October 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm AEDT
The nation will come to a virtual standstill as millions of people tune in to watch the drama unfold in the Caulfield Cup. It is usually a stepping stone for the Melbourne Cup with horses that can do the double going into racing folklore. The 2400m handicap race is one of the most important and prestigious contests in the global calendar and it always attracts a stellar field. Prize money has shot up 66% to $5 million this year and that is likely to entice several leading lights from across Australia and further afield.
“The Caulfield Cup is the world’s pre-eminent turf handicap over the classic 2400m distance, a fact we are thrilled to have solidified by this enhancement,” said Melbourne Racing Club chief executive Josh Blanksby. “It is particularly exciting that it coincides with a new naming rights partner in Stella Artois, signalling an historic time for the race and the Melbourne Racing Club. Collectively, the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival is the Southern Hemisphere’s greatest racing event, if not the world’s, which is further confirmed by this announcement. Caulfield Cup is usually a stepping stone for the Melbourne Cup with horses that can do the double going into racing folklore