The Caulfield Cup is a classic open handicap Group 1 race that is held during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria. The event is regarded as one of the biggest races in the Spring Carnival and is run over a long distance of 2400M. The Caulfield Cup has a purse of $3,000,000 making it one of the richest races in the world.
In its proud history, the Caulfield Cup has grown remarkably and in the 2014 edition of the Melbourne Spring Carnival the race will share the same date with the Caulfield Guineas and the Caulfield Stakes. The 2013 edition of the Caulfield Cup was won by Fawkner after a passionate and pulsating run to beat Dandino and Dear Demi in second and third respectively. The Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup are two of the biggest cup races in Australia.
The high prize money has done well to attract high quality runners to both these races and over the years, the Caulfield Cup has never felt short of talent and elite horses fighting out for the top prize. The race has been won by a number of quality horses including the Ethereal who was the last horse to win the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup double back in 2001. Northerly who won the race in 2002 and Might and Power in 1997 are also talented horses who have featured in the Caulfield Cup before. The race is always a great build up and guide to the Melbourne Cup.
The event has produced remarkable champions in recent years and Alcopop did well to win the Group 1 McKinnon Stakes after running second in the Caulfield Cup in 2012. Doriemus was also a great talent to emerge from the race. The horse recorded a remarkable double victory in the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup back in 1995. The Caulfield Cup is one of the biggest and feature events of the Melbourne Spring and if history is anything to go by, there is no doubt the 2014 edition of the race is a must see for horse racing lovers across the country.
Caulfield Cup recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Admire Rakti||Rising Romance||Lucia Valentina||2:32:1|
|2012||Dunaden||Alcopop||Lights Of Heaven||2:28.8|
|2011||Southern Speed||Green Moon||Tullamore||2:28.4|
|2010||Descarado||Harris Tweed||Monaco Consul||2:35.6|
|2008||All The Good||Nom Du Jeu||Barbaricus||2:27.4|
|2007||Master O’reilly (nz)||Douro Valley||Princess Coup||2.26.1|
|2006||Tawqeet (usa)||Aqua Damore||Delta Blues||2.27.6|
|2004||Elvstroem||Makybe Diva||Grey Song||2.31.3|
|2003||Mummify||Grey Song||Distinctly Secret||2.25.9|
|2002||Northerly||Fields Of Omagh||Republic Lass||2.30.3|
|2001||Ethereal (nz)||Sky Heights||Celestial Show||2.30.9|
|1999||Sky Heights (nz)||Laebeel||Inaflury||2.30.1|
|1998||Taufans Melody||Lisas Game||Tie The Knot||2.30.1|
|1997||Might & Power (nz)||Doriemus||Catalan Opening||2.26.2|
|1996||Arctic Scent||Circles Of Gold||Iron Horse||2.30.3|
|1995||Doriemus (nz)||Count Chivas||Beaux Art||2.28.1|
|1993||Fraar (ire)||Air Seattle||The Phantom||2.28.0|
|1991||Lets Elope (nz)||Ivory Way||Royal Creation||2.30.3|
|1989||Cole Diesel||Nayrizi||The Phantom||2.27.2|