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Melbourne Cup

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.

Melbourne Cup Field & Barrier Draw

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.

Nominations and Dates

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.

2019 Melbourne Cup Field

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
Handicap Event
No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 24

# Form Horse Bar Trainer Wgt Jockey
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 <<<

2019 Melbourne Cup Dividends

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
Trifecta: $2,953,40
First Four: $79,381.40
Quadrella: 23-2-2-2 $13,756

Note: Melbourne Cup dividends are from Victorian tote.

Melbourne Cup Information

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.

melbourne cup

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.

Leading online bookmakers Sportsbet and Ladbrokes and your best bets during Cup week as they offer top odds for the great race, along with a wide range of betting markets on cup day.

See below how you can join Ladbrokes to bet on the great race!

Join a Bookmaker to Bet at Flemington

Fancy a Bet on Cup Day at Flemington?
We work very closely with leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes and they have a number of fantastic betting markets for Cup Day at Flemington.

To open a new Ladbrokes account (click here), then you can check markets for free or deposit funds to place a bet.

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Ladbrokes is a trusted bookmaker offering an easy sign-up and deposit process using the most popular methods. They offer top odds on all metropolitan thoroughbred racing, including the very popular Odds Boost on selected events.

The Ladbrokes App is a quality product with access to fantastic promotions and live streaming of popular events. Ladbrokes promotions are very competitive, especially during the spring racing carnival, where bookmakers offer the full gamut of exciting value for money offers during Cup week.