2017 Caulfield Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

Caulfield Cup Odds

This year’s running of the Caulfield Cup will take place on Saturday October 14, 2017. Go here for all the latest news on the 2017 Caulfield Cup.

There is a lot of interest in the Caulfield Cup odds each year from when they first come out, all the way up to the race. As Australia’s most challenging 2400 metre handicap race, the Caulfield Cup field has many leading contenders running each year, attracting plenty of punters keen to pick the winning three-year-old for the race. As the highlight for the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival’s Caulfield race meeting, the Group One Caulfield Cup is the initial feature race of the season, and offers punters the first big betting prize pool of the carnival. With prize money of over $2.5 million, the Caulfield Cup is Australia’s third richest horse race, according to multiple news sources. It is a key stepping stone for horses, owners, trainers and jockeys with their sights set on the Spring Carnival’s main attraction, the Melbourne Cup. If you want to place your Caulfield Cup bets or any other major Spring Carnival race and get the best Melbourne Cup Odds, then be sure to sign up for an account at Ladbrokes.com.au.Caulfield Cup Odds

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How are 2017 Caulfield Cup odds determined?

The odds given to the runners of the Caulfield Cup are determined by bookmakers in consideration of a number of different factors. How the horses perform in the key lead-up races to the Caulfield Cup has the most affect on their Caulfield Cup odds. Races including the Underwood and Turnbull Stakes, the Caulfield Guineas and the Caulfield Thousand Guineas are usually the best guide to the runners’ form before the Caulfield Cup. There are other quality races, held outside of the Spring Carnival that can also improve a horse’s potential for success in the Caulfield Cup, including the South Australia Derby Stakes and the Queensland Oaks. The Caulfield Cup odds for contenders who win or place in these races will usually be shortened accordingly. Caulfield Cup betting is always very competitive and something that needs to be taken seriously in order to be profitable.

Trends and statistics of the previous winners also play a part in determining the Caulfield Cup odds at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au. For example, only two international horses in the race’s history have won the Caulfield Cup, so unless an overseas entry is a real champion with a near-perfect race record, their odds will not be as favourable as an Aussie contender with a similar record.

Of course, the best place to put down your wagers on any Australian horse racing event is through an online betting site. The list of odds is endless, covering all your Caulfield Cup betting odds, tips and horse bets to the Melbourne Cup. Plus, the amount of money to be won on these prestigious racing events is surprising. When coupled with a few good Caulfield Cup bets or Melbourne Cup tips, a smart wager through an online bookmaker can really pay off for the Melbourne Cup.

How have the short and long priced entries fared?

In recent years, the horses with longer Caulfield Cup odds have seen a fair degree of success, including 2008’s winner, All The Good, who claimed victory after starting at odds of 41/1. There is also Tawqeet, who won in 2006 with odds of 18/1. Prior to these recent long priced winners, 1998 saw Taufan’s Melody win at 67/1. Aside from these stray outsiders causing betting upsets, punters backing the Caulfield Cup favourites from 2001 – 2005 saw a good return, as Ethereal, Northerly, Mummify and Elvstroem were first over the line.

Ante-post Caulfield Cup Odds

Bookmakers first make the Caulfield Cup odds available to punters in early August, as soon as the first entries for the race are nominated and announced. This is when the ante-post betting markets open, and is also the time when the most generous Caulfield Cup odds and value-for-money wagers are obtainable. However, with ante-post betting there are no guarantees, and your selected horse may not make it into the final Caulfield Cup field. Punters who know the history and form of the entries stand a good chance to secure the best odds on their Caulfield Cup bets, though, and they often put in early bets at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au or bookmaker.com.au.

The final field and handicap weights for the Caulfield Cup are announced closer to the race and more cautious or inexperienced punters are likely to wait until these details are available before placing their bets, as the runner’s performance in other Spring Carnival races and weight allocations can dramatically change the Caulfield Cup odds.

To keep up with all the latest 2017 Caulfield Cup news, we recommend you visit Races.com.au.

Caulfield Cup Winners

2017 Boom Time Cory Parish Team Hayes & Dabernig 2:27.66
2016 Jameka Nick Hall Ciaron Maher 2:28.88
2015 Mongolian Khan Opie Bosson Murray Baker 2:27.76
2014 Admire Rakti Rising Romance Lucia Valentina 2:32.12
2013 Fawkner Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott 2:29.10
2012 Dunaden Craig Williams Mikel Delzangles 2:28.82
2011 Southern Speed Craig Williams Leon Macdonald 2:28.44
2010 Descarado Chris Munce Gai Waterhouse 2:35.69
2009 Viewed Brad Rawiller Bart Cummings 2:29.70
2008 All The Good Kerrin McEvoy Saeed Bin Suroor 2:27.45
2007 Master O’Reilly Vlad Duric Danny O’Brien 2:26.15
2006 Tawqeet Dwayne Dunn David A. Hayes 2:27.69
2005 Railings Greg Childs John Hawkes 2:27.96
2004 Elvstroem Nash Rawiller Tony Vasil 2:31.37
2003 Mummify Danny Nickolic Lee Freedman 2:25.98
2002 Northerly Greg Childs Fred R. Kersley 2:30.38
2001 Ethereal Scott Seamer Sheila Laxon 2:30.93
2000 Diatribe Jim Cassidy George Hanlon 2:25.32
1999 Sky Heights Damien Oliver Colin Alderson 2:30.10

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