Melbourne Cup Horses 2017

Tuesday November 7, 2017

Each year the finest Melbourne Cup horses take to the Flemington track on the first Tuesday of November in the ‘race that stops a nation’. The Melbourne Cup field for the $6.2 million classic has a capacity of 24 runners that can run and look to add their name to the iconic list of Melbourne Cup winners.

2017 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #22 Rekindling
  • 2nd: #7 Johannes Vermeer
  • 3rd: #9 Max Dynamite
  • 3rd: #13 Big Duke
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 $7EF
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 $7EF
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 $21
15 15 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 13.95L 9 53kg (incl. 1.0kg plty.) $31
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 $31
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

Increasingly the Melbourne Cup horses that line-up in the famous Flemington Race 7 come for overseas. Doing the form on the Melbourne Cup horses is essential and looking for gallopers proven at the distance can be key. Melbourne Cup horses come into the Group 1 two-mile feature via a host of lead-up races including the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.

Famous Melbourne Cup Horses & Odds - Ladbrokes

Americain makes the list of famous Melbourne Cup horses having been the first French-trained winner of the ‘race that stops a nation’ in 2010. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

The official list and field for the Melbourne Cup is announced on the Saturday before the race after the racing action of Victoria Derby Day. Once the Melbourne Cup horses are confirmed, the Melbourne Cup barrier draw then takes place to determine the starting positions of the hopefuls in the race.

Some of the most famous Melbourne Cup horses include the inaugural winner Archer (1861-62), triple champion Makybe Diva (2003-05), Kingston Rule who set the winning time record in 1990 and Prince Of Penzance (2015) who won at odds of $101!

 

2017 Melbourne Cup Final Field: Melbourne Cup Horses Confirmed

The official Melbourne Cup 2017 Final Field & Barrier Draw is listed below. There are 23 Melbourne Cup horses after the early scratching of Who Shot Thebarman.

The best fancied Melbourne Cup horses in the latest betting markets on the two mile classic are the Lloyd Williams-owned defending champion Almandin and the Hughie Morrison-trained Marmelo from the UK.

# 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 Horses: As the Field Took Shape

Below is the predicted Melbourne Cup 2017 Field and the likely Melbourne Cup horses. Two of the stayers below are assured of a start in the 24 horse Melbourne Cup Final Field, announced on Victoria Derby Day, but both Gallante (20th) and Qewy (22nd) are unlikely to run. That paves the way for the horses just outside the top 24 on the Melbourne Cup ballot to gain a start.

The final list of Melbourne Cup horses will be known once the last spot in the field is decided with the Lexus Stakes results.

Update: Qewy could still continue onto the Melbourne Cup field after a track record win in the Group 3 Bendigo Cup (2400m).

Update: Gallante will be back in Melbourne Cup contention if it is a wet track according to owner Lloyd Williams who could have as many as seven Melbourne Cup 2017 Horses chasing his sixth win in the race.

Update: Ventura Storm will be ridden by triple Melbourne Cup winning jockey Glen Boss who replaces the suspended Regan Bayliss.

Update: The 2015 runner-up Max Dynamite returns in 2017 with Zac Purton to ride. The fellow William Mullins-trained Thomas Hobson sweats a start in the Melbourne Cup field sitting 26th on the ballot and last year’s second placed hoop Joao Moreira will take the ride if the horse makes the final field.

Update: Qewy has officially been ruled out of the field after pulling up a bit sore after the Bendigo Cup win. Godolphin still have the James Cummings-trained top weight Hartnell in the mix, while Wall Of Fire from the British stables of Hugo Palmer is now guaranteed a start in the 24 horse Melbourne Cup field.

Update: Abbey Marie has been removed from the updated Melbourne Cup order of entry with trainer Mick Kent confirming her non-acceptance having been in danger of missing out on a run sitting No. 25 on the ballot. Thomas Hobson (No. 24) is now on the cusp of joining stablemates Max Dynamite and Wicklow Brave in the field for Irish trainer William Mullins with the Lexus Stakes result to decide his fate.