Horse Racing: Caulfield Cup

Racing: Better Classic hero than runner-up to Winx says trainer

Racing: Better Classic hero than runner-up to Winx says trainer

Matamata co-trainers Jamie Richards (left) and Stephen Autridge with Gingernuts and a legion of orange cap-clad syndicated co-owners in Hastings on Saturday. Photo/Warren Buckland For Matamata co-trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards there was only one word to describe the pathway of their champion racehorse, Gingernuts, in a…
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Cups options for Bagot Handicap winner Glentaneous

Cups options for Bagot Handicap winner Glentaneous

Jockey Damian Lane agreed that three-peat winner Glentaneous is a genuine contender for a race like the Adelaide Cup after the UK-import went from last-to-first in winning the Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m). The traditional New Year's Day feature at Flemington saw the $2.70 betting site favourite settle at the rear of the field until into the home…
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Sportsbet partners with Melbourne Racing Club

Sportsbet partners with Melbourne Racing Club

Sportsbet and Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) are excited to announce a five-year partnership, commencing on January 1, 2024. The partnership between Sportsbet and MRC will see a move away from the status quo of racing and engage a new generation of fans through bold, fun, and impactful activity. With exceptional brand synergies and a strong alignment…
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Roy Higgins exhibition showcase

Roy Higgins exhibition showcase

The Roy Higgins Exhibition Showcase was launched today to celebrate the life and achievements of one of Australia's greatest jockeys within Champions Gallery at the National Sports Museum. Known in racing circles as'The Professor' due to his extraordinary ability in the saddle and tactical prowess during a race, the late Roy Henry Higgins (MBE)…
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Top 5 Betting Sites to place a Bet on the Caulfield Cup

Top 5 Betting Sites to place a Bet on the Caulfield Cup

The Spring Racing Carnival has galloped into action, commencing with a bustling Saturday filled with thrilling races. The excitement surges as the upcoming Caulfield Cup takes the spotlight, offering punters a delightful array of betting apps at their fingertips, creating the perfect setting to place bets and savor the Caulfield Cup festivities. In…
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Group 2 Zipping Classic shot for exciting stayer

Group 2 Zipping Classic shot for exciting stayer

Shock'Em Ova will step up to Group 2 company for the first time in Saturday's Zipping Classic at Caulfield. Picture: Racing Photos via Getty Images It's simply time for a potential stakes performer to prove himself in Saturday's Group 2 Zipping Classic at Caulfield. Exciting stayer Shock'Em Ova has earned the chance to show he's worth a long-range…
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Cranbourne Cup Day at Cranbourne Tips, Race Previews and Selections

Cranbourne Cup Day at Cranbourne Tips, Race Previews and Selections

The Listed Cranbourne Cup headlines an exceptional ten-race program at Cranbourne on Saturday, November 25. I've run the rule over every galloper and every race, and you can find all of my thoughts and 2023 Cranbourne Cup Day Tips below! Warmonger has been excellent since debuting, and this is a perfect feature race for him. The War Decree gelding…
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$300 winner and a $1.01 shot beaten at Caulfield

$300 winner and a $1.01 shot beaten at Caulfield

Caulfield Cup Day saw a number of short priced runners go down right across the country. That short price was before and very much during races. Perhaps it was an ominous sign that on Friday night at the Melton Trots we saw Norms Lady matched for more than $1800 at $1.01 before losing. Tropical Squall was the raging favourite and one of the best…
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MRC to rethink rail move

MRC to rethink rail move

The MRC will likely refrain from shifting the rail back to the true position for the finale of the Caulfield Cup Carnival next year after the racing surface was criticised by some for favouring leaders and inside runners on Thousand Guineas Day. The running rail was in the three-metre position for Caulfield Cup Day but brought back to the true for…
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Run Harry Run lands revamped Blue Sapphire Stakes

Run Harry Run lands revamped Blue Sapphire Stakes

The changes made to the Caulfield Cup Carnival have paid a dividend for connections of Run Harry Run with his victory in a Stakes race at Caulfield. Lining up for his fourth race start and coming off victories at Kilmore and Bendigo, Run Harry Run took out the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1400m) on Saturday. The Blue Sapphire Stakes has previously…
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Declan Bates could be back in Britain as former jump jockey sets up Ascot mission on Aussie star Pride Of Jenni

Declan Bates could be back in Britain as former jump jockey sets up Ascot mission on Aussie star Pride Of Jenni

West Wind Blows ran out of puff in his bid to make it third time lucky in Australia but a former regular on the racecourses of both Britain and Ireland had cause to celebrate at Flemington, where Declan Bates produced a tour de force display in the saddle for the second consecutive Saturday. Having finished second in both the Turnbull Stakes and…
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Caulfield Cup 2023 field, betting: 31 horses left in contention

Caulfield Cup 2023 field, betting: 31 horses left in contention

There are 31 horses left in the race for the $5 million Caulfield Cup on October 21. Third acceptances were taken on Tuesday. A final field of 18 will be declared next Wednesday following the running of the ballot-exempt Coongy Handicap. Horses can also make their way into the field by winning this Saturday's Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield. =1…
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No Fight to represent Freedmans

No Fight to represent Freedmans

Sam Freedman is likely to be left to represent the Freedman dynasty solo at Flemington on Tuesday, despite declaring Caulfield Cup winner Without A Fight the families best chance in 11 years since Lucas Cranach to add a sixth Melbourne Cup to the families collection. Makybe Diva's history making third Melbourne Cup win was the last time the…
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Kelso has Legarto set to soar in Golden Eagle

Kelso has Legarto set to soar in Golden Eagle

The old saying suggests a trainer will never retire when there's an untested two-year-old in their stable. After all, the horse could be "The One". You just never know when the next champion might emerge. Take Ken Kelso for example. He trains in partnership with his wife, Bev, and they were considering retiring from the sport a couple of years…
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Caulfield Cup tips 2023: The Armchair Punter’s predicted finishing order

Caulfield Cup tips 2023: The Armchair Punter’s predicted finishing order

It's a quality edition of the $5m Caulfield Cup although that's at the top end of the talent pool as there also appears to be a clear line of delineation between the'haves and have nots'. I've narrowed it down to 10 who can win and nine, taking into consideration the emergency United Nations, who I seriously doubt could land the top prize. At the…
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Caulfield Cup 2023 Racing Preview & Betting Tips

Caulfield Cup 2023 Racing Preview & Betting Tips

The 2023 Caulfield Cup (2400m) is the feature event on Saturday's stacked 10-race meeting at Caulfield. A capacity field of 18 is headlined by reigning Melbourne Cup champion Gold Trip ($5.50), who is looking to go one better than his narrow defeat in this event last year. A strong international flavour features amongst the favourites with online…
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Mark Zahra banned and fined for winning Caulfield Cup ride

Mark Zahra banned and fined for winning Caulfield Cup ride

Following his victory in the Caulfield Cup, jockey Mark Zahra has been granted permission to ride at the upcoming Cox Plate meeting next Saturday. However, he will not be available to ride until Victoria Derby Day, which falls on the following Saturday, due to a seven-meeting suspension imposed by stewards for his excessive use of the whip. The…
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Mitch Cohen's Blackbook: Sargent targeting feature treble

Mitch Cohen's Blackbook: Sargent targeting feature treble

Trainer John Sargent is eager to snare three feature wins in the space of eight days following Palmetto's gutsy performance in Saturday's Five Diamond Prelude at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Palmetto put himself in contention to win the $2m Five Diamonds next month with a determined performance to beat Detonator Jack and Waterford in a thrilling…
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Caulfield Cup takes more than The Everest in World Pool wagering

Caulfield Cup takes more than The Everest in World Pool wagering

Racing Victoria says Saturday's record international wagering figures on the Caulfield Cup are just the start of things to come, with the Hong Kong-based World Pool set to play a big role in this Saturday's Cox Plate and next month's Melbourne Cup Carnival. Saturday's Caulfield Cup eclipsed last week's Everest in Sydney for turnover on the World…
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Inglis Sold Colts impress on a stellar day at Caulfield

Inglis Sold Colts impress on a stellar day at Caulfield

Exciting sprinters Doull (Snitzel) and Arkansaw Kid (Harry Angel), as well as G1 VRC Derby prospect Sunsets (Dundeel) advanced their credential for future stud careers with stirring black type victories on a productive day for Inglis graduates at Caulfield. Four-year-old entire Doull (pictured), a $1.2 million purchase at the Inglis Easter Yearling…
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Caulfield Cup's World Pool record

Caulfield Cup's World Pool record

The Caulfield Cup has reached an Australian record, eclipsing last week's The Everest meeting with almost a whopping $11 million bet into the World Pool on Saturday. A total of $10.98m was bet on the Group 1 feature through the World Pool, making it the third-biggest pool in World Pool history, behind the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes at Royal…
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Glamorous racegoers let loose on one of Australia's biggest race days in years and there might be some sore heads in the morning

Glamorous racegoers let loose on one of Australia's biggest race days in years and there might be some sore heads in the morning

High spirited race-goers have partied long into the night after a raucous Caulfield Cup welcomed the biggest crowd the event had hosted since before the pandemic. Thousands of glamorous race-goers flocked to the track for the biggest day of the Spring Racing Carnival after the Melbourne Cup. Celebrities were spotted among the punters as they all…
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O'Hara snares another Sydney feature

O'Hara snares another Sydney feature

With regular jockey Kerrin Mcevoy in Melbourne for the Caulfield Cup, John Sargent had to find a new rider for Palmetto in the Five Diamonds Prelude and his booking of Kathy O'Hara proved a winning one. O'Hara has been a mainstay of the Sydney jockeys' room for many seasons but is enjoying a career renaissance this spring, winning the Group 1 Epsom…
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Australia: Without A Fight wins a thriller in the Caulfield Cup

Australia: Without A Fight wins a thriller in the Caulfield Cup

Without A Fight, who was not cleared by veterinarians untilFriday, made a late, six-wide charge and outdueled West Wind Blows to win by ahead Saturday in the nail-biting, 146th running of the Group 1, US$3.15 millionCaulfield Cup, the first of the three biggest races in the Melbourne SpringCarnival. An Ireland-bred, 6-year-old gelding sired by…
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Australia: If he goes, Gold Trip is favored in Caulfield Cup

Australia: If he goes, Gold Trip is favored in Caulfield Cup

Gold Trip, a 6-year-old horse bred in France who finishedsecond last year, was the 5-1 favorite in betting overnight for Saturday's renewalof the Group 1, US$3.15 million Caulfield Cup, the first of the big three racesin the Melbourne Spring Carnival. That is presuming he goes. Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have said if thecourse is too…
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Caulfield Cup day tips and expert analysis

Caulfield Cup day tips and expert analysis

West Wind Blows is one of the top chances in the Caulfield Cup. It's Caulfield Cup day on Saturday where it's Melbourne's time to shine on the national stage. Our team at Racenet has been working around the clock to help find you plenty of winners. We have a plethora of Caulfield Cup content to help inform your punting. Become a Racenet iQ member…
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World Pool preview: Soulcombe set to give Waller third Caulfield Cup

World Pool preview: Soulcombe set to give Waller third Caulfield Cup

This Saturday sees a dual hemisphere World Pool meeting, featuring the world's richest mile and a half handicap - the Caulfield Cup - and the grand finale of the British flat season at Ascot. Find below a list of suggested bets for every bet type on each race. Group 3, 1400m The Moonga Stakes is perhaps more important this year than in previous…
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Craig Williams chasing a third Caulfield Cup

Craig Williams chasing a third Caulfield Cup

There are many big races in Australia that all have something a little different about them - think the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Golden Slipper and even The Everest. But for something unique there is the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) which will be run on Saturday. Jockey Craig Williams has won all five races and is a dual winner of the Caulfield…
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Damian Lane turning Japanese for Caulfield Cup

Damian Lane turning Japanese for Caulfield Cup

Racing Victoria and Melbourne's metropolitan racing clubs all undertake their own international recruiting campaigns, but some perform the role without being on the payroll. Damian Lane is something of an unofficial scout in Japan and earlier this year he was doing his best to ensure Japanese representation in the Spring Carnival majors. The horse…
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The unheralded champion, the most dramatic start in history and the winner plucked from obscurity to go from Group 1 zero to Caulfield Cup hero

The unheralded champion, the most dramatic start in history and the winner plucked from obscurity to go from Group 1 zero to Caulfield Cup hero

The Caulfield Cup is more than just a horse race. This prestigious event, a 2400m Group 1 handicap, is not only the most crucial lead-up to the Melbourne Cup but also a proud tradition in Australian horse racing. Held annually at the Caulfield Racecourse, the Caulfield Cup is a spectacle that sees some of the world's best horses battling it out for…
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Internationals cleared to run in Caulfield Cup

Internationals cleared to run in Caulfield Cup

Caulfield Cup contender Without A Fight has come under veterinary scrutiny. Picture: George Sal/Racing Photos via Getty Images Racing Victoria has cleared the four internationals to contest Saturday's $5m Group 1 Caulfield Cup. Mandatory veterinary inspections were completed Friday morning. Caulfield Cup contenders Without A Fight and…
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Caulfield Cup 2023: Two-minute form guide

Caulfield Cup 2023: Two-minute form guide

Soulcombe and Craig Williams combine in the Caulfield Cup. Here is a two-minute form guide for the chances of every horse in Saturday's Caulfield Cup. We look at why each runner can and can't win. For the Caulfield Cup field, form, odds comparison and much more, . 1. GOLD TRIP Why he can: Melbourne Cup winner who's absolutely flying. Turnbull win…
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Ciaron Maher's import Duke De Sessa the Caulfield Cup 'forgotten horse'

Ciaron Maher's import Duke De Sessa the Caulfield Cup 'forgotten horse'

104-year-old daredevil from Chicago traded in her walker for a parachute and breaks the record for oldest skydiver in the world. Champion trainer Ciaron Maher has labelled his imported galloper Duke De Sessa the forgotten horse in Saturday's $5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup. Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, saddles up favourite…
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Gold Trip not a certain Caulfield Cup starter

Gold Trip not a certain Caulfield Cup starter

Ben Melham has gone close to winning the Caulfield Cup and even though he is booked to ride Gold Trip is none the wiser as to whether the horse will run. The track condition on Saturday will be key to whether Gold Trip runs in the Group 1 Handicap over 2400m in which he has 58.5kg and is the current $5.00 favourite with online…
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Caulfield Cup contenders Without A Fight, Nonconformist show signs of lameness

Caulfield Cup contenders Without A Fight, Nonconformist show signs of lameness

Without A Fight must be reinspected on Friday. Picture: Scott Barbour/Racing Photos via Getty Images Caulfield Cup contender Without A Fight must be re-examined by Racing Victoria vets on Friday after being presented with lameness in the left front leg. RV vets inspected the Anthony and Sam Freedman -trained galloper on Thursday as part of…
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Caulfield Cup tips 2023: The Armchair Punter's predicted finishing order

Caulfield Cup tips 2023: The Armchair Punter's predicted finishing order

Caulfield Cup runner Without A Fight. Picture: Grant Peters - Trackside Photography. It's a quality edition of the $5m Caulfield Cup although that's at the top end of the talent pool as there also appears to be a clear line of delineation between the'haves and have nots'. I've narrowed it down to 10 who can win and nine, taking into consideration…
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Will $2.3m gamble pay off for owners of Knight's Choice in Golden Eagle bid?

Will $2.3m gamble pay off for owners of Knight's Choice in Golden Eagle bid?

It's the monster $2.3m gamble that could either pay off in spades … or fall flat. That's the cash that the owners of progressive Queenslander Knight's Choice knocked back as they turned down a big-money offer and dared to dream of big things on the racetrack. Co-trained by Sheila Laxon, who famously scored the Melbourne/ Caulfield Cup double with…
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Nash Rawiller to miss Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate following suspension

Nash Rawiller to miss Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate following suspension

Champion jockey Nash Rawiller won't be seen in action at the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate meetings, following a suspension incurred at Randwick-Kensington on Wednesday. Rawiller was handed a seven-meeting suspension, in which he chose to begin immediately, after pleading guilty to a careless riding charge. The suspension stems from an incident…
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Suspended Rawiller shifts focus to Golden Eagle

Suspended Rawiller shifts focus to Golden Eagle

Ruled out of riding in two of the biggest races of the Melbourne spring due to suspension, Nash Rawiller is turning his focus to winning a rich double in Sydney. The top hoop, who has been in the best form of his career, was outed for careless riding aboard Power Of The Brave at the Randwick-Kensington meeting on Wednesday. He made the tough call…
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‘He's clearly the one to beat': Big call ahead of Caulfield Cup

‘He's clearly the one to beat': Big call ahead of Caulfield Cup

Soulcombe and Craig Williams join forces in Saturday's Caulfield Cup. Every Thursday, News Corp Australia's national racing editor Matt Williams and senior racing writer Ben Dorries chat all things horse racing. Matty and Benny have been on fire with their tips … but can they keep it up? MW: Benny, it'd be wrong to start our Caulfield Cup column…
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2023 Caulfield Cup day preview, tips, best bets

2023 Caulfield Cup day preview, tips, best bets

News Corp form analyst Brad Waters takes an early look at Saturday's Caulfield Cup meeting. BEST BET CLIMBING STAR (Race 8, No.11) Climbing Star had no luck but was only beaten two lengths in a Group 2 race at Flemington but will find this easier. She'll be hard to beat with even luck. VALUE BET KONASANA (Race 3, No.5) Konasana showed plenty of…
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Caulfield Cup: Live Stream, Race Time, How to Watch, Horses, Field, Odds

Caulfield Cup: Live Stream, Race Time, How to Watch, Horses, Field, Odds

The 2023 Caulfield Cup is the feature race held at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday afternoon. The race is run over 2400m and is worth $5000000 in prize money. Find out all the information on the Caulfield Cup below including how you can live stream the Caulfield Cup 2023, the full field and barriers, and how to get the best odds on the race. The…
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