A year of planning and positioning comes to a dramatic end on Saturday, October 31, when the Melbourne Cup field is announced.
A year of planning and positioning comes to a dramatic end on Saturday, October 31, when the Melbourne Cup field is announced.

When is the Melbourne Cup field announced?

Each year, the announcement of the Melbourne Cup field is one of the most eagerly anticipated moments in racing.

The 2020 Melbourne Cup field will be announced at around 7pm on Saturday, October 31, leading up to the race on Tuesday, November 3.

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The Melbourne Cup order of entry is your best guide to predicting the 24 runners that will make up the Melbourne Cup field.

The barrier draw will also take place around the same time at the completion of Derby Day, which is also held at Flemington Racecourse.

MELBOURNE CUP ORDER OF ENTRY

Horse - Trainer - Weight

1: Verry Elleegant (NZ) - Chris Waller - 55.5kg

2: Sir Dragonet (IRE) - Ciaron Maher & David Eustace - 55.5kg

3: Oceanex (NZ) - Mick Price & Michael Kent - 51.5kg

4: Persan - Ciaron Maher & David Eustace - 51kg

5: Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) - Aidan O'Brien - 58.5kg

6: Vow and Declare - Danny O'Brien - 57kg

7: Avilius (GB) - James Cummings - 57kg

8: Russian Camelot (IRE) - Danny O'Brien - 53.5kg

9: Master of Reality (IRE) - Joseph O'Brien - 56kg

10: Twilight Payment (IRE) - Joseph O'Brien - 55.5kg

11: Tiger Moth (IRE) - Aidan O'Brien - 52.5kg

12: Mustajeer (GB) - Kris Lees - 55kg

13: Stratum Albion (GB) - Willie Mullins - 55kg

14: Prince of Arran (GB) - Charlie Fellowes - 54.5kg

15: Warning - Anthony & Sam Freedman - 53kg

16: Surprise Baby (NZ) - Paul Preusker - 54.5kg

17: Dashing Willoughby (GB) - Andrew Balding - 54.5kg

18: Finche (GB) - Chris Waller - 54.5kg

19: Etah James (NZ) - Ciaron Maher & David Eustace - 52.5kg

20: Miami Bound (NZ) - Danny O'Brien - 51kg

21: The Chosen One (NZ) - Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman - 53.5kg

22: Steel Prince (IRE) - Anthony & Sam Freedman - 53.5kg

23: King of Leogrance (FR) - Danny O'Brien - 53.5kg

24: True Self (IRE) - Willie Mullins - 52kg

25: Zebrowski (NZ) - Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes - 52kg

26: San Huberto (IRE) - Matt Cumani - 53.5kg

27: Nickajack Cave (IRE) - Peter G Moody - 53.5kg

28: Platinum Invador (NZ) - Peter G Moody - 53kg

29: Ashrun (FR) - Andreas Wohler - 53kg

30: Hush Writer (JPN) - Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott - 52.5kg

31: Le Don De Vie (GB) - Anthony & Sam Freedman - 52.5kg

32: Skyward (FR) - Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young - 52.5kg

33: Sound (GER) - Michael Moroney - 52kg

34: Azuro (FR) - Ciaron Maher & David Eustace - 52kg

35: Chapada - Michael Moroney - 52kg

36: Carif - Peter & Paul Snowden - 52kg

37: Haky (IRE) - Archie Alexander - 52kg

38: Gallic Chieftain (FR) - Archie Alexander - 51kg

39: Pondus (GB) - Joseph O'Brien - 51kg

40: Schabau (GER) - Robert Hickmott - 50.5kg

41: Attorney (FR) - Matthew Smith - 50kg

42: Lord Belvedere (GB) - Ciaron Maher & David Eustace - 50.5kg

43: Admire Robson (JPN) - Paul Preusker - 50kg

44: Future Score (IRE) - Matt Cumani - 50kg

45: Saracen Knight (IRE) - Danny O'Brien - 50kg

 

Originally published as When is the Melbourne Cup field announced?


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