Caulfield Cup Carnival

caulfield cup carnivalThe Melbourne Racing Club’s three-day Caulfield Cup Carnival takes place at Caulfield racecourse in October each year during the Melbourne spring carnival.

Racing fans are treated to exciting thoroughbred racing, outstanding fashion, and great entertainment over the week-long extravaganza.

Stella Artois is the new naming sponsor of the Melbourne Racing Club’s premier race, the $5,000,000 Group 1 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup. It’s the world’s richest handicap race over 2400 metres and second only to the Melbourne Cup in terms of prestigious Australian staying races.

Lindsay Park galloper Boom Time scored an upset victory in last year’s edition and the 2018 Caulfield Cup is scheduled for Saturday 20th October, alongside the 2018 Caulfield Classic for three-year-olds.

Guineas Day sets the carnival alight on Saturday 13th October, featuring two three-year-old classic races, the 2018 Caulfield Guineas and 2018 Thousand Guineas.

The Caulfield Guineas is a stallion making race for budding colts, while the Thousand Guineas has a classy honour roll of outstanding fillies.

We recommend Ladbrokes, the Melbourne Racing Club’s wagering partner, for all your Caulfield Cup betting.

Below are the 2018 Caulfield Cup Carnival feature races and dates.

Caulfield Guineas Day

Eight group races featured on Caulfield Guineas day including four Group 1 races.

Saturday 13th October 2018

  • Caulfield Guineas (Group 1) 1600m 3yo
  • Caulfield Stakes (Group 1) 2000m WFA
  • Toorak Handicap (Group 1) 1600m Hcp
  • Thousand Guineas (Group 1) 1600m 3yoF
  • Schillaci Stakes (Group 2) 1100m WFA
  • Herbert Power Stakes (Group 2) 2400m Hcp
  • Thoroughbred Club Stakes (Group 3) 1200m 3yoF
  • Northwood Plume Stakes (Group 3) 1200m Mares

Caulfield Guineas Day acceptances declared on Wednesday 10th October 2018.

Blue Sapphire Stakes Day

Two group races on Blue Sapphire Stakes Day.

Wednesday 17th October 2018

  • Blue Sapphire Stakes (Group 3) 1200m 3yo
  • Ladies Day Vase (Group 3) 1600m Mares

Blue Sapphire Stakes Day acceptances declared on Monday 15th October 2018.

Caulfield Cup Day

Seven Group races highlight Caulfield Cup Day including the Tristarc Stakes and Caulfield Sprint.

Saturday 20th October 2018, Caulfield, VIC

  • Caulfield Cup (Group 1) 2400m Hcp
  • Tristarc Stakes (Group 2) 1400m Mares
  • Caulfield Sprint (Group 2) 1100m Hcp
  • Caulfield Classic (Group 3) 2000m 3yo
  • Moonga Stakes (Group 3) 1400m 4yo+
  • Ethereal Stakes (Group 3) 2000m 3yoF
  • Coongy Handicap (Group 3) 2000m Hcp

Caulfield Cup Day acceptances declared on Wednesday 17th October 2018.

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