The 2017 Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 7th November 2017 at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne at 3.00pm and will be the 156th running of the 'race that stops a nation'.
Prizemoney for this year's Melbourne Cup is in excess of $6,200,000, making it the richest handicap race in the world over 3200 metres.
The 2017 Melbourne Cup nominations will be taken in September and the final field & barrier draw will be released on the first day of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.
The 2017 Melbourne Cup final field & barrier draw will be held on Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday 4th November October 2017 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 2017 Melbourne Cup final field & barrier draw will be completed.
We will have the 2017 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.
Nominations for the 2017 Melbourne Cup will be released in early September, along with handicap declarations. First, Second & Final acceptances will be announced in October and November.
|2017 Melbourne Cup Nominations:||Tuesday 5th September 2017|
|2017 Melbourne Cup Late Nominations:||Tuesday 12th September 2017|
|2017 Melbourne Cup Handicaps Declared:||Tuesday 19th September 2017|
|2017 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances:||Tuesday 10th October 2017|
|2017 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances:||Monday 30th October 2017|
|2017 Melbourne Cup Final Acceptances:||Saturday 4th November 2017|
|2017 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw:||Saturday 4th November 2017|
|2017 Melbourne Cup Date:||Tuesday 7th November 2017|
Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Victoria Racing Club.
Melbourne Cup Day is held at Flemington racecourse and the 2017 Melbourne Cup will run as Race 7 on the card with a 3:00pm (AEST) start time.
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
No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 24
|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||
|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)|
The $6,200,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup is run over a distance of 3200 metres under handicap conditions. Check out more Melbourne Cup info below.
|Melbourne Cup Preview||Melbourne Cup Day|
|Melbourne Cup Carnival||Melbourne Cup History|
|Melbourne Cup Free Bets||Melbourne Cup Betting|
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