Caulfield Stakes Tips & Betting Advice

Caulfield Stakes 2019

Date Saturday, October 12, 2019
Track Caulfield Racecourse
Distance 2000m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight for Age
Prizemoney $1 million
Age 3YO and Upwards


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


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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), Ocean Park (2012) and Winx (2016) 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), Ocean Park (2012) and Winx (2016).

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), Fawkner (2014), Gailo Chop (2017) and Benbatl (2018).

Caulfield Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Sky Heights
2001 Northerly
2002 Lonhro
2003 Lonhro
2004 Mummify
2005 El Segundo
2006 Casual Pass
2007 Maldivian
2008 Douro Valley
2009 Whobegotyou
2010 So You Think
2011 Descarado
2012 Ocean Park
2013 Atlantic Jewel
2014 Fawkner
2015 Criterion
2016 Winx
2017 Gailo Chop
2018 Benbatl
2019 Cape Of Good Hope


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.


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.