The 2019 Melbourne Cup is scheduled to run on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, and will be the 159th running of the 'race that stops a nation'.
Prize money for this year's race is in excess of $7,000,000, making it the richest handicap race in the world over 3200 metres. The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) hosts Australia's most famous race and it's held on the first Tuesday in November, where huge crowds descend on Flemington to enjoy the day's festivities.
Melbourne Cup nominations are taken in September and the final field & barrier draw is released on Victoria Derby Day, on the first day of the four-day Flemington carnival in November.
The 2019 Melbourne Cup final field & barrier draw is scheduled for Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday 2nd November 2019 following the completion of the meeting.
The final field is released shortly after the Derby Day meeting has finished. The barrier draw is typically held around 6.30pm in the evening, where the final field & barrier draw is completed.
Betting is available right now on the big race and we highly recommend a Sportsbet account for the best odds for your bet.
We will have the 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 cup fancy fared in the draw.
Melbourne Cup nominations are released in early September, along with handicap declarations. First, Second & Final acceptances are announced in October and November.
|2019 Melbourne Cup Nominations:||Tuesday 3rd September 2019|
|2019 Melbourne Cup Late Nominations:||Tuesday 10th September 2019|
|2019 Melbourne Cup Handicaps Declared:||Tuesday 11th September 2019|
|2019 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances:||Tuesday 8th October 2019|
|2019 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances:||Monday 28th October 2019|
|2019 Melbourne Cup Final Acceptances:||Saturday 2nd November 2019|
|2019 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw:||Saturday 2nd November 2019|
|2019 Melbourne Cup Date:||Tuesday 5th November 2019|
Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Victoria Racing Club.
Cup Day is held at Flemington racecourse and the 2019 Melbourne Cup will run as Race 7 on the card with a 3:00pm (AEST) start time.
Of $7,750,000.1st $4,400,000, 2nd $1,100,000, 3rd $550,000, 4th $350,000, 5th $230,000, 6th $160,000, 7th $160,000, 8th $160,000, 9th $160,000, 10th $160,000, 11th $160,000, 12th $160,000
No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 24
|1||434||Cross Counter||5||C Appleby||57.5||W Buick|
|2||1x1||Mer De Glace||2||H Shimizu||56.0||D Lane|
|3||335||Master Of Reality - 4||1||J O'Brien||55.5||F Dettori|
|4||2x3||Mirage Dancer||13||T Busuttin & N Young||55.5||B Melham|
|5||413||Southern France||14||C Maher & D Eustace||55.5||M Zahra|
|6||881||Hunting Horn||11||A O'Brien||55.0||S Heffernan|
|7||216||Latrobe||22||J O'Brien||55.0||J McDonald|
|8||516||Mustajeer||6||K Lees||55.0||D Oliver|
|9||790||Rostropovich||12||D&B Hayes & T Dabernig||55.0||D Dunn|
|10||1x7||Twilight Payment||19||J O'Brien||55.0||H Bowman|
|11||125||Finche||4||C Waller||54.0||K McEvoy|
|12||321||Prince Of Arran - 2||8||C Fellowes||54.0||M Walker|
|13||x4x||Raymond Tusk||3||R Hannon||54.0||J Spencer|
|14||x31||Downdraft||15||J O'Brien||53.5||J Allen|
|15||224||Magic Wand||24||A O'Brien||53.5||R Moore|
|16||709||Neufbosc||23||D&B Hayes & T Dabernig||53.5||L Nolen|
|17||70||Sound||10||M Moroney||53.5||J Winks|
|18||x41||Surprise Baby||20||P Preusker||53.5||J Childs|
|19||224||Constantinople||7||D&B Hayes & T Dabernig||52.5||J Moreira|
|20||135||Il Paradiso - 3||17||A O'Brien||52.5||W Lordan|
|21||467||Steel Prince||16||A Freedman||52.5||B Prebble|
|22||195||The Chosen One||18||M Baker & A Forsman||52.0||T Clark|
|23||x42||Vow And Declare - 1||21||D O'Brien||52.0||C Williams|
|24||873||Youngstar||9||C Waller||52.0||T Berry|
>>> 2019 Melbourne Cup Odds <<<
1st: #23 Vow And Declare $11.00 $3.90
2nd: #12 Prince Of Arran $4.60
3rd: Il Paradiso $6.80
4th: Master Of Reality
Quinella: 23-12 $82.40
Exacta: 23-12 $175.00
First Four: $79,381.40
Quadrella: 23-2-2-2 $13,756
Note: Melbourne Cup dividends are from Victorian tote.
The $7,750,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup is run over a distance of 3200 metres under handicap conditions and brings Australia to a standstill on the first Tuesday in November. It's a public holiday for the nation and the state of Victoria gets caught up in cup fever once the Victoria Derby Day meeting is done and dusted.
Once-a-year punters come out in force on cup day to place a bet on Australia's greatest race. Whether you bet win only or each-way, bookmakers and the TAB have a smorgasbord of betting opportunities on the biggest race day of the year. Oaks Day and Stakes Day round out the four-day Flemington carnival.
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