Caulfield Racecourse

Caulfield races are run at Caulfield Racecourse, which is one of three Melbourne Metropolitan racetracks. It is home to the Caulfield Cup the traditional leadup race to Australia’s most famous horse race, the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) has been running the Caulfield Cup since 1879. The MRC conducts 20 major race days at Caulfield Races with the other major meeting being the hosting the richest 2YO race in Victoria, the Blue Diamond Stakes.

Caulfield races are a good Melbourne Cup formguide to picking the Cup winner with eleven previous Caulfield Cup winners going on to win the Melbourne Cup. Many horses in Cups betting come through leadup races such as the Toorak Handicap. Underwood Handicap and of course the Caulfield Cup before heading to Flemington races on the first Tuesday in November in search of racing immortality.

Caulfield Racecourse Details

State: Victoria
Circumference: 2080 Meters
Direction: anti-clockwise
Straight: 367 Metres

The Caulfield racecourse has a track circumference of 2080 metres with a final straight of 367 metres. Caulfield tends to favour on pace runners who can be hard to catch on a fast track but the swoopers do tend to get home out wide in the wet.

Major Caulfield Races – Group 1 Races

Race Name Racecourse Distance Age Sex Weight
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Caulfield 1400m Open Open hcp
Underwood Stakes Caulfield 1800m 3YO+ Open wfa
Caulfield Guineas Caulfield 1600m 3YO Open sw
Yalumba Stakes Caulfield 2000m 3YO+ Open wfa
Toorak Handicap Caulfield 1600m Open Open hcp
The Thousand Guineas Caulfield 1600m 3YO Fillies sw
Caulfield Cup Caulfield 2400m Open Open hcp
C F Orr Stakes Caulfield 1400m Open Open wfa
Oakleigh Plate Caulfield 1100m Open Open hcp
Blue Diamond Stakes Caulfield 1200m 2YO Open sw
Futurity Stakes Caulfield 1600m Open Open wfa

Caulfield Racecourse Map


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Address: Station St, Caulfield, VIC 3145, Australia
Telephone: (03) 9257 7200

Getting to Caulfield Races

Caulfield racecourse is an easy racetrack to get to with a tram ride from the city taking just 30 minutes to get you to the track. The train also drops you off just a few hundred metres from the track with trains leaving every 10 minutes from the Flinders Street Station