Melbourne Cup 2015 Field Released on Derby Day

October 31, 2015

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

Melbourne Cup 2015 Field Released on Derby Day

The line-up for the ‘race that stops’ a nation is set to be released this afternoon live from Flemington Racecourse with the capacity 24-starter 2015 Melbourne Cup field, run next Tuesday November 3, known after the racing action of Victoria Derby Day is done and dusted.

Snow Sky

Snow Sky is the 2015 Melbourne Cup top weight sitting No. 1 on the ballot for next Tuesday’s famous Flemington Race 7. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off with an all-Group race Derby Day program today followed by the official announcement of the 24 local and international stayers who face off in the famous Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m).

2015 Melbourne Cup Field

  • Capacity: 24 starters – no emergencies
  • Last Time Run at Capacity: 2013 – won by Fiorente
  • Final Acceptances: Close at 4:30pm (AEST)
  • Ballot Exemption: On offer to Mackinnon Stakes & Lexus Stakes winners on Derby Day
  • Barrier Draw: Conducted live from Flemington Racecourse post-Derby Day racing

There are officially 40 runners still in the mix for this year’s Melbourne Cup field with Sir Michael Stoute’s British raider Snow Sky sitting number one on the ballot with the 58kg top weight that was last carried to victory by Makybe Diva for her historical third win in the world’s richest handicap in 2005.

A host of hopefuls are right on the cusp of a start in the Melbourne Cup field this year and two races on the Derby Day line-up offer a ballot exemption into the two mile classic.

The winners of both the $1 million Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and the $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) have the chance to make it to the first Tuesday of November, which could push out the likes of Sertorious (23rd), The United States (24th) and the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Secret Number (25th) from the starting line-up.

Leading the latest Melbourne Cup odds at, who are running Best Tote or SP + 20% on all Derby Day races just before jump, is Japan’s Fame Game ($3.80).

Sixth in the Caulfield Cup over the mile and a half in his Australian race debut, the Heart’s Cry stallion carries 57kg in the Melbourne Cup next week and is out to emulate Delta Blues (2006) who is to date the sole Japanese-trained Melbourne Cup winner.

Also well fancied in the pre-field Melbourne Cup betting markets are Ed Dunlop’s Caulfield Cup runner-up from the UK Trip To Paris ($8) and the Chris Waller-trained Preferment ($10) who won the Victoria Derby 12 months ago and drops from 57.5kg he carried to ninth in the Cox Plate to 53.5kg for his big distance test.

2015 Melbourne Cup final acceptances close at 4:30pm (AEST) attracting a fee of $49,500 to be paid by connections.

The Victorian Racing Club (VRC) will then do the official 2015 Melbourne Cup barrier draw soon after from Flemington revealing which galloper will receive the coveted barrier 11, which has produced more Melbourne Cup winners than any other gate with 7 wins.

Now is your last chance to lock in futures prices on your Melbourne Cup selections so visit now and enjoy a punt on the great race to go in the draw to win a 2015 Ford Ranger!

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