Melbourne Cup Field

The field for Melbourne Cup Day Race 7 is the most anticipated horse racing field release of the year.

Featuring a collection of Australia’s best stayers as well as a growing number of international raiders the Melbourne Cup field has a limit of 24 starters.

Unlike the majority of other major races held throughout the year the Melbourne Cup field has no emergencies so if a horse is scratched from the ‘race that stops a nation’ then there is no horse waiting to take their spot.

Melbourne Cup Field

  • Field Limit: 24 starters – no emergencies
  • Released: Victoria Derby Day approx. 5pm (local time) live from Flemington Racecourse the previous Saturday
  • Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday 3rd November 2015 – First Tuesday of November at Flemington Racecourse annually

2015 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances

The 2015 Melbourne Cup second acceptances will be announced on Monday, October 26th.

The 2015 Melbourne Cup second acceptances will be listed below.

2015 Melbourne Cup First Acceptances

Due to be released on Tuesday, October 6th, the 2015 Melbourne Cup first acceptances provide great insight into which horse’s are still on track to contend the great race. The 2015 Melbourne Cup first acceptances will be listed below.

2015 Melbourne Cup Nominations & Weights

The 2015 Melbourne Cup nominations will be released on September 1st. This will be followed by the release of the 2015 Melbourne Cup weights on September 15th.

The 2015 Melbourne Cup nominations and weights are listed below.

2015 Melbourne Cup Betting: Futures Market

Every year the Melbourne Cup, which runs at the famous Flemington Racecourse at 3:00pm (local time) as Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November, attracts the capacity 24 acceptors.

This is because the $6.2 million two mile feature is the richest handicap race in the world and the Melbourne Cup trophy is one every trainer, owner and jockey wants in their cabinet.

It is a long process to determine the Melbourne Cup field for that year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The original Melbourne Cup nominations, which are always in the hundreds, are first taken by Racing Victoria in early September.

To discover the Melbourne Cup field these early entries then go through a series of cutbacks with first, second and third declarations.

Finally the last round of Melbourne Cup acceptances are taken and the Melbourne Cup final field is announced live from Flemington Racecourse after the racing action on Victoria Derby Day which runs on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day.

The 2015 Melbourne Cup field will be released on Saturday October 31st, 2015 and published right here so bookmark this page.

You don’t have to wait until the Melbourne Cup field is out however to get in on the great betting action with the online bookmakers advertised on this site already offering their Melbourne Cup odds for Flemington Race 7.

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