The 2020 Australian Caulfield Cup’s Latest News and Updates

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( — October 13, 2020) — The Caulfield Cup is a horse race conducted in October every year, over a 2400m track as a pre-season race for the well-known Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The competition is a Group one race for stayers and has a winning prize of up to 5 million dollars. Despite the unusual conditions this year, the race is still scheduled to happen on Saturday, October 17th, 2020. The Melbourne Racing Club, which hosts the Caulfield race, is in the exercise of trying to alter the conditions of the competition to weight-for-age. For a gambler who wishes to punt on the Melbourne Cup, you should keenly watch the Caulfield Cup, since it is a primary lead-up race for the Melbourne race.

About 11 winner horses have currently managed to finish the desired ‘Springs Cup’ double, having a win for both the Melbourne competition and the Caulfield race in the same year (New Zealand Mare Ethereal in 2001 the most recent one). Horses that win the three previous races, i.e., the Herbert Power Stakes, the Toorak Handicap, and the Mornington Cup, automatically qualify for a slot in the Caulfield race. In history, only five horses have managed to bag the Toorak Handicap – Caulfield Cup double in one season (The last one being Leilani of 1974).

The Events of the Caulfield Race Day

The Caulfield race day, which is to happen on October 17th, 2020, will have six other group status races running on the same day on the same track. The following mini-races will accompany the main event:

  • Group Three Caulfield Classic (2000m)
  • Group Three Ethereal Sprint (2000m)
  • Group Three Moonga Race (1400m)
  • Group Two Caulfield Stakes (1100m)
  • Group Two Tristarc Sprint (1400m)

The Caulfield Cup 2020 Nominations

On August 27th, 2020, which was on a Thursday, the nominations for the Caulfield Cup 2020 closed, with a total of 177 early entries. Out of the top ten runners for last year’s competition, eight of them managed to receive the nomination to go for a second shot this spring. The nominees include last year’s runners-up ‘Vow and Declare’ who managed to secure the Melbourne Cup. Several horses trained by Danny O’Brien, including the all-time favorite ‘Russian Camelot,’ together with ‘King of Leogrance’ (the champion of the Adelaide Cup), and ‘Miami Bound’ (Winner of the VRC Oaks race.)

The Caulfield Cup 2020 Weights

The early Caulfield 2020 weights for the nominee horses were announced on September 8th, 2020, with the final weights announcement on October 12th, just five days before the race. At the top of the weights list is the three horses trained by Aidan O’Brien: ‘Anthony Van Dyck’ and ‘Japan’ at 58.5kg and ‘Magical’ at 58kg. Three other horses follow closely at 57kg, ‘Vow and Declare’ being one of them. The betting favorite ‘Russian Camelot’ is assigned 53.5kg.

Caulfield Cup 2020 Betting Tips

As the Caulfield race day approaches, several gamblers are trying to pick a winner. Choosing the final horse for a bet becomes tricky due to confusing opinions from friends, family, and racing experts. However, you could acquire a Caulfield Cup tip that might help you secure a winner bet. You can bank on the information about the track conditions, lead-up races, odds, and current form of the runners to help you place a bet.

2020 Caulfield Cup Betting: Bet Types

Some of the betting types you can choose to adopt as a gambler in the Caulfield cup race include:

  1. Win Bet: Here, you have to stake on the horse you believe will take the Caulfield race’s first position.

  2. Place Bet: Bet on the runner that you deem to finish the race in the top three spots.

  3. Each-Way Bet: In this stake, once your horse finishes first in the race, you get a win and the place dividend. When your horse completes the race in the second or third position, you receive only the place dividend.

  4. Quinella Bet: With this bet, you have to choose the horses that complete the race first and second in any order.

  5. Trifecta Bet: Your bet has to include the first, second, and third winners in the correct order.

  6. Exacta Bet: As a punter, you have to select the mares to finish first and second in the right order.


The Caulfield Cup 2020 will take place at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne and attract some of Australia’s best horses. For more information on the race, feel free to check on the Caulfield Cup 2020 official website. Here you will also find our Caulfield Cup race guide.