Caulfield Racecourse 2017
Caulfield Racecourse is without doubt one of the most famous racetracks in Australia. Caulfield also plays host to a number of key races early in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the most famous being the Caulfield Cup. It also hosts a number of major races during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
About The Caulfield racecourse
Caulfield Racecourse is in Melbourne’s south-east and is about 9 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. It has a circumference of 2080m and a straight of 367 metres. Caulfield is host to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival third largest race in the Caulfield Cup which regularly hosts a crowd of around 45-50,000 people and is run in the middle of October. It also hosts group racing in the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and most notably the 2 year old Classic the Blue Diamond Stakes.
The Caulfield track has a circumference of 2,080 metres. At the back of the racecourse it has a rise at about the 1400m before the straight of 367 metres in length. There are three starting points at Caulfield racecourse which are at the 1200m, 1400, and 2000m points. Caulfield racecourse as a rule suits horses racing on the pace although is big enough for horses who are suited to run on down the straight.
Major Races held at Caulfield Racecourse
Caulfield Racecourse hosts major Group 1 and 2 races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and also the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
Most notably those races are in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival:
Caulfield Cup – 21 October 2017
Caulfield Stakes – 14 October 2017
Underwood Stakes – 23 September 2017
Caulfield Guineas – 14 October 2017
Thousand Guineas – 14 October 2017
And in the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival:
Blue Diamond Stakes – February
Futurity Stakes – February
Oakleigh Plate – February