2010 Caulfield Cup News

Today the highly anticipated 2010 Caulfield Cup ran as Race 8 at the Caulfield Racecourse, with one of Australia’s most loved trainers Gai Waterhouse claiming her first Caulfield Cup victory with Descarado.

High Chaparral four-year-old Descarado ($17) went out at great odds and was up at the front early with stablemate Herculian Prince before jockey Chris Munce let the eventual …


CAULFIELD CUP

If recent years are anything to go by, the 2014 Caulfield Cup is shaping up to be one exciting race. The Caulfield Cup field is an elite Group One race that takes place on the final day of the three day Caulfield Cup Carnival meeting, as part of the wider Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne. The Spring Racing Carnival is the most important and anticipated sporting event in the nation every year, capturing the hearts and attention of spectators and punters alike for 50 days in October and November. The Caulfield Cup is one of the earliest major events and the 2010 running of the race took place on Saturday October 16.

The 2014 Caulfield Cup will take place on October 18th, 2014.

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The Caulfield Cup is one of the key lead-up races to the Melbourne Cup and a racing sensation in its own right. Held before the Moonee Valley Cox Plate, the Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres and attracts the country’s leading three-year-olds and above in a handicap race offering $3 million in prize money. Admired for its elite field of contenders and tough conditions, the Caulfield Cup is also highly regarded as an indicator of runners likely to further their success in the Cox Plate or Melbourne Cup. Nearly all serious contenders for the Melbourne Cup must go via the Caulfield Cup, and it has produced a number of victors at Flemington.

Featuring in two of the Spring Racing Carnival’s most wagered betting doubles, this race is fundamental to the carnival’s betting scene. The Caulfield – Melbourne Cup 2014 double and the Caulfield Cup – Cox Plate double are both very popular bets at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au, and you can get better odds the further out from the races that you place your bets.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

You can get on board the 2010 Caulfield Cup betting action as early as August, with fixed price odds available as soon as the first nominations are in. In fact, you can already place bets on the 2014 Caulfield Cup, as the early odds are already available from Ladbrokes.com.au and bookmaker.com.au. However, the final field of runners for the 2014 Caulfield Cup will not be fully established or confirmed until mid-October, so these early bets require a little more risk for the trade-off of superior odds. Early betting is also available on the 2014 Melbourne Cup, though it comes with the same degree of risk.

The Caulfield Cup day also has the following Group 3 races, Norman Robinson Stakes, David Jones Cup & Moonga Stakes.

After 2010, BMW will cease its five year deal with the Melbourne Racing Club as the sponsor of the Caulfield Cup. New sponsorship will commence in 2011, and there is much talk and expectation surrounding who the next sponsor of this spectacular race will be. Foster’s Australia sponsored the race before BMW, so the Caulfield Cup horse racing does draw a competitive pool of successful businesses filing for the sponsorship contract.