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The 2016 Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 1st November 2016 at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne at 3.00pm in the afternoon and will be the 156th running of the 'race that stops a nation'.

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The 2016 Melbourne Cup nominations will be taken in September and the final field & barrier draw will be released on the first day of the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.

2016 Melbourne Cup Field & Barrier Draw

The 2016 Melbourne Cup final field & barrier draw will be held on Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday 29th October 2016 following the completion of the meeting.

The Melbourne Cup field is generally released shortly after the Derby Day meeting has finished, while the barrier draw is typically held around 6.30pm in the evening where the 2016 Melbourne Cup final field & barrier draw will be completed.

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We will have the 2016 Melbourne Cup final field and barrier draw as soon as it is announced, so make sure you remember to come back after the Derby Day meeting to see how your Melbourne Cup fancy fared in the barrier draw.

2016 Melbourne Cup Nominations and Dates

Nominations for the 2016 Melbourne Cup will be released in early September and the 2016 Melbourne Cup Final Field will be announced on Saturday 29th October 2016 at the completion of the Victoria Derby Day meeting at Flemington.

2016 Melbourne Cup Nominations: Tuesday 30th August 2016
2016 Melbourne Cup Late Nominations: Tuesday 6th September 2016
2016 Melbourne Cup Handicaps Declared: Tuesday 13th September 2016
2016 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances: Tuesday 4th October 2016
2016 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances: Monday 24th October 2016
2016 Melbourne Cup Final Acceptances: Saturday 29th October 2016
2016 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw: Saturday 29th October 2016
2016 Melbourne Cup Date: Tuesday 1st November 2016

Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Victoria Racing Club.

2016 Melbourne Cup Field

Melbourne Cup Day takes place on Tuesday 1st November 2016 at Flemington racecourse and the 2016 Melbourne Cup will run as Race 7 on the card with a 3:00pm (AEST) start time.

2016 MELBOURNE CUP FIELD- 3200m
Of $6,000,000.1st $3,600,000, 2nd $900,000, 3rd $450,000, 4th $250,000, 5th $175,000, 6th $125,000, 7th $125,000, 8th $125,000, 9th $125,000, 10th $125,000
Handicap Event
GROUP 1
No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 24

# Form Horse Bar Trainer Wgt Jockey
1 11x Big Orange 7 Michael Bell 57.0 J Spencer
2 586 Our Ivanhowe 6 L & A Freedman 57.0 D Dunn
3 0x9 Curren Mirotic 18 O Hirata 56.5 T Berry
4 x33 Bondi Beach 5 A O'Brien 56.0 R Moore
5 353 Exospheric 13 L & A Freedman 56.0 D Oliver
6 112 Hartnell 12 J O'Shea 56.0 J McDonald
7 272 Who Shot Thebarman

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C Waller 56.0 H Bowman
8 431 Wicklow Brave 24 W Mullins 56.0 F Dettori
9 084 Almoonqith 19 D&B Hayes & T Dabernig 54.5 M Walker
10 x27 Gallante 2 R Hickmott 54.5 B Shinn
11 691 Grand Marshal 9 C Waller 54.5 B Melham
12 121 Jameka 3 C Maher 54.5 N Hall
13 11x Heartbreak City 23 T Martin 54.0 J Moreira
14 210 Sir John Hawkwood 14 J Thompson 54.0 B Spriggs
15 834 Excess Knowledge 21 G Waterhouse & A Bott 53.5 V Duric
16 553 Beautiful Romance 1 S Bin Suroor 52.5 D Lane
17 511 Almandin 17 R Hickmott 52.0 K McEvoy
18 921 Assign 22 R Hickmott 52.0 K Mallyon
19 x82 Grey Lion 16 M Cumani 52.0 G Boss
20 x31 Oceanographer 11 C Appleby 52.0 C Schofield
21 2x1 Secret Number 10 S Bin Suroor 52.0 S Baster
22 737 Pentathlon 4 J Wheeler 51.5 M Du Plessis
23 2x1 Qewy 15 C Appleby 51.5 C Williams
24 940 Rose Of Virginia 8 L & S Hope 51.0 B Thompson (a)

2016 Melbourne Cup Day Information

The $6,200,000 Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 1st November 2016 at Flemington racecourse over a distance of 3200 metres under handicap conditions.

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