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Caulfield Cup News Articles
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.
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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).