Caulfield Racecourse

Ideally positioned just eight kilometres south east of the city, Caulfield is situated close to the designated geographical centre of Melbourne. The new look at Caulfield Racecourse was unveiled in April 1996 when the course re-opened after being closed since the running of the 1995 Foster's Caulfield Cup.

After major reconstruction of the course proper, the track was widened to 30 metres around the entire circumference and the straight lengthened by 43 metres. The new racing surface has been cambered from the outside running rail with the crown of the track at the outside running rail. The banking on the turn into the home straight is 6 percent, while the other turns have an equivalent banking of 4 percent. The magnificent Rupert Clarke stand is glassed in for added comfort during winter and summer and offers uninterrupted viewing. Further to the major works in 1996, the Caulfield track was re-laid in 2005 immediately proceeding the Caulfield Cup Carnival and resumed racing for the Summer Classics Carnival, in February 2006.

Caulfield Racecourse Details

Location
Address
Station St Caulfield. Tel: (03) 9257 7200  
Capacity
40,000  
Record Crowd
52,000 - 2005 Caulfield Cup
Highest Crowd since 2003
52,000 - 15/10/05: 2005 Caulfield Cup  
Lights
No  
Arena Roof
No  
Video Screen
No  
Opened
1859
Redeveloped
1996
Ticket Agent
Sports Played
Horse Racing  
Home Teams
 
Annual Events
Caulfield Cup
Last Event
14/03/20: All-Star Mile 2020  
Next Event
Directions
The racecourse is 20 minutes from Melbourne's city centre, along Dandenong Road or the Monash Fwy. The turnoff to the racecourse is clearly signposted.
Transport
Caulfield Racecourse is located next to Caulfield Station which is serviced by trains on the Frankston and Dandenong lines.
Parking
There is ample free car parking at Caulfield Racecourse.
Accommodation
See nearby Caulfield Racecourse hotels and more. VIEW ACCOMMODATION
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