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Caulfield Cup News
19/10/2017 Bonneval cleared to start in Caulfield Cup
After a dramatic few days, star New Zealand mare Bonneval has been cleared to run in the Caulfield Cup as veteran trainer Murray Baker expected.

19/10/2017 Lane gives Humidor great chance in Caulfield Cup
Damian Lane has made a flying start to the season and believes he has a great chance to land his biggest career win in the Caulfield Cup on one-time favourite Humidor.

19/10/2017 Olive pleased with Single Gaze
Canberra-based trainer Nick Olive is pleased with the condition of Group One winner Single Gaze
(Not A Single Doubt) ahead of the Caulfield Cup.

18/10/2017 Johannes Vermeer new Caulfield Cup favourite

Irish horse Johannes Vermeer has firmed to $4.60 favourite to give Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien a world record-equalling 25th Group One win for the year in the Caulfield Cup.

17/10/2017 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw
Race favourite Bonneval has drawn wide in barrier 14 out of a field of 17 runners

16/10/2017 Weir to have strong hand in Caulfield Cup
Trainer Darren Weir will have a strong hand in Saturday's Caulfield Cup with Admire Deus, Humidor and possibly Amelie's Star.

16/10/2017 Johannes Vermeer to back up in Caulfield Cup
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Group One winner Johannes Vermeer (Galileo), who was an eye- catching second to Gailo Chop (Deportivo) in the Caulfield Stakes on Saturday, is set to run in the Caulfield Cup

16/10/2017 Jon Snow on track for Caulfield Cup
Co-trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman were pleased with the performance of Jon Snow (Iffraaj), who was third in the Caulfield Stakes.

16/10/2017 Bonneval to run in Caulfield Cup
Bonneval (Makfi), who was beaten for the first time in seven starts in Saturday’s Caulfield Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m), will contest Saturday’s Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m).

15/10/2017 Lord Fandango wins start in Caulfield Cup

Lord Fandango has booked a berth in the Caulfield Cup with victory in the Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield.

12/10/2017 Bonneval shoots for seven straight

Four-year-old mare Bonneval goes into Saturday's Gr.1 A$1 million Caulfield Stakes (2000m) in a rich vein of form.

4/10/2017 Admire Deus hitout delights Williams

Craig Williams has given a glowing endorsement of Cups contender Admire Deus after piloting the Japanese raider in a strong gallop at Werribee on Tuesday morning.

4/10/2017 Francis Of Assisi fit for Caulfield Cup

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby still plans to run Francis Of Assisi in the Caulfield Cup despite an injury sustained on the flight from England which raised questions over his form.

3/10/2017 Baster gets confirmation of Jon Snow ride

Jockey Stephen Baster has received the phone call he was waiting for to confirm he will ride Jon Snow in the Caulfield Cup.

2/10/2017 Bonneval claims another G1 in Underwood
New Zealand mare Bonneval has joined Humidor at the head of Caulfield Cup betting following her win in the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield

28/9/2017 Baker Racing trio out to enhance Cup credentials
In Sydney, Stephen Marsh's Brisbane Cup (2200m) winner Chocante will lay his credentials on the table in Saturday's Gr.1 Metropolitan (2400m), while in Melbourne, Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will produce Bonneval, Jon Snow and Lizzie L'Amour.

26/9/2017 Gingernuts continues march onto Caulfield Cup

Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis has confirmed that Saturday’s impressive Gr. 1 Windsor ParkPlate winner Gingernuts will return to Hastings in a fortnight to contest the Gr. 1 Livamol Classic.

23/9/2017 Harlem books his spot in the Caulfield Cup 

Imported stayer Harlem has stormed into Caulfield Cup calculations, booking a spot in the rich handicap with victory in the MRC Foundation Cup.

19/9/2017 Improving Stampede Set For Naturalism
The progressive Stampede (High Chaparral) will attempt to gain ballot exemption for the Caulfield
Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) when he lines up in the Naturalism Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

16/9/2017 Humidor upsets Hartnell in G1 Makybe Diva

Damian Lane has bounced back from a fall to claim a Group race double at Flemington including the Group One Makybe Diva Stakes on Humidor (NZ) (Teofilo).

13/9/2017 BMW Caulfield and Emirates Melbourne Cup Weights
Weights for Australia’s two iconic Group 1 staying races have been released on the same day, with Godolphin gelding Hartnell assigned topweight for the BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Order of St George the topweight for the Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)

12/9/2017 Williams gives report on Japanese stayer

Japanese stayer Admire Deus could run in the Caulfield Cup as a lead-up to the Melbourne Cup.

10/9/2017 NZ mare Bonneval in winning spring return

Australian Oaks winner Bonneval has made an immediate impression in her spring return, winning an action-packed Group Two Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley.

8/9/2017 Quality mares in good order for the Valley
Co-trainer Murray Baker has been pleased with the progress made by Bonneval and Lizzie L’Amour ahead of Saturday’s Gr.2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley.

4/9/2017 Tavago closing in on return for spring

Co-trainer Trent Busuttin wishes he had another week up his sleeve with Tavago who could make his return in a Group Two race at Moonee Valley.

31/8/2017 Gingernuts begins Cup campaign in NZ
Caulfield Cup contender Gingernuts will begins his campaign in the Group One Tarzino Trophy at Hastings but connections aren't expecting too much first-up.

30/8/2017 Spring Cups nominations revealed

A total of 142 names make up the list of those vying for the $3.15 million BMW Caulfield Cup after first nominations closed on Tuesday.

15/8/2017 Ugo Foscolo maybe Caulfield Cup bound
Following impressive barrier trials in the past few weeks the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ugo Foscolo might chase the Melbourne spring carnival. 

15/8/2017 Montoya's Secret Caulfield Cup bound
Group One Vinery Stud Stakes winner Montoya's Secret is entered for three Caulfield races on Saturday but will resume in the Lawrence.

13/8/2017 Admire Deus cups bound

Talented Japanese stayer Admire Deus remains on a path to the Melbourne and Caulfield Cups but will now fly the Australian flag.

10/8/2017 Ratings expert favours mare
Leading form analyst Daniel O’Sullivan from The Rating Bureau in Australia rates Bonneval as the best of New Zealand’s classic winners in the 2016-17 season and expects a bold showing from her in Melbourne during the spring.

3/8/2017 Quiet start for Gingernuts
Gingernuts’ spring preparation was furthered at Te Teko on Tuesday with the dual Group One winner enjoying a quiet 1000m trial.

26/7/2017 Spring hopeful set for first test
Fanatic is closing in on a trial outing that will kick start her Melbourne spring campaign.

18/7/2017 Abbey Marie to be aimed at Caulfield Cup

Abbey Marie won the Australasian Oaks at her third start but then suffered health issues with an infection and a bout of laminitis which forced her out of last spring.

27/6/2017 NZ stars building up for Melbourne targets
The $1 million Memsie Stakes has been pencilled in as the likely spring kick-off for Group One-winning stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow.

26/6/2017 Tavago in light training with spring aims
After initial fears Tavago would miss the spring carnival, the Group One winner is back in light work with connections hoping to target the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.
Caulfield Cup 2017
Race Details
Date:October 21, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm
Racecourse:Caulfield racecourse
Race Distance:2400m
Prize Money:$3,000,000

The race has become one of Australia's richest Thoroughbred horse races and the richest of its type in the world (2,400 metre or 1 1⁄2 miles). The race is held annually in October on the third day and final day of the MRC Spring Carnival. Performances in the Caulfield Cup are one of the possible qualification methods for a run in the Melbourne Cup which is held 16 days later.

Race qualification:
The field is limited 18 starters with 4 emergency entries which is decided by a ballot system. The prize money, wins, and placing in lead up races are among the major factors that determine the eligibility of a horse. Automatic entry are awarded to winners of the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Listed Mornington Cup.
Doubles wins:

The following thoroughbreds have won the Cups Double: Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup in the same year.

  • Poseidon (1906), The Trump (1937), Rivette (1939), Rising Fast (1954), Even Stevens (1962), Galilee (1966), Gurner's Lane (1982), Let’s Elope (1991), Doriemus (1995), Might and Power (1997) and Ethereal (2001).