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2021 Melbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #4 Verry Elleegant
- 2nd: #2 Incentivise
- 3rd: #3 Spanish Mission
- 4th: #22 Floating Artist
Melbourne Cup Field News
- 2021 Melbourne Cup Odds Update: Incentivise Out to $3 to Win, Full Market Moves
- Future Score Scratched From Melbourne Cup 2021
- Is Floating Artist an Upset Chance to Win the 2021 Melbourne Cup?
- Is Spanish Mission Up to The Task in the Melbourne Cup 2021?
- Melbourne Cup 2021 Betting Update: Delphi Market Mover, Incentivise Out to $2.90
2021 Melbourne Cup Results & Finishing Order
|1||4||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||18||57kg||$18|
|2||2||INCENTIVISE||Peter G Moody||Brett Prebble||4L||15||57kg||1.5kg||$2.90F|
|3||3||SPANISH MISSION (USA)||Andrew Balding||Craig Williams||4.4L||14||57kg||$10|
|4||22||FLOATING ARTIST (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Teodore Nugent (a)||4.6L||10||50kg||$11|
|5||6||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||10.6L||5||54kg||$31|
|6||16||GRAND PROMENADE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Kerrin McEvoy||12.6L||20||52kg||1.0kg||$15|
|7||7||DELPHI (IRE)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Damien Oliver||13.35L||3||53.5kg||1.0kg||$19|
|8||9||SELINO (GB)||Chris Waller||Ron Stewart||13.45L||23||53.5kg||$81|
|9||21||TRALEE ROSE (NZ)||Symon Wilde||Dean Holland||16.7L||12||51kg||$21|
|10||19||SHE’S IDEEL||Bjorn Baker||Craig Newitt||17.2L||19||52kg||$101|
|11||1||TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Jye McNeil||19.45L||2||58kg||$13|
|12||17||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Patrick Moloney||21.45L||16||52kg||$151|
|13||23||GREAT HOUSE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||21.85L||7||50kg||$26|
|14||24||SIR LUCAN (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Glen Boss||21.95L||17||50kg (cd 51kg)||$26|
|15||5||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||23.2L||4||54kg||$51|
|16||14||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Fred Kersley||24.2L||6||52.5kg||$91|
|17||15||PONDUS (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Rachel King||24.6L||1||52.5kg||$21|
|18||13||CARIF||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blaike McDougall||25.35L||8||52.5kg||$101|
|19||11||KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Daniel Stackhouse||25.65L||9||53kg||$101|
|20||12||PERSAN||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Luke Currie||28.9L||11||53kg||$31|
|21||18||PORT GUILLAUME (FR)||Ben & JD Hayes||Harry Coffey||33.15L||22||52kg||$101|
|22||10||JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ)||Denis Pagan||Lachlan King (a)||41.15L||21||53kg||$91|
|23||8||OCEAN BILLY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Damien Thornton||53.15L||13||53.5kg||$31|
|20||FUTURE SCORE (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Dean Yendall||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
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.
2021 Melbourne Cup Field
The Melbourne Cup 2021 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 official 2021 Melbourne Cup field and barrier draw attracted 24 stayers with last year’s champion Twilight Payment for Ireland’s Joseph O’Brien carrying the 58kg top-weight from barrier two.
Incentivise is set to start the shortest-priced favourite in a Melbourne Cup field since Phar Lap (1930) and is drawn barrier 16 with Brett Prebble to ride the last start Caulfield Cup winner.
- 2021 Melbourne Cup Scratchings Update: #20 Future Score (15) has been withdrawn failing a final vet check (lameness, right foreleg) by Racing Victoria
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1131×33912||TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Jye McNeil||2||58kg||117|
|2||111111×111||INCENTIVISE||Peter G Moody||Brett Prebble||16||57kg||1.5kg||123|
|3||17x2513x2x||SPANISH MISSION (USA)||Andrew Balding||Craig Williams||14||57kg||117|
|4||x3112x2143||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||19||57kg||118|
|5||132113×950||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||4||54kg||115|
|6||x2606x3420||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||5||54kg||114|
|7||111x6x4210||DELPHI (IRE)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Damien Oliver||3||53.5kg||1.0kg||112|
|8||1x610x5059||OCEAN BILLY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Damien Thornton||13||53.5kg||112|
|9||86541×0840||SELINO (GB)||Chris Waller||Ron Stewart||24||53.5kg||110|
|10||29431×0090||JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ)||Denis Pagan||Lachlan King (a)||22||53kg||113|
|11||x8511x9097||KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Daniel Stackhouse||9||53kg||107|
|12||5x1244x373||PERSAN||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Luke Currie||11||53kg||109|
|13||07422×4747||CARIF||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blaike McDougall||8||52.5kg||108|
|14||x663x00030||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Fred Kersley||6||52.5kg||113|
|15||x22x722x54||PONDUS (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Rachel King||1||52.5kg||111|
|16||x221211251||GRAND PROMENADE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Kerrin McEvoy||21||52kg||1.0kg||108|
|17||78333×0095||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Patrick Moloney||17||52kg||111|
|18||x1510x0600||PORT GUILLAUME (FR)||Ben & JD Hayes||Harry Coffey||23||52kg||101|
|19||2324×37197||SHE’S IDEEL||Bjorn Baker||Craig Newitt||20||52kg||111|
|20||3x6133x086||FUTURE SCORE (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Dean Yendall||15||51.5kg||107|
|21||12114×3321||TRALEE ROSE (NZ)||Symon Wilde||Dean Holland||12||51kg||106|
|22||x55x011132||FLOATING ARTIST (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Teodore Nugent (a)||10||50kg||106|
|23||x132751551||GREAT HOUSE (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||7||50kg||107|
|24||x41x81x248||SIR LUCAN (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Glen Boss||18||50kg||110|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 Melbourne Cup Field Dates
2021 Melbourne Cup field and nomination announcement dates:
- 2021 Melbourne Cup Nominations: Closed on Tuesday August 3, 2021 – drew 174 stayers
- 2021 Melbourne Cup First Declarations: Close on Tuesday September 7, 2021 – attracted 124 horses
- 2021 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations: Closed on Tuesday September 28, 2021
- 2021 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations: Closed on Tuesday October 12, 2021 – 60 stayers remain
- 2021 Melbourne Cup Fourth Declarations: Closed on Monday October 25, 2021 – 35 left in the mix
- 2021 Melbourne Cup Final Field: Announced Saturday October 30, 2021 at 4:30pm (local time)
- 2021 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw: Takes place Saturday October 30, 2021 at 7:00pm (local time)
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.
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.
2021 Melbourne Cup Nominations
The 2021 Melbourne Cup nominations will be listed below as soon as they are released by Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday August 3, 2021.
The Melbourne Cup 2021 nominations feature 174 early entries – the exact number at this time last season – including Joseph O’Brien’s defending champion from Ireland Twilight Payment.
2021 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances
The 2021 Melbourne Cup first acceptances will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday September 7, 2021.
The Peter Moody-trained Incentivise remains favourite in all-in betting on the ‘race that stops a nation’ following the 2021 Melbourne Cup first acceptances that attracted 124 stayers.
2021 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances
The 2021 Melbourne Cup second acceptances were taken by Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday September 28, 2021.
2021 Melbourne Cup Third Acceptances
The 2021 Melbourne Cup third acceptances will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday October 12, 2021.
The Melbourne Cup 2021 third acceptances attracted 60 stayers including the Peter Moody-trained all-in favourite Incentivise running first in the Caulfield Cup field, last year’s champion Twilight Payment for Ireland’s Aiden O’Brien and Herbert Power Stakes winner Delphi.
2021 Melbourne Cup Fourth Acceptances
The 2021 Melbourne Cup fourth acceptances are taken on Monday, October 25, 2021 just eight days out from the event.
The Melbourne Cup 2021 fourth acceptances have left 35 entries with Caulfield Cup hero Incentivise clear favourite to deny the Irish raider Twilight Payment back-to-back wins.