The Melbourne Cup is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world, and the Melbourne Cup horses that line-up in the world’s richest handicap are the best in the business.
Many Australian trainers go through their entire career with the hope of someday having a horse good enough to enter the $6 million race on the first Tuesday of November, and more and more we are seeing imported Melbourne Cup horses bred to stay the testing two mile distance.
It is also becoming very common place to find a strong international charge with Northern Hemisphere-trained Melbourne Cup horses making a raid for the ‘Loving Trophy’.
With only the very best stayers from around the globe being granted the honour of a start in the capacity 24-horse Melbourne Cup field, you can be assured that each year’s race will possess an incredible amount of talent and staying ability.
See below for the full details on the 2016 Melbourne Cup Horses complete with Melbourne Cup jockey silks.
For more details on all horses in this year’s race read the complete 2016 Melbourne Cup Form Guide.
Melbourne Cup Horses 2016
The 2016 Melbourne Cup Field is set for release on Saturday October 29 after the VRC Derby Day racing action.
A full list of the 2016 Melbourne Cup horses will be published right here shortly after.