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Each year hundreds of horses are nominated for the Melbourne Cup field. We give you the updated list of nominations which is now down to seventy two horses as we are four weeks from the race that stops a nation.

While Australian gallopers still take up the majority of nominations each year there has been a solid number of internationals nominating for the Melbourne Cup each year.

Once nominations close the weights will be released approximately a a week later, followed by the order of entry.

The final field for the 2017 Melbourne Cup will be released on Saturday, October 29 (Derby Day) along with the barrier draw.

2017 Melbourne Cup Entries

No Nominations have been taken for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. Nominations are expected to be released on Tuesday, 5th September and will be posted here immediately following their release.

You can view the latest Melbourne Cup odds and tips on our Melbourne Cup page here.

Runners marked in GREEN are ballot exempt and have a guaranteed spot in the field.

Runners marked in RED are ruled out of the race due to injuries or bypassing race.

Runners marked in BLUE are unlikely to run in the race.

Runners marked with NP have not passed the ballot clause.

Melbourne Cup Acceptances

First acceptances will be declared on Tuesday October 3, 2017 and is likely to halve the list of nominated horses. First acceptances gives the first proper guide as to which horses are likely to get a start in the Melbourne Cup.

Second acceptances for the 3200m race are scheduled to be released on Monday, October 23. Once second acceptances are announced we begin to see a clear picture as to which horses are likely to gain a start in the field of 24.

Once acceptances are released they will be published on JustHorseRacing.com.au immediately.

Melbourne Cup Weights

The weights for the nominated runners will be released on Tuesday 12th September, approximately a week after nominations have closed. Once the weights have been declared by the handicapper we will publish them immediately on this page.

Melbourne Cup Key Dates

Nominations for the 2017 Melbourne Cup close on September 5 this year while late nominations close on September 12.

TimetableDate
Nominations:Tuesday August 29, 2017
Late Nominations:Tuesday 5th September, 2017
Handicaps Declared:Tuesday 12 September, 2017
First Acceptances:Tuesday 3 October, 2017
Second Acceptances:Monday 23 October, 2017
Final Acceptances:Saturday November 4, 2017
Barrier Draw:Saturday November 4, 2017