2018 Melbourne Cup order of entry

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Melbourne Cup order of entry

How do you whittle down more than 50 strong contenders into a 24-horse field for the Melbourne Cup?

The order of entry for the race that stops the nation holds the answers.

To gain entry into the final field of contenders for Australia’s most iconic racing prize and more than $6 million in prize money, a number of criteria must be met.

In addition to the criteria we will list below, there are also four big staying races each spring that provide direct qualification for the winner.

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2018 Melbourne Cup Field

The 2018 Melbourne Cup field was finalised at 6.30pm on Sunday in Melbourne, where the barrier draw also took place. The 24 horse field is now finalised.

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Best Solution Melbourne Cup 2017 Best Solution Saeed bin Suroor Pat Cosgrave 6 57.5kg $15
2 The Cliffsofmoher Melbourne Cup 2017 The Cliffsofmoher Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 9 56.5kg $17
3 Magic Circle Melbourne Cup 2017 Magic Circle Ian Williams Corey Brown 17 56kg $8.50
4 Chestnut Coat Melbourne Cup 2017 Chestnut Coat Yoshito Yahagi Yuga Kawada 4 55.5kg $9.50
5 Muntahaa Melbourne Cup 2017 Muntahaa John Gosden Jim Crowley 13 55.5kg $10
6 Sound Check Melbourne Cup 2017 Sound Check Mike Moroney Jordan Childs 16 55.5kg $67
7 Who Shot TheBarman Melbourne Cup 2017 Who Shot TheBarman Chris Waller Ben Melham 18 55.5kg $8.50
8 Ace High Melbourne Cup 2017 Ace High David Payne Tye Angland 22 55kg $11
9 Marmelo Melbourne Cup 2017 Marmelo Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 10 55kg $17
10 Avilius Melbourne Cup 2017 Avilius James Cummings Glyn Schofield 11 54.5kg $13
11 Yucatan Melbourne Cup 2017 Yucatan Aidan O’Brien James McDonald 23 54.5kg $4.50
12 Auvray Melbourne Cup 2017 Auvray Richard Freedman Tommy Berry 1 54kg $91
13 Finche Melbourne Cup 2017 Finche Chris Waller Zac Purton 15 54kg $26
14 Red Cardinal Melbourne Cup 2017 Red Cardinal Darren Weir Damien Oliver 5 54kg $34
15 Vengeuer Masque Melbourne Cup 2017 Vengeur Masque Mike Moroney Patrick Moloney 2 54kg $67
16 Ventura Storm Melbourne Cup 2017 Ventura Storm Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig Mark Zahra 7 54kg $34
17 A Prince of Arran Melbourne Cup 2017 A Prince of Arran Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker 20 53kg $15
18 Nakeeta Melbourne Cup 2017 Nakeeta Iain Jardine Regan Bayliss 3 53kg $81
19 Sir Charles Road Melbourne Cup 2017 Sir Charles Road Sullivan & Scott Dwayne Dunn 14 53kg $101
20 Zacada Melbourne Cup 2017 Zacada Forsman & Baker Damien Lane 24 53kg $126
21 Runaway Melbourne Cup 2017 Runaway Waterhouse & Bott Stephen Baster 12 52kg $34
22 Youngstar Melbourne Cup 2017 Youngstar Chriss Waller Craig Williams 8 51.5kg $21
23 Cross Counter Melbourne Cup 2017 Cross Counter Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 19 51kg $9
24 Rostropovich Melbourne Cup 2017 Rostropovich Aidan O’Brien Wayne Lordan 21 51kg $21

Qualifying criteria for the 2018 Melbourne Cup

Making a Melbourne Cup is decided on a runner’s past performances, rather than how much money an owner has or whether it’s slot was purchased.

To make the field for the 2018 Melbourne Cup, a horse must have passed the following criteria:

  • Since 1 February, 2017 inclusive, won or was placed 2nd or 3rd in an internationally recognised Group or Graded flat race run over 2300 metres or further; OR won or was placed 2nd or 3rd in the Queensland Derby, Queensland Oaks or Brisbane Cup; OR
  • Since 1 February, 2017 inclusive, was placed 4th or 5th in an internationally recognised Group 1 or Grade 1 flat race run over 2300 metres or further in which horses older than 3 years old could run; OR
  • Since 1 February, 2017 inclusive, won an internationally recognised Listed flat race run over 2300 metres or further; OR
  • Since 1 February, 2017 inclusive, won or was placed 2nd or 3rd in the York Ebor (UK) or Champions & Chater Cup (HK); OR
  • Since 1 February, 2017 inclusive, won the Northumberland Plate (UK), Cesarewitch (UK), or Queen Mother Memorial Cup (HK); OR
  • Was placed 6th, 7th or 8th in the 2018 Caulfield Cup; OR
  • Was placed 2nd or 3rd in the 2018 Cox Plate; OR
  • Was placed 2nd or 3rd in the 2018 VRC Stakes; OR
  • Won the 2018 Turnbull Stakes; OR
  • Won or was placed 2nd or 3rd in the 2016 Melbourne Cup; OR
  • Won the 2016 Caulfield Cup

Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry 2018

Follow the order of entry for the 2018 Melbourne Cup:

Order Horse/Trainer Age Weight $ Since Date Details Race
Melbourne Cup ballot exempt horses as of 29 October, 2018 : 2
1 BEST SOULTION (IRE) (Saeed bin Suroor) 5 57.5 EXEMPT 20/10/2018 1st G1 2400m Caulfield Cup
2 AVILIUS (GB) (James Cummings) 5 54.5 (inc 1.5 pen) EXEMPT 06/10/2018 1st G3 2500m Bart Cummings
Passed 2018 Melbourne Cup first ballot clause as of 29 October, 2018 : 42
3 ACE HIGH (David Payne) 4 55.0 $1,290,000 4/11/2017 1st G1 2500m VRC Derby
4 THECLIFFSOFMOHOR (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien) 5 56.5 $991,303 20/10/2018 3rd G1 2400m Caulfield Cup
5 MAGIC CIRCLE (IRE) (Ian Williams) 7 56.0 $68,751 24/05/2018 1st G3 3240m Henry II Stakes UK
6 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) (Chris Waller) 10 55.5 $2,136,375 14/04/2018 1st G1 3200m Sydney Cup
7 TOSEN BASIL (JPN) (Darren Weir) 7 54.0 $850,087 10/12/2017 3rd G1 2400m Hong Kong Case HK
8 MUNTAHAA (IRE) (John Gosden) 6 55.5 $597,428 25/08/2018 1st Ebor 2800m Ebor Handicap UK
9 CHESTNUT COAT (JPN) (Yoshito Yahagi) 5 55.5 $481,356 24/03/2018 2nd G2 2500m Nikkei Sho JPN
10 SOUND CHECK (GRE) (Michael Moroney) 6 55.5 $198,960 12/08/2018 2nd G1 2400m Grosser Preis von Berlin GER
11 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien) 4 51.0 $671,328 30/06/2018 2nd G1 2400m Irish Derby IRE
12 MARMELO (GB) (Hughie Morrison) 6 55.0 $459,796 14/07/2018 1st G2 2800m Prix de Maurice de Nieuil FR
13 CROSS COUNTER (GB) (Charlie Appleby) 4 51.0 $210,625 4/08/2018 1st G3 2414m Gordon Stakes UK
14 YOUNGSTAR (Chris Waller) 4 51.5 $497,361 26/05/2018 1st G1 2200m Queensland Oaks
15 DURETTO (GB) (Andrew Balding) 7 54.5 $307,736 12/07/2018 3rd G2 2400m Prince Of Wales’s Stakes UK
16 YUCATAN (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien) 5 54.5 (inc 2.5kg pen) $249,724 14/10/2018 1st G2 2400m Herbert Power Stakes
17 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) (Michael Moroney) 7 54.0 $430,500 11/11/2017 1st G3 2600m Queen Elizabeth Stakes
18 VENTURA STORM (IRE) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig) 6 54.0 $367,400 27/10/2018 1st G2 2500m Moonee Valley Gold Cup
19 RED CARDINAL (IRE) (Darren Weir) 7 54.0 $364,171 14/05/2017 1st G2 3200m Oleander-Rennen GER
20 AUVRAY (FR) (Richard Freedman) 8 54.0 $245,550 23/09/2017 1st G3 2400m Colin Stephens Quality
21 RED VERDON (USA) (Ed Dunlop) 6 54.0 $225,096 23/06/2018 2nd G2 2400m Hardwicke Stakes UK
22 FINCHE (GB) (Andre Fabre) 5 54.0 $113,007 5/08/2018 1st G3 2500m Prix du Reux FR
23 RUNAWAY (Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott) 4 50.5 (inc 1.5kg pen) $394,300 24/10/2018 1st G3 2400m Geelong Cup
24 ZACADA (NZ) (Baker and Forsman) 6 53.0 $506,933 14/04/2018 2nd G1 3200m Sydney Cup
25 SIR CHARLES ROAD (O’Sullivan and Scott) 5 53.0 $487,354 7/04/2018 1st G2 2600m ATC Chairmans Hcp
26 NAKEETA (GB) (Iain Jardine) 8 53.0 $479,363 28/10/2017 5th G1 3200m Melbourne Cup
27 SOLE IMPACT (JPN) (Hirofumi Toda) 7 53.0 $391,760 17/02/2018 3rd G3 3400m Diamond Stakes JPN
28 MISS ADMIRATION (JPN) (Mick Price) 4 50.0 $182,000 22/09/2018 1st G3 2400m Colin Stephens Quality
29 A PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) (Charlie Fellows) 6 53.0 $155,662 14/10/2018 3rd G2 2400m Herbert Power Stakes
30 LIBRAN (IRE) (Chris Waller) 8 53.0 $54,000 28/10/2017 2nd G2 2500m Moonee Valley Gold Cup
31 TRAP FOR FOOLS (Jarrod McLean) 5 53.0 $90,000 27/10/2018 2nd G2 2500m Moonee Valley Gold Cup
32 PRIZE MONEY (GB) (Saeed bin Suroor) 6 52.5 $625,389 4/03/2017 1st G2 2400m Dubai City of Gold UAE
33 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) (Darren Weir) 5 52.5 $405,125 25/10/2017 2nd G3 2400m Geelong Cup
34 LORD FANDANGO (GER) (Archie Alexander) 6 52.5 $405,125 14/10/2017 1st G2 2400m Herbert Power Stakes
35 MEGABLAST (NZ) (Darren Weir) 6 52.5 $162,986 30/06/2018 1st LR 2400m Caloundra Cup
36 DAL HARRAILD (GB) (Maher and Eustace) 6 52.5 $119,263 14/07/2018 2nd G3 2780m Silver Cup UK
37 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) (Maher and Eustace) 6 52.5 $94,131 14/10/2017 2nd G2 2400m Herbert Power Handicap
38 PATRICK ERIN (Chris Waller) 7 52 (inc 2kg pen) $435,500 29/09/2018 2nd G1 2400m Metropolitan Handicap
39 RISING RED (NZ) (Busuttin and Young) 5 51.0 $167,695 4/03/2017 2nd G1 2400m New Zealand Derby NZ
40 NORTHWEST PASSAGE (Waterhouse and Bott) 5 50.5 $154,000 24/10/2018 2nd G3 2400m Geelong Cup
41 BRIMHAM ROCKS (Chris Waller) 5 50.5 $213,000 29/09/2018 2nd G1 2400m Metropolitan Handicap
42 YOGI (NZ) (Darren Weir) 6 50.0 $123,315 6/10/2018 3rd G3 2500m Bart Cummings
43 JAAMEH (GER) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig) 6 50.0 $54,000 1/06/2018 2nd G2 2500m Bart Cummings
44 MIDTERM (GB) (Liam Howley) 6 50.0 $36,834 20/05/2017 2nd G3 2400m Ascot Park Stakes UK

Races that provide automatic entry into the 2018 Melbourne Cup

The Bart Cummings – October 6 2018:
Named for the master trainer who won a record ** Melbourne Cups, the Bart Cummings is a Group 3 2500-metre race held on Turnbull Stakes day at Flemington. The Bart Cummings provides the first opportunity of the spring for a runner to secure away a spot in Melbourne Cup.

The Bart Cummings provided direct entry into the Cup for the first time in 2015 and in 2016, the eventual Melbourne Cup winner, Almandin, used its victory in the race to kickstart its Cup campaign.

In 2018, Avilius won the Bart Cummings and was soon after listed as the bookmaker’s favourite for the Melbourne Cup at $9.

Caulfield Cup – October 20, 2018:

The Caulfield Cup requires no introduction as one of the country’s three biggest group one races each spring.

Run over 2400 metres at the Caulfield Race Course, the Caulfield Cup will often be a very strong staging ground for trainers and horses looking to attack the Melbourne Cup carnival.

While the last horse to win both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in the same year was Ethereal all the way back in 2001, contenders and winners of the Caulfield Cup have always featured prominently in betting for the Melbourne Cup.

In 2018, Best Solution won the Caulfield Cup, paying $12 and is currently on the fifth line of betting for the 2018 Melbourne Cup, paying $15.

Cox Plate – October 27, 2018:

The Cox Plate is one of, if not the most prestigious race of the Australian spring racing carnival and also serves as a direct qualifier for the Melbourne Cup.

Run over 2040 metres at the Moonee Valley race track, the Cox Plate assembles the best long and middle-distance runners from around the world.

Just six horses have completed the Cox Plate/Melbourne Cup double in the last 100 years — three-time Melbourne Cup winner, Makybe Diva, being the last to do so in 2005.

The last four Cox Plates have been won by the champion mare, Winx, which has never run in a Melbourne Cup. In fact, the last Cox Plate winner to even compete in the Melbourne Cup was So You Think, in 2010.

  • Benchmark

    3YO C&G 50.0kg; 3YO Filly 48.5KG; 4YO E&G 58.0kg; 4YO Mare 56.5kg; 5YO+ E&G 59.5kg; 5YO+ Mare 58.0kg

    Minumium Handicap Weight

    3YO – 49.0kg
    4YO&Up – 50.0kg

    Maximum Weight

    There is no maximum weight

    Minimum Weight

    The top weight in any Group 1 handicap in Australia must not be less than 58kg when weights are released.

    Weight Allowances

    There are no weight allowances for Apprentices.

    FIRST ACCEPTANCES

    By 12 NOON (Melbourne Time) TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER – Fee: $2,640

    SECOND ACCEPTANCES

    By 10.00 AM (Melbourne Time) MONDAY 27 OCTOBER – Fee: $4,620

    FINAL ACCEPTANCES

    By 4.30 PM (Melbourne Time) SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER – Fee: $49,500

    The 2014 Melbourne Cup final field will comprise 24 horses in order of entry.The conditions of the 2014 Melbourne Cup provide that the Directors may in their absolute discretion exclude any horse or horses from the race, whether the safety limit of 24 horses at final acceptance time shall be reached or not, and if such exclusion occurs, and more than 24 final acceptors remain, balloting of surplus horses will continue in the normal manner to its conclusion. The winner of the following, if any should be a nomination and a first, second and final acceptor for the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup, shall be exempt from any ballot on this race: 2014 VRC Lexus Stakes, 2014 VRC Longines Mackinnon Stakes, 2014 MVRC Cox Plate, and the 2014 MRC Caulfield Cup Subject always to the Directors’ absolute discretion, as stated, remaining final acceptors in excess of the safety limit of 24 horses shall be eliminated in the following order, until the safety limit is reached: Horses other than those that have registered a “Relevant Race Performance”, as set out below:
    Relevant Race Performances

    1. A) since 1 February 2013 inclusive, won or was placed 2nd or 3rd in an internationally recognised Group or Graded flat race run over 2300 metres or further; OR
    2. B) since 1 February 2013 inclusive, was placed 4th or 5th in an internationally recognised Group 1 or Grade 1 flat race run over 2300 metres or further in which horses older than 3 years old could run, OR
    3. C) since 1 February 2013 inclusive, won an internationally recognised Listed flat race run over 2300 metres or further, OR
    4. D) since 1 February 2013 inclusive, won or was placed 2nd or 3rd in the York Ebor (UK) or Champions & Chater Cup (HK), OR
    5. E) since 1 February 2013 inclusive, won the Northumberland Plate (UK), Cesarewitch (UK), or Queen Mother Memorial Cup (HK), OR
    6. F) was placed 6th, 7th or 8th in the 2014 MRC Caulfield Cup, OR
    7. G) was placed 2nd or 3rd in the 2014 MVRC Cox Plate, OR
    8. H) was placed 2nd or 3rd in the 2014 VRC Mackinnon Stakes, OR
    9. I) won the 2014 VRC Turnbull Stakes, OR
    10. J) won or was placed 2nd or 3rd in the 2012 Emirates Melbourne Cup, OR
    11. K) won the 2012 Caulfield Cup
    Order Of Entry Horse Name Trainer Weight (kg) Benchmark (kg) Exempt From Ballot Fully Qualified First Acceptor Second Acceptor Final Acceptor Latest Odds $700 Free Bet
    1 Admire Rakti (JPN)

    Tomoyuki Umeda

    58.5 inc 0.5kg penalty -1.0 $5 Bet Now
    2 Green Moon (IRE) Robert Hickmott 57.0 -2.5 $51 Bet Now
    3 Fawkner Robert Hickmott 57.0 -2.5 $10 Bet Now
    4 Red Cadeaux(GB) Ed Dunlop 57.0 -2.5 $17 Bet Now
    5 Calvaryman
    (GB)
    Saeed bun Suroor 57.0 -2.5 $26 Bet Now
    6 The Offer
    (IRE)
    Gai Waterhouse 56.5 -3.0 $15 Bet Now
    7 Protectionist
    (GER)
    Andreas Wohler 56.5 -3.0 $6 Bet Now
    8 Sea Moon
    (IRE)
    Robert Hickmott 56.5 -3.0 $101 Bet Now
    9 My Ambivalent
    (IRE)
    Roger Varian 54.5 -3.5 $51 Bet Now
    10 Lucia Valentina
    (NZ)
    Kris Lees 53.0 -3.5 $6.50 Bet Now
    11 Seismos
    (IRE)
    Marco Botti 56.0 -3.5 $26 Bet Now
    12 Royal Diamond
    (IRE)
    Johnny Murtagh 55.0 -4.5 $41 Bet Now
    13 Junoob
    (GB)
    Chris Waller 55.0
    inc 1.5kg penalty
    -4.5 $21 Bet Now
    14 Who Shot Thebarman
    (NZ)
    Chris Waller 55.0 ic 0.5kg penalty -4.5 $17 Bet Now
    15 Mutual Regard
    (IRE)
    Johnny Murtagh 55.0 -4.5 $11 Bet Now
    16 Gatewood
    (GB)
    John Gosden 55.0 -4.5 $51 Bet Now
    17 Willing Foe (USA) Saeed bin Suroor 55.0 -4.5 $17 Bet Now
    18 Precedence
    (NZ)
    Bart and James Cummings 54.5 -5.0 $81 Bet Now
    19 Brambles
    (NZ)
    Peter Moody 54.0 -5.5 $21 Bet Now
    20 Mr O’Ceirin
    (NZ)
    Ciaron Maher 54.0 -5.5 $201 Bet Now
    21 Opinion
    (IRE)
    Chris Waller 53.5 -6.0 $41 Bet Now
    22 Au Revoir
    (IRE)
    Andre Fabre 53.5 -6.0 $31 Bet Now
    23 Lidari
    (FR)
    Peter Moody 53.5 -6.0 $34 Bet Now
    24 Araldo
    (GER)
    Michael Moroney 53.0 -6.5 $21 Bet Now
    25 Unchain My Heart Hayes and Dabernig 51.5 -6.5 $351 Bet Now
    26 Shoreham Saab Hasan 53.0 -6.5 $81 Bet Now
    27 La Amistad Team Hawkes 51.5 -6.5 $51 Bet Now
    28 Caravan Rolls On
    (GB)
    Danny O’Brien 52.5 inc 1.5kg penalty -7.0 $34 Bet Now
    29 Big Memory
    (FR)
    Tony McEvoy 52.5 inc 2.0kg penalty -7.0 $26 Bet Now
    30 Prince Of Penzance
    (NZ)
    Darren Weir 52.5 inc 2.0kg penalty -7.0 $51 Bet Now
    31 Lord Van Percy (GB) Andrew Balding 52.5 -7.0 $41 Bet Now
    32 Noble Protector
    (GB)
    Robert Smerdon 51.0 -7.0 $101 Bet Now
    33 Let’s Make Adeal Nigel Blackiston 50.5 -7.5 $81 Bet Now
    34 Marksmanship
    (IRE)
    Ciaron Maher 50.5 -9.0 $151 Bet Now
    35 Wish Come True
    (IRE)
    Peter Moody 50.5 -9.0 $101 Bet Now
    36 Like A Carousel Ken Keys 50.0 -9.5 $201 Bet Now
    37 Signoff
    (IRE)
    Dareen Weir 50.0 -9.5 $17 Bet Now
    38 Amralah
    (IRE)
    Robert Hickmott 54.5 -5.0 $41 Bet Now
    39 Gris Caro
    (GB)
    Jake Stephens 52.0 inc 2.0kg penalty -7.5 NA Bet Now
    40 Thunderbird One
    (NZ)
    Francis Finnegan 50.0 -9.5 $351 Bet Now

  • Benchmark Weights

    3YO C&G 50.0kg; 3YO Filly 48.5kg
    4YO E&G 58.0kg; 4YO Mare 56.5kg
    5YO+ E&G 59.5kg; 5YO+ Mare 58.0kg

    Minumium Handicap Weight

    3YO – 49.0kg
    4YO&Up – 50.0kg

    Maximum Weight

    There is no maximum weight

    Minimum Weight

    The top weight in any Group 1 handicap in Australia must not be less than 58kg when weights are released.

    Weight Allowances

    There are no weight allowances for Apprentices.

    FIRST ACCEPTANCES

    By 12 NOON (Melbourne Time) TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER – Fee: $2,200

    SECOND ACCEPTANCES

    By 10.00 AM (Melbourne Time) MONDAY 28 OCTOBER – Fee: $3,850

    FINAL ACCEPTANCES

    By 4.30 PM (Melbourne Time) SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER – Fee: $49,500

    The 2013 Melbourne Cup final field will comprise 24 horses in order of entry.The conditions of the 2013 Melbourne Cup provide that the VRC Board may in their absolute discretion exclude any horse or horses from the race, whether the safety limit of 24 horses at final acceptance time shall be reached or not, and if such exclusion occurs, and more than 24 final acceptors remain, balloting of surplus horses will continue in the normal manner to its conclusion.The winner of the following races shall be exempt from any ballot on the 2012 Melbourne Cup, 2013 VRC AAMI Victoria Derby, 2013 VRC Lexus Stakes, 2013 VRC Mackinnon Stakes, 2013 MVRC Cox Plate, 2013 MRC Caulfield Cup.Horses can become fully qualified and pass the first elimination clause for the 2013 Melbourne Cup by: placing in a Group (flat) race over 2300 metres or above since 1st February 2012; finishing in the top five in a Group 1 (flat) race for 3yr olds & up over a minimum distance of 2300 metres since 1st February 2012; becoming an international Listed (flat) race winner over 2300m or further since 1st February 2012; finishing in the the top 3 placings in the York Ebor (UK) or Champions & Chater Cup (HK) in 2012 or 2013; in 2012 or 2013 winning the Northumberland Plate (UK), Cesarewitch (UK), or Queen Mother Memorial Cup (HK); finishing in the top 8 placings of the Group 1 Caulfield Cup; finishing in the top 3 of either the Group 1 Cox Plate or the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes; winning the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes; placing in the 2011 Melbourne Cup; or winning the 2011 Caulfield Cup[/dt_list_item][/dt_list]

     

    Order Of Entry Horse Name Trainer Weight (kg) Benchmark (kg) Exempt From Ballot Fully Qualified First Acceptor Second Acceptor Final Acceptor Latest Odds $650 Free Bet
    1 Fawkner Robert Hickmott 54.5 inc 1.5kg penalty -5.0 $26 Bet Now
    2 Ruscello (IRE) Ed Walker 50.0 -9.5 $34 Bet Now
    3 Dunaden (FR) Mikel Delzangles 58.5 -1.0 $41 Bet Now
    4 Green Moon (IRE) Robert Hickmott 57.5 -2.0 $41 Bet Now
    5 Red Cadeaux (GB) Ed Dunlop 56.5 -3.0 $51 Bet Now
    6 Sea Moon (IRE) Robert Hickmott 56.5 -3.0 $17 Bet Now
    7 Super Cool Mark Kavanagh 54.5 -3.5 $41 Bet Now
    8 Voleuse De Couers (IRE) Michael Moroney 54.0 -4.0 $13 Bet Now
    9 Fiorente (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 55.0 -4.5 $6.50 Bet Now
    10 Hawkspur Chris Waller 53.5 -4.5 $10 Bet Now
    11 Tres Blue (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 51.0 -4.5 $19 Bet Now
    12 Brown Panther (GB) Tom Dascombe 55.0 -4.5 $26 Bet Now
    13 Foreteller (GB) Chris Waller 55.0 -4.5 $26 Bet Now
    14 Ethiopia Pat Carey 54.5 -5.0 $101 Bet Now
    15 Dandino (GB) Marco Botti 54.5 -5.0 $11 Bet Now
    16 Verema (FR) Alain de Royer Dupre 53.0 -5.0 $13 Bet Now
    17 Mourayan (IRE) Robert Hickmott 54.5 -5.0 $67 Bet Now
    18 Seville (GER) Robert Hickmott 54.5 inc 1.0kg penalty -5.0 $17 Bet Now
    19 Dear Demi Clarrie Conners 51.0 -5.5 $34 Bet Now
    20 Silent Achiever Roger James 52.5 -5.5 $41 Bet Now
    21 Mount Athos (IRE) Luca Cumani 54.0 -5.5 $9.00 Bet Now
    22 Royal Empire (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor 54.0 -5.5 $21 Bet Now
    23 Masked Marvel (GB) Robert Hickmott 54.0 -5.5 $26 Bet Now
    24 Simenon (IRE) Willie Mullins 53.5 -6.0 $21 Bet Now
    25 Mr Moet Adam Durrant 53.5 -6.0 $151 Bet Now
    26 Kelinni (IRE) Chris Waller 53.0 -6.5 $101 Bet Now
    27 Ibicenco (GER) Peter Moody 53.0 inc 1.0kg penalty -6.5 $81 Bet Now
    28 My Quest For Peace (IRE) Peter Moody 53.0 -6.5 $101 Bet Now
    29 Moriarty (IRE) Chris Waller 53.0 -6.5 $51 Bet Now
    30 Precedence (NZ) Bart Cummings 53.0 inc 1.0kg penalty -6.5 $67 Bet Now
    31 Jet Away (GB) David Hayes 53.0 -6.5 $21 Bet Now
    32 Mr O’Ceirin (NZ) Ciaron Maher 52.5 inc 0.5kg penalty -7.0 $101 Bet Now
    33 Forgotten Voice (IRE) Nicky Henderson 52.5 -7.0 $151 Bet Now
    34 Moudre Ciaron Maher 52.5 -7.0 $201 Bet Now
    35 Julienas (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 52.0 -7.5 $151 Bet Now
    36 Kingdoms (NZ) John O’Shea 50.0 -8.5 $201 Bet Now
    37 Shoreham Saab Hasan 50.0 -8.5 $201 Bet Now
    38 Araldo (GER) Michael Moroney 50.5 inc 0.5kg penalty -9.0 $81 Bet Now
    39 Ironstein Gerald Ryan 50.5 -9.0 $201 Bet Now
    40 Motivado (GB) David Hayes 50.5 -9.0 $301 Bet Now
    41 Let’s Make A Deal Nigel Blackiston 50.0 -9.0 $101 Bet Now
    42 Vaquera (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 50.0 -9.0 $201 Bet Now
    43 Gris Caro (GB) Jake Stephens 50.5 -9.0 $301 Bet Now
    44 Bass Strait (NZ) David Hayes 50.0 -9.5 $301 Bet Now
    45 Caravan Rolls On (GB) Peter Chapple-Hyam 50.0 -9.5 $201 Bet Now
    46 Garud (IRE) Michael Moroney 50.0 -9.5 $151 Bet Now
    47 Opinion (IRE) Chris Waller 50.0 -9.5 $401 Bet Now

  • Total Value of Race Handicap of $6,200,000 & $200,000 trophies. First $3,600,000 and trophies valued at $175,000, $10,000, $10,000, $2,500 & $2,500 to owner, trainer, rider, strapper (Tommy Woodcock Trophy) and breeder respectively; Second $900,000; Third $450,000; Fourth $250,000; Fifth $175,000; Sixth $125,000; Seventh $125,000; Eighth $125,000; Ninth $125,000 & Tenth $125,000.

    Benchmark Weights

    3YO C&G 50.0kg; 3YO Filly 48.5kg
    4YO E&G 58.0kg; 4YO Mare 56.5kg
    5YO+ E&G 59.5kg 5YO+ Mare 58.0kg

    Minimum Handicap Weight

    3YO – 49.0kg
    4YO & Up – 50.0kg.

    First Acceptances

    By 12 NOON (Melbourne Time) TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER – Fee: $2,200

    Second Acceptances

    By 10.00 AM (Melbourne Time) MONDAY 29 OCTOBER – Fee: $3,850

    Final Acceptances

    By 4.30 PM (Melbourne Time) SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER – Fee: $49,500

    Order Of Entry Horse Name Trainer Weight (kg) Benchmark (kg) Exempt From Ballot Fully Qualified First Acceptor Second Acceptor Final Acceptor Latest Odds $650 Cup Free Bets
    1 Dunaden (FR) Mikel Delzangles 59 inc 1kg penalty -0.5 $7.00 Bet Now
    2 Kelinni (IRE) Chris Waller 51 inc 1kg penalty -8.5 $19 Bet Now
    3 Americain (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre 58 -1.5 $7.00 Bet Now
    4 Red Cadeaux (GB) Ed Dunlop 55.5 -4 $9.50 Bet Now
    5 Jakkalberry (IRE) Marco Botti 55.5 -4 $81 Bet Now
    6 Winchester (USA) John Sadler 55.5 -4 $61 Bet Now
    7 Ethiopia Pat Carey 53.5 -4.5 $21 Bet Now
    8 Voila Ici Peter Moody 55 -4.5 $101 Bet Now
    9 Lights Of Heaven (NZ) Peter Moody 53 -5 $19 Bet Now
    10 Cavalryman (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor 54 -5.5 $31 Bet Now
    11 Sanagas (GER) Bart Cummings 54 -5.5 $51 Bet Now
    12 Mount Athos (IRE) Luca Cumani 54 -5.5 $8.00 Bet Now
    13 Maluckyday (NZ) Team Hawkes 53.5 -6 $15 Bet Now
    14 Green Moon (IRE) Robert Hickmott 53.5 -6 $19 Bet Now
    15 Mourayan (IRE) Robert Hickmott 53.5 -6 $31 Bet Now
    16 Niwot Team Hawkes 53.5 -6 $71 Bet Now
    17 Zabeelionaire (NZ) Leon Corstens 52 -6 $61 Bet Now
    18 Glencadam Gold (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 53.5 inc 3.5kg penalty -6 $51 Bet Now
    19 My Quest For Peace (IRE) Luca Cumani 53.5 -6 $18 Bet Now
    20 Tac De Boistron (FR) Michael Kent 53.5 -6 $121 Bet Now
    21 Fiorente (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 53.5 -6 $41 Bet Now
    22 Galileo’s Choice (IRE) Dermot Weld 53.5 -6 $15 Bet Now
    23 Precedence (NZ) Bart Cummings 53 -6.5 $81 Bet Now
    24 Unusual Suspect (USA) Michael Kent 53 -6.5 $121 Bet Now
    25 Moudre Ciaron Maher 53 -6.5 $81 Bet Now
    26 Lost In The Moment (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor 53 -6.5 $67 Bet Now
    27 Brigantin (USA) Andre Fabre 53 -6.5 $21 Bet Now
    28 Prairie Star (FR) Danny O’Brien 53 -6.5 $101 Bet Now
    29 Shahwardi (IRE) Alain De Royer Dupre 53 inc 1.5kg penalty -6.5 $34 Bet Now
    30 Ironstein Gerald Ryan 52.5 -7 $251 Bet Now
    31 Tanby Robert Hickmott 52.5 inc 0.5kg penalty -7 $151 Bet Now
    32 Sabrage Michael Moroney 51 -7 $251 Bet Now
    33 Gatewood (GB) John Gosden 52.5 inc 1kg penalty -7 $26 Bet Now
    34 Vatuvei Peter Moody 51 inc 1kg penalty -7 $201 Bet Now
    35 Permit (GB) Chris Waller 52.5 -7 $251 Bet Now
    36 Exceptionally (NZ) T&K O’Sullivan 50 -8 $67 Bet Now
    37 Ibicenco (GER) Luca Cumani 51.5 -8 $401 Bet Now
    38 Spechenka Ben Ahrens 50.5 -9 $601 Bet Now
    39 Dame Claire (NZ) Pat Carey 50 -9 $401 Bet Now
    40 Fictional Account (IRE) David Hayes 50 -9 $201 Bet Now
    41 Reuben Percival (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 50 -9.5 $151 Bet Now
    42 Excluded (NZ) Robert Hickmott 50 -9.5 $151 Bet Now
    43 Peal Of Bells Gwenda Markwell 50 -9.5 $501 Bet Now
    44 Dare To Dream (IRE) Bart Cummings 50 -9.5 $67 Bet Now
    45 Back In Black (NZ) John Steffert 50 -9.5 $601 Bet Now

     

    2012 Melbourne Cup field will comprise 24 horses in order of entry. The conditions of the 2012 Emirates Melbourne Cup provide that the VRC Board may in their absolute discretion exclude any horse or horses from the race, whether the safety limit of 24 horses at final acceptance time shall be reached or not, and if such exclusion occurs, and more than 24 final acceptors remain, balloting of surplus horses will continue in the normal manner to its conclusion. The winner of the following races shall be exempt from any ballot on the 2012 Melbourne Cup: 2012 VRC The Lexus Stakes, 2012 VRC AAMI Victoria Derby, 2012 VRC Mackinnon Stakes, 2012 MVRC Cox Plate, 2012 MRC Caulfield Cup, 2012 Irish St Leger (IRE), 2012 Tenno Sho (Spring) (JPN). Horses can become fully qualified and pass the first elimination clause for the 2012 Melbourne Cup by: placing in a Group (flat) race over 2300 metres or above in the past 2 years; finishing in the top five in a Group 1 (flat) race for 3yr olds & up over a minimum distance of 2300 metres in the past 2 years; becoming an international Listed (flat) race winner over 2300m or further in the past 2 years; finishing in the the top 3 placings in the York Ebor (UK), Northumberland Plate (UK), Cesarewitch (UK), Champions & Chater Cup (HK) or Queen Mother Memorial Cup (HK); finishing within the top 8 of the Group 1 Caulfield Cup; finishing in the top 3 of either the Group 1 Cox Plate or the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes; or winning the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes.