Latest Melbourne Cup 2012 Order of Entry

October 10, 2012

Latest Melbourne Cup 2012 Order of Entry

Racing Victoria on Tuesday announced the latest 2012 Melbourne Cup order of entry on the 67 horses still heading towards the world’s richest handicap which will light up Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 6.


2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americian heads the latest order of entry for this year's race

Of all the stables preparing horses for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) this year it is the trainer-owner duo of Robert Hickmott and Lloyd Williams who have the strongest current representation inside the top 24.

Guaranteed a start in the capacity 24-starter Melbourne Cup 2012 field should they accept for Williams, who is after his fourth Melbourne Cup trophy, are Midas Touch (11th), last Saturday’s Craven Plate champ Mourayan (16th), Turnbull Stakes winner Green Moon (17th) who will go to the Cup via the Cox Plate and Turnbull Stakes runner-up Seville (19th).

Green Moon is current second favourite in the Melbourne Cup betting markets at paying $9.

Others that could be multiply represented in the Melbourne Cup field according to the latest order of entry include Peter Moody out for his debut victory in the ‘race that stops a nation’, Gai Waterhouse and Team Hawkes.

Moody has his Australian Cup-Ranvet Stakes-The BMW triple winner Manighar (3rd), Underwood Stakes runner-up Voila Ici (9th) and Group 1 winning mare Lights Of Heaven (10th) all on the path.

Voila Ici at $31 is the best fancied of Moody’s trio in the latest Melbourne Cup odds at followed by Manighar ($34) and Lights Of Heaven ($61).

Waterhouse’s best-rated hopefuls are Glencadam Gold (21st) who is $13 third pick for the Cup after their slashing The Metropolitan win on the weekend, and $21 chance Fiorente (24th) who is yet to race down under.

Team Hawkes then have 2010 Melbourne Cup runner-up Maluckyday (15th), last seen finishing second in The Bart Cummings, and Niwot (18th) who was the best finishing of the Australian-bred horses when eighth in last year’s Melbourne Cup.

The past two Melbourne Cup winners meanwhile sit top of the ballot this year with Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011).

This French is are then followed by two Aussie-trained hopefuls with Peter Moody’s aforementioned autumn revelation Manighar (3rd) and reigning Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed (4th).

As expected the presence of overseas-trained horses is very high.

The next highest-rated international outside of Americain and Dunaden is then the Marco Botti-trained Jakkalberry (6th), the former Italian prepared in England but owned by Aussie connections.

Others include the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Cavalryman (12th), and the Luca Cumani-trained duo of Mount Athos (14th) and My Quest For Peace (23rd).

Mount Athos is in fact the top fancy in the Melbourne Cup betting markets at paying $8 to take out the iconic race.

Dermot K Weld, a dual Melbourne Cup winning trainer who also prepared the first overseas-trained victor, has Galileo’s Choice right on the brink sitting 25th the masterful horseman relying on the attrition rate as Galileo’s Choice won’t have a run before Melbourne Cup Day.

Internationals In Top 24 Melbourne Cup Ballot:

  • American (1st)
  • Duanden (2nd)
  • Red Cadeaux (5th)
  • Jakkalberry (6th)
  • Cavalryman (12th)
  • Mount Athos (14th)
  • My Quest For Peace (23rd)

There are also still 15 horses yet to pass the first elimination clause for the Melbourne Cup most notably the Mark Kavanagh-trained December Draw who was last seen running third in the Turnbull Stakes, Michael Brady’s JRA Cup winner Bianmick and the Robert Hickmott-trained Excluded.

Horses Not Passed Melbourne Cup 2012 First Elimination Clause:

  • December Draw (Mark Kavangh)
  • Western Symbol (Gai Waterhouse)
  • Bianmick (Michael Brady)
  • Leica Ding (Darren Weir)
  • Auld Burns (David Hayes)
  • Excluded (Robert Hickmotto)
  • Mr O’Ceirin (Ciaron Maher)
  • Budai (David Hayes)
  • Back In Black (John Steffert)
  • Saint Desir (Tony MCEvoy)
  • Less Is More (David Vandyke)
  • Dare To Dream (Bart Cummings)
  • Verdant (Robert Smerdon)
  • My Dancing Duel (Michael Moroney)
  • Le Baron (Jarrod McLean)

The 2012 Melbourne Cup order of entry will undergo another serious reshuffle following the weekend’s racing action with the three major races to affect the ballot being the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m).

To get behind your Melbourne Cup favourites at the guaranteed best prices now is the time to do so online at

Don’t have a account? Join today quoting the code BONUSBET and you will also be instantly rewarded with a bonus bet valued up to a juicy $400!

 Top 24 in Current Melbourne Cup 2012 Ballot

  • 1 Americain (Alain de Royer Dupre)
  • 2 Dunaden (Mikel Delzangles0
  • 3 Manighar (Peter Moody)
  • 4 Southern Speed (MacDonald & Gluyas)
  • 5 Red Cadeaux (Ed Dunlop)
  • 6 Jakkalberry (Marco Botti)
  • 7 Winchester (John Sadler)
  • 8 Ethiopia (Pat Carey)
  • 9 Voila Ici (Peter Moody)
  • 10 Lights Of Heaven (Peter Moody)
  • 11 Midas Touch (Robert Hickmott)
  • 12 Cavalryman (Saeed bin Suroor)
  • 13 Sangas (Bart Cummings)
  • 14 Mount Athos (Luca Cumani)
  • 15 Maluckyday (Team Hawkes)
  • 16 Mourayan (Robert Hickmott)
  • 17 Green Moon (Robert Hickmott)
  • 18 Niwot (Team Hawkes)
  • 19 Seville (Robert Hickmott)
  • 20 Zabeelionaire (Leon Corstens)
  • 21 Glencadam Gold (Gai Waterhouse)
  • 22 Tac De Boistron (Michael Kent)
  • 23 My Quest For Peace (Luca Cumani)
  • 24 Fiorente (Gai Waterhouse)

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Impending adds value to stud c...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betting Update

Betting for the 2018 Group 1 $700,000 Altus Traffic Kingsford-Smith Cup...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Final...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field