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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $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||229||Hartnell||12||J Cummings||57.5||D Lane|
|2||214||Almandin||14||R Hickmott||56.5||F Dettori|
|3||352||Humidor||13||D Weir||56.0||B Shinn|
|4||11x||Tiberian||23||A Couetil||55.5||O Peslier|
|5||1x6||Marmelo||16||H Morrison||55.0||H Bowman|
|6||x5x||Red Cardinal||24||A Wohler||55.0||K McEvoy|
|7||x23||Johannes Vermeer||3||A O'Brien||54.5||B Melham|
|8||x90||Bondi Beach||1||R Hickmott||54.0||M Walker|
|9||91x||Max Dynamite||2||W Mullins||54.0||Z Purton|
|10||620||Ventura Storm||6||D B Hayes & T Dabernig||54.0||G Boss|
|11||Who Shot Thebarman||Scratched|
|12||440||Wicklow Brave||8||W Mullins||54.0||S Baster|
|13||214||Big Duke||5||D Weir||53.5||B Avdulla|
|14||386||US Army Ranger||22||J O'Brien||53.5||J Spencer|
|15||341||Boom Time||9||D B Hayes & T Dabernig||53.0||C Parish|
|16||x07||Gallante||18||R Hickmott||53.0||M Dee|
|17||652||Libran||7||C Waller||53.0||D Dunn|
|18||x1x||Nakeeta||19||I Jardine||53.0||G Schofield|
|19||442||Single Gaze||11||N Olive||53.0||Ms K O'Hara|
|20||x22||Wall Of Fire||15||H Palmer||53.0||C Williams|
|21||x72||Thomas Hobson||21||W Mullins||52.0||J Moreira|
|22||124||Rekindling||4||J O'Brien||51.5||C Brown|
|23||410||Amelie's Star||10||D Weir||51.0||D Yendall|
|24||331||Cismontane||17||G Waterhouse & A Bott||50.0||B Mertens (a)|
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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