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Caulfield Racecourse is one of Australia's premier horse racing tracks and we provide expert Caulfield betting tips for the racing action throughout the year.

Commonly known as "The Heath" by local racegoers, Caulfield hosts approximately 20 racedays each year and provides some of the finest racing Australia has to offer.

Premier feature races include: Caulfield Cup, Caulfield Guineas, Blue Diamond Stakes, C F Orr Stakes, Oakleigh Plate, Underwood Stakes and Futurity Stakes. 

Latest Caulfield Betting Tips and Advice

We provide expert betting tips for Caulfield races throughout the year with comprehensive guides to all Group 1 races.

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Free expert tips for racing at Caulfield.

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Where to bet on Caulfield Races

Bookmakers Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet and bet365 are the best places to bet on Caulfield as they stream every race live online. They also offer some of the best odds on Caulfield racing throughout the year. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

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

Caulfield Races Live Stream

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

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Caulfield Group 1 Races

Some of Australia's biggest races take place at Caulfield, including the Caulfield Cup - one of the big three Group 1s during the Spring Carnival. 

Star performers head to Caulfield during both the Spring and Autumn Carnivals.

For Caulfield betting tips for all Group 1 races, click on the link for the comprehensive guide.

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CAULFIELD RACECOURSE TRACK

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.

HOW TO GET TO CAULFIELD RACECOURSE

Members' parking

The Members’ Car Park Pass provides access to one of four designated parking areas:

Members' Car Park 1 - via Bond Street or Members' Drive on Kambrook Road
Members' Car Park 2 - via Bond Street
Members' Car Park 3 - via Station Street
Members’ Centre Car Park - via the vehicle tunnel at the roundabout at the intersection of Glen Eira Road and Kambrook Road

Public parking

Free public parking is provided in the Centre Car Park on race days, with entry via the roundabout on the corner of Kambrook and Glen Eira Roads.

Train

Frankston, Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines depart regularly from Flinders Street to Caulfield Station, located directly opposite the course. The journey from the City takes approximately 15 minutes. Additional services are provided during peak times.

Tram

Racegoers can catch a Route 3 or 3a tram and alight at Stop 56. From the city, Route 3 travels along Swanston Street and St. Kilda Road and operates weekdays only. Route 3a travels along Swanston Street, St Kilda Road and St Kilda Beach and operates weekends only. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. From East Malvern, Route 3/3a services travel along Waverley Road.

Bus

Access to Caulfield is available from Stud Park Shopping Shopping Centre, Wellington Road, Monash University (Clayton) and Chadstone Shopping Centre via SmartBus Route 900. Travel time from Stud Park is approximately 50 minutes. Route 624 buses from Kew, Auburn Station, Tooronga Station and Holmesglen Station also operate to Caulfield.

Melbourne Spring Carnival Guide

Caulfield stages some of the key races during both the Melbourne Spring Carnival and Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

The Melbourne Spring Carnival begins in October and runs through to November and features some of the best racing across the globe. With huge crowd, international runners taking on the pick of the domestic equine stars and rich prize money on offer, it is easy to see why the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is regarded as Australia's biggest and best.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival, which is headlined by the most prestigious race taking place during the Festival, is the central focus during the Melbourne Spring Carnival but there is an abundance of Group 1 and elite racing either side of the Flemington Carnival. 

The build up to the Melbourrne Spring Carnival begins in late July or early August each year with the staging of several Group races - including the Group 1 Underwood Stakes, Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and Manikato Stakes - as horses return from winter spells. But the six-week Spring Carnival does not officially get underway until the beginning of October with Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington the curtain-raiser at the start of October each year

The Turnbull Stakes, staged over 2000m, is the fourth Group 1 race of the season in Melbourne and has gone to Makybe Diva amongst others in the past. 

A week later, the carnival moves on to Caulfield, which stages a mouthwatering card on Caulfield Guineas Day. Top of the bill is the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) as the best three-year-olds clash with the Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and the Toorak Handicap (1600m) two other Grade 1 races on the card. 

The Thousand Guineas, a Group 1 contest over 1600m, is the fillies' version of the Caulfield Guineas and takes place in the middle of October, while just days later the carnival remains at Caulfield for Caulfield Cup Day. 

The Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) is a key race in its own right - it is the third richest race of the season carrying a total prize fund of $2.5million - but significantly it offers plenty of clues for the Melbourne Cup. You will find most bookmakers offering betting doubles on the race with the Melbourne Cup.

Following on from the Caulfield Cup, the action moves to Seymour for the Seymour Cup and to Geelong for the Geelong Cup before Moonee Valley takes on the baton at the end of October when the Cox Plate takes place. The Group 1 race over 2040m is the second richest race of the season with a total prize fund of $3million and is another huge betting heat ahead of the Melbourne Cup.

Bendigo hosts the Bendigo Cup in the midweek after before the Melbourne Cup Carnival begins at Flemington. The anticipation is all for the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation and won a record three times by Makybe Diva when claiming a hat-trick between 2003-2005, on the first Tuesday in November, but the $6million Group 1 contest has plenty of support at Flemington.

The Flemington action begins with the Group 1 Victoria Derby over 2500m for star three-year-olds on the last Saturday in October or first one in November depending how the calender falls, with the Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Myer Classic (1600m) other Group 1 races on the same card. 

The Melbourne Cup follows three days later and then on Thursday it is the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m), the female equivalent of the Victoria Derby, which takes centre stage on Ladies Day.

The final day of Flemington’s Carnival, and the penultimate raceday of the Melbourne Spring Carnival, is staged on the Saturday with the Emirates Stakes (1600m), one of two Group 1 races on the day, the other being the Darley Classic (1200m).

The curtain comes down on the Melbourne Spring Carnival at Sandown where the Group 2 Sandown Classic (2400m) tops the bill.

Melbourne Spring Carnival and Autumn Carnival Tips

Our experts preview all of the big action from both carnivals with tips, videos guides and much, much more.

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MELBOURNE AUTUMN CARNIVAL GUIDE

The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival kicks off annually in January and culminates at the end of March with the running of the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield.

There are a total of 33 Group races throughout the autumn carnival with nine of those races carrying Group 1 status.

Although the carnival officially starts in January with the Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) at Flemington, the first of the big Group 1 races, the $400,000 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) is held at Caulfield Racecourse in early February.

The carnival then shifts to Flemington for the running of the Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) where weight-for-age sprinters battle for a share in $500,000 in prizemoney; the race also serves as the first leg of the Global Sprint Challenge.

The following week, Caulfield takes centre stage with the running of the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), a set-weights race for two-year-old fillies, colts and geldings.

Blue Diamond Stakes Day is complemented by six other Group races, including the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

To continue the Group 1 action, the carnival shifts back to Flemington for the next two Saturdays with the running of the time-honoured Australian Guineas (1600m) where three-year-olds battle for a slice of racing history. 

In early March, the richest day of the carnival is highlighted by the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000) and the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m).

The final Group 1 race of the carnival, the William Reid Stakes (1200m), is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse toward the end of March and is accompanied by the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m).

To culminate an exciting carnival of racing, Caulfield plays host to the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) and the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m)

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