Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most celebrated horse race.

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most celebrated and famous thoroughbred race and is recognised world-wide as one of the premier events on the annual horse racing calendar.

Final 2017 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st. Rekindling
  • 2nd. Johannes Vermeer
  • 3rd. Max Dynamite

Taking place at 3pm on the first Tuesday of November each year as the showcase event of Emirates Melbourne Cup Day at Victoria’s picturesque Flemington Racecourse, the Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap event in the world.

Now worth a record $6 million, the prestige and lucrative prizemoney of the Melbourne Cup attracts the finest stayers from all over Australia and a number of star international horses, as the crème of the racing crop contest the most testing ‘two-mile’ race in the world.

Inaugurated in 1861 and now raced over a distance of 3200m, the time-honoured Melbourne Cup has become an Australian tradition with Cup Day declared a public holiday in its home state of Victoria.

The world’s most renowned owners, trainers and jockeys all share the dream of winning a Melbourne Cup and taking home the historic ‘Loving Trophy’, and the status winning a Melbourne Cup brings to the horse and their connections is worth more than even the millions on offer in prizemoney.

Although potentially hundreds of horses can be nominated for the Melbourne Cup when nominations close around August, a maximum final field of only 24 lucky hopefuls take to the track to fight it out in the gruelling staying test.

2017 Melbourne Cup Finishing Order

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 22 REKINDLING (GB) Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 4 51.5kg $15
2 7 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 0.4L 3 54.5kg $13
3 9 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) William Mullins Zac Purton 2.9L 2 54kg $20
4 13 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 5.65L 5 53.5kg $21
5 18 NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 6.4L 19 53kg $41
6 21 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) William Mullins Ben Allen (a) 8.65L 20 52kg $21
7 4 TIBERIAN (FR) Alain Couetil Olivier Peslier 9.15L 22 55.5kg $31
8 17 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 9.65L 7 53kg $61
9 5 MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 9.75L 16 55kg $7
10 12 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins Stephen Baster 10.5L 8 54kg $71
11 6 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 11.25L 23 55kg $16
12 2 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 11.45L 14 56.5kg $7
13 24 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 12.2L 17 50kg $41
14 23 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Dean Yendall 12.95L 10 51kg $26
15 15 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 13.95L 9 53kg (incl. 1.0kg penalty) $34
16 20 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 15.45L 15 53kg $11
17 19 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 15.85L 11 53kg $31
18 14 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 16.15L 21 53.5kg $71
19 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 16.65L 13 56kg $11
20 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Damian Lane 28.65L 12 57.5kg $26
21 10 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 30.15L 6 54kg $34
22 8 BONDI BEACH (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 31.4L 1 54kg $71
23 16 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 99.9L 18 53kg $91
11 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is the second race meeting of Flemington’s coveted Cup Carnival, which brings Australia’s most esteemed racecourse to life over four elite race days. Cup Day is preceded by Victoria Derby Day and is followed by Crown Oaks Day before the Cup Carnival comes to a grand close with Emirates Stakes Day. Check out the Geelong Cup held two weeks earlier for a bit of form guidance.

Melbourne Cup Fast Facts

  • Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Date: First Tuesday of November
  • Status: Group 1
  • Distance: 3200m
  • Prizemoney: $6 million
  • Conditions: 3YO & Over – Open Handicap
  • Max No of Starters: 24
  • Inaugurated: 1861

2017 Melbourne Cup Field

The 2017 Melbourne Cup final field is displayed below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x2822x1229 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Damian Lane 12 57.5kg 114
2 665111×214 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 14 56.5kg 112
3 212×681352 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 13 56kg 114
4 242x11711x TIBERIAN (FR) Alain Couetil Olivier Peslier 23 55.5kg 110
5 232x1521x6 MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 16 55kg 109
6 1132x11x5x RED CARDINAL (IRE) Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 24 55kg 109
7 3x45712x23 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 3 54.5kg 110
8 x11x330x90 BONDI BEACH (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 1 54kg 106
9 1x2x30x91x MAX DYNAMITE (FR) William Mullins Zac Purton 2 54kg 107
10 121x5x7620 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 6 54kg 107
11 3642×94491 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 20 54kg 107
12 0x81424440 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins Stephen Baster 8 54kg 107
13 113×550214 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 5 53.5kg 107
14 428×320386 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 22 53.5kg 104
15 6510×39341 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 9 53kg (incl. 1.0kg penalty) 105
16 031x270x07 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 18 53kg 99
17 746Px61652 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 7 53kg 107
18 202x024x1x NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 19 53kg 105
19 2612×05442 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 53kg 109
20 11x6248x22 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 15 53kg 105
21 9P01712x72 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) William Mullins Joao Moreira 21 52kg 103
22 210×140124 REKINDLING (GB) Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 4 51.5kg 110
23 214×839410 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Dean Yendall 10 51kg 103
24 2325210331 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 17 50kg 99

2017 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances

The 2017 Melbourne Cup second acceptances were publicly released on Monday, the 26th of October.
The 2017 Melbourne Cup second acceptances are listed below.

2017 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances

The 2017 Melbourne Cup first acceptances will be announced on Tuesday, October 6th. Included in the 2015 Melbourne Cup first acceptances will be most of the likely contenders who appeared in the nominations.

The 2017 Melbourne Cup first acceptances are provided below.

2017 Melbourne Cup Nominations

Released on September 1st, the 2015 Melbourne Cup nominations include a number of extraordinary horses, indeed some of the best in the world. The Melbourne Cup weights were released on Tuesday, September 15th.

The 2017 Melbourne Cup nominations and weights will be listed below.

Melbourne Cup Previous Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2015 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2014 Protectionist Ryan Moore Andreas Wohler 3:17.71
2013 Fiorente Damien Oliver Gai Waterhouse 3:20.30
2012 Green Moon Brett Pebble Robert Hickmott 3:20.45
2011 Dunaden Christophe Lemaire Mikel Delzangles 3:20.84
2010 Americain Gerald Mosse Alain de Royer Dupre 3:26.87
2009 Shocking Corey Brown Mark Kavanagh 3:23.87
2008 Viewed Blake Shinn Bart Cummings 3:20.58
2007 Efficient Michael Rodd Graeme Rogerson 3:23.34
2006 Delta Blues Yasunari Iwata Katsuhiko Sumii 3:21.47
2005 Makybe Diva Glen Boss Lee Freedman 3:19.17
2004 Makybe Diva Glen Boss Lee Freedman 3:28.55
2003 Makybe Diva Glen Boss David Hall 3:19.90
2002 Media Puzzle Damien Oliver Dermot K Weld 3:16.97
2001 Ethereal Scott Seamer Sheila Laxon 3:21.08
2000 Brew Kerrin McEvoy Mike Moroney 3:18.68