2021 Melbourne Cup field

When the races were completed on Derby Day, the barrier draw for the 2021 Melbourne Cup was conducted, where 24 entrants learnt their fate for ‘the race that stops the nation’. If there was ever a race you wanted to draw a barrier, then it is in the Melbourne Cup.

How do horses qualify for the Melbourne Cup?

More than 150 horses earned Melbourne Cup nominations in 2021, but there is only room for 24 in the final field. There are two common routes to the race that stops a nation:

  • Exemptions
    Aspiring Melbourne Cup horses can gain automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup field by winning one of several designated qualifying races. These are the Andrew Ramsden Stakes, The Bart Cummings, Lexus Stakes, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup in Australia, as well as the Irish St Leger and Japan’s Tenno Sho.
  • Ballot
    Unless they have won exemption through one of the aforementioned races, nominated horses must try their luck in the Melbourne Cup ballot. Each ballot contender is listed in the Melbourne Cup order of entry, which ranks the prospective runners based on key criteria such as recent results, prize money and handicaps.
Melbourne Cup Field
The Melbourne Cup, Flemington Racecourse.

When is the Melbourne Cup field announced?

The final field for the 2021 Melbourne Cup will be confirmed on Saturday, October 30, just before the barrier draw is conducted from 7pm AEDT at Flemington Racecourse. See the table below for all the key dates in the lead-up to the first Tuesday of November.

Nominations Date
First Nominations Thursday, August 29
Last Nominations Tuesday, September 3
Handicaps Declared Tuesday, September 10
First Declarations Tuesday, October 5
Second Declarations Monday, October 25
Final Field & Barrier Draw Saturday, October 30
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday, November 2

Full 2021 Melbourne Cup field

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Twilight Payment Melbourne Cup 2021 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 2 58kg $11
2 Incentivise Melbourne Cup 2021 Incentivise Peter Moody Brett Prebble 16 57kg $2.50
3 Spanish Mission Melbourne Cup 2021 Spanish Mission Andrew Balding Craig Williams 14 57kg $9
4 Verry Elleegant Melbourne Cup 2021 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller James McDonald 19 57kg $15
5 Explosive Jack Melbourne Cup 2021 Explosive Jack C Maher & D Eustace John Allen 4 54kg $51
6 The Chose One Melbourne Cup 2021 The Chosen One M Baker & A Forsman Damian Lane 5 54kg $61
7 Delphi Melbourne Cup 2021 Delphi A & S Freedman Damien Oliver 3 53.5kg $41
8 Ocean Billy Melbourne Cup 2021 Ocean Billy Chris Waller Damian Thornton 13 53.5kg $101
9 Selino Melbourne Cup 2021 Selino Chris Waller Ron Stewart 24 53.5kg $151
10 Johnny Get Angry Melbourne Cup 2021 Johnny Get Angry Denis Pagan Lachlan King 22 53kg $101
11 Knights Order Melbourne Cup 2021 Knights Order G Waterhouse & A Bott Daniel Stackhouse 9 53kg $201
12 Persan Melbourne Cup 2020 Persan C Maher & D Eustace Luke Currie 11 53kg $31
13 Carif Melbourne Cup 2021 Carif P & P Snowden Blaike McDougall 8 52.5kg $201
14 Master Of Wine Melbourne Cup 2021 Master Of Wine Team Hawkes Fred Kersley 6 52.5kg $101
15 Pondus Melbourne Cup 2020 Pondus Robert Hickmott Rachel King 1 52.5kg $41
16 Grand Promenade Melbourne Cup 2021 Grand Promenade C Maher & D Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 21 52kg $21
17 Miami Bound Melbourne Cup 2021 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Patrick Moloney 17 52kg $151
18 Port Guillaume Melbourne Cup 2021 Port Guillaume Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 23 52kg $151
19 She's Ideel Melbourne Cup 2021 She’s Ideel Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 20 52kg $101
20 Future Score Melbourne Cup 2021 Future Score Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 15 51.5kg SCR
21 Tralee Rose Melbourne Cup 2021 Tralee Rose Symon Wilde Dean Holland 12 51kg $17
22 Floating Artist Melbourne Cup 2021 Floating Artist C Maher & D Eustace Teo Nugent 10 50kg $18
23 Great House Melbourne Cup 2021 Great House Chris Waller Michael Dee 7 50kg $31
24 Sir Lucan Melbourne Cup 2021 Sir Lucan G Waterhouse & A Bott Glen Boss 18 50kg $26

2021 Melbourne Cup Odds

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2020 Melbourne Cup Field

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Anthony Van Dyck Melbourne Cup 2020 Anthony Van Dyck Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg $8.50
2 Avilius Melbourne Cup 2020 Avilius James Cummings John Allen 10 57kg $51
3 Vow And Declare Melbourne Cup 2020 Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 4 57kg $51
4 Master Of Reality Melbourne Cup 2020 Master Of Reality Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 11 56kg $26
5 Sir Drgonet Melbourne Cup 2020 Sir Dragonet C Maher & D Eustace Glen Boss 14 55.5kg $10
6 Twilight Payment Melbourne Cup 2020 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 12 55.5kg $31
7 Verry Ellegant Melbourne Cup 2020 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller Mark Zahra 15 55.5kg $13
8 Mustajeer Melbourne Cup 2020 Mustajeer Kris Lees Michael Rodd 2 55kg $101
9 Stratum Albion Melbourne Cup 2020 Stratum Albion Willie Mullins Jordan Childs 9 55kg $47
10 Dashing Willoughby Melbourne Cup 2020 Dashing Willoughby Andrew Balding Michael Walker 19 54.5kg $101
11 Finche Melbourne Cup 2020 Finche Chris Waller James McDonald 6 54.5kg $19
12 Prince Of Arran Melbourne Cup 2020 Prince Of Arran Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 1 54.5kg $12
13 Surprise Baby Melbourne Cup 2020 Surprise Baby Paul Preusker Craig Williams 7 54.5kg $9.50
14 King Of Leogrance Melbourne Cup 2020 King Of Leogrance Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 18 53.5kg SCR
15 Russian Camelot Melbourne Cup 2020 Russian Camelot Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 16 53.5kg $13
16 Steel Prince Melbourne Cup 2020 Steel Prince A & S Freedman William Pike 21 53.5kg $44
17 The Chosen one Melbourne Cup 2020 The Chosen One M Baker & A Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 5 53.5kg $42
18 Ashrun Melbourne Cup 2020 Ashrun Andreas Wohler Declan Bates 24 53kg $23
19 Warning Melbourne Cup 2020 Warning A & S Freeman Luke Currie 8 53kg $51
20 Etah James Melbourne Cup 2020 Etah James C Maher & D Eustace Billy Egan 22 52.5kg $201
21 Tiger Moth Melbourne Cup 2020 Tiger Moth Aidan O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 23 52.5kg $8.60
22 Eceanex Melbourne Cup 2020 Oceanex M Price & M Kent jnr Dean Yendall 17 51.5kg $101
23 Miamia Bound Melbourne Cup 2020 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 21 51kg $41
24 Persan Melbourne Cup 2020 Persan C Maher & D Eustace Michael Dee 20 51kg $42

2019 Melbourne Cup Field

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Cross Counter Melbourne Cup 2019 Cross Counter Charlie Appleby William Buick 5 57.5kg $13
2 Mer De Glace Melbourne Cup 2019 Mer De Glace Hisashi Shimizu Damian Lane 2 56kg $9
3 Master Of Reality Melbourne Cup 2019 Master Of Reality Joseph O’Brien Frankie Dettori 1 55.5kg $26
4 Mirage Dancer Melbourne Cup 2019 Mirage Dancer T Busuttin & N Young Ben Melham 13 55.5kg $34
5 Southern France Melbourne Cup 2019 Southern France C Maher & D Eustace Mark Zahra 14 55.5kg $23
6 Hunting Horn Melbourne Cup 2019 Hunting Horn Aidan O’Brien Seamie Heffernan 11 55kg $46
7 Latrobe Melbourne Cup 2019 Latrobe Joseph O’Brien James Mcdonald 13 55kg $46
8 Mustajeer Melbourne Cup 2019 Mustajeer Kris Lees Damien Oliver 6 55kg $21
9 Rostropovich Melbourne Cup 2019 Rostropovich D & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 12 55kg $101
10 Twilight Payment Melbourne Cup 2019 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Hugh Bowman 19 55kg $41
11 Finche Melbourne Cup 2019 Finche Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 54kg $41
12 Prince Of Arran Melbourne Cup 2019 Prince Of Arran Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker 8 54kg $19
13 Raymond Tusk Melbourne Cup 2019 Raymond Tusk Richard Hannon Jamie Spencer 3 54kg $23
14 Downdraft Melbourne Cup 2019 Downdraft Joseph O’Brien John Allen 15 53.5kg $20
15 Magic Wand Melbourne Cup 2019 Magic Wand Aidan O’Brien John Allen 14 53.5kg $19
16 Neufbosc Melbourne Cup 2019 Neufbosc D & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 23 53.5kg $251
17 Sound Melbourne Cup 2019 Sound Mike Moroney James Winks 10 53.5kg $126
18 Surprise Baby Melbourne Cup 2019 Surprise Baby Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 20 53.5kg $15
19 Constantinople Melbourne Cup 2019 Constantinople D & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 7 52.5kg $10
20 Il Paradiso Melbourne Cup 2019 Il Paradiso Aidan O’Brien Wayne Lordan 17 52.5kg $14
21 Steel Prince Melbourne Cup 2019 Steel Prince Anthony Freedman Brett Prebble 16 52.5kg $71
22 The Chosen One Melbourne Cup 2019 The Chosen One M Baker & A Forsman Tim Clark 18 52kg $71
23 Vow And Declare Melbourne Cup 2019 Vow And Declare Dan O’Brien Craig Williams 21 52kg $12
24 Youngstar Melbourne Cup 2019 Youngstar Chris Waller Tommy Berry 9 52kg $34

2018 Melbourne Cup Field

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Best Solution Melbourne Cup 2017 Best Solution Saeed bin Suroor Pat Cosgrave 6 57.5kg $15
2 The Cliffsofmoher Melbourne Cup 2017 The Cliffsofmoher Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 9 56.5kg $17
3 Magic Circle Melbourne Cup 2017 Magic Circle Ian Williams Corey Brown 17 56kg $8.50
4 Chestnut Coat Melbourne Cup 2017 Chestnut Coat Yoshito Yahagi Yuga Kawada 4 55.5kg $9.50
5 Muntahaa Melbourne Cup 2017 Muntahaa John Gosden Jim Crowley 13 55.5kg $10
6 Sound Check Melbourne Cup 2017 Sound Check Mike Moroney Jordan Childs 16 55.5kg $67
7 Who Shot TheBarman Melbourne Cup 2017 Who Shot TheBarman Chris Waller Ben Melham 18 55.5kg $8.50
8 Ace High Melbourne Cup 2017 Ace High David Payne Tye Angland 22 55kg $11
9 Marmelo Melbourne Cup 2017 Marmelo Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 10 55kg $17
10 Avilius Melbourne Cup 2017 Avilius James Cummings Glyn Schofield 11 54.5kg $13
11 Yucatan Melbourne Cup 2017 Yucatan Aidan O’Brien James McDonald 12 54.5kg $4.50
12 Auvray Melbourne Cup 2017 Auvray Richard Freedman Tommy Berry 13 54kg $91
13 Finche Melbourne Cup 2017 Finche Chris Waller Zac Purton 15 54kg $26
14 Red Cardinal Melbourne Cup 2017 Red Cardinal Darren Weir Damien Oliver 2 54kg $34
15 Vengeuer Masque Melbourne Cup 2017 Vengeuer Masque Mike Moroney Patrick Moloney 7 54kg $67
16 Ventura Storm Melbourne Cup 2017 Ventura Storm Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig Mark Zahra 20 54kg $34
17 A Prince of Arran Melbourne Cup 2017 A Prince of Arran Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker 3 53kg $15
18 Nakeeta Melbourne Cup 2017 Nakeeta Iain Jardine Regan Bayliss 14 53kg $81
19 Sir Charles Road Melbourne Cup 2017 Sir Charles Road Sullivan & Scott Dwayne Dunn 24 53kg $101
20 Zacada Melbourne Cup 2017 Zacada Forsman & Baker Damien Lane 24 53kg $126
21 Runaway Melbourne Cup 2017 Runaway Waterhouse & Bott Stephen Baster 12 52kg $34
22 Youngstar Melbourne Cup 2017 Youngstar Chriss Waller Craig Williams 8 51.5kg $21
23 Cross Counter Melbourne Cup 2017 Cross Counter Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 19 51kg $9
24 Rostropovich Melbourne Cup 2017 Rostropovich Aidan O’Brien Wayne Lordan 21 51kg $21


 

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