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Melbourne Cup

The 2018 Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 6th November 2018 at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne and will be the 158th running of the 'race that stops a nation'.

Prizemoney for this year's Melbourne Cup is in excess of $6,000,000, making it the richest handicap race in the world over 3200 metres.

The 2018 Melbourne Cup nominations will be taken in September and the final field & barrier draw will be released on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.

2018 Melbourne Cup Field & Barrier Draw

The 2018 Melbourne Cup final field & barrier draw will be held on Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday 3rd November 2018 following the completion of the meeting.

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

Betting is now available on the 2018 Melbourne Cup and we highly recommend a Sportsbet account for the latest 2018 Melbourne Cup odds.

We will have the 2018 Melbourne Cup final field and barrier draw as soon as it is announced, so make sure you return after the Derby Day meeting to see how your Melbourne Cup fancy fared in the barrier draw.

2018 Melbourne Cup Nominations and Dates

Nominations will be released in early September, along with handicap declarations. First, Second & Final acceptances will be announced in October and November.

2018 Melbourne Cup Nominations: Tuesday 4th September 2018
2018 Melbourne Cup Late Nominations: Tuesday 11th September 2018
2018 Melbourne Cup Handicaps Declared: Tuesday 18th September 2018
2018 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances: Tuesday 9th October 2018
2018 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances: Monday 29th October 2018
2018 Melbourne Cup Final Acceptances: Saturday 3rd November 2018
2018 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw: Saturday 3rd November 2018
2018 Melbourne Cup Date: Tuesday 6th November 2018

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

2018 Melbourne Cup Field

Melbourne Cup Day is held at Flemington racecourse and the 2018 Melbourne Cup will run as Race 7 on the card with a 3:00pm (AEST) start time.


Of $7,050,000.1st $4,000,000, 2nd $1,000,000, 3rd $500,000, 4th $300,000, 5th $200,000, 6th $150,000, 7th $150,000, 8th $150,000, 9th $150,000, 10th $150,000, 11th $150,000, 12th $150,000
Handicap Event
No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 24

# Form Horse Bar Trainer Wgt Jockey
1 111 Best Solution 6 S Bin Suroor 57.5 P Cosgrave
2 x43 The Cliffsofmoher 9 A O'Brien 56.5 R Moore
3 11x Magic Circle 17 I Williams 56.0 C Brown
4 0x0 Chestnut Coat 4 Y Yahagi 55.5 Y Kawada
5 41x Muntahaa 13 J Gosden 55.5 J Crowley
6 2x0 Sound Check 16 M Moroney 55.5 J Childs
7 694 Who Shot Thebarman 18 C Waller 55.5 B Melham
8 410 Ace High 22 D Payne 55.0 T Angland
9 12x Marmelo 10 H Morrison 55.0 H Bowman
10 114 Avilius 11 J Cummings 54.5 G Schofield
11 3x1 Yucatan 23 A O'Brien 54.5 J McDonald
12 266 Auvray 1 R Freedman 54.0 T Berry
13 1x3 Finche 15 C Waller 54.0 Z Purton
14 30 Red Cardinal 5 D Weir 54.0 D Oliver
15 59 Vengeur Masque 2 M Moroney 54.0 P Moloney
16 401 Ventura Storm 7 D B Hayes & T Dabernig 54.0 M Zahra
17 x31 A Prince Of Arran 20 C Fellowes 53.0 M Walker
18 770 Nakeeta 3 I Jardine 53.0 R Bayliss
19 473 Sir Charles Road 14 L O'Sullivan & A Scott 53.0 D Dunn
20 80 Zacada 24 M Baker & A Forsman 53.0 D Lane
21 341 Runaway 12 G Waterhouse & A Bott 52.0 S Baster
22 327 Youngstar 8 C Waller 51.5 C Williams
23 12x Cross Counter 19 C Appleby 51.0 K McEvoy
24 515 Rostropovich 21 A O'Brien 51.0 W Lordan

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2018 Melbourne Cup Day Information

The $7,300,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup is run over a distance of 3200 metres under handicap conditions. Check out more Melbourne Cup info below.

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