The Caulfield Cup is one of the most popular betting races in Australia and it looks as of this is true for the 2019 race. It’s popularity probably lies in the fact that it is the first race of the entire season and so sets the tone for what is to come in the world of horse racing as the season progresses. It even attracts a lot of international interest, maybe from parts of the world where their own racing seasons are dying down for the year. The race is usually run in mid-October, with the Caulfield Cup 2019 being run on Saturday, 19th October 2019.

Caulfield Cup Race

The race is set over 2,400 metres. It is a group 1 race, which is tough and also scores highly when it comes to handicaps. A total of 18 horses are allowed to take part but with $5 million in prize money up for grabs, this is a race that many riders want to be part of. Caulfield Cup horses are usually decided by ballot from over 200 nominations. It is believed that a number of factors dictate who is eligible to take part in the race, including the amount of prize money already won and also placings in some of the lead-up events to the race. Automatic entry can be gained by up to 2 horses. These places are reserved for the winners of the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Listed Mornington Cup.

The 2019 Edition

The race for 2019 is setting up to be a tough competition. With a place in the Melbourne Cup up for grabs, everyone wants to win this race and you can guarantee that they will go all out on the day. You can expect to see some of the finest horses from around the world, those in the best form of their life participating. They always put on a good show. Caulfield race days are always exciting because of the prestige attached to this particular race and 2019 will not be any different. Remember, though there are 10 other races happening on Caulfield Cup day as well as plenty of others throughout the festival, so there are plenty of other chances to see some action if that is what you are after.

Betting on The Caulfield Cup

Bookmakers are often extremely busy in the run-up to the Caulfield Cup. This particular race might come a close second to the Melbourne Cup in terms of popularity but you wouldn’t know it based on the number of bets taken or the number of Caulfield Cup tickets sold. Bookmakers usually release their odds well in advance of the race. They know that punters want to have the chance to study the horses and their forms and to get their bets in early when the odds are in their favour. The Caulfield Cup race usually dominates conversation throughout Australia and you will often find well-meaning friends and family members giving you hot tips as to where you should place your bets. When it comes to making a sensible bet, however, there is no substitute for good old-fashioned research. Find out about performances in recent meetings, weigh that up against the track conditions as well as any jumps that the horses need to make and look out for news about injuries.

The Caulfield Cup is certainly one of the hottest events in the Australian social calendar. The racecourse will be packed with those who love racing or just want a good day out. Whether you watch it on TV or head there yourself, it is sure to be full of excitement.