2010 Melbourne Cup Day Schedule, Prizemoney & Form

The 2010 Melbourne Cup Day schedule has been announced by the VRC for the historic 150th running of the event this November, with the prizemoney, start time, date and race order all decided and published.

This year the Emirates Melbourne Cup will run on Tuesday November 2 at Victoria’s esteemed Flemington Racecourse. As the scheduled highlight of Melbourne Cup Day, the testing 3200m Group 1 Melbourne Cup is programmed as Race 7 at the meeting’s bumper 10 event card.

Set to jump at 3:00pm Victoria time, Flemington Race 7- the Melbourne Cup, is worth a record $6 million in prizemoney this year plus $175,000 in trophies. The breakdown of Melbourne Cup prizemoney and trophies for 2010 is as follows, with the top 10 Melbourne Cup placegetters awarded prizemoney according to their finishing order.

2010 Melbourne Cup Prizemoney



First $3.6 million & trophies. Trophies valued at $150,000 (owner), $10,000 (trainer), $10,000 (jockey), $2,500 (Strapper – Tommy Woodcock Trophy) & $2,500 (breeder).
Second $900,000
Third $450,000
Fourth $250,000
Fifth $175,000
Sixth $125,000
Seventh $125,000
Eighth $125,000
Ninth $125,000
Tenth $125,000

Melbourne Cup betting is a huge part of the overall festivities of the race, which is the richest handicap event in the world, and one of the best betting tips is to check out the form of the Melbourne Cup field.

Pre-nomination betting on the Melbourne Cup is open right now at online bookmakers, which is one of the reasons why you should bet online and not at the TAB! The earlier you get in the better odds and payouts you will enjoy come spring.

Ladbrokes.com.au will have the best value Melbourne Cup odds come nomination time, which is on Tuesday August 3.

The Nomination and Declaration schedule for the 2010 Melbourne Cup is listed below, and these dates are important as each stage will give more insight into the final field of Melbourne Cup starters for the year and what horse to put your money on!

2010 Melbourne Cup Nomination & Declaration Schedule


Date & Time

Nomination Tues 3 August – 12 noon
Late Nomination Tues 10 August – 12 noon
Handicaps Declared Wed 1 September
Second Declaration Tues 5 October – 12 noon
Third Declaration Mon 25 October – 10 am
Final Declaration Sat 30 October – 5 pm

Once the Melbourne Cup declarations are made we here at Races.com.au will be providing the most detailed and useful Melbourne Cup form for all the runners and giving the best 2010 Melbourne Cup tips – so bookmark this page!

Melbourne Cup Day is one of four prestigious race meetings held as part of Flemington’s annual Melbourne Cup Carnival, the most anticipated mini-festival of the wider Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Cup Carnival time is a favourite with racing enthusiasts and punters as there is so much money to be won by backing your favourite Melbourne Cup runners! But don’t waste your wagering dollars at the TAB. Take five minutes now and sign up at Ladbrokes.com.au to make the most of your Melbourne Cup betting money!