The Caulfield Cup is one of the biggest events on the Australian racing calendar and will take place on Friday, October 18. The Caulfiled Cup is part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, which is packed full of the biggest and best race days in Australia each year.
To celebrate the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Racing is offering up a $10,000 Late Pick 3 on Friday night and we are offering a 20% Pick 3 bonus to anyone who can hit it on TwinSpires.
Australian Racing gets started with the Caulfield Cup card as track A going postward at 9:15pm ET/6:15pm PT on Friday. The $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 3 will be contested over races 8A, 9A and 10A, starting at 1:20am ET/10:20pm PT. The 10th and featured Caulfield Cup wraps up the Pick 3 at 2:45am ET/11:45pm PT.
The $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 3:
|Track||Race||Post Time (ET/PT)|
|Australia A, Race 8 – Caulfield||$157K David Jones Cup – G3||1:20am ET/10:20am PT|
|Australia A, Race 9 – Caulfield||$231K Yellowglen Tristarc Stakes – G2||1:55am ET/10:55pm PT|
|Australia A, Race 10 – Caulfield||$2.6M BMW Caulield Cup – G1||2:45am ET/11:45pm PT|
How to earn your Pick 3 Bonus:
- Cash a winning ticket in the $10,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 3 (ending with the $2.6 Million Caulfield Cup) at Caulfield, Australia on Friday, October 18 with your TwinSpires.com account.
- For every winning ticket you cash in the Late Pick 3, you will earn a bonus equal to 20% of your gross winnings.
- Bonuses are capped at $500 per player, regardless of Late Pick 3 payout or number of winning tickets cashed.
- Bonus credits won on Friday, October 18 will be credited by Tuesday, October 22.
* Pick 3 Bonuses are based on gross winnings from wagers placed in the $10,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 3 pool at Australia Racing. Pick 3 Bonus payments are capped at $500 per player, regardless of payoff amount or number of winning tickets cashed.
About the Caulfield Cup
Hosted at the iconic Caulfield Racecourse the Caulfield Cup runs in October, right in the middle os the world famous spring racing carnival.
Horses are pushed over a gruelling 2400m test always run on a hot pace and quality is the only option.
A prize pool of $2.5 million is on offer with the winner enjoying the spoils of one of the biggest 2400m handicap races held anywhere in the world, while the Melbourne Cup 2013 is the richest handicap race in the world offering $6.2 million in prize money.
There’s only one Cup’s race with more significance in the country and that of course is the Melbourne Cup, however the two share a close link and certainly benefit off one another.
The Caulfield Cup is the showpiece event of the three day Caulfield racing carnival which is one of the most important domestic carnivals there is.
Races such as the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas and the Thousand Guineas make a series of programs which captivate the racing public.
Caulfield Track Details
The Caulfield track has a circumference of 2,080 metres with long sweeping turns and the back of the course has a slight rise towards the 1400m starting chute. The straight length is 367 metres and there are three starting chutes at the 1200m, 1400, and 2000m starts.
Caulfield is a track suited to horses that can lead or race up on the pace and any horse who can lead and kick in the straight will be a favourite of punters at Caulfield. The track is big enough for horses to come from behind and win, and while horses have the ability to score from a long way back, it often takes a more than handy horse to do so.
Circumference: 2,080 metres
Straight: 367 metres
Caulfield racecourse can be found in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs about 8 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre and is also referred to as “The Heath”. Caulfield hosts the major Caulfield Cup carnival in October and can hold a crowd of 50,000+ people quite comfortably.
Racing first began at Caulfield racecourse in 1876 and was administered by the Victoria Amateur Turf Club(VATC). The first meeting actually took place at Dowling Forest racecourse in Ballarat before Caulfield became the permanent home in Melbourne a short time later. It is home to the Melbourne Racing Club.