Every October, the eyes of horse racing betting fans turn to the Caulfield Racecourse for one of the biggest races of the season - the Caulfield Cup. The richest mile and a half handicap race in the world; A$2.5m will be riding on the event for the owners and trainers of this illustrious group of thoroughbreds in 2012.
Having run every year since 1879, betting on the Caulfield Cup has become a regular and very high
profile part of the Australian horse racing scene. The race itself lasts around 2.5 minutes and takes
place on a 12 furlong, left-hand turn track for three-year-olds and up. Since 1998, horses trained
outside of Australia and New Zealand have been allowed to participate in the race and this has
brought a slightly new dimension to Caulfield Cup betting. One interesting side note is that with
the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup being the same kind of race and only around three weeks
apart, horses can compete in both races and 11 horses have achieved the double of winning both.
Needless to say, if you can pick this Caulfield Cup bet beforehand, you could be a very rich punter
As ever, taking time to research the previous form of the participating horses is vital when it comes
to Caulfield Cup betting. This is much easier to do now than it used to be, with Australian bookies
usually offering some kind of free online form guide for horse racing. With overseas horses also able
to compete, you should definitely look into their backgrounds also, as they may be worth a cheeky
side bet. With a field of up to 18 horses to choose from, checking out background statistics will
certainly go a long way to helping you place the right Caulfield Cup bet.
Although it may not be as nationally popular as the Melbourne Cup, it is still often the case that
people will try to pick the winner and leave it at that. However, more dedicated horse racing betting
fans will know that with such a large field it is worth hedging your bets a little and going for an each-
way bet. Of course, there's nothing stopping you from opening multiple bookmaker accounts if you
prefer to receive better odds by backing more than one horse to win; which you would not be what
to do at the same bookmaker.
The horse racing coverage available at Sportsbet is always very good and betting on the Caulfield
Cup is easily done at this reliable Australian bookmaker.
Luxbet puts plenty of attention on the Caulfield Cup betting markets every October when the big
race finally rolls around again.
IASbet is an excellent choice for betting on the Caulfield Cup; with very good betting odds available
and horse racing products aplenty.
Not only is Centrebet an excellent bookmaker for betting on the Caulfield Cup, they also often offer various horse racing bonuses and promotions on their site.