Melbourne Cup Field

The Melbourne Cup field is made up of the world’s best staying types with both local Australian gallopers and international raiders fighting it out for the richest handicap prize every November.

Held on the first Tuesday of November each year at Melbourne’s famous Flemington Racecourse the Melbourne Cup field features a capacity 24 starters and has no emergencies.

Every spring the Melbourne Cup field of final acceptances is released on the Friday before Melbourne Cup Day. The live announcement of the Melbourne Cup field is made from Flemington at around 5:30pm (VIC time).

This means that the 2014 Melbourne Cup Final Field will be released on Friday October 31st, 2014.

Official Melbourne Cup Field 2014

The final 2014 Melbourne Cup field will be posted here on October 31st, 2014.

It is a long process to whittle down all the hopeful horses to reveal the official Melbourne Cup field. Things start at the beginning of September when the Melbourne Cup nominations are taken, numbers usually exceeding 150 early entries.

First declaration stage narrows down the number of Melbourne Cup horses a month later at the start of October but as much as half.

Second declarations follow about three weeks on at the end of October before the final declaration or acceptance stage on Victoria Derby Day.

2014 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances

The 2014 Melbourne Cup first acceptances were released on Tuesday, October 7th. There are a few big names still in contention, as is expected. Some of the more renowned horses in the 2014 Melbourne Cup first acceptances include Pinstripe Lane, Au Revoir, Opinion and Protectionist. The 2014 Melbourne Cup first acceptances are provided below.

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight(Pnlty) Hcp Rating
1 ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda 1 58kg 1.5
2 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 2 56.5kg 1.5
3 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 3 57kg 2.5
4 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 4 57kg 2.5
5 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 5 57kg 2.5
6 CAVALRYMAN (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor 6 57kg 2.5
7 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 7 56.5kg 3
8 BANDE (IRE) Yoshito Yahagi 8 56.5kg 3
9 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti 9 56.5kg 3
10 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Andreas Wohler 10 56.5kg 3
11 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott 11 56.5kg 3
12 MY AMBIVALENT (IRE) Roger Varian 12 54.5kg 3.5
13 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent 13 53kg 3.5
14 SEISMOS (IRE) Marco Botti 14 56kg 3.5
15 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 15 56kg 3.5
16 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 16 53kg 3.5
17 ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE) Johnny Murtagh 17 55.5kg 4
18 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 18 55.5kg(1.5) 4
19 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington 19 55kg 4.5
20 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller 20 55kg(0.5) 4.5
21 ZANBAGH Patrick Payne 21 52kg 4.5
22 MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) Johnny Murtagh 22 55kg 4.5
23 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden 23 55kg 4.5
24 WILLING FOE (USA) Saeed Bin Suroor 24 55kg 4.5
25 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings 25 54.5kg 5
26 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 26 54kg 5.5
27 BLACK TYCOON Darren Weir 27 54kg 5.5
28 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher 28 54kg 5.5
29 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller 29 53.5kg 6
30 AU REVOIR (IRE) Andre Fabre 30 53.5kg 6
31 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees 31 53.5kg 6
32 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 32 51.5kg 6.5
33 SHOREHAM Saab Hasan 33 53kg 6.5
34 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney 34 53kg 6.5
35 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens 35 51.5kg 6.5
36 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 36 51.5kg 6.5
37 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) Andrew Balding 37 52.5kg 7
38 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) Robert Smerdon 38 51kg 7
39 MORE THAN SACRED Robert Smerdon 39 50.5kg 7.5
40 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston 40 50.5kg 7.5
41 BRIGANTIN (USA) Chris Waller 41 51.5kg 8
42 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) Bjorn Baker 42 51kg 8.5
43 CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB) Danny O’Brien 43 51kg 8.5
44 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy 44 50.5kg 9
45 RENEW (IRE) Marco Botti 45 50.5kg 9
46 MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) Ciaron Maher 46 50.5kg 9
47 WISH COME TRUE (IRE) Peter G Moody 47 50.5kg 9
48 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys 48 50kg 9.5
49 OMINOUS (GB) Nigel Blackiston 49 50kg 9.5
50 WALTZING TO WIN David Huxtable 50 50kg 9.5
51 AMRALAH (IRE) Robert Hickmott 51= 54.5kg 5
52 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey 51= 54.5kg 5
53 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody 53= 54kg 5.5
54 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 53= 54kg 5.5
55 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 55= 53.5kg 6
56 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 55= 53.5kg 6
57 BONFIRE (GB) Gai Waterhouse 57 53kg 6.5
58 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy 58= 52.5kg 7
59 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott 58= 52.5kg 7
60 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens 60= 52kg(1.5) 7.5
61 GALLATIN John O’Shea 60= 50.5kg 7.5
62 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher 62 51kg 8.5
63 ANCIENT KING (IRE) Peter G Moody 63= 50.5kg 9
64 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir 63= 50.5kg 9
65 ALI VITAL (NZ) Robbie Laing 65= 50kg 9.5
66 DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing 65= 50kg 9.5
67 GOLDONI (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 65= 50kg 9.5
68 KHALID (GB) Paul Perry 65= 50kg 9.5
69 PRETTY BLONDE Kym Healy 65= 50kg 9.5
70 QUAYSIDE Peter G Moody 65= 50kg 9.5
71 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir 65= 50kg 9.5
72 THUNDERBIRD ONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan 65= 50kg 9.5

2014 Melbourne Cup Nominations & Weights

Nominations for the 2014 Melbourne Cup were taken on Tuesday 2nd September. On September 16th, the Melbourne Cup weights were released. The 2014 Melbourne Cup nominations and weights are listed below.

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda 1 58kg 1.5
2 CAVALRYMAN (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor 2 57kg 2.5
3 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 3 57kg 2.5
4 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 4 57kg 2.5
5 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 5 57kg 2.5
6 BANDE (IRE) Yoshito Yahagi 6 56.5kg 3
7 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti 7 56.5kg 3
8 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Andreas Wohler 8 56.5kg 3
9 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott 9 56.5kg 3
10 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding 10 56.5kg 3
11 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 11 56.5kg 1.5
12 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 12 56.5kg 3
13 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 13 56kg 3.5
14 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir 14 56kg 3.5
15 SEISMOS (IRE) Marco Botti 15 56kg 3.5
16 TERRUBI (IRE) David Payne 16 56kg 3.5
17 ESTIMATE (IRE) Sir Michael Stoute 17 55.5kg 2.5
18 HILLSTAR (GB) Sir Michael Stoute 18 55.5kg 4
19 ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE) Johnny Murtagh 19 55.5kg 4
20 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden 20 55kg 4.5
21 MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) Johnny Murtagh 21 55kg 4.5
22 PALE MIMOSA (IRE) Dermot K Weld 22 55kg 3
23 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 23 55kg 3
24 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington 24 55kg 4.5
25 WILLING FOE (USA) Saeed Bin Suroor 25 55kg 4.5
26 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott 26 54.5kg 5
27 AMBIVALENT (IRE) Roger Varian 27 54.5kg 3.5
28 AMRALAH (IRE) Robert Hickmott 28 54.5kg 5
29 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey 29 54.5kg 5
30 LUCKY SPEED (IRE) Peter Schiergen 30 54.5kg 5
31 PAKAL (GER) Mick Price 31 54.5kg 5
32 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings 32 54.5kg 5
33 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay 33 54.5kg 3.5
34 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 34 54.5kg 5
35 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller 35 54.5kg 5
36 BAGMAN Chris Waller 36 54kg 5.5
37 BLACK TYCOON Darren Weir 37 54kg 5.5
38 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody 38 54kg 5.5
39 IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody 39 54kg 5.5
40 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 40 54kg 5.5
41 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher 41 54kg 5.5
42 OUR VOODOO PRINCE (GB) Chris Waller 42 54kg 5.5
43 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 43 54kg 5.5
44 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 44 54kg 5.5
45 VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE) Michael Moroney 45 54kg 4
46 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 46 54kg 5.5
47 AU REVOIR (IRE) Andre Fabre 47 53.5kg 6
48 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 48 53.5kg 6
49 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 49 53.5kg 6
50 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 50 53.5kg 6
51 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller 51 53.5kg 6
52 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees 52 53.5kg 6
53 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney 53 53kg 6.5
54 BONFIRE (GB) Gai Waterhouse 54 53kg 6.5
55 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride 55 53kg 6.5
56 FOUNDRY (IRE) Robert Hickmott 56 53kg 6.5
57 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 57 53kg 6.5
58 KINGDOMS (NZ) Brian Smith 58 53kg 6.5
59 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent 59 53kg 3.5
60 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 60 53kg 3.5
61 SHOREHAM Saab Hasan 61 53kg 6.5
62 TUPAC AMARU John O’Shea 62 53kg 5
63 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) David Simcock 63 52.5kg 7
64 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy 64 52.5kg 7
65 MANALAPAN (IRE) Patrick Prendergast 65 52.5kg 7
66 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott 66 52.5kg 7
67 SIRIUS (GER) Andreas Lowe 67 52.5kg 3.5
68 VAN PERCY (GB) Andrew Balding 68 52.5kg 7
69 KINCAPLE (NZ) Mark Webb 69 52kg 7.5
70 ZANBAGH Patrick Payne 70 52kg 4.5
71 BRIGANTIN (USA) Chris Waller 71 51.5kg 8
72 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 72 51.5kg 6.5
73 NUNTIUS (GER) Andreas Wohler 73 51.5kg 8
74 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens 74 51.5kg 6.5
75 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 75 51.5kg 6.5
76 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher 76 51kg 8.5
77 ANGEL GABRIAL (IRE) Richard Fahey 77 51kg 8.5
78 CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB) Danny O’Brien 78 51kg 8.5
79 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) Bjorn Baker 79 51kg 8.5
80 COSTUME (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson 80 51kg 7
81 MASSIYN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 81 51kg 8.5
82 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) Stuart Kittow 82 51kg 7
83 THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) Robert Hickmott 83 51kg 8.5
84 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson 84 51kg 8.5
85 ANCIENT KING (IRE) Peter G Moody 85 50.5kg 9
86 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy 86 50.5kg 9
87 BIOGRAPHER (GB) David Lanigan 87 50.5kg 9
88 GALLATIN John O’Shea 88 50.5kg 7.5
89 GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 89 50.5kg 7.5
90 GREATWOOD (GB) Gai Waterhouse 90 50.5kg 9
91 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens 91 50.5kg 9
92 IGGI POP (NZ) John Sargent 92 50.5kg 9
93 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston 93 50.5kg 7.5
94 MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) Ciaron Maher 94 50.5kg 9
95 MOBACO (FR) Darren Weir 95 50.5kg 9
96 MOMENT IN TIME (IRE) David Simcock 96 50.5kg 7.5
97 MORE THAN SACRED Robert Smerdon 97 50.5kg 7.5
98 MULTILATERAL (USA) Chris Waller 98 50.5kg 9
99 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir 99 50.5kg 9
100 RENEW (IRE) Marco Botti 100 50.5kg 9
101 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell 101 50.5kg 9
102 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott 102 50.5kg 9
103 TRADE COMMISSIONER (IRE) Chris Waller 103 50.5kg 9
104 WISH COME TRUE (IRE) Peter G Moody 104 50.5kg 9
105 ALBONETTI Sue Jaensch 105 50kg 9.5
106 ALI VITAL (NZ) Robbie Laing 106 50kg 9.5
107 ARCHEAN (USA) David Vandyke 107 50kg 9.5
108 ASTRONOMOS (GB) David Vandyke 108 50kg 9.5
109 AVERAU Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 109 50kg 9.5
110 AY NO DIGAS (GER) Kris Lees 110 50kg 9.5
111 CAILLEBOTTE (IRE) Mick Price 111 50kg 9.5
112 CANTONESE Neil Dyer 112 50kg 9.5
113 COLONEL CARRERA (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson 113 50kg 9.5
114 COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) Mick Price 114 50kg 9.5
115 DEANE MARTIN (NZ) Bruce Wallace 115 50kg 9.5
116 DENONINATOR John Symons & Sheila Laxon 116 50kg 9.5
117 DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing 117 50kg 9.5
118 EVANGELIST (GB) Tony McEvoy 118 50kg 9.5
119 FLEDGED (GB) Tony McEvoy 119 50kg 9.5
120 GOLDONI (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 120 50kg 9.5
121 HARTANI (IRE) Robert Hickmott 121 50kg 9.5
122 KAPOUR (IRE) Ciaron Maher 122 50kg 9.5
123 KHALID (GB) Paul Perry 123 50kg 9.5
124 KINDERGARDEN KID (USA) Robbie Laing 124 50kg 9.5
125 KINGFISHER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien 125 50kg 6
126 KOURKAM (FR) Tony McEvoy 126 50kg 9.5
127 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys 127 50kg 9.5
128 LIVERY (IRE) Robert Smerdon 128 50kg 9.5
129 LORD DURANTE Simone Ferchie 129 50kg 9.5
130 MANDURO’S SON (IRE) Michael Moroney 130 50kg 9.5
131 MARTIAN (IRE) Tony McEvoy 131 50kg 9.5
132 MARTINVAST (IRE) Archie Alexander 132 50kg 9.5
133 MAURUS (GB) David Vandyke 133 50kg 9.5
134 MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) Michael Moroney 134 50kg 9.5
135 OMINOUS (GB) Nigel Blackiston 135 50kg 9.5
136 ORIENTAL LADY (GER) Kris Lees 136 50kg 9.5
137 PLUTOCRACY (IRE) David Lanigan 137 50kg 9.5
138 PRETTY BLONDE Kym Healy 138 50kg 9.5
139 QUAYSIDE Peter G Moody 139 50kg 9.5
140 SENNOCKIAN STAR (GB) Mark Johnston 140 50kg 9.5
141 SHIKARPOUR (IRE) Robert Hickmott 141 50kg 9.5
142 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir 142 50kg 9.5
143 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) Peter G Moody 143 50kg 9.5
144 SUPREMACY (NZ) Andrew Benyan 144 50kg 9.5
145 THUNDERBIRD ONE (NZ) Francis Finnegan 145 50kg 9.5
146 WALTZING TO WIN David Huxtable 146 50kg 9.5
147 ZEVADA (NZ) Tony Noonan 147 50kg 9.5
148 LIGHT UP MANHATTAN Ciaron Maher 148 49kg 9.5

2014 Melbourne Cup Field Dates

2014 Melbourne Cup field and nomination announcement dates:

  • Nominations: Tuesday 2 September 2014
  • Late Nominations: Tuesday 9 September 2014
  • Handicaps / Weights: Tuesday 16 September 2014
  • First Acceptances: Tuesday 7 October 2014
  • Second Acceptances: Monday 27 October 2014
  • Final Field: Saturday 1 November 2014
  • Jockeys: Saturday 1 November 2014
  • Barrier Draw: Saturday 1 November 2014

Of course betting on the Melbourne Cup field opens at bookies around the country including Ladbrokes.com.au before even the Melbourne Cup nominations are taken.

Melbourne Cup odds are open nearly all year round with futures betting offering great prices, the favourite paying over $20, for those that want to get in on the action early.

To check out the latest Melbourne Cup betting markets for this year’s showdown head to Ladbrokes.com.au, the country’s most trusted bookie for Melbourne Cup odds.