2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival Nominations

September 17th, 2010

The nominations for two more of the 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival feature Group 1 races, the Victoria Derby and the Crown Oaks, will be announced by the VRC next week with leading online bookies including Sportsbet set to open betting on the events following the announcements.

Nominations, weights and first declarations for the Carnival’s premier event, the $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) set to run at Flemington on Tuesday November 2, are already out with the early betting lead by reigning champion Shocking.

Check out the 2010 Melbourne Cup first declarations.

Next Tuesday the nominations for two other features of the four-day Flemington Cup Carnival will also be taken and we will publish the list of entries in each event moments after their midday release so bookmark this page.

The two Group 1 race nominations that close on Tuesday, September 21 are for the $1.5 million Victoria Derby (2500m) and the $1 million Crown Oaks (2000m).

The Victoria Derby, held on Saturday October 30, is the leading three-year-olds race at the carnival.

Horses expected to be among the 2010 Victoria Derby nominations include:

  • Epic Dragon (Leon Corstens)
  • Altius (Tony Vasil)
  • Anacheeva (Peter Moody)
  • Praecido (David Payne)

The following Thursday, November 2, the Crown Oaks for the season’s best fillies will take place.

Fillies expected to feature in the list of entries for the 2010 Crown Oaks include:

  • Lorna’s Lass (John McArdle)
  • Chula Vista (Anthony Cummings)
  • Willow Creek (Peter Moody)
  • Ringa Ringa Rosie (Bevan & Richard Laming)
  • Pinker Pinker (Greg Eurell)

Following Tuesday’s 2010 Crown Oaks and 2010 Victoria Derby nominations, Sportsbet will open their exciting betting markets on the races with generous early odds available.

So get ready to lock in your favourites at a price far better than what you would get at the TAB by signing up with Sportsbet today and enjoy a free $300 bet to get you started!

2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival Group 1 Races – Nominations, Weights & Acceptances Schedule

Race Day Date Nominations Weights Acceptances
Victoria Derby Victoria Derby Day Sat Oct 30 Sept 21 Oct 22 Oct 27
MacKinnon Stakes Victoria Derby Day Sat Oct 30 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27
Coolmore Stud Stakes Victoria Derby Day Sat Oct 30 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27
Myer Classic Victoria Derby Day Sat Oct 30 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27
Melbourne Cup Melbourne Cup Day Tues Nov 2 2010 Melb Cup Noms 2010 Melb Cup Weights Oct 30
Crown Oaks Crown Oaks Day Thurs Nov 4 Sept 21 Oct 28 Nov 1
Emirates Stakes Emirates Stakes Day Sat Nov 6 Nov 1 Nov 3 Nov 4
Patinack Farm Classic Emirates Stakes Day Sat Nov 6 Nov 1 Nov 3 Nov 4