Caulfield Racecourse

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Caulfield Racecourse
Location Caulfield, Victoria
Coordinates 37°52′52″S 145°02′25″E / 37.881222°S 145.040174°E / -37.881222; 145.040174Coordinates: 37°52′52″S 145°02′25″E / 37.881222°S 145.040174°E / -37.881222; 145.040174
Owned by Crown Land
Screened on Seven Network
Notable races Caulfield Cup
Caulfield Guineas
Blue Diamond Stakes
C F Orr Stakes
Oakleigh Plate
Underwood Stakes
Futurity Stakes

Caulfield Racecourse is one of Melbourne, Australia's best-known horse-racing tracks. Commonly known as "The Heath" by local racegoers,[1] it is located eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, on the boundary of Caulfield and Caulfield East in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs. It is home to the Melbourne Racing Club.

The track has a triangular shaped layout, comprising three straights, 30 metres wide, with a total circumference of 2080 metres and a finishing straight of 367 metres. All turns have a 4% to 6% banking. Racing takes place in an anti-clockwise direction. The totally glassed in Rupert Clarke stand provides an uninterrupted view of the racecourse.

Caulfield has about 20 racedays each season and hosts some of the Australia's most famous and historic races including the Caulfield Cup, Caulfield Guineas, Blue Diamond Stakes, C F Orr Stakes, Oakleigh Plate, Underwood Stakes and Futurity Stakes.

Transport[edit]

The racecourse is on Melbourne tram route 3 and the journey takes about 35 minutes from the city centre.

Caulfield railway station is less than a hundred metres from the racecourse and is located on the Frankston, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines. Trains depart every 10 minutes from Flinders Street Station in the Melbourne CBD.

Caulfield Racecourse provides disabled carparks opposite the main entrance on Station Street. Lift access to grandstands and disabled toilets are available. There is also a baby change room and first aid facilities.

Races[edit]

The following is a list of Group races which are run at Caulfield Racecourse.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
1 Blue Diamond Stakes 2YO Open sw 1200 February
1 C F Orr Stakes Open Open wfa 1400 February
1 Caulfield Cup Open Open hcp 2400 October
1 Caulfield Guineas 3YO Open sw 1600 October
1 Caulfield Stakes/Yalumba Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 2000 October
1 Futurity Stakes Open Open wfa 1400 February
1 Invitation Stakes/Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Open Open hcp 1400 September
1 Oakleigh Plate Open Open hcp 1100 February
1 The Thousand Guineas 3YO Fillies sw 1600 October
1 Toorak Handicap Open Open hcp 1600 October
1 Underwood Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1800 September
2 Angus Armanasco Stakes 3YO Fillies sw 1600 February
2 Pol Roger Stakes 3YO Open sw 1800 February
2 Caulfield Sprint/Dodo Internet Sprint Open Open hcp 1100 October
2 Herbert Power Stakes/Winning Edge Stakes Open Open qlty 2400 October
2 J J Liston Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1400 August
1 Memsie Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1400 August
2 Schillaci Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1000 October
2 St George Stakes Open Open wfa 1800 February
2 Tristarc Stakes 4YO+ Mares sw+p 1400 October
3 Bletchingly Stakes Open Open wfa 1100 August
3 Blue Diamond Prelude C&G 2YO C&G sw 1100 February
3 Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies 2YO Fillies sw 1100 February
3 Coongy Handicap Open Open hcp 2000 October
3 Easter Cup Open Open hcp 2000 April
3 Eclipse Stakes Open Open hcp 2000 November
3 Guineas Prelude 3YO C&G sw+p 1400 September
3 HDF McNeil Stakes 3YO Open sw+p 1100 August
3 How Now Stakes 4YO+ Mares sw+p 1200 September
3 Hyderabad Stakes 3YO+ F&M sw+p 1200 February
3 Mannerism Stakes 4YO+ Mares sw+p 1400 February
3 Moonga Stakes 4YO+ Open sw+p 1400 October
3 Naturalism Stakes Open Open hcp 2000 September
3 Norman Robinson Stakes 3YO Open sw+p 2000 October
3 Rubiton Stakes Open Open wfa 1100 January
3 Carlyon Cup Open Open sw+p 1400 February
3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes 3YO Fillies sw+p 1200 October
3 Thousand Guineas Prelude 3YO Fillies sw+p 1400 September
3 Victoria Handicap Open Open hcp 1400 April
3 W W Cockram Stakes 4YO+ Mares sw+p 1200 August

Examinations[edit]

Aside from its use for racing, the Caulfield Racecourse is also used by the VCAA to examine students who are unable to attend examinations at their schools as well as by Monash University for end of semester examinations. The UMAT is also held at Caulfield Racecourse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A short outline of Caulfield Park and Paddy's Swamp". Friends of Caulfield Park. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 

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