Caulfield Races are one of the most exciting attraction in the city of Melbourne and attract some of the best race horses from around Australia and the world. The track is home to many of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival meetings as well as the entire Caulfield Cup Carnival.
The Caulfield Cup Carnival is a three day carnival which takes place during October and begins with Caulfield Guineas Day. Caulfield Guineas Day plays host to the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes and Group 1 Toorak Handicap. This meeting is then followed by Thousand Guineas Day on the next Wednesday. With the main event being the $500,000 Thousand Guineas, the fillies come out in force to take on one another in the Group 1 race and secure the winning title. The Caulfield Cup Carnival’s grand finale is Caulfield Cup Day, which takes place the following Saturday. The final episode of the three day carnival, Caulfield Cup Day is run towards the end of the month and is home to the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup. The Caulfield Cup is one of the most prestigious races in the world and is open to horses of all ages and is a handicap race. It is run over 2,400 metres, or 12 furlongs in the old measurements, and is a great form guide for the $6 million Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November.
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Caulfield Races are almost always classified as metropolitan meets. Metropolitan usually pertains to city tracks, while provincial tracks are those courses that aren’t quite classified as city or country, such as those at the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast in Queensland. The other metropolitan track in Melbourne is Flemington, which also plays a big role in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Caulfield Races provided a great opportunity for people to bet online, with all major bookmakers offering online betting odds on races run at the track. Due to its metropolitan status, most bookmakers will even provide fixed odds which allow you to lock in your winning return when making the bet, so you know exactly how much you will take home if your pick crosses the line first.