Melbourne Cup

The 2019 Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at Flemington Racecourse at 3:00pm local time.

The 24 horse Melbourne Cup field features some of the best staying horses from Australia and around the world vying for the lucrative $8 million prize pool. Read on for the latest Melbourne Cup news plus form guides, betting updates, the latest odds and more.

2019 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD
  • 4th: TBD




The Lexus Melbourne Cup is the most important race on the Australian horse racing calendar. It isn’t called “The Race That Stops A Nation” for nothing – Australia really does come to a halt for an afternoon to watch the Melbourne Cup, which is the world’s richest handicap.

Held each year on the first Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup is a real test of staying power. The Melbourne Cup is raced over a distance of 3200 metres, far longer than any other major event in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, so it is certainly not a race that is easy to prepare for. Two miles is the traditional cup race distance and few races in Australia are still contested over these meters.

Every year the Melbourne Cup captures the attention of race fans around the country and abroad. It has now become a truly international affair too with nearly half of the 2019 Melbourne Cup field being raiders trained outside of Australia and New Zealand. Each year the international raiders are well-fancied in the Melbourne Cup Odds as they are bred to go the distance.

The Melbourne Cup is one of the few remaining genuine, two-mile races held in Australia each year. The only other 3200m race at Flemington Racecourse is the Andrew Ramsden Stakes, while in New South Wales the Sydney Cup is the country’s other Group 1 over the distance. Australia isn’t known for breeding genuine stayers and that is one of the reasons why every year the Melbourne Cup field features more and more both internationally-bred and trained horses.

The race goes for roughly three and a half minutes with the Melbourne Cup race record held by the Bart Cummings-trained Kingston Rule who won in 3:16.30 minutes back in 1990.

The 2019 Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 3pm local time.

2019 Melbourne Cup Odds

The Melbourne Cup odds are open nearly all year round on the likely stayers set to line-up in the ‘race that stops a nation’ on the first Tuesday of November.

When looking for the best Melbourne Cup 2019 odds, it is best to start early when the first nominations for the race come out. Online betting sites like Ladbrokes.com.au put out early markets on the Melbourne Cup nominations and you can lock in generous prices on your early Melbourne Cup tips in these all-in markets.

If you prefer to leave your betting until later, then you can boost the lower Melbourne Cup odds you receive by taking exotic bets. The highest Melbourne Cup odds always entail an element of risk, but you will feel much better getting paid $1000 for a winning $5 bet than you would getting paid $6.50 just betting on a short Melbourne Cup favourite.

Recent Melbourne Cup history shows favourites have a poor record with the last to salute for the punters at the shortest Melbourne Cup starting price since Makybe Diva (2005) being Fiorente (2013).

The 2015 Melbourne Cup results showed that one of the longest-priced horses in that year’s Melbourne Cup odds was the one to back with Prince Of Penzance scoring an upset at $101.

For more information on analysing the odds as well as the latest odds on the Melbourne Cup, please visit our dedicated Melbourne Cup odds page.

2019 Melbourne Cup Field

The 2019 Melbourne Cup final acceptances close at 4:30pm (local time) on Saturday November 2, 2019, with the field made public and published below soon after.

Already those in the know including the punters are predicting the likely Melbourne Cup field and keeping an eye on the updated Melbourne Cup ballot and order of entry is a good guide to what stayers will make the cut.

The last chance for stayers to make the 2019 Melbourne Cup final field is Derby Day’s Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m). The last Melbourne Cup winner to back-up off a run in the Lexus Stakes only three days before was Shocking (2009) who completed the double.

The Melbourne Cup field is restricted to 24 horses with no emergencies, but the race receives dozens more nominations in the lead up to the event. The final Melbourne Cup field for each year is released on the Saturday evening before the race, after the conclusion of Victoria Derby Day, and punters wait impatiently for this information each year as it allows them to lock in their final bets. Even still, many punters bide their time until the morning of the Melbourne Cup, just in case something gets scratched or odds improve.

Following the release of the Melbourne Cup field on Victoria Derby Day, which kicks off the four-meeting Melbourne Cup Carnival each year, the Melbourne Cup barrier draw is then released live form Flemington Racecourse.

The final acceptors then take their places at the track in three days’ time on Melbourne Cup Day for their shot at the major $4.4 million first prize on offer to the Melbourne Cup winner.

The horses that make up the Melbourne Cup field are decided based on a few different conditions, and lesser horses are balloted out based on prize money earned in the last two years, performance in specific lead up races, and handicap weight. Winners of a few select races are exempt from being balloted out, and these races include:

Horses jump from the barriers at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

  • Tenno Sho (spring)
  • Irish St. Leger
  • Lexus Stakes
  • Caulfield Cup
  • Cox Plate

Some of these are overseas races, and the balloting exemptions provided by wins in these events have drawn many incredible foreign race horses to the Melbourne Cup field in recent years. For larger foreign staying events the ballot exemption is more of an invitation extended to those talented horses to come and race in Australia’s most prestigious staying event.

The Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) runs at Flemington on Derby Day and offers a last chance for horses to sneak into the Melbourne Cup field.

There is always a tense wait as the predicted Melbourne Cup field takes shape the Saturday before the classic with the winner of the Lexus Stakes – registered as the Hotham Handicap – capable of pushing out the horses sitting 24th on the Melbourne Cup ballot if they are further down the order of entry.

Previously VRC Derby Day featured two races offering the winner a ballot free ride into the Melbourne Cup field. From 2016 however the old Mackinnon Stakes was moved to Emirates Stakes Day and run as the $2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m), the weight-for-age clash no longer part of the Melbourne Cup lead-up.

The winner of the Melbourne Cup is invited by the Japanese Racing Association to compete in the following Spring Tenno Sho in Japan, with many expenses covered. If a horse is a final acceptor but is subsequently balloted out of the final field, it will win a $100,000 bonus if it can win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Emirates Stakes Day.

The link between the Melbourne Cup and Japan has been growing since the Japanese-trained stable mates Delta Blues and Pop Rock ran the Melbourne Cup quinella finishing first and second in the great race back in 2006.

That was one year after the three year reign of the magnificent mare Makybe Diva ended following her victories in 2003 – 2005.

Makybe Diva remains the only triple Melbourne Cup winner in history with jockey Glen Boss riding her to victory in all three of her successes.

For the current race field and more on how it is decided, please visit our Melbourne Cup field page.

Melbourne Cup Race Time

Every year the Melbourne Cup runs at the same time, 3:00pm in Melbourne on the first Tuesday in November. Here are the start times for when the Melbourne Cup will jump around the country. Don’t miss out on the ‘race that stops a nation’ by checking the Melbourne Cup start time in your state.

  • Melbourne: 3:00pm
  • Sydney: 3:00pm
  • Brisbane: 2:00pm
  • Adelaide: 2:30pm
  • Perth: 12:00pm
  • Canberra: 3:00pm
  • Hobart: 3:00pm
  • Darwin: 1:30pm

Wherever you are in the country, make sure you schedule a few minutes aside to watch the spectacle that is the Melbourne Cup. And don’t forget to head to a trusted Melbourne Cup betting agency like Ladbrokes.com.au to back your favourite to join the list of Melbourne Cup winners before race jumps!

As well as holding the same start time, the Melbourne Cup race number remains the same each Cup Day – Flemington Race 7. Many people have their once-a-year bet on the Melbourne Cup results so when you want to place your bets, remember it is Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) on the first Tuesday of November.

Interestingly, the Melbourne Cup is the only Group 1 race on the Melbourne Cup Day schedule. There are still plenty of other exciting support races on the Melbourne Cup Day card so why not enjoy a full day of Melbourne Cup betting!

There are more choices now than ever before when it comes to Melbourne Cup betting.

Whether you are a once a year punter picking the Melbourne Cup winner based on a gut feeling or lucky number, a seasoned professional taking advantage of the generous Melbourne Cup odds available at the online bookmakers or you just pick a horse in your office Melbourne Cup sweep – there really is a way for everyone to get in on this iconic race.

2019 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances

The Melbourne Cup second acceptances are the second round of declarations taken the Monday before the final field is released on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day. The Melbourne Cup second acceptances stage is the final step in the process before the announcement of the final field on Victoria Derby Day and traditionally attract around 30 – 40 hopefuls.

2019 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances

Melbourne Cup first acceptances are the first round of declarations helping narrow down the original bumper crop of nominees for the classic ahead of the official Melbourne Cup final field of 24 being released on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day.

The 2019 Melbourne Cup first acceptances close in early October and can be viewed on our Melbourne Cup field page.

2019 Melbourne Cup Nominations & Weights

The 2019 Melbourne Cup Nominations closed on the Thursday in late August at midday, along with those for the Caulfield Cup.

The official 2019 Melbourne Cup Weights have been allocated with Irish raider Kew Gardens the 58kg topweight, while the defending champion Cross Counter rises 6.5kg to 57.5kg.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 911317x22x KEW GARDENS (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 1 58kg 1.5
2 0x11511x42 AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 2 57.5kg 2
3 12x1x1x43x CROSS COUNTER (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby 3 57.5kg 2
4 8x212x231x LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) M 6 Yoshito Yahagi 4 57kg 1
5 x16x2172x1 HOMESMAN (USA) G 6 Liam Howley 5 56kg 3.5
6 x817333x0x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 56kg 3.5
7 2x2x15521x MARMELO (GB) H 7 Hughie Morrison 7 56kg 3.5
8 7250x1433x MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien 8 55.5kg 4
9 12x0x1322x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 9 55.5kg 4
10 37x326441x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 55.5kg 4
11 x33444658x HUNTING HORN (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 11 55kg 4.5
12 244x21124x ISPOLINI (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby 12 55kg 4.5
13 712x232x4x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 7 Liam Howley 13 55kg 4.5
14 220x34421x LATROBE (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien 14 55kg 4.5
15 x211x11x1x MER DE GLACE (JPN) H 5 Hisashi Shimizu 15 55kg 4.5
16 4x1x72351x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 16 55kg 4.5
17 192251557x ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 17 55kg 4.5
18 16x5233x90 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 6 Jarrod McLean 18 55kg 4.5
19 2423x2411x TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) H 7 Joseph O’Brien 19 55kg 4.5
20 x21x18482x MORANDO (FR) G 7 Andrew Balding 20 54.5kg 5
21 436013x10x YUCATAN (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley 21 54.5kg 5
22 655x1x34x5 FINCHE (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 22 54kg 5.5
23 546884x12x GOLD MOUNT (GB) G 7 Ian Williams 23 54kg 5.5
24 4341x9x00x MUNTAHAA (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 24 54kg 5.5
25 1x6x237x4x RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) H 5 Richard Hannon 25 54kg 5.5
26 500x15610x RED VERDON (USA) H 7 Ed Dunlop 26 54kg 5.5
27 10x3321x0x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 27 54kg 5.5
28 11x16511x6 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 4 Gwenda Markwell 28 53.5kg 4.5
29 622008326x BIG DUKE (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 29 53.5kg 6
30 71x196112x DOWNDRAFT (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien 30 53.5kg 6
31 5x53314x09 DURETTO (GB) G 8 Matt Cumani 31 53.5kg 6
32 x2x532202x MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 5 Aidan O’Brien 32 53.5kg 4.5
33 2112x30x80 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 33 53.5kg 6
34 x1x92321x0 SHRAAOH (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 34 53.5kg 6
35 32x00x048x SOUND (GER) H 7 Michael Moroney 35 53.5kg 6
36 x01327x57x TORCEDOR (IRE) G 8 Andreas Wohler 36 53.5kg 6
37 58x550373x DESERT SKYLINE (IRE) G 6 David Elsworth 37 53kg 6.5
38 x931911x78 KENEDNA M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 38 53kg 5
39 x43236Px5x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 39 53kg 6.5
40 1x46797x90 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 40 53kg 6.5
41 138x49x583 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) G 7 Charlie Fellowes 41 53kg 6.5
42 54x44x239x RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 William Haggas 42 53kg 6.5
43 2221x00x79 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 5 Chris Waller 43 53kg 6.5
44 531x21222x CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 44 52.5kg 4
45 0x2468223x DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 45 52.5kg 7
46 112x122x DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) H 4 Robert Hickmott 46 52.5kg 4
47 840x5516x0 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 7 Archie Alexander 47 52.5kg 7
48 01x6112x9x GREY LION (IRE) G 8 Matthew Smith 48 52.5kg 7
49 322x1713x IL PARADISO (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 49 52.5kg 4
50 11x112131x MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes 50 52.5kg 5.5
51 013x121x0x OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 9 Kim Waugh 51 52.5kg 7
52 0300x1170x RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 52 52.5kg 7
53 322287182x RED GALILEO (GB) G 9 Saeed Bin Suroor 53 52.5kg 7
54 x444740x70 SIR CHARLES ROAD G 6 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 54 52.5kg 7
55 2x11111x4x STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 6 Anthony Freedman 55 52.5kg 7
56 11514132×4 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) G 5 Paul Preusker 56 52.5kg 7
57 4x68x90x0x AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 8 Anthony Freedman 57 52kg 7.5
58 4542x3335x BARSANTI (IRE) G 8 Roger Varian 58 52kg 7.5
59 15211x BUCKHURST (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien 59 52kg 4.5
60 63318919x CROWN PROSECUTOR H 4 Stephen Marsh 60 52kg 6
61 128x23145x DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) H 4 Andrew Balding 61 52kg 4.5
62 1102113x5x GLORY DAYS (NZ) M 7 Bill Thurlow 62 52kg 6
63 x8112x5132 HAKY (IRE) G 6 John Hammond 63 52kg 7.5
64 9x818328x4 HARIPOUR (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 64 52kg 7.5
65 72x21x2x4x MEINER WUNSCH (JPN) H 6 Takahiro Mizuno 65 52kg 7.5
66 2x1635678x NELSON (IRE) G 5 Liam Howley 66 52kg 7.5
67 12x332x70x POUNAMU G 8 Michael Kent 67 52kg 7.5
68 34100x040x RUNAWAY R 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 68 52kg 7.5
69 5x42170x46 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 69 52kg 7.5
70 3x125161x TECHNICIAN (IRE) H 4 Martyn Meade 70 52kg 4.5
71 57x2111x9x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 71 52kg 4.5
72 211x36621x VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien 72 52kg 6
73 1x1850x23x YOGI (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73 52kg 7.5
74 276x059x87 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 74 52kg 6
75 2x87400x09 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 75 51.5kg 8
76 0x34000x5x NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 76 51.5kg 8
77 1245253x5x STIVERS (ARG) H 6 Dermot K Weld 77 51.5kg 8
78 22470141×5 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 78 51.5kg 6.5
79 x111x1276x TRUE SELF (IRE) M 7 William Mullins 79 51.5kg 6.5
80 2x0105110x BIZZWINKLE (NZ) G 6 Patrick Payne 80 51kg 8.5
81 647623x10x BLUE BREEZE (NZ) G 6 Allan Morley 81 51kg 8.5
82 121x128x5x CASCADIAN (GB) G 5 James Cummings 82 51kg 8.5
83 247402255x IN A TWINKLING G 4 Jamie Richards 83 51kg 7
84 x364408x9x LORD FANDANGO (GER) G 7 Archie Alexander 84 51kg 8.5
85 x0254x319x MIDTERM (GB) G 7 Michael & Luke Cerchi 85 51kg 8.5
86 5x14941x2x QAFILA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 86 51kg 5.5
87 3013215x6x SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 8 Matthew Smith 87 51kg 8.5
88 10328x277x VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley 88 51kg 8.5
89 x33x2x6x6x WREN’S DAY (USA) H 6 James Cummings 89 51kg 8.5
90 6200013x9x ZACADA (NZ) G 7 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 90 51kg 8.5
91 2x8830611x AZURO (FR) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 91 50.5kg 9
92 34812x133x BIN BATTUTA (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 92 50.5kg 9
93 111890x83x ETYMOLOGY G 7 James Cummings 93 50.5kg 9
94 8888123×13 GIRL TUESDAY M 5 Chris Waller 94 50.5kg 7.5
95 0x5110x785 MOUNTAIN HUNTER (USA) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 95 50.5kg 9
96 711575x80x SELF SENSE G 9 David Brideoake 96 50.5kg 9
97 6x0332169x TRANSACT G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 97 50.5kg 7.5
98 0x4614x93x ALFARRIS (FR) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98 50kg 9.5
99 1214253x0x ALIFEROUS M 4 Kris Lees 99 50kg 7.5
100 11x351424x ANGEL OF HEAVEN M 4 Kris Lees 100 50kg 9.5
101 53145x143x ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 5 Kris Lees 101 50kg 9.5
102 058x255x2x BASS (JPN) G 6 Liam Howley 102 50kg 9.5
103 1x41x33240 BEAU BALMAIN (GER) H 5 Jim Conlan 103 50kg 9.5
104 1x8341469x BONDEIGER H 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104 50kg 9.5
105 31630x512x CALIBURN (IRE) H 5 Jamie Richards 105 50kg 9.5
106 2x3x14093x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106 50kg 6.5
107 5147225×50 CARIF H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 107 50kg 9.5
108 210x8131x DABIYR (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 108 50kg 9.5
109 12x3123x DIVANATION M 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 109 50kg 9.5
110 x217549x84 DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley 110 50kg 9.5
111 86x133238x EMINENCE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 111 50kg 9.5
112 6x2x0x692x EXEMPLAR (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley 112 50kg 9.5
113 110x51437x FAIRLIGHT (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees 113 50kg 9.5
114 8825616x0x GUNDOWN G 5 Michael Moroney 114 50kg 9.5
115 3x12619x0x HANG MAN (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 115 50kg 9.5
116 21x4520x4x HARRISON (GB) G 7 Liam Howley 116 50kg 9.5
117 16184x0x HEART OF GRACE (JPN) M 5 Frank Pangallo 117 50kg 9.5
118 9239x1662x HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 118 50kg 9.5
119 235x55121x ILWENDO (GER) H 6 Matthew Smith 119 50kg 9.5
120 12x141x33 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 5 Liam Howley 120 50kg 9.5
121 11027x LADY YOUNG M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 121 50kg 9.5
122 237x41211x LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 5 Bryan Dais 122 50kg 9.5
123 192x322x2x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 123 50kg 9.5
124 x131111x5x MOSH MUSIC M 5 Archie Alexander 124 50kg 9.5
125 6212x MOUNT EVEREST (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 125 50kg 9.5
126 14x289373x NORWAY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 126 50kg 8
127 67x ONCE WERE LOST (IRE) G 4 Lindsey Smith 127 50kg 9.5
128 64x351211x OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) H 5 Kris Lees 128 50kg 9.5
129 53x16639x6 RE EDIT M 4 Chris Waller 129 50kg 9.5
130 1953x4554x SAUNTER BOY (FR) G 7 Kris Lees 130 50kg 9.5
131 11x23727x2 SCARLET DREAM M 4 Mark Newnham 131 50kg 6.5
132 222xF1216x SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 132 50kg 9.5
133 22x013x33x SPANISH POINT (GB) G 5 Liam Howley 133 50kg 9.5
134 3219155x9x SPANISH STEPS (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley 134 50kg 9.5
135 x26x536x1x STELLAR IMPACT (JPN) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 135 50kg 9.5
136 0x56252x9x SULLY (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 136 50kg 9.5
137 8414x0x31x SUPER TITUS (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 137 50kg 9.5
138 112x216x2x SUPERNOVA (GB) H 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 138 50kg 9.5
139 1x211x TARWIN G 4 Michael Kent 139 50kg 9.5
140 11x948x TAVISTOCK DANCER (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 140 50kg 9.5
141 921249x12x THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) G 5 Shaune Ritchie 141 50kg 9.5
142 53531320×5 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney 142 50kg 9.5
143 3860x7x07x US ARMY RANGER (IRE) G 7 Liam Howley 143 50kg 9.5
144 x772231x6x VALAC (IRE) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 144 50kg 9.5
145 1x52390x2x VERNANME (NZ) H 4 Stephen Marsh 145 50kg 9.5
146 x220x0404x WALL OF FIRE (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 146 50kg 9.5
147 43x251078x WESTERN AUSTRALIA (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 147 50kg 9.5
148 11x211x18x WOLFE (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 148 50kg 9.5
149 5431408 ECHO LAD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 149 49kg 9.5
150 3x ENTENTE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 150 49kg 9.5
151 73x1x JUST THINKIN’ G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 151 49kg 9.5
152 11x RULE THE WORLD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 152 49kg 9.5

The official 2019 Melbourne Cup Nominations are now out featuring 152 stayers including the first seven past the post in last year’s results. Cross Counter features in the Melbourne Cup nominations for 2019 looking to defend his title after beating home fellow internationals Marmelo and Prince Of Arran in the 2018 Melbourne Cup trifecta.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 20x4614x9x ALFARRIS (FR) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
2 461214253x ALIFEROUS M 4 Kris Lees
3 834x68x90x AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 8 Anthony Freedman
4 11x351424x ANGEL OF HEAVEN M 4 Kris Lees
5 x11x16511x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 4 Gwenda Markwell
6 53145x143x ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 5 Kris Lees
7 0x11511x4x AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings
8 2x8830611x AZURO (FR) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
9 322x1x2x3x BARSANTI (IRE) G 8 Roger Varian
10 058x255x2x BASS (JPN) G 6 Liam Howley
11 1x41x3324x BEAU BALMAIN (GER) H 5 Jim Conlan
12 622008326x BIG DUKE (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees
13 1x1x13x BIN BATTUTA (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor
14 2x0105110x BIZZWINKLE (NZ) G 6 Patrick Payne
15 3647623x1x BLUE BREEZE (NZ) G 6 Allan Morley
16 1x8341469x BONDEIGER H 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
17 2x87400x0x BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
18 1521x BUCKHURST (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
19 CALIBURN (IRE) H 5 Jamie Richards
20 2x3x14093x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
21 5147225x5x CARIF H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
22 121x128x5x CASCADIAN (GB) G 5 James Cummings
23 1x CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
24 12x1x1x43x CROSS COUNTER (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby
25 63318919x CROWN PROSECUTOR H 4 Stephen Marsh
26 210x8131x DABIYR (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
27 0x2468223x DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
28 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) H 4 Andrew Balding
29 9x32964x3x DESERT SKYLINE (IRE) G 6 David Elsworth
30 12x3123x DIVANATION M 5 Tony McEvoy
31 112x122x DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) H 4 Robert Hickmott
32 x217549x8x DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley
33 2x DOWNDRAFT (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
34 5x53314x0x DURETTO (GB) G 8 Matt Cumani
35 543140x ECHO LAD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
36 EMINENCE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
37 ENTENTE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
38 3111890x8x ETYMOLOGY G 7 James Cummings
39 86x2x0x69x EXEMPLAR (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley
40 110x51437x FAIRLIGHT (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees
41 x655x1x34x FINCHE (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
42 4840x5516x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 7 Archie Alexander
43 8888123x1x GIRL TUESDAY M 5 Chris Waller
44 1102113x5x GLORY DAYS (NZ) M 7 Bill Thurlow
45 546884x12x GOLD MOUNT (GB) G 7 Ian Williams
46 4201x6112x GREY LION (IRE) G 8 Matthew Smith
47 218825616x GUNDOWN G 5 Michael Moroney
48 x8112x513x HAKY (IRE) G 6 John Hammond
49 113x12619x HANG MAN (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney
50 79x818328x HARIPOUR (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
51 21x4520x4x HARRISON (GB) G 7 Liam Howley
52 16184x HEART OF GRACE (JPN) M 5 Frank Pangallo
53 3x16x2172x HOMESMAN (USA) G 6 Liam Howley
54 84x817333x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
55 x33444658x HUNTING HORN (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
56 x9239x166x HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
57 1x IL PARADISO (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
58 235x55121x ILWENDO (GER) H 6 Matthew Smith
59 247402255x IN A TWINKLING G 4 Jamie Richards
60 244x21124x ISPOLINI (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby
61 712x232x4x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 7 Liam Howley
62 73x1x JUST THINKIN’ G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
63 x931911x7x KENEDNA M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
64 911317x22x KEW GARDENS (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
65 12x141x3x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 5 Liam Howley
66 x43236Px5x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
67 11027x LADY YOUNG M 4 Tony McEvoy
68 220x34421x LATROBE (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
69 3237x4121x LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 5 Bryan Dais
70 70x364408x LORD FANDANGO (GER) G 7 Archie Alexander
71 8x212x231x LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) M 6 Yoshito Yahagi
72 x2x532202x MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 5 Aidan O’Brien
73 2x2x15521x MARMELO (GB) H 7 Hughie Morrison
74 7250x1433x MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
75 6x192x322x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
76 4x72x21x2x MEINER WUNSCH (JPN) H 6 Takahiro Mizuno
77 x211x11x1x MER DE GLACE (JPN) H 5 Hisashi Shimizu
78 x0254x319x MIDTERM (GB) G 7 Michael & Luke Cerchi
79 12x0x1322x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
80 1x1x3x1x1x MORANDO (FR) G 7 Andrew Balding
81 x131111x5x MOSH MUSIC M 5 Archie Alexander
82 6212x MOUNT EVEREST (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
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84 11x112131x MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes
85 4341x9x00x MUNTAHAA (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
86 4x1x72351x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees
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89 160x34000x NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller
90 3x NORWAY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
91 ONCE WERE LOST (IRE) G 4 Lindsey Smith
92 64x351211x OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) H 5 Kris Lees
93 4x013x121x OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 9 Kim Waugh
94 10328x277x OUR VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley
95 1x46797x9x PATRICK ERIN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
96 12x332x70x POUNAMU G 8 Michael Kent
97 138x49x58x PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) G 7 Charlie Fellowes
98 425x14941x QAFILA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
99 54x44x239x RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 William Haggas
100 1x6x237x4x RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) H 5 Richard Hannon
101 153x16639x RE EDIT M 4 Chris Waller
102 0300x1170x RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees
103 x3x3222x2x RED GALILEO (GB) G 9 Saeed Bin Suroor
104 500x15610x RED VERDON (USA) H 7 Ed Dunlop
105 192251557x ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
106 11x RULE THE WORLD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
107 34100x040x RUNAWAY R 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
108 1953x4554x SAUNTER BOY (FR) G 7 Kris Lees
109 211x23727x SCARLET DREAM M 4 Mark Newnham
110 9711575x8x SELF SENSE G 9 David Brideoake
111 2x1x92321x SHRAAOH (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
112 5x42170x4x SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
113 x444740x7x SIR CHARLES ROAD G 6 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
114 x310x3321x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees
115 32x00x048x SOUND (GER) H 7 Michael Moroney
116 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
117 12x3x3x41x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
118 622x013x3x SPANISH POINT (GB) G 5 Liam Howley
119 122x11111x STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 6 Anthony Freedman
120 x26x536x1x STELLAR IMPACT (JPN) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
121 3219155x9x STEPS (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley
122 STIVERS (ARG) H 6 Dermot K Weld
123 x80x56252x SULLY (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
124 38414x0x3x SUPER TITUS (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
125 112x216x2x SUPERNOVA (GB) H 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
126 11514132x SURPRISE BABY (NZ) G 5 Paul Preusker
127 143013215x SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 8 Matthew Smith
128 1x211x TARWIN G 4 Michael Kent
129 11x94x TAVISTOCK DANCER (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
130 TECHNICIAN (IRE) H 4 Martyn Meade
131 x22470141x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
132 1921249x1x THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) G 5 Shaune Ritchie
133 453531320x TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney
134 2x01327x5x TORCEDOR (IRE) G 8 Andreas Wohler
135 6x0332169x TRANSACT G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
136 16x5233x9x TRAP FOR FOOLS G 6 Jarrod McLean
137 2x1x TRUE SELF (IRE) M 7 William Mullins
138 2423x2411x TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) H 7 Joseph O’Brien
139 03860x7x0x US ARMY RANGER (IRE) G 7 Liam Howley
140 14x772231x VALAC (IRE) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
141 431x52390x VERNANME (NZ) H 4 Stephen Marsh
142 57x2111x9x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
143 211x36621x VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien
144 x220x0404x WALL OF FIRE (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
145 13x WESTERN AUSTRALIA (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
146 11x211x1x WOLFE (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
147 x33x2x6x6x WREN’S DAY (USA) H 6 James Cummings
148 1x1850x23x YOGI (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
149 276x059x8x YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller
150 436013x10x YUCATAN (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley
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152 0x6200013x ZACADA (NZ) G 7 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman

The Melbourne Cup truly is a global event, and horses from the great racing nations from around the world make the long journey to Australia to participate. The enormous range of nations represented in the Melbourne Cup nominations include Japan, Great Britain, Germany, New Zealand, Ireland, France and the USA.

Get a good look at the 2019 Melbourne Cup nominations, because the impressive amount of talent nominated for this year’s edition will surely make picking the winner a challenging task. Not long after, the Melbourne Cup weights are also released. First Declarations will be announced in early October. Second Declarations will occur in late October.

The final Melbourne Cup field will be declared on Victoria Derby Day.

Each year of Melbourne Cup nominations feature more international competitors than previous editions, the race being “internationalised” in 1993 when Dermot Weld won with Irish raider Vintage Crop.

Vintage Crop remains the only international from over 60 who have tried to win the Melbourne Cup first-up without a previous run down under proving that even if a horse is bred for the distance, having previous form in Australia is key to their chances.

The 2019 Melbourne Cup nominations and weights can also be viewed on the Melbourne Cup field page as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.

Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw

The 2019 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw will take place on Victoria Derby Day after the racing action on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup runs on the first Tuesday of November.

An interesting statistic that can affect betting is the 2019 Melbourne Cup barrier draw. While theoretically the distance of the race should make the Melbourne Cup barrier draw meaningless to the overall result, there have historically been a few barriers that have done particularly well and barriers that have performed poorly.

Every year the Melbourne Cup barrier draw is conducted live from the home of the great race, Flemington Racecourse, which is Victoria’s premier race track.

The Melbourne Cup barrier draw is an event in itself with the connections of the 24 horses engaged in the Melbourne Cup field invited up to select a gate for their runner to jump from the following Tuesday afternoon.

Barrier 11 is historically the most successful Melbourne Cup barrier producing seven wins over the years.

Other barriers with good numbers producing six winners each are five, 10 and 14.

Barrier 18 meanwhile is yet to produce a Melbourne Cup winner since the current starting system was introduced in 1925.

Most recently barrier five has been the best barrier producing back-to-back winners with Green Moon (2012) and Fiorente (2013).

That said, the wider gates have not been a total disadvantage either with the three runners before that jumping from double figure barriers with Cross Counter (19 in 2018), Shocking (21 in 2009), Americain (11 in 2010), Dunaden (13 in 2011) and Protectionist (10 in 2014).

To find out all about how the barrier draw can affect your betting, be sure to read our Melbourne Cup barrier draw page.

Melbourne Cup Tips

Melbourne Cup tips are the most sought after set of racing predictions all year in Australia.

Early Melbourne Cup betting tips favour proven stayers that may have run in the previous year’s race or run well in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

International raiders making the trip to Flemington Racecourse to line-up in the Melbourne Cup field are also popular when it comes to Melbourne Cup tipping each spring.

The best 2019 Melbourne Cup tips can be found by following the link to our dedicated page.

Melbourne Cup Form Guide

The Melbourne Cup form guide is a detailed run down of all the 24 horses making up that season’s Melbourne Cup field.

In the form guide for the Melbourne Cup 2019 punters will find all the must know information including: Melbourne Cup saddlecloth numbers, Melbourne Cup barriers, Melbourne Cup jockeys, Melbourne Cup trainers, lead-up form, weights, record at the track / distance as well as the winning percentages of all the Melbourne Cup horses.

Using the Melbourne Cup form guide and its facts / stats is the best way to predict the Melbourne Cup results.

For the best 2019 Melbourne Cup form guide check out Ladbrokes.com.au and see our dedicated Melbourne Cup form guide page.

Melbourne Cup History

Melbourne Cup history has been fascinating since the very first race in 1861, when Archer took the Melbourne Cup in a field of 17 horses. While Archer has the honour of being the first (and second) Melbourne Cup winner, he also retains the slowest time to date at 3:52.00. For years this was blamed on Archer travelling to the race by foot, but it has since been established that the legendary horse was transported by steam ship, so it appears the esteemed Melbourne Cup just wasn’t as competitive in the early days.

It didn’t take long for the Melbourne Cup to become one of the most popular races in Australia, and many of the race’s longest standing traditions began to form in the 1870s. For instance, the race began to be run on a Tuesday in 1875, and the first golden cup design of a Melbourne Cup trophy was used in 1876.

Commemorative stamp for the 100th Melbourne Cup in 1960 depicting Archer, winner of the first Melbourne Cup.

Throughout the early Melbourne Cup years, Etienne de Mestre was the most prominent trainer, with 5 of his horses winning from 1861 to 1878. However, he had a fierce rival in John Tait, who managed to train a Melbourne Cup winner 4 times in that same period.

The Melbourne Cup continued to grow throughout the late 1800s, and it was well established as the most important race in Australia by the time Mark Twain visited in 1895 and documented the unique character of the event. By this point, none could contest how central the Melbourne Cup had become to Australian culture – possibly the first Australian tradition that no one could deny.

More than a century later, with the 2010 Melbourne Cup marking the 150th running of the race, there have been many legendary horses that have contested the Cup. The most famous may be Phar Lap, who won in 1930, but other legends are Rain Lover, Think Big, Kingston Rule, Let’s Elope, Rogan Josh, and three-time winner Makybe Diva. Trainer Bart Cummings also belongs in any list of Melbourne Cup legends, as he has a dozen Melbourne Cup wins under his belt.

If you want to learn more about the legends of the Melbourne Cup, please visit our dedicated Melbourne Cup history section.

Melbourne Cup Facts and Statistics

2014 Melbourne Cup

2014 Melbourne Cup – 154th running of the Cup

In a race with as much history as the Melbourne Cup, you can bet that some fascinating records have been set. Here are some of the most interesting Melbourne Cup facts and statistics:

  • Most Wins – Horse: Makybe Diva, 3 wins (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Most Wins – Jockey: Bobby Lewis, 4 wins (1902, 1915, 1919, 1927); Harry White, 4 wins (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979)
  • Most Wins – Trainer: Bart Cummings, 12 wins (1965, 1966, 1967, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2008)
  • Fastest Time: Kingston Rule, 3:16.30
  • Slowest Time: Archer, 3:52.00
  • Longest Odds Winners: The Pearl, Wotan and Old Rowley all at 100 to 1
  • Shortest Odds to Win: Phar Lap at 8/11 (about $0.73 or so)
  • Percentage of favourites to win: 23%
  • First woman to train a winner: Sheila Laxon with Ethereal in 2001

For more, please visit our Melbourne Cup facts and statistics page.

Melbourne Cup Betting

Australia is a nation of punters, and that is no more apparent when it comes to 2019 Melbourne Cup betting. Whether you are a dedicated racing fanatic or not, having a bet on the Melbourne Cup field on the first Tuesday of November is an Aussie tradition.

Everyone is keen to get in on the Melbourne Cup betting action on the famous Flemington Race 7 and Melbourne Cup sweeps are hugely popular.

Melbourne Cup betting is open at bookmakers around the country including Ladbrokes.com.au pretty much all year round. Futures Melbourne Cup betting odds on possible runners to line-up in the Melbourne Cup barriers come race day offer generous all-in pricing, while waiting for the official field to be announced on Derby Day offers more secure Melbourne Cup betting markets.

Exotic Melbourne Cup bet types like the Melbourne Cup quinella, trifecta and first four also give punters more than just the Melbourne Cup winner to invest in each spring.

For a full guide on betting and exotic bets, please visit our extensive Melbourne Cup betting section.

Melbourne Cup Trifecta

The 2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta is one of the most popular Melbourne Cup betting markets and involves picking the first three over the line in correct order in the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Not only do you have to predict which horse will join the prestigious list of Melbourne Cup winners, but you also have to successfully tip which two stayers will finish second and third in the official Melbourne Cup finishing order. That’s why a Melbourne Cup Box Trifecta is a popular option because it means your three horses can finish in any order and you still win.

To learn more about picking and placing a winning trifecta or box trifecta, please visit our Melbourne Cup trifecta page.

Melbourne Cup Quinella

Of all the exotic Melbourne Cup betting options, the quinella is the simplest. In a Melbourne Cup quinella, you must choose the first two finishers of the race, but the order they finish in does not matter.

This flexibility can be very helpful when there are two strong favourites in the race, as a Melbourne Cup quinella saves you from having to decide between two great horses when the statistics suggest it is an even race.

To learn all about making a winning quinella, please visit our Melbourne Cup quinella page.

Melbourne Cup Exacta

The Melbourne Cup exacta is a bit harder than the quinella, as it requires you to choose the first two finishers in exact order. It may seem odd that this is a popular Melbourne Cup betting option given the flexibility of the quinella, but a winning Melbourne Cup exacta pays out significantly better than a quinella.

As with the other less flexible exotic Melbourne Cup bets, many punters place a box exacta to cover multiple combinations of the first two finishers. This allows you to get the flexibility of the quinella at a higher cost, but with the massive payout of a Melbourne Cup exacta.

For more on placing a winning exacta, please read our Melbourne Cup exacta page.

Melbourne Cup First Four

The ultimate Melbourne Cup betting challenge is to correctly pick the Melbourne Cup First Four, and boy can it pay well. In a Melbourne Cup First Four bet, you must choose the first four finishers in correct order. It goes without saying that most punters go with a boxed Melbourne Cup First Four if they take on the challenge at all.

While a Melbourne Cup First Four bet pays off just extravagantly in years when the favourite wins, it will pay life changing sums of money any time a couple of outside chances finish in front. Forget 100 to 1 payouts – a correctly chosen Melbourne Cup First Four bet can payout hundreds of thousands of dollars per dollar wagered!

To learn more about placing a First Four bet, visit our Melbourne Cup First Four page.

Melbourne Cup Results

The 2019 Melbourne Cup results will be known when the race runs on Tuesday November 5, 2019 . 

Please see the Melbourne Cup Results page for all the past Melbourne Cup winners and placegetters in the two-mile classic.

Horses race to the finish line.

More often than not a roughie chance in Melbourne Cup betting gets up to dominate the Melbourne Cup results, including in 2015 when Prince Of Penzance ($101) saluted at triple-figures.

One of the most incredible Melbourne Cup results in recent years happened in 2006 when two Japanese trained horses took the first two places. Trainer Sumii Katsuhiko had the pleasure of being the first Japanese trainer to produce a Melbourne Cup winner in Delta Blues and also picked up the quinella at the same time with his horse Pop Rock.

The closest of all Melbourne Cup results was in 2011 when the French raider Dunaden only just held off Red Cadeaux in a photo finish.

Melbourne Cup Fashion

Ever since the beginning of the race, Melbourne Cup fashion has been a major part of the festivities at Flemington. While the focus on fashion started with women, in recent years the male attendees have been getting into Melbourne Cup fashion as well. To savvy up on the latest fashions, be sure to check out our Melbourne Cup fashion section.

Melbourne Cup Hats

One of the unique aspects of 2019 Melbourne Cup fashion is the focus on hats. Melbourne Cup hats tend to be a bit more flamboyant than day-to-day headwear, and the real stylistas have their Melbourne Cup hats custom made to really make a statement. To learn more about getting your own unique hat, please visit our Melbourne Cup hats page.

Melbourne Cup Fascinators

The most authentic Melbourne Cup fashion statement you can make is to wear a fascinator, as Melbourne Cup fascinators are one of the most striking features of the fashion scene at the Flemington Spring Carnival. You’ll want to visit a professional milliner for fascinators that really stand out, so check out our Melbourne Cup fascinators page for suggestions.

Women’s Race Wear

Women’s race wear at the Melbourne Cup changes every year, and it pays to read up on the latest fashions before putting an outfit together. From the dress to the shoes to the hat or fascinator, our women’s race wear page tells you all you need to know to make a splash at the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

Men’s Race Wear

Men’s race wear at the Melbourne Cup is a bit more timeless, but it is important to wear the right style and get your suit fitted properly. For tons of tips on men’s fashion for the Melbourne Cup, read our men’s race wear page.

Melbourne Cup Birdcage

The Melbourne Cup birdcage is the premium marquee area, where socialites and business leaders rub elbows while wearing the very best Melbourne Cup fashion. To learn more about the Melbourne Cup birdcage (and how you can get in) be sure to check out our dedicated page on the Melbourne Cup birdcage.

Melbourne Cup Design Award

Possibly the most important part of the Fashions on the Field events is the presentation of the Melbourne Cup Design Award. Celebrating the achievements of Australia’s top race wear designers, you can learn more about the Melbourne Cup Design Award on our info page.

Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch

The Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch is a major showcase of Melbourne Cup fashions, with people around Australia holding their own fashion functions when they cannot make it to Flemington or a local racecourse. To learn more about it, visit our Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch page.

Melbourne Cup Lunches & Events

Aside from the celebrations at Flemington, many Melbourne Cup lunches and events are held around the country on Cup day. The biggest events are held at racecourses and Turf Clubs around Australia, but most people just have a catered lunch at work or turn up to the pub to watch the race. For more information on organising fun events, please visit our Melbourne Cup lunches and events page.

Hotels in Melbourne

Aside from providing accommodation, many hotels in Melbourne also offer special events to entertain visitors to Melbourne. Visit our dedicated page on hotels in Melbourne to find out about special packages for staying near Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Melbourne Cup Restaurants

If you are in Melbourne and looking for a good restaurant to celebrate your Melbourne Cup winnings at, then check out our guide to Melbourne Cup restaurants! Covering many different kinds of cuisine, our guide will see you eating in style.

Melbourne Cup Tickets

It can be a bit tricky getting Melbourne Cup tickets, as the general admissions tend to sell out quickly once released. They also have conditions that you may not be aware of prior to purchase, as Flemington tends to keep ticketing for businesses restricted to marquees while general admissions are reserved for the public.

While getting Melbourne Cup tickets can sometimes seem like more of a challenge than picking the Melbourne Cup trifecta, it is easy enough if you simply know how the ticketing system works and which ticket types are restricted to VRC members. Please visit our Melbourne Cup tickets page to find out more!

Whatever you want to know about the Melbourne Cup and Melbourne Cup betting, you will be sure to find the information you need in one of our many Melbourne Cup pages. If you are simply looking for a place to bet on the Melbourne Cup, we recommend starting with Ladbrokes.com.au.

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