Melbourne Cup Horses

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’.

Melbourne Cup history shows a number of recent internationally-trained Melbourne Cup winners including Protectionist (2014), Dunaden (2011) sand Americain (2010).

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.

The 2018 Melbourne Cup Horses has been released and every horse in the 2018 Melbourne Cup field can be found below.

2018 Melbourne Cup Horses


1. Best Solution

  • Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor
  • Jockey: Pat Cosgrave
  • Barrier: 6
  • Weight: 57.5kg
  • Last 10 Form: x3195x1111
  • Jockey Silks: Royal Blue
  • Bet on Best Solution

2. The Cliffsofmoher

  • Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
  • Jockey: Ryan Moore
  • Barrier: 9
  • Weight: 56.5kg
  • Last 10 Form: x512433x43
  • Jockey Silks: Navy Blue, White Armbands And Cap
  • Bet on The Cliffsofmoher

3. Magic Circle

  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: Corey Brown
  • Barrier: 17
  • Weight: 56kg
  • Last 10 Form: 57x150x11x
  • Jockey Silks: Grey, Beige Star, Stars Sleeves And Cap
  • Bet on Magic Circle

4. Chestnut Coat

  • Trainer: Yoshito Yahagi
  • Jockey: Yuga Kawada
  • Barrier: 4
  • Weight: 55.5kg
  • Last 10 Form: 5x211250x0
  • Jockey Silks: Light Blue, Royal Blue Sash, White Armbands, Royal Blue Cap
  • Bet on Chestnut Coat

5. Muntahaa

  • Trainer: John Gosden
  • Jockey: Jim Crowley
  • Barrier: 13
  • Weight: 55.5kg
  • Last 10 Form: 1796x4341x
  • Jockey Silks: Royal Blue, White Epaulettes, Striped Cap
  • Bet on Muntahaa

6. Sound Check

  • Trainer: Michael Moroney
  • Jockey: Jordan Childs
  • Barrier: 16
  • Weight: 55.5kg
  • Last 10 Form: 1132x11x5x 144x1132x0
  • Jockey Silks: Purple And White Stars
  • Bet on Sound Check

7. Who Shot Thebarman

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Jockey: Ben Melham
  • Barrier: 3
  • Weight: 55.5kg
  • Last 10 Form: x6731x7694
  • Jockey Silks: Tangerine, White Spots, Armbands And Cap
  • Bet on Who Shot Thebarman

8. Ace High

  • Trainer: David Payne
  • Jockey: Tye Angland
  • Barrier: 1
  • Weight: 55kg
  • Last 10 Form: 5462×02410
  • Jockey Silks: Orange, Black And White Checked Sash
  • Bet on Ace High

9. Marmelo

  • Trainer: Hughie Morrison
  • Jockey: Hugh Bowman
  • Barrier: 10
  • Weight: 55kg
  • Last 10 Form: 1x69x2112x
  • Jockey Silks: Navy Blue, Pale Yellow Spots, Halved Sleeves, Quartered Cap
  • Bet on Marmelo

10. Avilius

  • Trainer: James Cummings
  • Jockey: Glyn Schofield
  • Barrier: 6
  • Weight: 54kg
  • Last 10 Form: 3326×11114
  • Jockey Silks: Royal Blue, White Cap
  • Bet on Avilius

11. Yucatan

  • Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
  • Jockey: James McDonald
  • Barrier: 23
  • Weight: 54.5kg
  • Last 10 Form: 2x436013x1
  • Jockey Silks: Navy Blue, White Armbands
  • Bet on Yucatan

12. Auvray

  • Trainer: Richard Freedman
  • Jockey: Tommy Berry
  • Barrier: 1
  • Weight: 54kg
  • Last 10 Form: 56164×5266
  • Jockey Silks: Red, Yellow Stars And Halved Sleeves, Red And Yellow Star Cap
  • Bet on Auvray

13. Finche

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Jockey: Zac Purton
  • Barrier: 15
  • Weight: 54kg
  • Last 10 Form: 13x655x1x3
  • Jockey Silks: Turquoise, Pink Sash, White Sleeves, Pink Cap
  • Bet on Finche

14. Red Cardinal

  • Trainer: Darren Weir
  • Jockey: Damien Oliver
  • Barrier: 5
  • Weight: 54kg
  • Last 10 Form: x5x0x08030
  • Jockey Silks: Royal Blue, White Horseshoe, Black And White Checked Sleeves And Cap
  • Bet on Red Cardinal

15. Vengeur Masque

  • Trainer: Michael Moroney
  • Jockey: Patrick Moloney
  • Barrier: 2
  • Weight: 54kg
  • Last 10 Form: 21x05x4059
  • Jockey Silks: Navy Blue, Gold Lightning Bolt, Gold And White Armbands, Gold Cap
  • Bet on Vengeur Masuqe

16. Ventura Storm

  • Trainer: Lindsay Park
  • Jockey: Mark Zahra
  • Barrier: 7
  • Weight: 54kg
  • Last 10 Form: 7829×79401
  • Jockey Silks: Lime Green, Navy Blue Stripes, Striped Cap
  • Bet on Ventura Storm

17. A Prince Of Arran

  • Trainer: Charlie Fellowes
  • Jockey: Michael Walker
  • Barrier: 20
  • Weight: 53kg
  • Last 10 Form: 2188632×31
  • Jockey Silks: Royal Blue, Red Stripe, Striped Sleeves And Cap
  • Bet on A Prince Of Arran

18. Nakeeta

  • Trainer: Iain Jardine
  • Jockey: Regan Bayliss
  • Barrier: 3
  • Weight: 53kg
  • Last 10 Form: 1x5x005770
  • Jockey Silks: Fluorescent Yellow, Navy ATB Logo And Seams
  • Bet on Nakeeta

19. Sir Charles Road

  • Trainer: Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
  • Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
  • Barrier: 14
  • Weight: 53kg
  • Last 10 Form: 4513×01473
  • Jockey Silks: Silver, Royal Blue Stars And Sleeves, Quartered Cap
  • Bet on Sir Charles Road

20. Zacada

  • Trainer: Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
  • Jockey: Damian Lane
  • Barrier: 24
  • Weight: 53kg
  • Last 10 Form: 58402×0080
  • Jockey Silks: Lime Green, Dark Green Sash, Cuffs, Collar And Cap
  • Bet on Zacada

21. Runaway

  • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
  • Jockey: Stephen Baster
  • Barrier: 12
  • Weight: 52kg
  • Last 10 Form: 231130×341
  • Jockey Silks: Red, White Gatecrasher
  • Bet on Runaway

22. Youngstar

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Jockey: Craig Williams
  • Barrier: 8
  • Weight: 51.5kg
  • Last 10 Form: 11113×6327
  • Jockey Silks: Light Blue, Dark Blue Diamonds, Red Cap
  • Bet on Youngstar

23. Cross Counter

  • Trainer: Charlie Appleby
  • Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
  • Barrier: 19
  • Weight: 51kg
  • Last 10 Form: 11x24112x
  • Jockey Silks:  Royal Blue, Red Cap
  • Bet on Cross Counter

24. Rostropovich

  • Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
  • Jockey: Wayne Lordan
  • Barrier: 21
  • Weight: 51kg
  • Last 10 Form: 3×41922515
  • Jockey Silks: Royal Blue, Orange Disc, Striped Sleeves And Cap
  • Bet on Rostropovich

2018 Melbourne Cup Final Field

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The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Horse Racing Today

Transact earns a shot at South...

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Cosmic Force has a tight grip ...

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Cosmic Force new favourite for...

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

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Mystic Journey draws wide barr...

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Race Results

Etana Firms in Queensland Oaks Betting After Gutsy Roses Win

Kenedna Wins the 2019 Doomben Cup

Tyzone Earns Stradbroke Start with Bold BRC Sprint Win

2019 Stradbroke Handicap: Still No Answer for JRA Cup Winner Zoustyle

Barrier Draw a Blessing for Bill Carter Stakes Winner Perudo

Race Previews

Dubious 2YO In Kingsford Smith Cup 2018 Final Field of 18

Transact earns a shot at South Australian Derby after all the way win in VRC St Leger

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Queen of the Turf, Doncaster Mile Next Up for Invincible Gem

A Galaxy for the Ages: Nature Strip Claims Narrow Victory Over Pierata

Fields & Form

Dubious 2YO In Kingsford Smith Cup 2018 Final Field of 18

Transact earns a shot at South Australian Derby after all the way win in VRC St Leger

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw