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2019 Melbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #23 Vow And Declare
- 2nd: #12 Prince Of Arran
- 3rd: #20 Il Paradiso
- 4th: #3 Master Of Reality
|1||23||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||–||21||52kg||$11|
|2||12||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||Charlie Fellowes||Michael Walker||0.2L||8||54kg||$17|
|3||20||IL PARADISO (USA)||Aidan O’Brien||Wayne Lordan||0.3L||17||52.5kg||$15|
|4||3||MASTER OF REALITY (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Frankie Dettori||0.4L||1||55.5kg||$26|
|5||18||SURPRISE BABY (NZ)||Paul Preusker||Jordan Childs||0.9L||20||53.5kg||$12|
|6||2||MER DE GLACE (JPN)||Hisashi Shimizu||Damian Lane||1.2L||2||56kg||$9.50|
|7||11||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||1.4L||4||54kg||$8.50F|
|8||1||CROSS COUNTER (GB)||Charlie Appleby||William Buick||1.6L||5||57.5kg||$13|
|9||21||STEEL PRINCE (IRE)||Anthony Freedman||Brett Prebble||2.1L||16||52.5kg||$61|
|10||15||MAGIC WAND (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ryan Moore||3.6L||24||53.5kg||$26|
|11||10||TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Hugh Bowman||3.8L||19||55kg||$41|
|12||17||SOUND (GER)||Michael Moroney||James Winks||3.9L||10||53.5kg||$91|
|13||19||CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Joao Moreira||4.1L||7||52.5kg||$9.50|
|14||4||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Ben Melham||4.3L||13||55.5kg||$51|
|15||6||HUNTING HORN (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Seamie Heffernan||4.5L||11||55kg||$51|
|16||13||RAYMOND TUSK (IRE)||Richard Hannon||Jamie Spencer||5L||3||54kg||$21|
|17||22||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Tim Clark||5.2L||18||52kg||$31|
|18||7||LATROBE (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||James McDonald||6.45L||22||55kg||$21|
|19||5||SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||6.55L||14||55.5kg||$26|
|20||24||YOUNGSTAR||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||7.3L||9||52kg||$31|
|21||16||NEUFBOSC (FR)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||8.3L||23||53.5kg||$101|
|22||14||DOWNDRAFT (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||John Allen||8.6L||15||53.5kg||$21|
|23||8||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||10.85L||6||55kg||$19|
|24||9||ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||40.85L||12||55kg||$41|
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.
2019 Melbourne Cup Field Dates
2019 Melbourne Cup field and nomination announcement dates:
- Nominations: Closed on Thursday August 29, 2019 attracting 152 horses
- Handicaps / Weights: Tuesday September 10, 2019
- First Acceptances: October 1, 2019
- Second Acceptances: October 15, 2019
- Third Acceptances: October 28, 2019
- Final Field: Saturday November 2, 2019
- Jockeys: Saturday November 2, 2019
- Barrier Draw: Saturday November 2, 2019
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.
2019 Melbourne Cup Field
The Melbourne Cup 2019 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.
The 2019 Melbourne Cup Final Field of 24 stayers includes last year’s champion Cross Counter for Godolphin in barrier five, the Japanese-trained Caulfield Cup winner Mer De Glace in barrier two looking to complete the coveted double and Chris Waller’s best chance of securing his maiden ‘Loving Trophy’ Finche in barrier four for flying jockey Kerrin McEvoy who won on Cross Counter in 2018.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight|
|1||12x1x1x434||CROSS COUNTER (GB)||Charlie Appleby||William Buick||5||57.5kg|
|2||211x11x1x1||MER DE GLACE (JPN)||Hisashi Shimizu||Damian Lane||2||56kg|
|3||7250×14335||MASTER OF REALITY (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Frankie Dettori||1||55.5kg|
|4||2x0x1322x3||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Ben Melham||13||55.5kg|
|5||37×3264413||SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||14||55.5kg|
|6||3344465881||HUNTING HORN (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Seamie Heffernan||11||55kg|
|7||220×344216||LATROBE (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||James McDonald||22||55kg|
|8||4x1x723516||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||6||55kg|
|9||251557×790||ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||12||55kg|
|10||423x2411x7||TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Hugh Bowman||19||55kg|
|11||x1x34x5125||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||4||54kg|
|12||8x49x58321||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||Charlie Fellowes||Michael Walker||8||54kg|
|13||1x6x237x4x||RAYMOND TUSK (IRE)||Richard Hannon||Jamie Spencer||3||54kg|
|14||x196112x31||DOWNDRAFT (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||John Allen||15||53.5kg|
|15||2×53220224||MAGIC WAND (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ryan Moore||24||53.5kg|
|16||2x30x80709||NEUFBOSC (FR)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||23||53.5kg|
|17||00x048x070||SOUND (GER)||Michael Moroney||James Winks||10||53.5kg|
|18||1514132×41||SURPRISE BABY (NZ)||Paul Preusker||Jordan Childs||20||53.5kg|
|19||531×212224||CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Joao Moreira||7||52.5kg|
|20||322×17135||IL PARADISO (USA)||Aidan O’Brien||Wayne Lordan||17||52.5kg|
|21||x11111x467||STEEL PRINCE (IRE)||Anthony Freedman||Brett Prebble||16||52.5kg|
|22||0141×59195||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Tim Clark||18||52kg|
|23||1x36621x42||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||21||52kg|
|24||x059x87873||YOUNGSTAR||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||9||52kg|
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.
2019 Melbourne Cup Nominations
The 2019 Melbourne Cup nominations will be listed below as soon as they are released by Racing Victoria (RV).
Click on the link to view the full Melbourne Cup 2019 Nominations featuring 152 stayers in the mix including last year’s all-international Trifecta led by the defending champion, Godolphin galloper Cross Counter, who is early favourite to go back-to-back in the race for the first time since the three-peat of the great mare Makybe Diva (2003-05).