Lloyd Williams Could Own 25% of 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

October 29, 2013

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Lloyd Williams Could Own 25% of 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

As it stands after the second acceptances for the world’s richest handicap, goliath owner Lloyd Williams could own a quarter of all horses accepted in the Melbourne Cup 2013 field on Tuesday November 5.

Sea Moon

Sea Moon is the shortest-priced of Lloyd Williams' six remaining 2013 Melbourne Cup horses. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

There were 47 second declarations taken for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) this week, Williams and Macedon Lodge’s private trainer Robert Hickmott accepting for six runners.

All six are guaranteed a start in the capacity 24-horse Melbourne Cup field Tuesday week meaning Williams’ could own 25% of the entire line-up in the famous Flemington Race 7.

Williams remaining Melbourne Cup hopes are:

  • Green Moon (3rd) – Reigning Melbourne Cup winner having taken out the race 12 months ago, allocated 57.5kg this year which is a full three kilos more than they carried to victory last spring, latest run was a Cox Plate ninth
  • Sea Moon (5th) – Last start Herbert Power Stakes winner lines up again on Derby Day this Saturday either in the $1 million Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) or the $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) as a final Cup hit-out
  • Fawkner (1st) – Sits number one on the Melbourne Cup ballot having won the Caulfield Cup in fine style last start which also earned them a 1.5kg penalty bringing their handicap up to 54.5kg, still a very manageable weight for the flying Reset six-year-old, but have they already peaked?
  • Mourayan (16th) – Is accepted for the Bendigo Cup on Wednesday where they would carry the 61.5kg top-weight, could still be withdrawn in favour of either the Lexus or Mackinnon however having been nominated for both also
  • Seville (17th) – Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) win in Sydney two back, that form didn’t stack up when dropping back in distance for the Cox Plate where they finished seventh, if they run in the Cup they’ve had their final lead-up as not nominated for a run this weekend, distance will be the key
  • Masked Marvel (22nd) – Lightest weighted of Williams’ Cup hopes with 54kg, this import has form up to 3621m in Europe but remains a maiden down under, most recent was last Saturday when beating just one other runner home in the Cox Plate

Of the above Williams-owned horses, Sea Moon is the shortest in Melbourne Cup betting at $13 followed very closely by Seville ($14).

They are followed by Green Moon ($31), Masked Marvel ($31), Fawkner ($34) and finally Mourayan ($81).

While many rival owners and trainers are sweating on the results of Victoria Derby Day’s two Melbourne Cup ballot exemption offering races, the Mackinnon and the Lexus Stakes, Williams and Hickmott only have left the task of deciding whether to run all of their guaranteed starters in the ‘race that stops a nation’.

The official Melbourne Cup 2013 field will be released after the Derby Day racing action live from Flemington Racecourse on Saturday.

To get behind your early pre-field selections however at the best prices down under head to Ladbrokes.com.au where you’ll also be able to lock in DOUBLE the Melbourne Cup odds on the final field from Saturday afternoon!

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

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