmaker.com.au

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How to live stream the 2018 Caulfield Cup

If you have commitments next Saturday and cannot get to the racecourse or a TV screen you can still watch the 2018 Caulfield Cup at quality online bookies such as Ladbrokes.

Simply place a small stakes bet on the big race with either firm and you can watch all the action live streamed to your mobile device for free. As an added bonus, if this represents your first bet with either company you should be in line for a free bet…

Who won the 2017 Caulfield Cup?

Last year 50/1 shocker, Boom Time, won the Caulfield Cup and proceeded to finish 15th in the Melbourne Cup which was won by Ireland’s Rekindling.  Visiting trainers have also enjoyed success in the Caulfield Cup.

The race has attracted international entries since 1998 when 66/1 shot, Taufan’s Melody, won for Britain and trainer Lady Herries.  Other winners were Saeed bin Suroor’s All The Good in 2008, Frances Dunaden in 2012 and Admire Rakti representing Japan in 2014.