Caulfield Cup Day

Caulfield Cup Day is a massive event in the Spring Racing Calendar, featuring 6 Group level races and the eponymous Caulfield Cup. While not quite as popular as Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup Day is very popular with the locals living around Caulfield Racecourse as well as offering punters a lot of very exciting wagering opportunities and large betting pools.

The Caulfield Cup is considered to be the most important lead up race to the Melbourne Cup, so Caulfield Cup Day at the Caulfield Races is usually held a few weeks earlier. While earlier days in the Caulfield Cup Carnival hold a greater number of Group 1 races, Caulfield Cup Day is still the most important race day at Caulfield due simply to the importance of the feature race.

The Group 1 Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres and offer $3 million in prize money. It is run under open handicap conditions and attracts Australia’s best stayers, which is what makes it such an excellent indicator race for the Melbourne Cup.

Aside from the Caulfield Cup, the two most important races on Caulfield Cup Day are the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m) and Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m).

Caulfield Cup Day Fast Facts

When: October
Where: Caulfield Racecourse
Feature Race: $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup

Caulfield Cup Day Races

Prizemoney Status Race Name Distance Conditions
$3,000,000 Group 1 Caulfield Cup 2400m Open Hcp
$200,000 Group 2 Caulfield Sprint 1100m Open Hcp
$200,000 Group 2 Tristarc Stakes 1400m 4YO+ M SWP
$150,000 Group 3 Moonga Stakes 1400m 4YO+ SWP
$150,000 Group 3 David Jones Cup 2000m Open Hcp
$750,000 Group 3 Caulfield Classic 2000m 3YO Open SW