Caulfield Cup Betting News

Tommy Berry is confident rising four-year-old Tavago will return to racing an even greater chance of success, during a Spring Carnival campaign that will be geared towards the 2016 Caulfield Cup (2400m). Tavago has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career so far, but undoubtedly stamped…


Caulfield Cup Betting

The 2016 Caulfield Cup is the toughest 2400 metre race in the world, making Caulfield Cup betting incredibly exciting for punters. It is one of two prestigious races that precede the Melbourne Cup, and it isn’t unusual to see the winner of the Caulfield Cup listed as a favourite in the Melbourne Cup form. The race features 18 of the strongest stayers in Australia and with the competition so heavy, it’s little wonder there is so much excitement on race day. The race is worth $3 million in prize money and is one of the richest races in Australia.

The Caulfield Cup 2015 will be held on Saturday October 15. If you want to keep up to date on the news leading to the 2016 Caulfield Cup, we recommend that you visit 2016CaulfieldCup.com.au

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Since 1879, punters have loved Caulfield Cup betting for two reasons. First of all, it is a race where the Caulfield Cup favourite does not always win and there is the bet option of a Caulfield Cup betting odds and Melbourne Cup betting odds double which can make for a huge payout on a win. 12 standout horses have won the Cup double including Rising Fast in 1954, Let’s Elope in 1991 and Ethereal in 2001.

The age of the horse can often have a big impact on its chances of being successful. Before deciding on any bet, remember that the 3 year old entrants have already had a few races earlier in the season to prepare them. However, the 4 year old entrants will be in their third season of racing and will be slightly more developed than the younger horses. Rather than staying patriotic to Australian horses, do not forget to investigate the international horses and weigh up how they will go competing alongside the Australian Thoroughbreds. For optimum Caulfield Cup field betting on foreign prospects, be sure to check the previous records of international entrants in their home country.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Caulfield Cup Outside Chances

Caulfield Cup betting can often be difficult as history has shown that the favourites do not always win and often an underdog will surprise spectators by blitzing past the rest of the horses. This tends to give good value on certain horses and their Caulfield Cup odds of winning. A good example of this is All The Good, who received a muted reception at the winners circle as the crowd had no idea who this horse was or how good he was. A tip when choosing which horse to wager on is to consider how many Group 1 races the horse has competed in and won. Those that have won will normally attract strong backing in the betting markets. Before placing any bets, it is important to check the Caulfield Cup field and form guides which provide punters with information on the horses’ racing history and their details for the 2016 Caulfield Cup. However, the fact remains that nobody can truly predict which horse will have the best run on Caulfield Cup Day.

During the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival there is also the Underwood Stakes, Turnbull Stakes, Caulfield Guineas and the Thousand Guineas. Some of the Cup entrants will with no doubt have been entered into these races. Weigh up how they performed and decide if they stand a chance in the following race. There are also races outside the racing carnival including the South Australia Derby Stakes and the Queensland Oaks which will be good to use as a guide. Importantly, make sure you develop a really good understanding of each horse to maximum your Caulfield Cup betting success!

Caulfield Cup Field Guide

Using the Caulfield Cup field guide, look at the barrier numbers allocated to each horse. Research whether your horse has ever started in that stall before and if so how did they perform? Barrier number 12 is considered the luckiest position, with 15% of winners starting from this position. The least advantageous barrier position for runners seems to be number 11, with only 4.5% of victors having been allocated this position.