Caulfield racecourse is situated eight kilometres south-east of the Melbourne city centre. The Caulfield Cup (2400m), which has a field limit of 18 starters, commences at the top of the home straight with run of close to 400 metres to the first turn. There is then a straight run of 350 metres before another turn into another straight at the 1000 metres, with a 400 metre run before commencing the turn into the home straight for a run of 367 metres to the winning post.