Caulfield Sprint News

Eight runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2015 Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1200m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Ball Of Muscle ($3.10) continues to firm in favouritism in 2015 Caulfield Sprint betting markets with…


Caulfield Sprint

The Caulfield Sprint, commonly referred to as the Thai Airways International Sprint, is a Group Two Australian horse race. Held at the Caulfield Racecourse, the Caulfield Sprint takes place on the illustrious 2015 Caulfield Cup Day, and as such forms part of the highly regarded Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The 1100 metre event is worth $200,000 in prizemoney and is held for horses under open handicap conditions.

The 2015 Caulfield Sprint will be held on Saturday, October 17th.

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Traditionally the Caulfield Sprint draws in the stronger spring sprinters, with the staying types more attracted to the headlining Caulfield Cup. Attracting such a strong crowd means a horse familiar with the precise distance often succeeds. Also taking place on Caulfield Cup Day is the $3 million Group One Caulfield Cup (2400m), the Group Two Tristarc Stakes (1400m), the Group Three Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m) (aka Caulfield Classic), the Group Three David Jones Cup (2000m) and the Group Three Moonga Stakes (1400m).

Caulfield Sprint Information

Date: October
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Group Listing: Group Two
Prize Money: $200,000

Caulfield Sprint History

The Caulfield Sprint first took to the track in 1983 as a Listed race and saw Bow Mistress take the maiden win. The race elevated to Group Three status after a decade, and became Group Two in 1999.

The Caulfield Sprint has been known by many different names – Racing Museum Sprint, Brylcream Sprint, National Sprint Championship, Jupiter’s Casino Sprint, Conrad Jupiter’s Sprint, Mercedes-Benz Sprint, National Telecoms Group Sprint, Dodo Internet sprint, and more recently the Thai Airways International Sprint.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Cox Plate 2014

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Group 1

Manikato Stakes

(1,200m)

Moonee Valley

$1,000,000

Open WFA

Group 1

Melbourne Cup 2014

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

Group 1

Victoria Derby

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Cox Plate

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Betting On The Caulfield Sprint

When it comes to betting on the Caulfield Sprint, punters should definitely keep an eye on horses running in the 1000 metre to 1200 metre sprints throughout the Spring Carnival. Once you have your eye on a strong sprinter, make sure you head online to place your bet. There is no need to worry about getting to the TAB before it closes; you can fit your punting into your own time and without any rush. Reputable online bookies such as Ladbrokes.com.au constantly update their odds so you see your money go further – and it only takes a couple of minutes to sign up!

One research tip which may be of benefit is to check out previous winners of the Caulfield Sprint. Below we have listed recent victors in the race, so you can familiarise yourself with them. Take a look and see how the horses won, and check if there are any similarities between them and this year’s hopefuls. That way, once you’ve picked your winner, you can head over to Ladbrokes.com.au confident in a win!