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CAULFIELD STAKES BETTING SELECTIONS & TIPS

Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Caulfield Stakes betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key Caulfield Stakes pointers are:

  • The Underwood Stakes is the key lead up race to follow
  • Barriers 3 to 6 have produced a huge number of winners
  • Damien Oliver has the best record of any jockey in the race

CAULFIELD STAKES LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Caulfield Stakes (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge.

You can watch all Caulfield races including the Caulfield Stakes streamed live online at:


Become a member of any of the four bookmakers and enjoy the coverage free. To find out how to stream the Caulfield Stakes live, click on the dedicated link.

WHERE TO BET ON THE CAULFIELD STAKES

Bookmakers Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet and bet365 are the best places to bet on the Caulfield Stakes and all Caulfield races. They offer some of the best odds and promotions on the big race and also stream the race live online. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit on the Caulfield Stakes, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

CAULFIELD STAKES HISTORY AND GUIDE

The Caulfield Stakes attracts a high-class field of stayers that use the weight for age feature as a final preparation before competing in the $3 million Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley two weeks later.

It is held on the same day as the $1 million Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).

In recent years, Northerly (2001), Fields Of Omagh (2006), So You Think (2010) and Ocean Park (2012) have come through the Caulfield Stakes on their way to Cox Plate success.

Dating back to 1886, Isonomy won the inaugural running of the Caulfield Stakes. It would be renamed the Yalumba Stakes for a number of years between 1997 and 2010 before being called the Caulfield Stakes once again from 2011 onwards.

The race has been run over 1800m and 2000m throughout its history and received Group 1 status in 1979.

Although the Caulfield Stakes into the Cox Plate route is the most common, a number of horses have also won the Caulfield Stakes-Caulfield Cup double.

One of the key lead-up races to the Caulfield Stakes is the Underwood Stakes with six of the past 10 winners coming through that Group 1 feature held at Caulfield two weeks earlier. 

Criterion is the most recent winner of the Caulfield Stakes in 2015 after racing in Europe prior to his victory in the event. He ran unplaced in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2012) at Royal Ascot and Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes (2092m) at York. 

In 2014, Criterion was narrowly beaten by Fawkner but would get his revenge 12 months later.

Superstars that have won the Caulfield Stakes-Cox Plate double include Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Kingston Town (1981-82), Bonecrusher (1986), Might And Power (1998), Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010) and Ocean Park (2012).

Completing the Caulfield Stakes-Caulfield Cup double are Eurythmic (1920), High Syce (1929), Amounis (1930), Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Redcraze (1956), Sometime (1963), How Now (1976) and Sydeston (1990).

Notable winners of the Caulfield Stakes include those already named above and Wakeful (1901-02), The Hawk (1924), Heroic (1925), Chatham (1933), Ajax (1938), Bernborough (1946), Comic Court (1950), Lord (1958-60), Sky High (1961-62), Winfreux (1965-67), Gunsynd (1972), Hyperno (1980), Almaarad (1989), Naturalism (1993), Rough Habit (1994), Lonhro (2002-03), Mummify (2004), El Segundo (2005), Whobegotyou (2009), Atlantic Jewel (2013) and Fawkner (2014).

Caulfield Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000Sky Heights
2001Northerly
2002Lonhro
2003Lonhro
2004Mummify
2005El Segundo
2006Casual Pass
2007Maldivian
2008Douro Valley
2009Whobegotyou
2010So You Think
2011Descarado
2012Ocean Park
2013Atlantic Jewel
2014Fawkner
2015Criterion

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE TRACK DESCRIPTION

A fair course that provides most runners an even chance when the rail is True position. When the rail is out shifted our 6 metres or more it favours on pace runners and leaders.

The track’s unique triangular shaped layout comprises of three straights and all turns have a 4% to 6% banking which places less strain on horse’s joints.

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE HISTORY

The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881. The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington. 

Renovations to the track and grandstand have made it one of the premier racecourses in Australia with top class facilities for the horses, club members and the public. 

The racecourse is located approximately eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, on the boundary of Caulfield and Caulfield East in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs.

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