The 2014 Caulfield Cup will be run on Saturday, 18 October at Caulfield Racecourse over 2400 metres.
Last year's winner Fawkner gave trainer Robert Hickmott his first ever Caulfield Cup winner and jockey Nicholas Hall his first also. The six year old gelding carried 55 kilograms in the race and started the race at odds of $11.
The 2013 Caulfield Cup place getters backed up well for the Melbourne Cup just weeks later. Second placed Dandino finished just 3.5 lengths behind the winner Fiorente in fifth place. 2013 Caulfield Cup winner Fawkner finished in sixth place just six lengths from the winner, while third placed Dear Demi was the only place getter who disappointed in the Cup running nineteenth, 15 lengths from the leader.
The last horse to win both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in the same year was the mare Ethereal back in 2001.