Melbourne Cup Field 2021

Tuesday November 2, 2021

The capacity 24-horse Melbourne Cup field for the ‘race that stops a nation’ is officially released on the Saturday before the $7.43 million feature takes place on the first Tuesday of November annually. After the racing action on Victoria Derby Day is when punters get a first glimpse at the stayers that will face off in that year’s field.

2021 Melbourne Cup Field & Barrier Draw

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The 2021 Melbourne Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released this Derby Day at Flemington after the racing action on Saturday October 30, 2021 revealing the 24 Melbourne Cup Horses.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, the 2021 Melbourne Cup field is expected to be dominated by the local Australian-trained stayers.

In 2019 the Danny O’Brien-trained Vow And Declare became the first Australian-bred Melbourne Cup winner since Shocking (2009).

2021 Melbourne Cup Acceptance Dates

  • 2021 Melbourne Cup Nominations: Closed on Tuesday August 3, 2021 – attracted 153 entries
  • 2021 Melbourne Cup First Declarations: Close on Tuesday September 7, 2021 – drew 124 horses
  • 2021 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations: Close on Tuesday September 28, 2021
  • 2021 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations: Close on Tuesday October 12, 2021
  • 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)

Melbourne Cup 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Melbourne Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Melbourne Cup Nominations

Early Melbourne Cup 2021 Nominations featuring a huge list of potential runners in the two mile classic close in August and will be detailed in full below as soon as released.

The official 2021 Melbourne Cup Nominations close on Tuesday August 3, 2021.

The 2021 Melbourne Cup nominations attracted 174 stayers – the exact same number as last season – including the defending champion Twilight Payment who is one of four for last year’s winning trainer Joseph O’Brien and all-in favourite Incentivise now prepared by Peter Moody of Black Caviar fame. 

  LAST 10 HORSE SEX AGE TRAINER HCP RATING
1 8x6610314x ACHIEVER G 4 Chris Waller  
2 1311x90x7x AKTAU (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney 99
3 x42732110x ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman  
4 11x121x41x AMADE (IRE) G 8 Phillip Stokes 101
5 593x66538x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
6 239x31111x ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller  
7 04x241441x ATTORNEY (FR) G 7 Matthew Smith 102
8 1x3x AWAY HE GOES (IRE) G 6 Ismail Mohammed  
9 5212x6100x AZALY G 4 Ben & JD Hayes  
10 239121345x BARADE (FR) G 7 Archie Alexander  
11 1x1x BARON SAMEDI (GB) G 5 Joseph O’Brien  
12 x528434x1x BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
13 307114411x BEAUDEN (NZ) G 7 Graeme Rogerson  
14   BENAUD (IRE) G 4 Joseph O’Brien  
15 876x00134x BRANDENBURG (NZ) G 5 John Sargent  
16 733x70047x BUCHAREST G 4 Chris Waller  
17 x216570x5x BUCKHURST (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 105
18 751x07422x CARIF G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden  
19 062120421x CEPHEUS (GB) H 5 Matthew Dunn  
20 193x73590x CHAPADA G 6 Michael Moroney 102
21 551622x32x CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller  
22 31x07x673x COGNAC (IRE) G 5 Richard & Michael Freedman  
23 561x12454x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings  
24 90x0x0558x CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) G 6 Aaron Purcell 89
25 1133x4514x COOLTH G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 73
26 52x14x4x4x CORMORANT (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott  
27 44x685270x DADOOZDART (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
28 7400x00x7x DARK DREAM G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 98
29 00x524110x DARVIN (IRE) G 6 Matthew Williams  
30 579x11400x DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 103
31 2313616x2x DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott  
32 2x5111166x DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne 103
33 311x440x1x DEGRAVES (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 86
34 7x1111x6x DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
35 512212114x DEVINE GREY M 5 Matthew Smith  
36 1143x9x DICK WHITTINGTON (FR) G 5 Matthew Smith  
37 x33x205x7x DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) G 6 Robert Hickmott 95
38 x00238375x DJUKON (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 87
39 x12821121x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings  
40 2x41123x8x DURSTON (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
41 532814x3x EAGLEMONT (IRE) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 67
42 638x91455x EAGLES BY DAY (IRE) H 6 David O’Meara  
43 1x111x ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne  
44 1x2031x EMISSARY (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney 79
45 71x1546x9x ENGLISH KING (FR) H 5 Michael Moroney 92
46 444712327x EPERDUMENT M 7 Shane Oxlade  
47 151132113x EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
48 45x411463x FAVREAU (NZ) G 4 John Sargent 72
49 34x706923x FIORZANA M 5 Brett Lazzarini  
50 xL1401434x FLASH AAH G 6 Matt Kropp  
51 4x75x55x0x FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
52 388x FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 61
53 134x50x FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller  
54 x02634100x FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker  
55 1253x6133x FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 100
56 2x3x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
57 27x855167x GOOD IDEA G 7 Phillip Stokes  
58 44x221211x GRAND PROMENADE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
59 x3134x132x GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller  
60   GROVE FERRY (IRE) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
61 6221x5321x HARMYSIAN (GB) G 5 Clayton Douglas 78
62 3122x5415x HARPO MARX (IRE) G 6 Bjorn Baker 83
63 11x12x547x HASTA LA WAR G 6 Sue Murphy  
64 0x3621521x HEART OF PUISSANCE H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 88
65 650313514x HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) G 7 Andrea Leek 71
66 8x3954116x HERMAN HESSE (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 71
67 3211131x4x HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
68 35x512815x HORRIFYING (NZ) G 4 Mark Kavanagh  
69 71549x922x HORSE FOR HIGHER M 6 Dan O’Sullivan 66
70 227x78111x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller  
71 116324649x IL AFFARE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 76
72 22x171353x IL PARADISO (USA) G 6 Chris Waller  
73 x1x1x4339x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
74 x68111111x INCENTIVISE G 5 Peter G Moody  
75 1x1131112x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien  
76 2111x5823x IRISH FLAME (NZ) G 7 Brett Scott 100
77 4x09x1111x IRONCLAD (GB) G 6 Will Clarken 99
78 0329431x JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) G 4 Denis Pagan 104
79 611x330x7x KILLOURNEY (IRE) G 6 Paul Preusker 71
80 13x500x70x KINANE (NZ) G 5 Michael Kent 80
81 x211x2x03x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 104
82 35x111733x KING’S CHARISMA (IRE) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
83 13124x KINGSHEIR (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 68
84 6143x8511x KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
85 6217x6321x KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller  
86 6x21x0x10x LE BAOL (FR) G 6 Lindsey Smith 86
87 125x57170x LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
88 1x LONE EAGLE (IRE) H 4 Martyn Meade  
89 1x4x16123x LONG ARM (IRE) G 6 Peter Gelagotis  
90 411x1x LOVEPLANET (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 73
91 1438x3314x LUNAR FLARE M 6 Grahame Begg 80
92 7x1101x71x LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees  
93 1x MAKAWEE (IRE) M 7 David O’Meara  
94 x40x31222x MANKAYAN (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 74
95 2841x0x55x MARCHONS ENSEMBLE (GB) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 71
96 21x0x25x1x MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) G 7 Joseph O’Brien  
97 04508x663x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
98 x4135P2x4x MAYFAIR SPIRIT (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72
99 07x878333x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien  
100 537215280x MILFORD (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney  
101   MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
102 x9308x826x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 8 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
103 374x87244x MIRANN (FR) G 6 Johnny Murtagh  
104 x0x861126x MOHICAN HEIGHTS (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 91
105 1x124x030x MONTABOT (FR) G 6 Matthew Smith  
106 4113x6345x MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne  
107 3x7651716x MOSH MUSIC M 7 Archie Alexander 99
108 13x41x211x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
109 1x1211111x NANCHO (GER) G 7 Anthony Cummings 105
110 4612x9x77x NEVER LISTEN M 5 John Ramsey 80
111 3719x3502x NONCONFORMIST G 5 Grahame Begg 100
112 1601x1112x NOT USUAL GLORIOUS G 5 Travis Doudle  
113 21771x610x OCEAN BILLY (NZ) G 6 Bill Pomare  
114 9x97x OLYMPIOS (NZ) G 5 Ian Finn  
115 1x1x18x PALE KING (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 72
116 1215x1244x PERSAN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
117 6524x2x22x PESTO (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
118 40x22x722x PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott  
119 11x1510x PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes 106
120 x343x39x5x PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) G 9 Charlie Fellowes  
121 x80571520x PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 6 Shane Stockdale  
122 2113x1011x PURRFECT DEAL M 5 Michael Costa  
123 x05x75810x QUICK THINKER H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman  
124 112x RANGI TOA (NZ) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
125 862x62251x REALM OF FLOWERS M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
126 1x RED KELLY (FR) G 5 Peter G Moody  
127   RODRIGO DIAZ (GB) G 5 David Simcock  
128 7x7900x00x ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 98
129 9x4071251x ROYAL CROWN G 5 Michael Kent 80
130 513883x28x SAN HUBERTO (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani 105
131 53x11241x SAVE A FOREST (IRE) M 4 Roger Varian  
132 61315x4x0x SCARLET TUFTY (FR) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 81
133 x7x3346x8x SCHABAU (GER) G 7 Robert Hickmott 94
134 1218227x0x SECRET BLAZE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 97
135 228x86541x SELINO (GB) G 6 Chris Waller  
136 1122x3321x SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller  
137 178x0x574x SHERWOOD FOREST G 5 Tony Pike  
138 325x32324x SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker  
139 282x00321x SHUFFLE UP G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman  
140 x97x06041x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 99
141 366556253x SIGNORA NERA (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller  
142 16x794159x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
143 x5x014140x SKYMAX (GER) G 6 Mark Newnham  
144 3x1x SONNYBOYLISTON (IRE) G 5 Johnny Murtagh  
145 621x62309x SOUND (GER) H 9 Michael Moroney  
146 0x6820532x SOUND OF CANNONS (GB) G 5 John O’Shea  
147   SOUS LES NUAGES (IRE) G 5 Matt Cumani  
148 360x65417x SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
149 6117x2513x SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 6 Andrew Balding  
150 11x250217x SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 7 Mark Newnham  
151 7851175x3x STARCASTER (GB) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 83
152 2x0x0x151x STRATUM ALBION (GB) G 9 Willie Mullins  
153 122x90736x SUPERSTORM G 5 Danny O’Brien  
154 91x211x SUREFIRE (GB) H 4 Chris Waller  
155 8x4717x34x SURF DANCER (IRE) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
156 648x75312x SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 10 Matthew Smith 93
157 8734x2606x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman  
158 530x31851x THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) G 7 Michael Moroney 98
159 5103x1214x THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker  
160 216811118x TIGRE ROYALE (NZ) G 6 Archie Alexander 80
161 x79288611x TOKEN SPIRIT G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 71
162 2563x1122x TOORADIN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
163 4x1112114x TRALEE ROSE (NZ) M 5 Symon Wilde  
164 21131x339x TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) G 9 Joseph O’Brien  
165 112x840x7x VERIMLI (FR) G 6 Robert Hickmott 78
166 4117x3112x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller  
167 95x9000x8x VOW AND DECLARE G 6 Danny O’Brien  
168 x4013x7x2x WEEKENDER (GB) G 8 Lindsey Smith  
169 39x0x4227x WOLFE (JPN) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
170 1x2410x YALETOWN G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
171 x17x780x9x YOUNG RASCAL (FR) G 7 Richard & Michael Freedman  
172 123x75232x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien  
173 1122x05x ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
174 x112x5x42x ZIEGFELD (GB) G 5 James Cummings

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

 

2021 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances

The official Melbourne Cup 2021 first acceptances close on Tuesday September 7, 2021.

The 2021 Melbourne Cup first acceptances attracted 124 early entries led in pre-field betting by the Peter Moody-trained Incentivise and UK visitor Spanish Mission

The Melbourne Cup First Acceptances feature: 

  • 6 Internationals 
  • Last year’s champion Twilight Payment 
  • 13 for Chris Waller 
  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 311x90x760 AKTAU (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney 97
2 732110x07x ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman  
3 11x121x41x AMADE (IRE) G 8 Phillip Stokes 101
4 x66538x25x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
5 9x31111x14 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller  
6 4x241441x0 ATTORNEY (FR) G 7 Matthew Smith 102
7 x3253x527x AWAY HE GOES (IRE) G 6 Ismail Mohammed  
8 5212x6100x AZALY G 4 Ben & JD Hayes  
9 9121345×24 BARADE (FR) G 7 Archie Alexander 89
10 528434x17x BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
11 307114411x BEAUDEN (NZ) G 7 Graeme Rogerson  
12 x216570x5x BUCKHURST (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 105
13 751x07422x CARIF G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden  
14 2120421×40 CEPHEUS (GB) H 5 Matthew Dunn  
15 93x73590x0 CHAPADA G 6 Michael Moroney 102
16 51622x32x0 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller  
17 1x07x6739x COGNAC (IRE) G 5 Richard & Michael Freedman  
18 1x12454x6x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
19 x0x0558x9x CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) G 6 Aaron Purcell 89
20 3x4514x926 COOLTH G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 74
21 2x14x4x4x0 CORMORANT (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 99
22 400x00x770 DARK DREAM G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 96
23 x524110x0x DARVIN (IRE) G 6 Matthew Williams 75
24 9x11400x9x DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 103
25 313616x2x0 DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 103
26 5111166x8x DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne 103
27 1x440x1x61 DEGRAVES (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 93
28 x1111x6x4x DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 103
29 1143x95x DICK WHITTINGTON (FR) G 5 Matthew Smith  
30 00238375×5 DJUKON (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 87
31 x12821121x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings  
32 1x2031x EMISSARY (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney 79
33 x1546x9x0x ENGLISH KING (FR) H 5 Michael Moroney 92
34 151132113x EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
35 x75x55x01x FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
36 388×31 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 69
37 2634100×66 FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker  
38 1253x6133x FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 100
39 0x34x52x3x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
40 27x855167x GOOD IDEA G 7 Phillip Stokes 95
41 4x2212112x GRAND PROMENADE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
42 134x13275x GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller  
43 6221x5321x HARMYSIAN (GB) G 5 Clayton Douglas 78
44 22x541511x HARPO MARX (IRE) G 6 Bjorn Baker 83
45 x12x547x7x HASTA LA WAR G 6 Sue Murphy  
46 x3621521x2 HEART OF PUISSANCE H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 91
47 031351414x HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) G 7 Andrea Leek 76
48 211131x48x HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
49 x512815x8x HORRIFYING (NZ) G 4 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 73
50 1549x9226x HORSE FOR HIGHER M 6 Dan O’Sullivan 66
51 7x78111x8x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 106
52 x1x4339x4x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 80
53 x68111111x INCENTIVISE G 5 Peter G Moody 104
54 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 110
55 111x5823x3 IRISH FLAME (NZ) G 7 Brett Scott 100
56 0329431x0x JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) G 4 Denis Pagan 104
57 11x330x72x KILLOURNEY (IRE) G 6 Paul Preusker 74
58 3x500x707x KINANE (NZ) G 5 Michael Kent 80
59 x211x2x03x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 104
60 35x111733x KING’S CHARISMA (IRE) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
61 6143x8511x KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
62 17x6321x28 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller  
63 6x21x0x10x LE BAOL (FR) G 6 Lindsey Smith 86
64 25x57170x5 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman 103
65 1x4x16123x LONG ARM (IRE) G 6 Peter Gelagotis 90
66 101x71x57x LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees  
67 x31222x23x MANKAYAN (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
68 41x0x5542x MARCHONS ENSEMBLE (GB) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 71
69 21x0x25x1x MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) G 7 Joseph O’Brien  
70 508x663x00 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
71 4135P2x48x MAYFAIR SPIRIT (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72
72 x878333x0x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien 105
73 7215280x0x MILFORD (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney 93
74 234x2125x MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 70
75 9308x8268x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 8 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 104
76 861126x08x MOHICAN HEIGHTS (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 91
77 113x6345x3 MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne  
78 651716x80x MOSH MUSIC M 7 Archie Alexander 99
79 x41x211x0x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
80 x1211111x0 NANCHO (GER) G 7 Anthony Cummings 105
81 4612x9x77x NEVER LISTEN M 5 John Ramsey 80
82 1771x610x5 OCEAN BILLY (NZ) G 6 Bill Pomare  
83 1215x1244x PERSAN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
84 24x2x22x5x PESTO (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
85 40x22x722x PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 103
86 11x1510x0 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes 102
87 113x10113x PURRFECT DEAL M 5 Michael Costa  
88 x75810x05x QUICK THINKER H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman  
89 62x62251x0 REALM OF FLOWERS M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 102
90 111x21322x RODRIGO DIAZ (GB) G 5 David Simcock  
91 900x00x50x ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 95
92 9x4071251x ROYAL CROWN G 5 Michael Kent 80
93 18227x055x SECRET BLAZE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 97
94 28x86541x0 SELINO (GB) G 6 Chris Waller  
95 1122x3321x SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller  
96 178x0x574x SHERWOOD FOREST G 5 Tony Pike 97
97 5x32324x37 SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker  
98 97×0604117 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 106
99 6556253x1x SIGNORA NERA (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller  
100 16x794159x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 116
101 x41x81x24x SIR LUCAN (IRE) H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
102 x014140x6x SKYMAX (GER) G 6 Mark Newnham  
103 114x33161x SONNYBOYLISTON (IRE) G 5 Johnny Murtagh  
104 21x62309x9 SOUND (GER) H 9 Michael Moroney 104
105 0x6820532x SOUND OF CANNONS (GB) G 5 John O’Shea  
106 341423x18x SOUS LES NUAGES (IRE) G 5 Matt Cumani  
107 17x2513x2x SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 6 Andrew Balding  
108 x250217x2x SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 7 Mark Newnham  
109 2x90736x41 SUPERSTORM G 5 Danny O’Brien 109
110 91x211x SUREFIRE (GB) H 4 Chris Waller  
111 48x753126x SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 10 Matthew Smith 93
112 734x2606x3 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 107
113 30x318514x THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) G 7 Michael Moroney 98
114 03x1214x61 THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker  
115 216811118x TIGRE ROYALE (NZ) G 6 Archie Alexander 80
116 x79288611x TOKEN SPIRIT G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 71
117 63x112221x TOORADIN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 85
118 1112114x3x TRALEE ROSE (NZ) M 5 Symon Wilde 100
119 1131x3391x TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) G 9 Joseph O’Brien  
120 17x3112x2x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller  
121 x9000x8x0x VOW AND DECLARE G 6 Danny O’Brien 107
122 x780x9x59x YOUNG RASCAL (FR) G 7 Richard & Michael Freedman  
123 123x75232x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien 100
124 1122x05x6 ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances

The Melbourne Cup 2021 second acceptances closed on Tuesday September 28, 2021. 

2021 Melbourne Cup Third Acceptances

The Melbourne Cup 2021 third acceptances closed on Tuesday October 12, 2021. 


The Melbourne Cup field features no emergencies so if a horse is scratched after final acceptances than the two-mile showdown will run under capacity. There are plenty of lead-up races offering a chance for runners outside the Melbourne Cup ballot order of 24 to make the field including the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.

Betting on the possible horses in the Melbourne Cup field is open nearly all year round, but the Melbourne Cup odds really firm once the final line-up is confirmed.

Each year the presence of internationally-trained horses outside of Australia and New Zealand in the Melbourne Cup field is growing and the raiders have a strong record running in the Melbourne Cup trifecta. There are many lead-up races horses can run in leading-up to taking their spot in the Melbourne Cup field including the Geelong Cup.

Before the official Melbourne Cup field is announced there are a number of nomination and entry stages. The original Melbourne Cup nominations close in late August or early September followed by Melbourne Cup weights around a week later. The nominations are followed by first acceptances in early October and second acceptances later that month.