Caulfield Cup barrier draw fast facts

Clinton Payne - Tuesday October 17

The all-important barrier draw has been conducted for the $3 million Group I Caulfield Cup (2400m) on Saturday where chances have improved or been diminished.

The 2017 Caulfield Cup barrier draw. Photo: Melbourne Racing Club

Here is a quick look at historical facts, since 1922, surrounding the starting points for the 17 runners in the feature handicap.


  • The most successful barriers with eight wins each – Ventura Storm (No. 7 - barrier 4) and Lord Fandango (No. 17 - barrier 9).
  • The least successful barrier with one win – Harlem (No. 15 - barrier 1)
  • Last year's winning barrier – Inference (No. 9 - barrier 11)
  • The last barrier to launch back-to-back Caulfield Cup winners (2015 and 2016) – Inference (No. 9 - barrier 11)
  • The longest current losing sequence for a barrier (last win 1941) – Harlem (No. 15 - barrier 1)
  • The first horse drawn in the Caulfield Cup barrier draw – Marmelo (No. 2 - barrier 10)
  • The last horse drawn in the Caulfield Cup barrier draw – Inference (No. 9 - barrier 11)


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