Caulfield Racecourse is one of Australia's premier horse racing tracks and is commonly known as "The Heath" by local racegoers.
The racecourse is located approximately eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, on the boundary of Caulfield and Caulfield East in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs.
The track’s unique triangular shaped layout comprises of three straights and all turns have a 4% to 6% banking which places less strain on horse’s joints.
Caulfield hosts approximately 20 racedays each year and provides some of the finest racing Australia has to offer.
Premier feature races include: Caulfield Cup, Caulfield Guineas, Blue Diamond Stakes, C F Orr Stakes, Oakleigh Plate, Underwood Stakes and Futurity Stakes.
The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881. The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington. Renovations to the track and grandstand have made it one of the premier racecourses in Australia with top class facilities for the horses, club members and the public.
Group 1 races:
CF Orr Stakes (1400m) $400,000 – February
Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) $1,000,000 – February
Futurity Stakes (1400m) $500,000 – February
Oakleigh Plate (1100m) $400,000 – February
Memsie Stakes (1400m) $400,000 – August
Underwood Stakes (1800m) $400,000 – September
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) $400,000 – September
Caulfield Guineas (1600m) $1,000,000 - October
Thousand Guineas (1600m) $500,000 - October
Caulfield Stakes (2000m) $400,000 - October
Toorak Handicap (1600m) $400,000 - October
Caulfield Cup (2400m) $3,000,000 – October
A fair course that provides most runners an even chance when the rail is True position. When the rail is out shifted our 6 metres or more it favours on pace runners and leaders
Circumference – 2080m
Length of straight – 367m
Width – 30m
Melbourne Racing Club
PO Box 231
Caulfield East VIC 3145
Ph: 03 9257 7100
Fax: 03 9257 7101
Website: Melbourne Racing Club Website
How To Get There
The Members’ Car Park Pass provides access to one of four designated parking areas:
Members' Car Park 1 - via Bond Street or Members' Drive on Kambrook Road
Members' Car Park 2 - via Bond Street
Members' Car Park 3 - via Station Street
Members’ Centre Car Park - via the vehicle tunnel at the roundabout at the intersection of Glen Eira Road and Kambrook Road
Free public parking is provided in the Centre Car Park on race days, with entry via the roundabout on the corner of Kambrook and Glen Eira Roads.
Frankston, Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines depart regularly from Flinders Street to Caulfield Station, located directly opposite the course. The journey from the City takes approximately 15 minutes. Additional services are provided during peak times.
Racegoers can catch a Route 3 or 3a tram and alight at Stop 56. From the city, Route 3 travels along Swanston Street and St. Kilda Road and operates weekdays only. Route 3a travels along Swanston Street, St Kilda Road and St Kilda Beach and operates weekends only. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. From East Malvern, Route 3/3a services travel along Waverley Road.
Access to Caulfield is available from Stud Park Shopping Shopping Centre, Wellington Road, Monash University (Clayton) and Chadstone Shopping Centre via SmartBus Route 900. Travel time from Stud Park is approximately 50 minutes. Route 624 buses from Kew, Auburn Station, Tooronga Station and Holmesglen Station also operate to Caulfield.