Caulfield Stakes

Now known as the Ladbrokes Stakes for sponsorship purposes, the Caulfield Stakes is a Group 1 race, run over 2000 metres at Caulfield during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. As such, it serves as a good lead in for the Caulfield Cup, as well as the Cox Plate.

The Caulfield Stakes is part of the huge Caulfield Guineas Day card in October that features 10 races including four Group 1 events.

A weight-for-age race offering $1 million in prize money, the Caulfield Stakes is considered a key lead-up into the Australasian weight-for-age championship race – the Cox Plate – run at Moonee Valley at the end of October.

Nine horses have completed the Caulfield Stakes – W.S. Cox Plate double throughout history with: Tranquil Star (1942), Rising Fast (1954), Kingston Town (1981-2), Bonecrusher (1986), Might and Power (1998), Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010), Ocean Park (2012) and most recently the champion mare Winx (2016).

Caulfield Stakes 2020  – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 10th, 2020 
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Class: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over (excluding maidens)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1886

Caulfield Stakes 2020 Betting

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Caulfield Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Caulfield Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Caulfield Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in The Caulfield Stakes, 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 Stakes, 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 Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within The Caulfield Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within The Caulfield Stakes 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 Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Caulfield Stakes In 2020

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

2020 Caulfield Stakes Field (Horses)

The official Caulfield Stakes 2020 field is released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Caulfield Stakes 2020 Odds

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

(Please note that the odds below are from 10/09/2019, prior to the close of nominations or acceptances).

Caulfield Stakes 2020 Tips

  • Favourite: TBA.
  • Best Bet: TBA.
  • Best Roughie: TBA.

Check back the week of the race for our exclusive 2020 Caulfield Stakes betting tips and selections.

Caulfield Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2020. Officially known as Caulfield Guineas Day, there are 10 races on the card including plenty of Group status events. 

Other key events held on Caulfield Guineas Day include the:

  • Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m)
  • Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m)
  • Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m)
  • Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m)
  • Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m)
  • Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m)
  • Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m)

Caulfield Stakes 2020 Nominations

Closing time for nominations is 12 PM on Monday the 5th of October, 2020. 

Caulfield Stakes 2020 Weights

The race is run at weight for age. Final weights will be declared on Monday, the 5th of October, 2020. 

Caulfield Stakes 2020 Acceptances

Acceptances will be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 7th of October, 2020. The official 2020 Caulfield Stakes acceptances will be published in our above Caulfield Stakes Field section.

Caulfield Stakes 2020 Riders

Riders must be announced by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 7th of October, 2020. The official 2020 Caulfield Stakes jockeys will be published in our above Caulfield Stakes Field section

Caulfield Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close by 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2020.

Caulfield Stakes Race Number

The Caulfield Stakes is likely to run as Race 7 on the 10th of October, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield.

Caulfield Stakes 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 Stakes has been released.

Caulfield Stakes Winners (Past Results)

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2019 Cape Of Good Hope Mark Zahra  David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig 2:02.51
2018 Benbatl Patrick Cosgrave Saeed Bin Suroor 2:00.84
2017 Gailo Chop Mark Zahra Darren Weir 2:02.1
2016 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:03:04
2015 Criterion Michael Walker David Hayes and Tom Dabernig 2:02.0
2014 Fawkner Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott 2:01.6
2013 Atlantic Jewel Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 2:02.9
2012 Ocean Park Glen Boss G T Hennessy 2:04.7
2011 Descarado Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 2:02.5
2010 So You Think Steven Arnold Bart Cummings 2:02.4
2009 Whobegotyou Damien Oliver Mark Kavanagh 2:01.5
2008 Douro Valley James Winks Danny O’Brien 2:04.3
2007 Maldivian 2:01.9
2006 Casual Pass 2:02.6
2005 El Segundo 2:04.8
2004 Mummify D Nikolic D L Freedman 2:03.2
2003 Lonhro D Beadman J R Hawkes 2:02.3
2002 Lonhro D Beadman J R Hawkes 2:00.6
2001 Northerly D Oliver Fred Kersley 2:02.5
2000 Sky Heights G Boss C Alderson 2:03.6
1999 Northern Drake G L Cooksley K L Man Man
1998 Might And Power J A Cassidy J Denham
1997 Filante J A Cassidy J Denham
1996 Juggler S R King Gai Waterhouse
1995 Danewin D Oliver R H Thomsen
1994 Rough Habit J A Cassidy John Wheeler
1993 Naturalism D Oliver D L Freedman
1992 Castletown N G Harris Patrick Busuttin
1991 Shaftesbury Avenue D Gauci Bart Cummings
1990 Sydeston Mick Dittman R E Hoysted
1989 Almaarad M Clarke C S Hayes
1988 Sky Chase J Marshall Bart Cummings
1987 Drought Greg Hall John Meagher
1986 Bonecrusher G M Stewart Frank Ritchie
1985 Tristarc W Treloar Ross McDonald
1984 Alibhai Mick Dittman T J Smith
1983 McGinty R D Vance C M Jillings