Melbourne Cup Field

2023 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Without A Fight
  • 2nd: #6 Soulcombe
  • 3rd: #14 Sheraz
  • 4th: #11 Ashrun



2023 Melbourne Cup Results

2023 Melbourne Cup winner Without A Fight

2023 Melbourne Cup winner Without A Fight was excellent late winning by two lengths off his Caulfield Cup victory last month. Photo: Steve Hart.

The 2023 Melbourne Cup results will be known when the race runs on Tuesday November 7, 2023. 

  • 1st: #3 Without A Fight ($8)
  • 2nd: #6 Soulcombe
  • 3rd: #14 Sheraz
  • 4th: #11 Ashrun

The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Caulfield Cup winner Without A Fight was given a perfectly-timed ride by Mark Zahra, who opted to come off last year’s champ Gold Trip, to become the 12th horse in history to complete the Spring Cups double.

Zahra made up ground from the back hitting the front on the eventual 2023 Melbourne Cup winner the closing stages as Without a Fight charged strongly down the middle before drawing clear for an impressive two length victory over the Chris Waller-trained Soulcombe who missed the kick by three lengths.

Waller also prepared the third place-getter Sheraz who ran out of his skin as a triple-figure roughie to complete the Melbourne Cup trifecta.

Click here for the full story and to view the complete 2023 Melbourne Cup finishing order.

2023 Melbourne Cup Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 16 56.5kg 1.0kg $8
2 6 SOULCOMBE (GB) Chris Waller Joao Moreira 2.25L 4 53.5kg $9.50
3 14 SHERAZ (FR) Chris Waller Beau Mertens 2.75L 22 51.5kg $151
4 11 ASHRUN (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 4.75L 11 51.5kg $26
5 12 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) Phillip Stokes Daniel Stackhouse 4.95L 12 51.5kg $51
6 22 INTERPRETATION (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Teo Nugent 5.35L 17 50kg $41
7 7 ABSURDE (FR) Willie Mullins Zac Purton 5.45L 8 53kg $9
8 24 TRUE MARVEL (FR) Matthew Smith Ben Thompson 6.7L 10 50kg $151
9 9 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Billy Egan 7.45L 19 53kg $31
10 17 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 8.2L 5 51kg 0.5kg $26
11 13 OKITA SOUSHI (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Dylan Gibbons (a) 8.4L 20 51.5kg $101
12 20 MORE FELONS (IRE) Chris Waller Ms Jamie Kah 9.15L 23 50.5kg $26
13 15 LASTOTCHKA (FR) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Williams 13.15L 21 51kg $26
14 5 VAUBAN (FR) Willie Mullins Ryan Moore 13.35L 3 55kg $5.50F
15 21 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hollie Doyle 14.1L 13 50kg $18
16 4 BREAKUP (JPN) Tatsuya Yoshioka Kohei Matsuyama 14.3L 18 55kg $18
17 1 GOLD TRIP (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 23.3L 2 58.5kg $6.50
18 19 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) Liam Howley Craig Newitt 32.3L 6 51kg $151
19 18 SERPENTINE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jye McNeil 32.4L 1 51kg $41
20 23 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees Zac Lloyd (a) 32.7L 14 50kg $41
21 2 ALENQUER (FR) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 33.45L 9 56.5kg $21
22 16 MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) Chris Waller Mark Du Plessis 43.45L 7 51kg $101
FF 8 RIGHT YOU ARE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 15 53kg $31
10 CLEVELAND (IRE) Kris Lees Michael Dee 0 0.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.


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 Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day. The live announcement of the Melbourne Cup field is made from Flemington at around 6:00pm (local time), with the official Melbourne Cup final acceptances closing to connections at 4:30pm (AEDT) after the action of Victoria Derby Day.

2023 Melbourne Cup Field

The Melbourne Cup 2023 Field & Barriers will be published below as soon as the final 24 Melbourne Cup horses are confirmed by Racing Victoria on the Saturday prior to Melbourne Cup Day – Saturday November 4th, 2023. 

The official 24-horse Melbourne Cup 2023 final field has been confirmed with the defending champion Gold Trip looking to go back-to-back with James McDonald coming aboard. Race favourite Vauban will wear the No. 5 Melbourne Cup saddlecloth first-up down under as one of four international raiders in the field.

The 2023 Melbourne Cup barrier draw took place on Saturday evening with the favourite Vauban drawing ideally with barrier three, while Gold Trip will defend his title one closer to the rails jumping from gate two. Click here for the full story.

  • 2023 Melbourne Cup Scratchings Update: No. Cleveland (23) has been withdrawn on Monday evening due to an elevated temperature. Click here for the full story.
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x2570x4135 GOLD TRIP (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 2 58.5kg 122
2 x69x00x059 ALENQUER (FR) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 9 56.5kg 110
3 1x20x11x61 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 16 56.5kg 1.0kg 118
4 x110x340x8 BREAKUP (JPN) Tatsuya Yoshioka Kohei Matsuyama 18 55kg 114
5 11x234211x VAUBAN (FR) Willie Mullins Ryan Moore 3 55kg 114
6 1x682x1437 SOULCOMBE (GB) Chris Waller Joao Moreira 4 53.5kg 115
7 3127x1261x ABSURDE (FR) Willie Mullins Zac Purton 8 53kg 110
8 11121×2505 RIGHT YOU ARE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 15 53kg 114
9 x22460x022 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Billy Egan 19 53kg 115
10 6x50x49621 CLEVELAND (IRE) Kris Lees Michael Dee 23 52kg 0.5kg 109
11 x22410x762 ASHRUN (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 11 51.5kg 109
12 706x0x0074 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) Phillip Stokes Daniel Stackhouse 12 51.5kg 105
13 0x11x513x0 OKITA SOUSHI (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Dylan Gibbons (a) 20 51.5kg 109
14 2x295x0808 SHERAZ (FR) Chris Waller Beau Mertens 22 51.5kg 105
15 7x1x23x41x LASTOTCHKA (FR) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Williams 21 51kg 106
16 5x0x06x906 MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) Chris Waller Mark Du Plessis 7 51kg 106
17 319×920141 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 5 51kg 0.5kg 107
18 20x129x243 SERPENTINE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jye McNeil 1 51kg 110
19 x8802x0908 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) Liam Howley Craig Newitt 6 51kg 112
20 1265x728x5 MORE FELONS (IRE) Chris Waller Ms Jamie Kah 24 50.5kg 106
21 154×721213 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hollie Doyle 13 50kg 109
22 536Px32591 INTERPRETATION (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Teo Nugent 17 50kg 103
23 213x3L7331 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees Zac Lloyd (a) 14 50kg 106
24 02813×8080 TRUE MARVEL (FR) Matthew Smith Ben Thompson 10 50kg 102

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Melbourne Cup Field Dates

2023 Melbourne Cup field and nomination announcement dates:

  • 2023 Melbourne Cup Nominations: Closed on Tuesday September 5, 2023 at 12:00pm (local time) – 132 nominees taken including 15 internationals.
  • 2023 Melbourne Cup Weights: Declared Tuesday September 19, 2023 – Gold Trip 58.5kg topweight.
  • 2023 Melbourne Cup First Declarations: Closed on Tuesday October 3, 2023 at 12:00pm (local time) – 72 first acceptances taken. 
  • 2023 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations: Closed on Tuesday October 17, 2023 at 12:00pm (local time) – 51 second acceptances taken.
  • 2023 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations: Closed on Monday October 30, 2023 at 12:00pm (local time) – 32 third acceptors.
  • 2023 Melbourne Cup Final Field: Announced Saturday November 4, 2023 at 4:30pm (local time) – 24 final acceptors with Irish raider Vauban favourite. 
  • 2023 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw: Takes place Saturday November 4, 2023 at 7:00pm (local time)

2023 Melbourne Cup Jockeys

The confirmed 2023 Melbourne Cup jockeys will be updated below as connections lock in a rider for their Melbourne Cup contenders.

The Melbourne Cup 2023 riders must be declared by 4:30pm (local time) on Saturday the 4th of November, 2023. 

See what jockeys have locked in a ride aboard one of the 24 Melbourne Cup horses this spring.

CONFIRMED 2023 MELBOURNE CUP RIDES

  • James McDonald to ride Gold Trip for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
  • Damien Oliver to ride Alenquer for Michael Moroney
  • Mark Zahra to ride Without A Fight for Anthony & Sam Freedman
  • Kohei Matsuyama to ride Breakup for Tatsuya Yoshioka
  • Ryan Moore to ride Vauban for Willie Mullins
  • Joao Moreira to ride Soulcombe for Chris Waller
  • Zac Purton to ride Absurde for Willie Mullins
  • John Allen to ride Right You Are for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
  • Billy Egan to ride Vow And Declare for Danny O’Brien
  • Michael Dee to ride Cleveland for Kris LeesSCRATCHED
  • Kerrin McEvoy to ride Ashrun for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
  • Daniel Stackhouse to ride Daqiansweet Junior for Phillip Stokes
  • Dylan Gibbons (a) to ride Okita Soushi for Joseph O’Brien
  • Beau Mertens to ride Sheraz for Chris Waller
  • Craig Williams to ride Lastotchka for Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
  • Mark Du Plessis to ride Magical Lagoon for Chris Waller
  • Rachel King to ride Military Mission for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
  • Jye McNeil to ride Serpentine for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
  • Craig Newitt to ride Virtuous Circle for Liam Howley
  • Jamie Kah to ride More Felons for Chris Waller
  • Hollie Doyle to ride Future History for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
  • Teo Nugent to ride Interpretation for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
  • Zac Lloyd (a) to ride Kalapour for Kris Lees
  • Ben Thompson to ride True Marvel for Matthew Smith

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.

It is a long process to whittle down all the hopeful horses to reveal the official Melbourne Cup field. Things start in late August or early September when the Melbourne Cup nominations are taken, with 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 by 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.

2023 Melbourne Cup Third Acceptances

The 2023 Melbourne Cup third acceptances will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria (RV) on Monday the 30th of October, 2023 at midday local time.

The Melbourne Cup 2023 third acceptances feature 32 stayers including six for last year’s winning trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace led by the defending champion Gold Trip to be ridden by James McDonald.

Click here to read more on the key 2023 Melbourne Cup third acceptors.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x20x11x61 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 1= 56.5kg 1.0kg 3
2 3127x1261x ABSURDE (FR) G 6 Willie Mullins 1= 53kg 6.5
3 154×721213 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1= 50kg 9.5
4 x2570x4135 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 58.5kg 1
5 x69x00x059 ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney 5 56.5kg 3
6 x110x340x8 BREAKUP (JPN) H 6 Tatsuya Yoshioka 6 55kg 4.5
7 11x234211x VAUBAN (FR) G 6 Willie Mullins 7 55kg 4.5
8 1x682x1437 SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 8 53.5kg 6
9 x22460x022 VOW AND DECLARE G 8 Danny O’Brien 9 53kg 6.5
10 11121×2505 RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 53kg 6.5
11 5x0x06x906 MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) M 5 Chris Waller 11 51kg 7
12 x8802x0908 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley 12 51kg 7
13 7x1x23x41x LASTOTCHKA (FR) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 13 51kg 7
14 6x50x49621 CLEVELAND (IRE) H 6 Kris Lees 14 52kg 0.5kg 7.5
15 2x295x0808 SHERAZ (FR) G 7 Chris Waller 15 51.5kg 8
16 706x0x0074 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 6 Phillip Stokes 16 51.5kg 8
17 34×212256 VALIANT KING (GB) H 4 Joseph O’Brien 17 50kg 8
18 x22410x762 ASHRUN (FR) G 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 18 51.5kg 8
19 0x11x513x0 OKITA SOUSHI (IRE) H 6 Joseph O’Brien 19 51.5kg 8
20 319×920141 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 20 51kg 0.5kg 8.5
21 x1430x0039 KING FRANKEL (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 21 51kg 8.5
22 20x129x243 SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 22 51kg 8.5
23 1265x728x5 MORE FELONS (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 23 50.5kg 9
24 02813×8080 TRUE MARVEL (FR) G 8 Matthew Smith 24 50kg 9.5
25 31413×3221 LADIES MAN (NZ) G 6 Allan Sharrock 25 50kg 9.5
26 37Px991187 ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea 26 50kg 9.5
27 x41x952320 UNITED NATIONS (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 27 50kg 9.5
28 x858x58610 FANCY MAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 28 50kg 9.5
29 5x8313x006 HASTA LA WAR G 8 Sue Murphy 29 50kg 9.5
30 1213x3L733 KALAPOUR (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 30 50kg 9.5
31 6536Px3259 INTERPRETATION (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 31 50kg 9.5
32 5×03323614 MOSTLY CLOUDY (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 32 50kg 9.5

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances

The 2023 Melbourne Cup second acceptances are taken by Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday the 17th of October, 2023 at midday local time.

The Melbourne Cup 2023 second acceptances are now out featuring 51 stayers including five internationals led by the all-in favourite Vauban for Willie Mullins, while the defending champion Gold Trip is the other best fancied of the updated entries.

Click here to read more on the key 2023 Melbourne Cup second acceptors and updated odds.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3127x1261x ABSURDE (FR) G 6 Willie Mullins 1= 53kg 6.5
2 31x111x960 GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1= 52kg 7.5
3 2x7931x805 LUNAR FLARE M 8 Grahame Begg 1= 51.5kg 6.5
4 1154×72121 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1= 50kg 9.5
5 91x2570x41 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 58.5kg 1
6 6x69x00x05 ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney 6 56.5kg 3
7 x3x907x009 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 7 55.5kg 4
8 4x339x3x78 SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 8 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 8 55.5kg 4
9 11x20x11x6 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 9 55.5kg 4
10 2x110x340x BREAKUP (JPN) H 6 Tatsuya Yoshioka 10 55kg 4.5
11 11x234211x VAUBAN (FR) G 6 Willie Mullins 11 55kg 4.5
12 39x8663x00 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 9 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 12 54kg 5.5
13 232821×057 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 13 54kg 5.5
14 x1x682x143 SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 14 53.5kg 6
15 223180×572 HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 15 53kg 6.5
16 1x22460x02 VOW AND DECLARE G 8 Danny O’Brien 16 53kg 6.5
17 111121×250 RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 17 53kg 6.5
18 15x0x06x90 MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) M 5 Chris Waller 18 51kg 7
19 2x8802x090 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley 19 51kg 7
20 7x1x23x41x LASTOTCHKA (FR) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 20 51kg 7
21 x641127x89 FAME G 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 21 51kg 7
22 12x530x950 EMISSARY (GB) G 7 Michael Moroney 22 52kg 7.5
23 13x5840x70 HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) M 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 23 50kg 8
24 72x295x080 SHERAZ (FR) G 7 Chris Waller 24 51.5kg 8
25 706x0x0074 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 6 Phillip Stokes 25 51.5kg 8
26 26x50x4962 CLEVELAND (IRE) H 6 Kris Lees 26 51.5kg 8
27 34×21225 VALIANT KING (GB) H 4 Joseph O’Brien 27 50kg 8
28 00x11x513x OKITA SOUSHI (IRE) H 6 Joseph O’Brien 28 51.5kg 8
29 319×920141 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 29 51kg 0.5kg 8.5
30 1x1430x003 KING FRANKEL (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 30 51kg 8.5
31 20x129x243 SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 31 51kg 8.5
32 11265x728x SCRIPTWRITER (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 32 50.5kg 9
33 302813×808 TRUE MARVEL (FR) G 8 Matthew Smith 33 50kg 9.5
34 31413×3221 LADIES MAN (NZ) G 6 Allan Sharrock 34 50kg 9.5
35 537Px99118 ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea 35 50kg 9.5
36 7x41x95232 UNITED NATIONS (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 36 50kg 9.5
37 2x858x5861 FANCY MAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 37 50kg 9.5
38 5x8313x006 HASTA LA WAR G 8 Sue Murphy 38 50kg 9.5
39 111011×212 FIRST IMMORTAL G 4 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 39 50kg 9.5
40 1213x3L733 KALAPOUR (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 40 50kg 9.5
41 6536Px3259 INTERPRETATION (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 41 50kg 9.5
42 7720×00407 RAGING BULL G 5 Mark Minervini 42 50kg 9.5
43 1×23136713 FERAGO G 7 Patrick F Ryan Jnr 43 50kg 9.5
44 5x83300x95 AMADE (IRE) G 10 Phillip Stokes 44 50kg 9.5
45 5x22410x76 ASHRUN (FR) G 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 45 51.5kg 8
46 1115x2x315 CARINI (FR) G 5 Danny O’Brien 46= 50kg 9.5
47 15931×1736 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent 46= 50kg 9.5
48 x13x4321x2 GREGOLIMO (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney 46= 50kg 9.5
49 5×03323614 MOSTLY CLOUDY (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 46= 50kg 9.5
50 1x558x3641 THE MAP M 5 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 46= 50kg 9.5
51 53331 MEDATSU (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 46= 49kg 9.5

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances

The 2023 Melbourne Cup first acceptances will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday the 3rd of October, 2023 at midday local time.

The Melbourne Cup 2023 first acceptances attracted 72 stayers with updated markets led by Willie Mullins’ Irish raider Vauban and the Chris Waller-trained import Soulcombe who recently ran fourth to Alligator Blood in Caulfield’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m).

Click here to read more on the key 2023 Melbourne Cup first acceptors.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3127x1261x ABSURDE (FR) G 6 Willie Mullins
2 60847×7253 ALASKAN GOD G 5 Daniel Morton
3 16x69x00x0 ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney
4 45x83300x9 AMADE (IRE) G 10 Phillip Stokes
5 x5x22410x7 ASHRUN (FR) G 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 8537Px9911 ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea
7 8x27410x89 BANK MAUR H 4 Richard Laming
8 9465810125 BENAUD G 5 John O’Shea
9 11416×4374 BERKELEY SQUARE G 4 Dan O’Sullivan
10 13×2122131 BRAYDEN STAR (GB) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
11 2x110x340x BREAKUP (JPN) H 6 Tatsuya Yoshioka
12 31115x2x31 CARINI (FR) G 5 Danny O’Brien
13 226x50x496 CLEVELAND (IRE) H 6 Kris Lees
14 0706x0x007 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 6 Phillip Stokes
15 415931×173 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent
16 2x131x8x0x DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
17 3x3x907x00 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
18 1x847014x3 EL PATRONESS M 5 Danny O’Brien
19 812x530x95 EMISSARY (GB) G 7 Michael Moroney
20 x641127x89 FAME G 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
21 02x858x586 FANCY MAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham
22 31×2313671 FERAGO G 7 Patrick F Ryan Jnr
23 7111011×21 FIRST IMMORTAL G 4 Mark & Levi Kavanagh
24 23×990121 FOREIGN RAIDER M 4 John Sadler
25 1232821×05 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
26 61154×7212 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
27 291x2570x4 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
28 x31x111x96 GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
29 x13x4321x2 GREGOLIMO (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney
30 x5x8313x00 HASTA LA WAR G 8 Sue Murphy
31 13x5840x7x HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) M 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 3223180×57 HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
33 0x6x824193 HOSIER (IRE) G 7 Mark Minervini
34 x6536Px325 INTERPRETATION (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
35 386061×111 JUST FINE (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
36 21213x3L73 KALAPOUR (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees
37 11x1430x00 KING FRANKEL (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham
38 39x8663x00 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 9 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
39 131413×322 LADIES MAN (NZ) G 6 Allan Sharrock
40 7x1x23x41x LASTOTCHKA (FR) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
41 12x7931x80 LUNAR FLARE M 8 Grahame Begg
42 115x0x06x9 MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) M 5 Chris Waller
43 11421×0260 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
44 53331 MEDATSU (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
45 5319×92014 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
46 15×0332361 MOSTLY CLOUDY (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
47 3x9x0050x8 MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 9 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
48 312x18x740 MR WATERVILLE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
49 00x11x513x OKITA SOUSHI (IRE) H 6 Joseph O’Brien
50 47905926×4 PESTO (GB) G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
51 102x100x24 PROTAGONIST (FR) G 7 Kris Lees
52 67720×0040 RAGING BULL G 5 Mark Minervini
53 322110×803 REBEL RACER G 7 Amy & Ash Yargi
54 1111121×25 RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
55 11265x728x SCRIPTWRITER (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
56 020x129x24 SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
57 4x11x71616 SHAIYHAR (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
58 472x295x08 SHERAZ (FR) G 7 Chris Waller
59 0x1390x704 SIR LUCAN (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
60 177x884x60 SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
61 1x1x682x14 SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
62 34x339x3x7 SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 8 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
63 2764×08087 STAFFORD’S LAD G 9 Daniel Morton
64 281x558x36 THE MAP M 5 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray
65 2302813×80 TRUE MARVEL (FR) G 8 Matthew Smith
66 151x86x801 UNCLE BRYN (GB) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
67 17x41x9523 UNITED NATIONS (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
68 34×21225 VALIANT KING (GB) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
69 11x234211x VAUBAN (FR) G 6 Willie Mullins
70 32x8802x09 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley
71 01x22460x0 VOW AND DECLARE G 8 Danny O’Brien
72 11x20x11x6 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Melbourne Cup Nominations & Weights

The 2023 Melbourne Cup nominations will be listed below as soon as they are released by Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday the 5th of September, 2023 at midday local time.

The official Melbourne Cup 2023 nominations attracted 132 early entries including Andrew Ramsden winner Lunar Flare, the defending champion Gold Trip who is one of 17 entries from the Maher/Eustace stable, the Chris Waller-trained son of Frankel Francesco Guardi, and 15 international raiders.

Click here to read more on the key contenders in the 2023 Melbourne Cup nominations.

The 2023 Melbourne Cup weights (handicaps) were declared on Tuesday September 19 with the reigning champion Gold Trip allocated 58.5kg, a kilo more than his winning weight for 2022.

Click here to read more on the key Melbourne Cup 2023 weights.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 291x2570x4 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 58.5kg 1
2 616x69x00x ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney 56.5kg 3
3 68×5130753 BROOME (IRE) H 8 Aidan O’Brien 56.5kg 3
4 20x77114x0 ARAPAHO (FR) G 7 Bjorn Baker 55.5kg 4
5 3x3x907x00 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 55.5kg 4
6 34x339x3x7 SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 8 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 55.5kg 4
7 311x20x11x WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 55.5kg 4
8 2x110x340x BREAKUP (JPN) H 6 Tatsuya Yoshioka 55kg 4.5
9 11x234211x VAUBAN (FR) G 6 Willie Mullins 55kg 4.5
10 0x5229x863 MONTEFILIA M 6 Chris Waller 54.5kg 3.5
11 880x43x79x DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings 54kg 4
12 1232821×05 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 54kg 5.5
13 39x8663x00 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 9 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 54kg 5.5
14 177x884x6x SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 54kg 5.5
15 613x31232x WEST WIND BLOWS (IRE) G 5 Simon & Ed Crisford 54kg 5.5
16 111x3131x9 KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 53.5kg 4.5
17 2111263×64 POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 53.5kg 6
18 112x2114x9 SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 4 Graeme & Deborah Rogerson 53.5kg 4.5
19 1x1x682x1x SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 53.5kg 6
20 3127x1261x ABSURDE (FR) G 6 Willie Mullins 53kg 6.5
21 2x131x8x0x DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53kg 6.5
22 3223180×57 HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 53kg 6.5
23 x51210x04x LINDERMANN H 4 Chris Waller 53kg 5
24 x11421x026 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 53kg 5
25 281x860x80 MANZOICE H 4 Chris Waller 53kg 5
26 1111121x2x RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53kg 6.5
27 601x22460x VOW AND DECLARE G 8 Danny O’Brien 53kg 6.5
28 x386061x11 JUST FINE (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 52.5kg 7
29 x46x70x05x REGAL POWER G 8 John Leek (Jnr) 52.5kg 7
30 x121735x45 ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 52.5kg 7
31 812x530x9x EMISSARY (GB) G 7 Michael Moroney 52kg 7.5
32 324x47x51x FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 52kg 7.5
33 7x31x111x9 GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 52kg 7.5
34 8x26844x40 HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 52kg 6
35 421222×018 NAVAJO PEAK G 5 David Payne 52kg 7.5
36 102x100x24 PROTAGONIST (FR) G 7 Kris Lees 52kg 7.5
37 x5x22410x7 ASHRUN (FR) G 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 51.5kg 8
38 1226x50x49 CLEVELAND (IRE) H 6 Kris Lees 51.5kg 8
39 0706x0x00x DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 6 Phillip Stokes 51.5kg 8
40 214x1x060x DARK DESTROYER (NZ) G 5 John O’Shea 51.5kg 8
41 13x1x8113 DESERT HERO (GB) H 4 William Haggas 51.5kg 5
42 612x7931x8 LUNAR FLARE M 8 Grahame Begg 51.5kg 6.5
43 00x11x513x OKITA SOUSHI (IRE) H 6 Joseph O’Brien 51.5kg 8
44 472x295x0x SHERAZ (FR) G 7 Chris Waller 51.5kg 8
45 106x74x600 ALEGRON G 5 James Cummings 51kg 8.5
46 9946581012 BENAUD G 5 John O’Shea 51kg 8.5
47 11011x060x BUSTER BASH G 6 David Harrison 51kg 8.5
48 2x641127x8 FAME G 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 51kg 7
49 11x1430x00 KING FRANKEL (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 51kg 8.5
50 7x1x23x41x LASTOTCHKA (FR) M 5 Jean-Marie Beguigne 51kg 7
51 2115x0x06x MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) M 5 Chris Waller 51kg 7
52 020x129x24 SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 51kg 8.5
53 151x86x80x UNCLE BRYN (GB) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 51kg 8.5
54 132x8802x0 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley 51kg 7
55 0x6x824193 HOSIER (IRE) G 7 Mark Minervini 50.5kg 9
56 95319×9201 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50.5kg 9
57 11265x728x SCRIPTWRITER (IRE) G 5 Milton Harris 50.5kg 9
58 15x6112x4 TOWER OF LONDON (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 50.5kg 6
59 243x1337x3 ABERFELDIE BOY G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 50kg 9
60 57x31115x AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 8
61 x60847x725 ALASKAN GOD G 5 Daniel Morton 50kg 9.5
62 1x3x69 ALEXANDROUPOLIS (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 50kg 9.5
63 45x83300x9 AMADE (IRE) G 10 Phillip Stokes 50kg 9.5
64 8537Px991x ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea 50kg 9.5
65 8x27410x8x BANK MAUR H 4 Richard Laming 50kg 8
66 52x1x00x06 BEAR STORY (IRE) G 6 Clinton McDonald 50kg 9.5
67 211416×437 BERKELEY SQUARE G 4 Dan O’Sullivan 50kg 8
68 13x212213x BRAYDEN STAR (GB) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 50kg 9.5
69 31115x2x31 CARINI (FR) G 5 Danny O’Brien 50kg 9.5
70 11622x219x CONVENER (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
71 1x2x5x238 DENMARK (GB) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 50kg 9.5
72 2415931×17 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent 50kg 9.5
73 x486x6356x DILLIAN (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
74 5977×08414 DUKE OF HASTINGS (NZ) G 5 Simon Zahra 50kg 9.5
75 1x847014x3 EL PATRONESS M 5 Danny O’Brien 50kg 8
76 313141x60x ESS VEE ARE (NZ) G 5 Darryn & Briar Weatherley 50kg 9.5
77 02x858x58x FANCY MAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 50kg 9.5
78 231×231367 FERAGO G 7 Patrick F Ryan Jnr 50kg 9.5
79 x694341x88 FIREBURN M 4 Gary Portelli 50kg 8.5
80 x7111011x2 FIRST IMMORTAL G 4 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 50kg 9.5
81 23×99012 FOREIGN RAIDER M 4 John Sadler 50kg 9.5
82 1894340×70 FULL OF SINCERITY (NZ) G 4 Andrew Forsman 50kg 9.5
83 61154×7212 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
84 455x65x63x GARACHICO (GB) G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 50kg 9.5
85 214x380x00 GEAR UP (IRE) H 6 Annabel Neasham 50kg 9.5
86 2414x31x45 GREENLAND (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 50kg 9.5
87 2x13x4321x GREGOLIMO (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney 50kg 9.5
88 1211x HARBOUR WIND (IRE) G 4 Dermot K Weld 50kg 9.5
89 x5x8313x0x HASTA LA WAR G 8 Sue Murphy 50kg 9.5
90 13x5840x7x HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) M 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 8
91 936614215x HIGHLAND JAKK (NZ) G 7 Robert Hickmott 50kg 9.5
92 14x311x INSULATION (GB) G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 50kg 9.5
93 x6536Px325 INTERPRETATION (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
94 921213x3L7 KALAPOUR (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 50kg 9.5
95 7131413×32 LADIES MAN (NZ) G 6 Allan Sharrock 50kg 9.5
96 2x318x3x LIONEL (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
97 30234x0x5x MAHRAJAAN (USA) G 6 Shaune Ritchie 50kg 9.5
98 15×0332361 MOSTLY CLOUDY (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 50kg 9.5
99 3x9x0050x8 MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 9 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 50kg 9.5
100 33x35162x7 MOYA LASS M 4 Julius Sandhu 50kg 9.5
101 23x21x MR BUSTER (IRE) G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
102 2312x18x7x MR WATERVILLE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 50kg 9.5
103 1725x900x MURAMASA G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 50kg 9.5
104 122x08831x NOAH ’N’ A DEEL M 4 Les Kelly 50kg 9.5
105 4984191280 OUTLANDOS G 7 John Sargent 50kg 9.5
106 28177x476x PESHMERGA (GER) M 5 Robert Quinn 50kg 9.5
107 47905926×4 PESTO (GB) G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 50kg 9.5
108 11x90x4x00 POINT NEPEAN (IRE) H 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 50kg 9.5
109 x92291124x PROMISES KEPT G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
110 43x1610x97 QUEEN AIR M 4 Lindsey Smith 50kg 9.5
111 67720×0040 RAGING BULL G 5 David Payne 50kg 9.5
112 9322110×80 REBEL RACER G 7 Amy & Ash Yargi 50kg 9.5
113 611x192x8x REO M 4 Richard Laming 50kg 9.5
114 4x11x71616 SHAIYHAR (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 50kg 9.5
115 2311320×56 SHE’S FIT M 4 Daniel Morton 50kg 9.5
116 80x1390x70 SIR LUCAN (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50kg 9.5
117 x78x000x0x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 9 Matthew Smith 50kg 9.5
118 3616x3x ST VINCENTS GARDEN (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien 50kg 9.5
119 72764×0808 STAFFORD’S LAD G 9 Daniel Morton 50kg 9.5
120 1102330×85 SUIZURO G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 50kg 9
121 1281x558x3 THE MAP M 5 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 50kg 9.5
122 5x7043100x TIMOUR (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 50kg 9.5
123 601x060x00 TORRENS H 7 Marc Chevalier 50kg 9.5
124 2302813x8x TRUE MARVEL (FR) G 8 Matthew Smith 50kg 9.5
125 17x41x9523 UNITED NATIONS (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
126 34×21225 VALIANT KING (GB) H 4 Joseph O’Brien 50kg 8
127 0x0x09413x VERONA (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg 9.5
128 x54920x09x WIN O’CLOCK (GB) G 7 Matthew Williams 50kg 9.5
129 4216×42215 WINEGLASS BAY (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 50kg 9.5
130 x56507056x YAPHET G 5 Cliff Brown 50kg 9.5
131 x48x7425x0 YOUTH SPIRIT (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50kg 9.5
132 5333x MEDATSU (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 49kg 9.5
133 5×32 TOKYO RUN (NZ) G 3 Dean Mirfin 49kg 9.5

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

 

 

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