Caulfield Cup 2021 Tips & Betting Advice

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The Cauflield Cup is one of Australia’s greatest Group One races and has you covered with Caulfield Cup tips, big race preview and predictions and a comprehensive guide to the race.

Known as the big three of Melbourne racing alongside the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup, the Caulfield Cup is one of the most coveted prizes of the spring and attracts a stellar field to Melbourne.

Caulfield Cup Information

  • DateSat 16 Oct, 2021
  • Race Time06:15
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance2400 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$5,000,000

Caulfield Cup 2021 Betting Odds

The current Caulfield Cup betting odds has international Anthony Van Dyck and Russian Camelot at the top ahead of the 2021 edition of the race.

Anthony Van Dyck $15
Russian Camelot $15
Verry Elleegant $15
Addeybb $26
Avilius $26
Finche $26
Montefilia $26
Mugatoo $26

Market from Sportsbet & Odds correct on 19/10/2020.

Caulfield Cup Betting Tips

Our experts will provide their free Caulfield Cup tips and betting preview in the lead up to the Spring Carnival Group 1.

Our preview and Caulfield Cup best bets will be available in advance of the race as our tipsters pick out the best value from the futures markets and the final field. Check out our Caulfield Cup tips and read our verdict on the race.

Caulfield Cup Bookmakers & Promotions

The Caulfield Cup may only be second to the Melbourne Cup in terms of popularity which means the corporates are out in force with their Caulfield Cup bookie offers.

Australian betting sites have special offers for customers - both new and existing - on the Caulfield Cup including enhanced odds specials to use when betting on Caulfield races. If you are thinking of joining bookmakers for the Caulfield Cup, check out our top five below.

Caulfield Cup 2021 Field

The Caulfield Cup field will be released closer to the race date.

Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw

The Caulfield Cup barrier draw will be released closer to the race date.

Caulfield Cup Form Guide & Betting Pointers

The Caulfield Cup form guide has been easy to conduct recently with favourites delivering in the big event.

Outside of Boom Time’s 2017 upset at huge odds it has been a favourites race with Mer De Glace, Best Solution, Jameka, Admire Ratki and Dunaden among the recent winners in the event.

The 2021 edition of the race looms a highly competitive affair and we’ll have your tips and betting strategy for the day.

Caulfield Cup Live Stream

Punters can watch the Caulfield Cup live stream online at number of betting sites in Australia. We highly recommend bet365 and Sportsbet, who all offer live streaming on all Victorian race meetings onto your PC, tablet or smartphone.

Caulfield Cup Start Time

The Caulfield Cup start time isn't typically set in stone, but the feature event usually runs between 4-6pm. In 2019 the Caulfield Cup start time was 6.15pm and was taken out by Japanese import Mer De Glace thundered down the Caulfield straight to claim the prize.

Caulfield Cup Day Schedule

The Caulfield Cup is the only Group One race on the schedule, but there are three other group events on the card, including the Ethereal and Tristarc Stakes and the Caulfield Sprint.

The full Caulfield Cup Day race schedule is below.

Race Name
Race 1:                 Handicap Plate
Race 2:Gothic Stakes
Race 3:Ethereal Stakes
Race 4:Ladbrokes Classic
Race 5:Coongy Cup
Race 6:Moonga Stakes
Race 7:Caulfield Sprint
Race 8:Caulfield Cup
Race 9:Tristarc Stakes
Race 10:Alinghi Stakes

Caulfield Cup History

The Caulfield Cup is one of the oldest Group One races on the Australian racing calendar and is the pinnacle race at the prestigious Melbourne Racing Club. First run and won by Newminster in 1879, the Caulfield Cup is now arguably a top-3 race in the country. 

The race became Group One in 1979 which coincided with the event launching onto the world stage.

Held at Caulfield, the Cup was run at Flemington during World War II and the 1943 race was run in divisions, but Caulfield has played host to the race in every other edition. 

After being opened for international competitors in 1998, there have been a number of international winners, including Kiwi pair Let's Elope and Mongolian Khan, Dunaden and Japanese star Admire Rakti. 

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings holds the record with seven winners, most notably Ming Dynasty, which scored two Caulfield Cup wins. 

It is typically a cleanly-run race but the 1885 Caulfield Cup resulted in 15 of the 44 horses falling. The incident resulted in the death of a jockey and the field is now limited to 18 horses plus emergencies.
Boom Time
Boom Time won the 2017 Caulfield Cup at massive odds (Getty Images)

Caulfield Cup Winners

2020Verry Elleegant
2019Mer De Glace
2018Best Solution
2017Boom Time
2015Mongolian Kahn
2014 Admire Ratki
2011Southern Speed
2008All The Good
2007Master O'Reilly

Caulfield Cup 2020 Result

1st - Verry Elleegant
2nd - Anthony Van Dyck
3rd - The Chosen One
Caulfield Cup
Verry Ellegant proved Australia's best horse in the 2020 Caulfield Cup (Getty)

Caulfield Cup Tickets

Punters that are looking to secure Caulfield Cup tickets can do so by visiting the Melbourne Racing Club's official website. The on-course experience of the Caulfield Cup is among the best in Australia with an enhanced focus on ensuring that the off-field festivities are just as exciting as what's happening on the turf.

Caulfield Cup Social News

Punters looking to get the latest Caulfield Cup social news should visit the Caulfield racecourse social media accounts, which can be found at @MelbRacingClub and Melbourne Racing Club on Facebook.

The 2021 Caulfield Cup FAQs

How to bet on the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

To place a bet on the Caulfield Cup you'll need an account with an online bookmaker. Bookmakers provide betting markets on the Cup well in advance of the race date, which includes best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading up.

Who to bet on in the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

The Caulfield Cup is a true international event which means it can sometimes be tough to predict which horses will take the field.

Luckily our experts pore over the form and follow the overseas gallops to give you the best possible chance at getting a winning return on the Caulfield Cup. You can read their latest previews further up this page.

Best way to bet on the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

Is there a better way to punt than from the comfort of your own home?

Avoid the queues down at your local pub or club and sign up for an online bookmaker, which allows you to deposit and wager within minutes of signing up from anywhere you desire.

How to live stream the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

Punters wanting to live stream the Caulfield Cup can do so online. You can find out how to stream the Caulfield Cup in the second above on this page.

When is the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

The 2021 Caulfield will run on Saturday, October 16. 

How long is the Caulfield Cup?

The Caulfield Cup is a 2400m event.

Where is the Caulfield Cup run?

As the name suggests, the Caulfield Cup runs every year at Caulfield racecourse, which is located in Melbourne.

What time is the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

There is no official schedule for the 2021 Caulfield Cup, but it should keep in line with the 2020 edition which jumped at 5.15pm AEDT.

Who won the 2020 Caulfield Cup?

Australian mare Verry Elleegant took out the Caulfield Cup on a soft 6 track.

What is the prize money for the Caulfield Cup?

The total purse for the Caulfield Cup is $5 million.


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