Caulfield Sprint

Looking for early info on this year’s Caulfield Sprint? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Caulfield Sprint

Run over 1,000 metres, the Caulfield Sprint is a Group 2 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse in mid to late October as part of the bumper Caulfield Cup Day card each spring. With a $300,000 prize purse, the short distance handicap event attracts some of Australia’s best sprinters.

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race was upgraded to Group 3 status in 1993, followed by Group 2 status in 1999.

This race serves as a good lead up for the Darley Classic or the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes for three-year-olds held at Flemington on Derby Day. Sepoy (2011) was the last horse to complete the Caulfield Sprint – Coolmore Stud Stakes double. 

Caulfield Sprint 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Open (Maidens ineligible)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1983
  • 2020 Caulfield Sprint Winner: Graff

caulfield sprint 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Caulfield Sprint results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 17, 2020.

  1. #3 Graff
  2. #2 Fabergino
  3. #4 Crystal Dreamer

The Danny O’Brien-trained Graff ($9) was back in form dominating the 2020 Caulfield Sprint results when racing right over the top of them late for a 1.25 length win on Caulfield Cup Day.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 GRAFF Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 57kg $9
2 2 FABERGINO Tiarnna Robertson Jordan Childs 1.25L 7 58kg $8
3 4 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1.35L 8 56.5kg $41
4 6 ALFA ORO (NZ) Matt Laurie Ben Melham 1.65L 2 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $1.95F
5 8 SHAMINO Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 2.4L 6 54kg $8.50
6 7 GARNER Gordon Richards Jye McNeil 2.5L 1 54kg $5.50
7 1 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 3.75L 3 60kg $26
8 5 VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Craig Newitt 7.5L 4 54.5kg $31

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Caulfield Sprint Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Caulfield Sprint, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Caulfield Sprint
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Caulfield Sprint.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Caulfield Sprint. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Caulfield Sprint, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Caulfield Sprint, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Caulfield Sprint to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Caulfield Sprint to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Caulfield Sprint to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Caulfield Sprint, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Caulfield Sprint

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Caulfield Sprint Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Caulfield Sprint 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the 2020 Caulfield Sprint will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Caulfield Sprint here once betting opens.


Which Horse Will Win The Caulfield Sprint

The best way to pick who will win the Caulfield Sprint is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Favourite Flair – This race’s results has been dominated by favourite and horses offering single digit odds.
  • Female Performers – Mares have a good record in this race, with quite a few first places taken in recent years.

Caulfield Sprint Favourites

Early favourites in 2020 Caulfield Sprint betting include Alfa Oro chasing a sixth win on the trot and the rails-drawn Garner

Miss Leonadis ($3.90 equal favourite in 2019) was the last Caulfield Sprint favourite or equal favourite to salute for the punters.

Caulfield Sprint 2020 Field

The official 2020 Caulfield Sprint field of final acceptances will be announced the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The Caulfield Sprint 2020 final field features just eight hopefuls dominated by Alfa Oro coming off five straight wins and drawn ideally in barrier two.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 330D0517x0 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 3 60kg 106
2 3x1x11x1x0 FABERGINO Tiarnna Robertson Jordan Childs 7 58kg 106
3 x3440x450x GRAFF Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 57kg 100
4 1653377×09 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 8 56.5kg 99
5 71523541×3 VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Craig Newitt 4 54.5kg 95
6 12x21111x1 ALFA ORO (NZ) Matt Laurie Ben Melham 2 54kg 89
7 21x3212x54 GARNER Gordon Richards Jye McNeil 1 54kg 88
8 01111417×2 SHAMINO Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 6 54kg 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Caulfield Sprint 2020 Tips

Favourite: #6 Alfa Oro ($2.10 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #7 Garner ($4.80 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #1 Jungle Edge ($21 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2020 Caulfield Sprint tips will be published here the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Caulfield Sprint Race Day 2020

The Caulfield Sprint is held as part of Caulfield Cup Day on Saturday October 17, 2020. The action at the meeting is headlined by the stayers facing off in the Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m). Other feature races on the card include the:

Caulfield Sprint 2020 Barrier Draw

The 2020 Caulfield Sprint barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Caulfield Sprint Field section. 

Caulfield Sprint 2020 Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 12th of October, 2020.

The 2020 Caulfield Sprint nominations attracted 14 quality sprinters led in betting by the Matt Laurie-trained Alfa Oro coming off five consecutive wins.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 12x21111x1 ALFA ORO (NZ) G 5 Matt Laurie 89
2 0x1334x09x ALL TOO ROYAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
3 436x211x11 ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
4 1653377×09 CRYSTAL DREAMER G 8 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 99
5 3x1x11x1x0 FABERGINO M 6 Tiarnna Robertson 106
6 21x3212x54 GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 88
7 x3440x450x GRAFF H 5 Danny O’Brien 100
8 1x1120x49 HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
9 330D0517x0 JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell 106
10 11617×44 KALKARNI ROYALE M 4 Kevin Corstens 73
11 27x1153x37 ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien 103
12 01111417×2 SHAMINO G 5 Phillip Stokes 88
13 71523541×3 VAINSTREAM G 6 John Pascoe 95
14 41x70515x3 WILLIAM THOMAS G 6 John Price 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Caulfield Sprint Weights

Handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 12th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Caulfield Sprint Field section.

2020 Caulfield Sprint Top Weight:

  • #1 Jungle Edge (60kg)

Caulfield Sprint 2020 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 14th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Caulfield Sprint Field section. 

Caulfield Sprint 2020 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 14th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Caulfield Sprint Field section.

Caulfield Sprint Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 17th of October, 2020. 

Caulfield Sprint Prize Money

The Caulfield Sprint prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Caulfield Sprint Race Number

The Caulfield Sprint is set to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 3:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 17th of October, 2020. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Caulfield Sprint 2020 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Caulfield Sprint has been released.

Caulfield Sprint Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Caulfield Sprint live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Caulfield Sprint Winners

Winners of the Caulfield Sprint going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2020 Graff Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 57 kgs  0:58.03
2019 Miss Leonadis Shaun Dwyer  Stephen Baster 57 kgs 0:57.99
2018 Eduardo Sarah Zschoke Brian Park 53 kgs 0:58.43
2017 Snitty Kitty Henry Dwyer Beau Mertens 53 kgs 0:56.28
2016 Our Boy Malachi Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 57 kgs 0:57.72
2015 Lumosty

eclair Choice

Robert Smerdon

Phillip Stokes

Dwayne Dunn

Dom Tourneur

53 kgs

53 kgs

0:57.45
2014 Bel Sprinter

Miracles Of Life

Jason Warren

Paul Snowden

Ben Melham

Hugh Bowman

59 kgs

56 kgs

1:04.37
2013 Spirit Of Boom Tony Gollan Nicholas Hall 58 kgs 1:04.70
2012 Howmuchdoyouloveme Con Karakatsanis Brenton Avdulla 54.5 kgs 1:03.16
2011 Sepoy Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 55.5 kgs 1:03.11
2010 Set For Fame Peter Moody Luke Nolen 54 kgs 1:05.42
2009 First Command Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 56.5 kgs 1:04.21
2008 Sunburnt Land Mathew Ellerton Chris Symons 56.5 kgs 1:03.66
2007 Tesbury Jack Julie Scott Darren Gauci 54.5 kgs 1:02.52
2006 Biscayne Bay Paul Perry Greg Childs 53 kgs 1:02.47
2005 Jet Spur John O’Shea Stephen Baster 52 kgs 1:02.19
2004 Lilando Andrew Noblet Corey Brown 52 kgs 1:04.06
2003 Blur Colin Little Steven King 51.5 kgs 1:03.51
2002 Rubitano Brian Mayfield-Smith Nash Rawiller 58 kgs 1:03.07
2001 Windigo Ramon Goldsmith Nash Rawiller 55 kgs 1:04.06
2000 Camena Gerald Ryan Jim Byrne 53 kgs 1:02.41
1999 Notoire Paul Perry Greg Hall 54 kgs 1:03.95