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Horse, Barrier & Weight
(8) 58.5kg
Admire Rakti
J: Zac Purton T: Tomoyuki Umeda
J: Craig Williams T: Saeed Bin Suroor
(9) 57kg
J: Nicholas Hall T: Robert Hickmott
(15) 57kg
Red Cadeaux
J: Gerald Mosse T: Ed Dunlop
(11) 56.5kg
J: Ryan Moore T: Andreas Wohler
Sea Moon
J: Tommy Berry T: Robert Hickmott
(1) 56kg
J: Craig Newitt T: Marco Botti
(7) 55.5kg
J: Hugh Bowman T: Chris Waller
(6) 55.5kg
Royal Diamond
J: Steven Arnold T: Johnny Murtagh
(22) 55kg
J: William Buick T: John Gosden
(12) 55kg
Mutual Regard
J: Damien Oliver T: Johnny Murtagh
(13) 55kg
Who Shot Thebarman
J: Glen Boss T: Chris Waller
(17) 55kg
Willing Foe
J: James McDonald T: Saeed Bin Suroor
(4) 54.5kg
My Ambivalent
J: Andrea Atzeni T: Roger Varian
(20) 54.5kg
J: Michael Rodd T: B/J Cummings
(21) 54kg
J: Luke Nolen T: Peter G Moody
(19) 54kg
Mr Oceirin
J: Mark Zahra T: Ciaron Maher
(23) 53.5kg
Au Revoir
J: Glyn Schofield T: Andre Fabre
(10) 53.5kg
J: Ben Melham T: Peter G Moody
(14) 53.5kg
J: Tye Angland T: Chris Waller
(24) 53kg
J: Dwayne Dunn T: Michael Moroney
(2) 53kg
Lucia Valentina
J: Kerrin McEvoy T: Kris Lees
(5) 51.5kg
Unchain My Heart
J: Dean Yendall T: Hayes/Dabernig
(16) 51kg
J: Joao Moreira T: Darren Weir
Melbourne Cup Tip
Melbourne Cup Best Roughie

Congratulations Protectionist on winning the 2014 Melbourne Cup!


1st: 5 Protectionist

2nd: 4 Red Cadeaux

3rd: 12 Who Shot Thebarman

4th: 24 Signoff





Finishing Positions:

Finish No. Horse
7 21 ARALDO (GB)
18 8 JUNOOB (GB)
19 19 LIDARI (FR)
21 17 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)


Live Melbourne Cup 2014 News/Tips:

  • 3:40pm – BREAKING: Pre race favourite Admire Rakti has collapsed and died in his stall after his run in the Melbourne Cup.
  • 3:05pm – RESULT: Protectionist has smashed his rivals in the Melbourne Cup 2014
  • 1:40pm – TIP: One of the Best Bet of the day comes up in Race 5 with Wine Tales looking very hard to beat in the race.
  • 1:05pm – TRACK: The track has been upgraded to a Good 3
  • 12:58pm – TIP: We are going for some value in Race 4 with Recalculate looking to be at great each way odds.
  • 12:07am – TIP: Hopefully we steered you into Grand Marshal in the last, we are going with The Quarterback in Race 4 and he looks a very good win bet.
  • 12:06am – Runners made a bit more ground in race three and a leaders bias which was reported early is most likely incorrect.
  • 11:37am – TIP: we are going with Grand Marshal in Race 3 at good each way odds.
  • 11:36am – The first two winners have been on pace with punters now backing runners who are going forward.
  • 7:50am - SCRATCHING: Cavalryman has been scratched from the 2014 Melbourne Cup Field.
  • 7:40am – Decision on Cavalryman expected in 20 minutes. Whether he will run in Melbourne Cup or be a late scratching.
  • Gates open at 8:30am today. Trains depart Flinders St Station from 8.15am, 8.30am, 8.40am, then average every 10mins.
  • 6:13am – The track is rated a DEAD4 with a 4.83 peno
  • 6:10am – Rail in true position for Melbourne Cup day
  • Decision on Cavalryman likely to be made on Tuesday morning whether he will take his spot in the field or not.
  • Cavalryman under injury cloud for Melbourne Cup Field. Vets currently examining x-rays of fetlock which has swelling.
  • Big bettor Sean Bartholomew was turned down on a bet to win $1million on Fawkner at the Call Of The Card, was allowed on to win $250k.
  • Trainer Darren Weir has said Signoff has pulled up well from his Lexus Stakes win, has spent the last two days enjoying the water in Warrnambool.
  • Cavalryman and Willing Foe did regular pace work this morning. It was the most intense of any this morning at Werribee. Most light canter.
  • Au Revoir will not be wearing a Cross over noseband
  • Flemington track is currently a Dead 4. No rain in last 24 hours.
  • Tommy Berry loses his ride in the Melbourne Cup after Sea Moon was scratched this morning.
  • Trainer Johny Murtagh says Mutual Regard is a live chance in the Melbourne Cup.
  • Sea Moon has been scratched from the race.
  • Chris Waller has said that Opinion will go back to just worse than midfield in the Melbourne Cup.
  • Mr O’Ceirin will wear concussion plates in the Melbourne Cup 2014.
  • Joao Moreira got himself a family holiday for taking the ride on Signoff in the Melbourne Cup paid for by owner Gerry Ryan.
  • Admire Rakti remains the Melbourne Cup favourite after tonights barrier draw was conducted.
  • Signoff has received a 1kg penalty in the Melbourne Cup Field.
  • Signoff has taken the last spot in the 2014 Melbourne Cup Field after winning the Lexus Stakes.


Melbourne Cup Stats Tips:

Most winning barrier: Barrier 11 – Protectionist

Most winning Saddle Cloth: 4 and 12 with 11 wins – Red Cadeaux and Mutual Regard

Most winning Trainer: Bart Cummings – Precedence

Most winning Jockey (riding in race): Glen Boss – Who Shot Thebarman

Most Winning Sex (horse): Entire – Admire Rakti, Cavalryman, Protectionist, Sea Moon, Gatewood, Au Revoir, Lidari, Araldo

Most Winning Age (last 12 years): 6yo – Mutual Regard, Who Shot Thebarman, Brambles, Lidari, Opinion

Average Winning Weight Carried: 54kg – Brambles, Mr O’ceirin


Tips From People Of Interest:

Tony Abbot: Signoff

Trainer Darren Weir (trains Signoff): Fawkner

Trainer James Cummings (trains Precedence): Admire Rakti

Jockey Glen Boss (Rides Who Shot Thebarman): Admire Rakti


Cup Day Big Bets:

$10,000 at $6 on Admire Rakti

$7,000 at $6 on Admire Rakti

$5,000 at $8.50 Signoff


Call Of The Card Big Bets:

$30,000 at $8.50 on Fawkner

2 x $7,700 at $6.50 on Admire Rakti

$5,000 at $6.50 on Admire Rakti

$5,000 at $9 on Fawkner

2 x $1,000 e/w at $26 on Red Cadeaux

$10,000 win at $8.50 on Protectionist

$1,000 e/w at $101 on Seismos

$2000w/$1500p at $101 on Seismos

$600 e/w at $81 on Gatewood

$4,100 at $12 on Mutual Regard

$4,000 at $26 on Who Shot Thebarman

$8,000 at $31 on Willing Foe

$1,000 e/w at $151 on Precedence

$2,400 at $81 on Brambles

$100 e/w at $301 on Mr O’Ceirin

$500 e/w at $71 on Au Revoir

$500 e/w at $71 on Lidari

$2,100 at $71 on Opinion

$300 e/w at $26 on Araldo


Other Melbourne Cup 2014 Big Bets:

$17,000 at $7 on Lucia Valentina

$30,000 at $8 on Signoff

$10,000 at $9.50 on Fawkner

$10,000 at $8 on Lucia Valentina

$2,000 at e/w at $26 on Cavalryman

$10,000 at $9.50 on Fawkner

$2,000 e/w at $41 on My Ambivalent

$10,000 at $7.50 on Lucia Valentina

$5,000 at $8 on Signoff

$10,000 at $5 on Admire Rakti

$5,000 at $10 on Fawkner

$6,000 at $9 on Fawkner

$8,000 at $7 on Protectionist

$3,000 at $26 on Who Shot Thebarman

$1,000 at $51 on My Ambivalent

$20,000 at $7 on Lucia Valentina

$5,000 on Signoff at $8

$3,000 on Mutual Regard at $14

$1,000 on Cavalryman at $31

$1,500 on Willing Foe at $31

$6,000 on Fawkner at $11

$2,200 on Admire Rakti at $4.60

$9,000 on Protectionist at $7.50

$1,000win/$500place on Mutual Regard at $14/4.25

$2,000 on Lucia Valentina at $6.50

$1,250 e/w at $6.50 and $2.37

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2014 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 4th November. The race that stops a nation is more exciting than ever this year, with a number of celebrations taking place both inside and outside the racecourse. While the $6.175 million Emirates Melbourne Cup is the centrepiece of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, there are plenty of additional races and social events to keep everyone busy.

There are a total of ten races taking place throughout the day, with varying race distances and prize values on offer. While the 3200 metre Emirates Melbourne Cup is by far the longest, most valuable, and most prestigious event, the entire Melbourne Cup day spectacle is organised as a complete and enthralling package.

Melbourne Cup 2014

Everyone knows just how much people enjoy getting dressed up and having a bet for this special day, with women wearing their most extravagant hats and most colourful dresses. A number of marquees are set up for VIP guests, with fashion parades and other entertainment also taking place throughout the day. Corporate marquee and dining packages are already available for bookings, with shared marquees also available for hire.

A General Admission Season Pass is being offered this year for the 2014/15 racing season, permitting access to general admission areas of all VRC race meetings, including the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This pass is being sold for $200, with a total value of $564. There are a range of other ticketing options available to choose from, including general admission, reserved grandstand seating, corporate dining, restaurant dining, and a variety of members options.

The Melbourne Cup truly is the richest prize in Australian sport, contested by horses from all over the world. It is amazing when you think that Australia stops to a standstill to listen to and watch the big event, with a 100,000 plus crowd also expected to witness the race live.

It’s not all about the racing however, with a wide range of fashion, dining, and entertainment also on offer. The Flemington Racecourse will come alive again this November with fashion shows, music, and the best selections of food and beverages that money can buy.

Melbourne Cup 2014

The Melbourne Cup this year will be run on November 4th 2014 which is the first Tuesday in November. The race will be run at Flemington racecourse and the start time for the race is at 3pm. The final field for the Melbourne Cup 2014 will be decided on Saturday 1st November after the running of the Lexus Stakes which will decide the last remaining spot in the 2014 Melbourne Cup.




Adam’s Melbourne Cup Finishing Order

1. Lucia Valentina
2. Admire Rakti
3. Opinion
4. Fawkner
5. Who Shot Thebarman
6. Red Cadeaux
7. Brambles
8. Cavalryman
9. Signoff
10. Royal Diamond
11. Junoob
12. Willing Foe
13. Lidari
14. Protectionist
15. Araldo
16. Seismos
17. Precedence
18. Mutual Regard
19. Au Revoir
20. My Ambivalent
21. Gatewood
22. Mr O’Ceirin
23. Unchain My Heart
24. Sea Moon


Bryan Martin’s phantom Melbourne Cup 2014 call:


Race 7 – 3:00PM Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)
Of $6,000,000.1st $3,600,000, 2nd $1,080,000, 3rd $540,000, 4th $270,000, 5th $150,000, 6th $120,000, 7th $120,000, 8th $120,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 49kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 24

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No Horse Trainer Jockey Weight Penalty
1 ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN) Tomoyuki Umeda Zac Purton 58.5kg 0.5kg
2 CAVALRYMAN (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Craig Williams 57kg
3 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 57kg
4 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop Gerald Mosse 57kg
5 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Andreas Wohler Ryan Moore 56.5kg
6   SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott Tommy Berry   56.5kg  
7 SEISMOS (IRE) Marco Botti Craig Newitt 56kg
8 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 55.5kg 1.5kg
9 ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE) Johnny Murtagh Steven Arnold 55.5kg
10 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden William Buick 55kg
11 MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) Johnny Murtagh Damien Oliver 55kg
12 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 55kg 0.5kg
13 WILLING FOE (USA) Saeed Bin Suroor James McDonald 55kg
14 MY AMBIVALENT (IRE) Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 54.5kg
15 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings Michael Rodd 54.5kg
16 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 54kg
17 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 54kg
18 AU REVOIR (IRE) Andre Fabre Glyn Schofield 53.5kg
19 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody Ben Melham 53.5kg
20 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 53.5kg
21 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 53kg
22 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 53kg
23 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dean Yendall 51.5kg
24 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir Joao Moreira 51kg 1.0kg



Out of the twenty four runners in the Melbourne Cup Field there is prize money for the first ten horses to cross the finish line in a race with a total prize pool of $6million dollars. View the amounts given to each position on our Melbourne Cup prizemoney page or view the information on the iconic Melbourne Cup trophy.

We have also compiled replays of the last five Melbourne Cup’s including last years edition in which international runner Dunaden won. View our Melbourne Cup replays.

The last two Melbourne Cups have been won by French horses which is seen to have increased the amount of international runners heading to Australia during the Spring to tackle the race.

View our page for Melbourne Cup results.

Melbourne Cup betting

The Melbourne Cup is the biggest race in Australia both for viewer count and for betting turnover. Host by the Victoria Racing Club the Melbourne Cup last year had a turnover of around $80 million dollars with the TAB alone. If you are thinking about having a bet on the Melbourne Cup than we advise you view our Melbourne Cup betting page to get information on the different bet types.

Melbourne Cup odds

Melbourne Cup odds basically goes hand in hand with Melbourne Cup betting although there are some small differences. The term betting refers to the overall market in a race where as the term ‘odds’ refers to each of the Melbourne Cup horses individual price when betting. Each horse in the Melbourne Cup will have different odds, the horse with the lowest odds is believed to be the race favourite. Odds are determined by whom the bookmaker feels has the best chance of winning and betting moves from punters. Often horses will open up at a certain price and either get backed into lower odds or drift to higher odds.

To find out more on Melbourne Cup odds view our page which helps to explain the intricate details.

Melbourne Cup tips

Melbourne Cup is the largest betting event in Australia each year and it’s common for work and family banter to be around who their Melbourne Cup Tip is. As we dont know the official field for the race we cannot give any tips as of yet but we can provide the best methods for you to select you own tips. So view our Melbourne Cup Tips page to find out more.

Flemington racecourse

The Melbourne Cup is held annually at Flemington racecourse and has so since its inaugural year  in 1864. The Circumference of the racecourse is 2,312 metres. The racecourse and surrounding areas is a total of 1.27km.

Melbourne Cup day

Melbourne Cup day is always on the first Tuesday in November every year. The Melbourne Cup meeting consists of ten races all together with the Cup always being the seventh race of the day at a time slot of 3pm. It is accustom for most businesses and schools to stop work at this time to tune into their tv’s or radios to listen to the race which has been branded ‘the race that stops a nation’.

View our full list of Melbourne Cup day

Melbourne Cup always draws a big attendance to Flemington racecourse view more information on Melbourne Cup attendances.

We provide as much infromation about the Melbourne Cup as we can below covering a wide range of topics regarding the Melbourne Cup 2014 including how to get to Flemington on Cup day Melbourne Cup Travel.

Melbourne Cup field

Each year hundreds of horses are nominated by their connections for the Melbourne Cup. Leading up to the race there are different levels of acceptances which connections need to pay a fee to continue with their quest to make the Melbourne Cup Field. The field is determined by horses who have won Group races worldwide over the distance of 2400m+ which has caused some debate to the ease of some international runners making the field. There are currently 67 horses still nominated for the race you can view them on our Melbourne Cup nominations page.

You can also view our page showing the Melbourne Cup weights for each of the nominated runners.

Melbourne Cup facts

Do you want to learn some interesting facts about the Melbourne Cup? View our Melbourne Cup facts page where we list some of the most interesting facts and statistics.

Interested in the history of the Melbourne Cup? Then view our page on the Early Years of the Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup Carnival

The Melbourne Cup Carnival goes for a full week and is comprised by four race days. The race days are Victoria Derby day, Melbourne Cup day, Crown Oaks day and the last day of the carnival is Emirates Stakes day. The 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival starts on the 1st of November and runs until the 8th of November with the Melbourne Cup itself being run on the 4th of November.

Melbourne Cup fashion

The Melbourne Cup Carnival isn’t all about the horses. A lot of racegoers head to Flemington each year simply for the fashion that is on showcase whether that be Women or Mens fashion with the latter becoming more competitive each year in what use to be a Female dominated focus until recent years. We take a look at the Melbourne Cup Fashion on our fashion page.

Melbourne Cup barrier draw

The Melbourne Cup barrier draw takes place on Victoria Derby day which this year is the 2nd of November. The Lexus Stakes run on Derby day is the last race in which Melbourne Cup hopefuls can get a spot in the final field thus the barrier draw must commence after this time. It is accustom that the VRC announces the final Melbourne Cup field and barriers at 5.30pm.

Melbourne Cup order of entry

The Melbourne Cup attracts hundreds of nominations each year but the final field is only twenty four runners meaning a majority of nominated horses wont get a start in the race. We take a look at this years current Melbourne Cup order of entry. At the moment there are fourty six horses left in the nominations but only about four or five horses who could get a start in the lead up to the Melbourne Cup. We also explain the Melbourne Cup balloting system as well as list the Melbourne Cup ballot exempt races.

We have also made a page outlining the Melbourne Cup Qualification requirements.

Melbourne Cup Sweep

Each year thousands of people across Australia will take part in a Melbourne Cup Sweep which provides a cheap fun way to experience ‘the race that stops a nation’. We provide some information on what a sweep is and how you can organise one for your office. It’s simple to do, fun and exciting so be sure to take part in a Melbourne Cup Sweep this year!

Melbourne Cup International runners

The Melbourne Cup is the most watched horse race in Australian racing, contested by three year old horses and above over a distance of 3200 metres.  The Melbourne Cup is held annually at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November, and has become known as “the race that stops a nation”.  Throughout its long history that stretches back to 1861, a number of international horses have won this prestigious event.

Learn more on our page about International horses and the Melbourne Cup

Best Melbourne Cup winners

It takes a very good horse to win a Melbourne Cup and each winner goes into the history books although there are some horses who have won the race on multiple occasions which with increase in weights and conditions takes an exceptional horse to do so. We take a look at some of the Best Melbourne Cup winners.

We also take a look at the horses who have won the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup double.

Melbourne Cup replay

View the full replay of last years Melbourne Cup won by the Gai Waterhouse trained Fiorente: