Caulfield Cup

Spillway battling to win a Caulfield Cup start

Patrick Bartley While David Hayes is understandably flattered that his imported stayer Spillway is now one of the favourites for next month’s Caulfield Cup the trainer is now hoping that a change of program...

Ollie and Hayes look to have Naturalism covered

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell With Randwick ailing from lack of quantity if not quality, champion jockey Damien Oliver promises to be a better punting proposition at Caulfield.

Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup attract strong numbers

Greg Carpenter says there's a really good spread of local and international runners in both the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate.

Patrick Bartley Senior racing officials were understandably overwhelmed by the huge response the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate realised after first acceptances.

Spillway chases win to earn Caulfield Cup start with light weight

David Hayes is not concerned that Spillway doesn't shatter stopwatches during morning gallops.

Patrick Bartley David Hayes admits that one of the most satisfying skills of training racehorses is getting a stayer into a major race such as the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups on the minimum weight but with a form...

Caulfield Cup weights set for rise

Tim Habel English stayer Mukhadram and Hong Kong galloper Dan Excel head the weights for this year's $3.5m Caulfield Cup but as they are doubtful starters weights are likely to be raised two kilos at...

Star Rolling on course for Caulfield Cup

Cup contender: Star Rolling (right) edges out Spillway at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Star Rolling might have missed out on running in last year’s Caulfield Cup but the Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison trained gelding went a long way to ensuring a run in the race in 2014, with a...

Big-race clues abound at Caulfield's Underwood Stakes meeting

Greg Carpenter says the weight-for-age Underwood Stakes and the Naturalism Stakes are pivotal to the cups picture, and is certain big questions will be answered.

Patrick Bartley The architect of this year's Caulfield and Melbourne Cup weights maintains that Saturdays meeting at Caulfield is one of the most critical days of racing leading up to Australia's most important...

The internationals who can have an impact on Melbourne's spring carnival

Horseracing

Patrick Bartley For the past 12 months Racing Victoria’s international recruiter Leigh Jordon has scoured the world for the best possible international racehorses to lure to Australia for the spring.

Racing

Gai Waterhouse has Caulfield Cup hopes for Laidback Larry

SPORT Laidback Larry ridden by Adam Hyeronimus wins the 5th race at Randwick on Saturday 18 January 2014. Pic JENNY EVANS

Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse is eyeing a Caulfield Cup for Laidback Larry after he chalked up a fourth consecutive win at Randwick on Saturday.

Horse racing

Caulfield Cup prizemoney increased to $3 million

Caulfield Cup 2013

Patrick Bartley This year's Caulfield Cup, one of Australia's most important handicaps, will receive a $500,000 lift in prizemoney making the event worth $3 million.

Caulfield Cup prizemoney rises to $3 million

Caufield Cup winner Dunaden with the trophy.

Patrick Bartley, John Holloway The Melbourne Racing Club's decision to boost the Caulfield Cup prizemoney to $3 million will make one of Australia's most important and time-honoured handicaps even more tempting for European and...

Mr O'Ceirin boosts trainer and seals his place in Caulfield Cup

Michael Lynch Young trainer Ciaron Maher's star has been on a gradual upward curve for the past half-dozen years - and his career could get a massive boost over the next month through the exploits of a galloper...

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Horseracing

Nash Rawiller to ride Royal Descent in Caulfield Cup

Nash Rawiller.

Patrick Bartley, Aidan Rodley Just days after being sacked as the rider for Cox Plate hopeful and Melbourne Cup favourite Fiorente, jockey Nash Rawiller has secured the high-class mare Royal Descent in Saturday week's Caulfield...

Horse Racing

Williams has Caulfield Cup in his sights

Lloyd Williams.

Patrick Bartley Australia's leading owner considers how many starters he will have in the big race.

Horseracing

Craig Williams chases Caulfield Cup hat-trick on Dandino

Craig Williams

Chris Roots Craig Williams will attempt to win a third consecutive Caulfield Cup, full of confidence Dandino has the class and ability to handle the pressure at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Hors Racing

Green Moon, Sea Moon to miss Caulfield Cup

Hugh Bowman riding Sea Moon.

Fawkner will be owner Lloyd Williams' only Caulfield Cup runner, meaning weights for the $2.5 million handicap will be raised, to the relief of many jockeys.

Horse racing

Forgotten Voice closer to Caulfield Cup start

Forgotten Voice.

Michael Lynch Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential is out of the Caulfield Cup, bringing an international hopeful closer to a start in the rich staying handicap.

Racing

Silent Achiever set to make a noise in Caulfield Cup

Silent Achiever

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Roger James has planned for two years to have Silent Achiever in Saturday's Caulfield Cup. He has arrived with a five-year-old mare at the peak of her powers.

Horseracing

Waller spurred on by favoured pair and back-up prospects in Caulfield Cup

Chris Waller

Chris Roots There is always a systematic calmness to what Chris Waller does with his team, and having four runners in the Caulfield Cup – including top picks Hawkspur and Royal Descent – didn't change things at...

Horse Racing

Caulfield Cup favourite draws badly in gate 16

Caulfield

Patrick Bartley Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller had contrasting fortunes in the barrier draw for the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup.