The final field of horses for the 2015 BMW Caulfield Cup to be run at Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria this Saturday has been finalised with 18 horses to run in the classic race over 2400m.

Many experts have described the 2015 Caulfield Cup as the best instalment they’ve ever seen of the great race that serves as the major lead up to Australia’s great race, the Melbourne Cup always run 16 days later, which this year will be the 3rd of November. 11 horses have completed the Caulfield Melbourne Cup double in the same year, they are;

  1. Poseidon (1906)
  2. The Trump (1937)
  3. Rivette (1939)
  4. Rising Fast (1954)
  5. Even Stevens (1962)
  6. Galilee (1966)
  7. Gurner’s Lane (1982)
  8. Let’s Elope (1991)
  9. Doriemus (1995)
  10. Might and Power (1997)
  11. Ethereal (2001)
Uncle Sam won the Caulfield Cup in 1912 & then again in 1914. 7 horses have won the race on two occassion, none have ever won 3.
Uncle Sam won the Caulfield Cup in 1912 & then again in 1914. 7 horses have won the race on two occassion, none have ever won 3.

MOST SUCCESSFUL JOCKEY IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • Scobie Breasley – 5 wins
  • Damien Oliver – 4  wins
  • Frank Demsey – 3 wins
  • Neville Sellwood – 3 wins
  • Mick Mallyon – 3 wins

MOST SUCCESSFUL FEMALE TRAINERS IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • 1998 Lady Herries – Taufan’s Melody
  • 2001 Sheila Laxon – Ethereal
  • 2010 Gai Waterhouse – Descarado

MOST SUCCESSFUL TRAINER IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • Bart Cummings – 7 wins
  • Tommy Smith – 4 wins
  • Jack Holt – 3 wins
  • CT Godby – 3 wins
  • H McCalman – 3 wins

UNLUCKIEST TRAINER:

  • George Hanlontrained 2nd place getter 3 times (by narrow margins)

LONGEST PRICED WINNERS IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • 1884 Blink Bonny – 50-1
  • 1902 Lieutenant Bill – 40-1
  • 1936 Northwind – 66-1
  • 1943 Saint Warden – 100-1
  • 1988 Imposera – 50-1
  • 1998 Taufan’s Melody – 66-1

SHORTEST PRICED FAVORITES IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • first : 4-6 ($1.67) Tulloch
  • ran 6th: 8-11 ($1.73) Tobin Bronze
  • first : 5-4 ($2.25) Manfred
  • first : 7-4 ($2.75) Eurythmic
  • first : 7-4 ($2.75) Rising Fast
  • ran 3rd: 7-4 ($2.75) Comic Court
  • ran 3rd: 7-4 ($2.75) Sir Simpe
  • ran 8th: 7-4 ($2.75) Pink Un
Tulloch won the 1957 Caulfield Cup becoming the shortest priced favourite in the history of the race.
Tulloch won the 1957 Caulfield Cup becoming the shortest priced favourite in the history of the race.

FALLS IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • 1885 17 of 44 horses fell at the turn into the straight, resulting in the death of jockey Donald Nicholson (considered Australia’s worst race fall)
  • 1906 7 horses

PROTESTS IN THE CAULFIELD CUP:

  • 1893 Tim Swiveller won, but was disqualified for pushing another horse out of the race
  • 1969 Nausori came in first, a protest by jockey Roy Higgins on Big Philou for interference at the furlong pole (200m) was upheld

INTERESTING STATS:

  • It is interesting to note that since 1983 no Caulfield Cup winner has won from barrier one.
    The 2400m start at Caulfield is situated at the top of the straight at the home turn so there is a good 400m run before the capacity field negotiates the turn out of the straight. Horses caught wide cover plenty of extra ground because of the sharp turns so luck in running, like any big race, is critical. Gates two to five have won 10 of the past 30 Cups but the rails is a maiden during that period. But if the pace is on in the Caulfield Cup, then all runners will get their chance as the field will break up.
  • Up until the past few years the race has been strictly won by Austalian & New Zealand horses (with the only anomaly being Taufan’s Melody’s win in 1998, when he floored punters by winning at 66-1), but with the globalisation of the Melbourne Spring carnival over recent years thanks to the massive prize pools on offer, we have now had winners from all over the globe. All the Good was prepared in Dubai by Saeed bin Surour won he won the race in 2008. Dunaden, who also won the Melbourne Cup in 2011 came back and carried 58kg the victory in 2012, he was trained and bred in France. In 2014 Admire Rakti won the great race for Japan, also carrying 58kg to victory. In the 2015 Caulfield Cup there are runners from Japan, Ireland, Germany, UK, NZ & Australia taking part.
  • In 2015 the Caulfield Cup will be contested for a purse of AUS$3,000,000 which makes it the world’s richest mile & a half race that is run under handicap conditions. Runners down to 10th cash-in with the breakdown being; 1st $1,750,000, 2nd $425,000, 3rd $225,000, 4th $125,000, 5th $100,000, 6th $75,000, 7th $75,000, 8th $75,000, 9th $75,000, 10th $75,000. 
  • 7 of the past 15 winners have been 4 year olds
  • 3 mares have won the race in the past 2 decades
  • No favourite has won in the last 10 years, but before that 4 favourites won in a row.

The final field for the 2015 Caulfield Cup + barriers & odds are as follows; (with 18 horses to run, there are 4 emergencies in the line-up for the 2400m classic.)

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No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey BAR WT Pen. Hcp Rating
1 1x6857x080 PROTECTIONIST (GER) $51 Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 12 58kg 114
2 123x7x116x SNOW SKY (GB) $15 Sir Michael Stoute Damien Oliver 3 58kg 115
3 6x61x01x2x FAME GAME (JPN) $8 Yoshitada Munakata Zac Purton 1 57kg 113
4 x1016x7x92 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) $15 Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 17 56kg 112
5 238x05x36x HOKKO BRAVE (JPN) $15 Yasutoshi Matsunaga Craig Williams 19 55.5kg 110
6 111151×743 MONGOLIAN KHAN $4.60 (FAV) Murray Baker Opie Bosson 9 55kg 112
7 4×41112135 TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) $34 Ed Dunlop Tommy Berry 5 55kg 109
8 3x5442x758 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) $26 Chris Waller Blake Shinn 21 54.5kg 109
9 889431×075 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) $51 Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 6 53.5kg 106
10 x7433x1322 ROYAL DESCENT $15 Chris Waller Glen Boss 22 53.5kg 112
11 13213×7059 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) $34 Donna Logan Craig Newitt 11 53.5kg 110
12 x60212x072 HAURAKI $8.50 John O’Shea 14 53kg 104
13 x49376x648 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) $34 Kris Lees Dwayne Dunn 20 53kg 110
14 26x122x620 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) $13 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 2 53kg 110
15 18411×0000 MAGICOOL $121 Mark Kavanagh James Winks 15 52kg 101
16 4x1141x980 GUST OF WIND (NZ) $18 John Sargent Chad Schofield 13 51kg 102
17 11x230x253 SET SQUARE $8.50 Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 16 51kg 103
18 42494×1112 MAGNAPAL $34 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Dean Yendall 18 50kg 96
19 (e) 2201x2112x QUEST FOR MORE (IRE) $51 Roger Charlton Tommy Berry 8 53.5kg 106
20 (e) 21112×0131 COMPLACENT $13 John O’Shea 10 53kg 104
21   (e) 3352x0x339 DIBAYANI (IRE) $41 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 7 53kg 105
22   (e) 955×143121 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) $21 John O’Shea 4 52.5kg 2.5kg 107

2015 CAULFIELD CUP TIPS:

3.FAME GAME

13.LUCIA VALENTINA

14.RISING ROMANCE

2015 CAULFIELD CUP BEST BETS:

FAME GAME (WIN)

&

LUCIA VALENTINA (EACH WAY)

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