Japan's Admire Rakti winning the 2014 Caulfield Cup

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First run in 1879, the BMW Caulfield Cup is the world’s richest turf handicap over 2400 metres (1½ mile) and has recently been gaining more international interest with two of the last three winners being trained overseas.

Japanese trainer Tomoyuki Umeda made the history books in 2014 training the first Japanese horse to win the Caulfield Cup. Admire Rakti was an impressive winner of the Cup and will no doubt be the first of many Japanese trained winners.


An AUD$100,000 travel allowance will be paid to internationally-trained horses that compete in the 2017 BMW Caulfield Cup, and is paid separately to any prizemoney earned.

The internationally-trained horse must fly into Melbourne, complete their PAQ (Post-Arrival Quarantine) at Werribee International Horse Centre andreturn the their country of origin by the end of 2017.

Entry Requirements:

Based on recent runnings of the Caulfield Cup, typically a horse will require an International rating of around 110 or above, however there are additional criteria to be met for a horse to gain a start.

Race Conditions for the 2017 BMW Caulfield Cup coming soon.