Caulfield Cup Day

Caulfield Cup Day is famous for it’s extravagance in all regards. One of the premier horse racing meets in Australia, Caulfield Cup Day has long held a special place in the hearts of not only Melbournians but racing fans across the nation.

2017 Caulfield Cup Day is the culmination of the three day Caulfield Racing Carnival, which begins a week prior on Caulfield Guineas Day, continues with Ladies Day Vase Day on Wednesday, and ends on this day.

Some of the best thoroughbreds in the world are on show on Caulfield Cup Day. Trackside, there is star-spotting of a different nature, with many A-list celebrities turning out for the day.

While the Caulfield Cup is the only Group 1 event held on the day, all of the races on the program tend to attack very healthy fields of talented gallopers. Due to the massive culture built around it, Caulfield Cup Day is about so much more than horse racing. Fashion, food and entertainment play a major role in Caulfield’s biggest day.

For the 2017 Caulfield Cup Day, the brand new Fashion and Entertainment Precinct is a one stop shop for all of your fashion and entertainment desires. Check it out on the lawn opposite the rear of the Sir Rupert Clarke grandstand.

Race No. Time (AEDST) Race Name Distance
1 12:50PM Yellowglen Plate 1400m
2 1:25PM Listed Polytrack Gothic Stakes 1400m
3 2:00PM Group 2 Dilmah Single Origin Teas Caulfield Sprint 1000m
4 2:35PM Group 3 New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes 2000m
5 3:10PM Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic 2000m
6 3:45PM Group 3 David Jones Cup 2000m
7 4:20PM Group 3 William Hill Moonga Stakes 1400m
8 4:55PM Group 2 Schweppes Tristarc Stakes 1400m
9 5:40PM Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup 2400m
10 6:15PM Listed Crown Golden Ale Alinghi Stakes 1100m

2017 Caulfield Cup Day Tickets

Caulfield Cup Day tickets can be purchased both at the gate and online via Ticketek. They’re cheaper online, so it’s definitely worth making the effort to prebook. Expect to pay $50 online, or $60 at the gate for general admission tickets. While pricier than standard race meetings, this is cheap for the quality of the day’s entertainment and racing.

Or, you can opt for one of the many packages available. These range in cost up to $320, so see what’s appropriate for your plans on the day.

2017 Caulfield Cup Day Entertainment

Caulfield Cup Day entertainment is well known for its value. There is always something good on at the tracks during Caulfield Cup Day, and 2017 is no exception.

The headline act on 2014 Caulfield Cup Day, for example, was DJ Havana Brown, who performed on the track itself at the winning post. Supporting DJ Havana Brown on the day were DJ duo The Faders. Operating out of Sydney, The Faders work with a variety of genres to produce some really decent sets. Also performing on the day is acoustic duo Frankie, Melbourne DJ Generik and VAMP. The Australian National Anthem will be performed by Bonnie Anderson.

2017 Caulfield Cup Day Fashion

Caulfield Cup Day fashion is dominated by the Chadstone Fashion Stakes Final. With three heats leading up to it, the Chadstone Fashion Stakes has been massively anticipated by all involved and is sure to draw some serious crowds on the day.

There are three main categories in the Chadstone Fashion Stakes. The Stylish Ladies 18-40 years seeks to emphasize cutting edge style. Stylish Ladies 40+ exhibits grace and timeless race fashion style. Stylish Gentlemen looks to find a dapper young man with an excellent sense of what makes a good package.

2017 Caulfield Cup Day Food

Caulfield Cup Day food tends to be a cut above most race day food. There will be plenty on offer this year, with Caulfield’s Eat Street providing most fans of food with something to their taste.

Some of the eateries that will be offering food at the 2017 Caulfield Cup Day include Dos Diablos, Sliders on Tyres and Rosemount Garden Bar.

2017 Caulfield Cup Day Race Schedule

The 2017 Caulfield Cup Day race program features ten races in total, nine of which are black type. The feature event of the day is of course the $3 million Caulfield Cup, however the other races receive considerable attention from punters and race fans alike.

The 2017 Caulfield Cup Day race schedule is provided below.

  • Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) – $750,000 – 3YO SW
  • Listed Polytrack Gothic Stakes (1400m) – $120,000 – 3YO C&G SWP
  • Yellowglen Plate (1400m) – $100,000 – 3YO F Hcp
  • Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m) – $120,000 – 3YO F Hcp
  • Group 2 Perri Cutten Caulfield Sprint (1100m) – $200,000 – Open Hcp
  • Group 3 Sportingbet Moonga Stakes (1400m) – $150,000 – 4YO&UP SWP
  • Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) – $150,000 – Open Hcp
  • Listed Crown Lager Alinghi Stakes (1100m) – $120,000 – 3YO&UP F&M Hcp
  • Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) – $3 million – Open Hcp
  • Group 2 Schweppes Tristarc Stakes (1400m) – $200,000 – 4YO&UP M SWP