Stay up to date with the latest sports news. Follow our social accounts to get exclusive content and all the latest sporting news! O’Brien’s globetrotting mare Magic Wand is also nominated for the Caulfield Cup and has 55kg. (RAS-WWW02), Hypnos takes Hastings sprint with gritty performance, Spectacular scenes during famous Ellerslie steeplechase, Exciting filly remains unbeaten with Hastings victory. Melbourne Cup first acceptances are open until Tuesday September 29, 2020. Caulfield Cup first acceptances close on Tuesday September 22, 2020. "With today's release of weights for the Stella Artois Caulfield Cup and Lexus Melbourne Cup, connections can now begin plotting a path towards a coveted place in the final field for both races, while punters can cast a more discerning eye across the form and betting markets. Carpenter said O’Brien’s Cups entries were stand-out performers over the past 18 months and were handicapped accordingly. “There is always great interest in what weight is given to the defending Melbourne Cup champion and this year that is Vow And Declare who rises to 57kg having won the race with 52kg last year for Australia with Craig Williams in the saddle for Danny O’Brien,” Carpenter said. "While the honour roll for both Cups is littered with amazing stories, one gets the feeling that the winners of the 2020 editions will be long remembered given the unique circumstances under which both races will be conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.". You'll be redirected to related page soon... Are you a New User ?. “The joint Caulfield Cup topweights Anthony Van Dyck and Japan were both Group 1 winners over 2400m in 2019 and have been placed behind the world’s highest rated horse Ghaiyyath this year. About the Caulfield Cup. The minimum weight for both races is 49kg for three-year-olds and 50kg for horses four years and older. The minimum weight of 56 kilograms will stay in place in Victoria for September but Racing Victoria will stick with the ‘’historic weight scale’’ for both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Japan and another O’Brien galloper, champion mare Magical, weren’t entered for the Melbourne Cup. R&S takes all care in the preparation of information appearing on the site, but accepts no responsibility nor warrants the accuracy of the information displayed. Magical is the third highest-weighted horse in the Caulfield Cup with 58kg. Carpenter said O’Brien’s Cups entries were stand-out performers over the past 18 months and were handicapped accordingly. “The 5kg increase for Vow And Declare represents a 1.5kg increase in his weight-for-age benchmark moving to five years of age and a 3.5kg penalty for his 2019 win. RV’s international recruitment manager Paul Bloodworth said Anthony Van Dyck was still in the mix to come to Australia with O’Brien planning to send five horses to Melbourne. Russian Camelot is the highest weighted Northern Hemisphere three-year-old in both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup weights alongside this year’s Irish Derby champion Santiago (Aidan O’Brien). Tim Barton. In 2017 Racing Victoria announced a change in policy around the re-handicapping of the Caulfield Cup winner in the Melbourne Cup. Or Sign-in with, This site is maintained by Racing and Sports (®) Pty Ltd (ABN 093 360 108) ("R&S"). Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker! The Caulfield Cup 2020 Weights were announced on Tuesday September 8, 2020 and were headed by three Group 1 winners from the Irish stables of Aidan O’Brien. Weights ⚖️: View the List of Caulfield Cup weights, Market : View the current Odds for the Caulfield Cup. View the current Odds for the Caulfield Cup, View the current Odds for the Melbourne Cup, Star International’s head weights for Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup, Russian Camelot to headlines the Makybe Diva Stakes field, Verry Elleegant wins the $5m Caulfield Cup, Wild Planet toughs it out in the Moonga Stakes, Graff returns to his best in Caulfield Sprint, Chica Fuerte on track for the Wakeful Stakes, Albarado to be targeted at the G1 Victoria Derby, Endanger to head to the Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington, Caulfield Horse Racing Tips & Best Bets, Caulfield Cup day – Saturday 17th October, 2020. Last year’s Irish Derby winner Sovereign for O’Brien is allocated 57kg for both of the famous Australian Spring Cup races this season. The Racing Victoria handicapping panel announced that the winner of the Caulfield Cup will not be re-handicapped in the Melbourne Cup if they have already been allocated 56kg or more. Racenet is your trusted source for the Caulfield Cup field. Weight was often a problem for Stackhouse while an apprentice in New Zealand and he took a 12-month break from riding at one stage. The Chris Waller stable capped off a phenomenal day in Melbourne for the team ba…, Verry Elleegant became the 22nd mare in history to take out the Group 1 $5 milli…, Classique Legend blew his rivals away to become the first favourite to win the w…, is here to provide you with the best coverage of Horse Racing from across Australia and around the World, including the Melbourne Cup and Spring Racing Carnival. "There's a challenge been set for talented local mare Verry Elleegant who has 55kg in both Cups," Racing Victoria's Executive General Manager – Racing, Greg Carpenter said. International stables granted Government exemptions for a limited number of staff to travel to Australia to care for their horses have booked flights between 11 and 16 September and are now waiting to see if they will be honoured. Furthermore, should the winner of the Caulfield Cup be weighted at less than 56kg in the Melbourne Cup, the quantum of any penalty issued will not take the weight of the horse higher than 56kg on the first Tuesday in November. Magical is the third highest-weighted horse in the Caulfield Cup with 58kg. You can access Racenet from any device meaning you always are up to date with this major Group 1 race. Bloodworth said the trainer would have several runners this weekend in Ireland and England before choosing which of them will make the trip. Handicaps for the Cups were announced by Racing Victoria’s Greg Carpenter on Tuesday. 2020 Caulfield Cup: Get the latest Caulfield Cup news and information here. © 2020 Racing Victoria Limited (RV) and other parties working with it. The Caulfield Cup. Reigning champion Vow And Declare goes up from 52kg to 57kg in the 2020 Melbourne Cup weights. Copyright in all R&S materials is owned by Racing and Sports Pty Ltd (R&S). Horses trained by Irish maestro Aidan O’Brien dominate the positions at the top of weights for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. The 2020 Caulfield Cup will attract nominations from all over the world, many of whom will seek to go on to race in the Melbourne Cup. An adjustment to the weight scales has also been made for the following two Group handicap races run in September: ‘’Further consideration to the weight scales for the remaining Group 1 handicaps of the 2020 Spring Racing Carnival, the Toorak Handicap (1600m) on 10 October at Caulfield and the Kennedy Cantala (1600m) on 31 October at Flemington, will be made in September.

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