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Caulfield Cup

Group 1 race
Caulfield Cup
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
Inaugurated 1879
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.melbourneracingclub.net.au
Race information
Distance 2,400 M (12 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Handicap
Purse $2.5 million

The Caulfield Cup, one of Australia's richest Thoroughbred horse races and the richest of its type in the world (2,400 metre or metric mile-and-a-half handicap) is held annually by the Melbourne Racing Club. The race is a handicap like the Melbourne Cup, which means that horses that compete in the Caulfield Cup are capable of running on the first Tuesday of November as well. Performances in the Caulfield Cup are one of the possible qualification methods for a run in the Melbourne Cup. The race is open to horses three-years-old and over.

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Race history

A horse that has won both Caulfield and Melbourne Cups has been said to have won the 'cups double'.

Eleven horses have achieved this - 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).[1] Viewed won the Melbourne Cup in 2008 and then followed it up with the Caulfield Cup in 2009.

  • Jockey Scobie Breasley rode the winner of four consecutive Caulfield Cups from 1942 to 1945. This included a division of the 1943 race, which was run in two divisions.
  • Horses trained outside Australia and New Zealand have been participating in the race since 1998. Two have won the race. They are Taufan's Melody (1998) for British trainer Lady Herries, and All the Good (2008) for Saeed bin Suroor of the Godolphin stables.

Incidents

In 2007, Maldivian and Eskimo Queen were late scratchings. Maldivian, shortest price favourite for 41 years, misbehaved and injured himself in the starting stalls, frightening second priced favourite Eskimo Queen who for a time was trapped beneath the stalls. [2] [3] The race started almost nine minutes late.

Winners since 1999

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Viewed [4] 6 Brad Rawiller Bart Cummings Dato Tan Chin Nam 2:29.70
2008 All The Good [5] 5 Kerrin McEvoy Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin Stables 2:27.45
2007 Master O'Reilly 5 Vlad Duric Danny O'Brien F. Sutcliffe/D. Sutcliffe/J. F. Mawer 2:26.15
2006 Tawqeet 4 Dwayne Dunn David A. Hayes Shadwell Racing Syndicate 2:27.69
2005 Railings 4 Greg Childs John Hawkes T. Pistikakis, G. Peterson et al. 2:27.96
2004 Elvstroem 4 Nash Rawiller Tony Vasil Mr. F.B.J. Tagg et al. 2:31.37
2003 Mummify 4 Danny Nickolic Lee Freedman M. Pejic, T. J. & A. Torcasio et al. 2:25.98
2002 Northerly 6 Greg Childs Fred R. Kersley Mrs J. A. Kersley et al. 2:30.38
2001 Ethereal 4 Scott Seamer Sheila Laxon Peter J. & Phillip M. Vela 2:30.93
2000 Diatribe 4 Jim Cassidy George Hanlon John Thompson 2:25.32
1999 Sky Heights 4 Damien Oliver Colin Alderson R. Legh, A. Calabro et al. 2:30.10

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Taufan's Melody
  • 1996 - Arctic Scent
  • 1994 - Paris Lane
  • 1993 - Fraar
  • 1992 - Mannerism
  • 1989 - Cole Diesel
  • 1988 - Imposera
  • 1986 - Mr. Lomondy
  • 1985 - Tristarc
  • 1984 - Affinity
  • 1983 - Hayai
  • 1981 - Silver Bounty
  • 1980 - Ming Dynasty
  • 1979 - Mighty Kingdom
  • 1978 - Taksan
  • 1977 - Ming Dynasty
  • 1976 - How Now
  • 1975 - Analight
  • 1973 - Swell Time
  • 1972 - Sobar
  • 1971 - Gay Icarus
  • 1970 - Beer Street
  • 1968 - Bunratty Castle
  • 1964 - Yangtze
  • 1963 - Sometime
  • 1961 - Summer Fair
  • 1960 - Ilumquh
  • 1959 - Regal Wench
  • 1958 - Sir Blink
  • 1953 - My Hero
  • 1952 - Peshawar
  • 1951 - Basha Felika
  • 1950 - Grey Boots
  • 1949 - Lincoln
  • 1948 - Red Fury
  • 1947 - Columnist
  • 1945 - St. Fairy
  • 1944 - Counsel
  • 1943 - Saint Warden
  • 1943 - Skipton
  • 1941 - Velocity
  • 1940 - Beaulivre
  • 1939 - Rivette
  • 1938 - Buzalong
  • 1936 - Northwind
  • 1935 - Palfresco
  • 1934 - Journal
  • 1933 - Gaine Carrington
  • 1931 - Denis Boy
  • 1929 - High Syce
  • 1928 - Maple
  • 1927 - Textile
  • 1926 - Manfred
  • 1925 - Whittier
  • 1924 - Purser
  • 1923 - Wynette
  • 1922 - Whittier
  • 1921 - Violoncello
  • 1919 - Lucknow
  • 1918 - King Offa
  • 1917 - Bronzetti
  • 1916 - Shepherd King
  • 1915 - Lavendo
  • 1914 - Uncle Sam
  • 1913 - Aurifer
  • 1912 - Uncle Sam
  • 1911 - Lady Medallist
  • 1910 - Flavinius
  • 1909 - Blue Book (dead heat)
  • 1909 - Aborigine (dead heat)
  • 1908 - Maranui
  • 1905 - Marvel Loch
  • 1904 - Murmur
  • 1903 - Sweet Nell
  • 1902 - Lieutenant Bill
  • 1901 - Hymettus
  • 1900 - Ingliston
  • 1899 - Dewey
  • 1898 - Hymettus
  • 1897 - Amberite
  • 1896 - Cremorne
  • 1895 - Waterfall
  • 1894 - Paris
  • 1893 - Sainfoin
  • 1892 - Paris
  • 1891 - G'naroo
  • 1890 - Vengeance
  • 1889 - Boz
  • 1888 - Chicago
  • 1887 - Oakleigh
  • 1886 - Ben Bolt
  • 1885 - Grace Darling
  • 1884 - Blink Bonny
  • 1883 - Calma
  • 1882 - Little Jack
  • 1881 - Master Avenel
  • 1881 - Blue Ribbon
  • 1880 - Tom Kirk
  • 1879 - Newminster


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