Melbourne Cup Field

2019 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #23 Vow And Declare
  • 2nd: #12 Prince Of Arran
  • 3rd: #20 Il Paradiso
  • 4th: #3 Master Of Reality

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
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.

Read more on the key 2019 Melbourne Cup contenders.

# 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).

 

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