2016 Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup parade.The race the stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup, will be back again in 2016. This page will contain all the barrier, draw and information on the runners for the 2016 Melbourne Cup, so stay tuned for updates.

The race is run on the traditional first Tuesday in November, which fell on November 3 in 2015.

With over $6m in prizemoney, the Group 1 Melbourne Cup over 3200m is the world’s richest turf race and in 2015 attracted quality staying horses from around the globe.

The 2015 running of the Cup was won by Prince of Penzance. Second was Max Dynamite, Criterion was third and Trip to Paris was fourth. It was will be the 155th running of Australia’s most famous and popular thoroughbred race, held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

Red Cadeaux, Melbourne Cup legend and three-time runner up, pulled up lame with an injured fetlock at the end of the race and failed to finish, while Snow Sky was the last to pass the post.

Trainer Darren Weir won his first Melbourne Cup, as did Michelle Payne, who is the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

More 2015 Melbourne Cup:
>> 2015 Melbourne Cup: Who won, came last
>> Full finishing order
>> Full report on Red Cadeaux
>> Melbourne Cup live blog
>> Melbourne Cup winners and losers

The 2015 Caulfield Cup winner, Mongolian Khan, was withdrawn from the Cup on Thursday morning following a colic attack, with connections taking no chances with the horse.

OFFICIAL 2015 Melbourne Cup finishing order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
Winner 19 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 1 53kg $101
2 8 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) William Mullins Frankie Dettori 0.5L 2 55kg $13
3 2 CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 1.25L 4 57.5kg $19
4 10 TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) Ed Dunlop Tommy Berry 2L 14 55kg $6
5 5 BIG ORANGE (GB) Michael Bell Jamie Spencer 2.4L 23 55.5kg $61
6 24 GUST OF WIND (NZ) John Sargent Chad Schofield 2.6L 19 51kg $41
7 23 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 3.1L 24 51kg $31
8 13 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Damien Oliver 3.3L 13 54kg $31
9 16 QUEST FOR MORE (IRE) Roger Charlton Damian Lane 3.8L 21 53.5kg $81
10 4 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 3.9L 22 56kg $21
11 11 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 4L 6 54.5kg $21
12 21 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards Craig Newitt 4.75L 5 52.5kg $101
13 3 FAME GAME (JPN) Yoshitada Munakata Zac Purton 5.5L 12 57kg $5F
14 22 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Joao Moreira 5.7L 3 52.5kg $21
15 6 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James McDonald 5.9L 17 55.5kg $31
16 20 BONDI BEACH (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Brett Prebble 6.2L 18 52.5kg $21
17 7 HOKKO BRAVE (JPN) Yasutoshi Matsunaga Craig Williams 6.4L 20 55.5kg $41
18 17 ALMOONQITH (USA) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 6.9L 10 53kg $17
19 18 KINGFISHER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Colm O’Donoghue 7L 9 53kg $61
20 15 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 14L 11 53.5kg $9
21 14 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 14.75L 15 53.5kg $61
22 12 SKY HUNTER (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor William Buick 16L 7 54kg $31
23 1 SNOW SKY (GB) Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 18.25L 16 58kg $51
FF 9 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop Gerald Mosse 8 55kg $26

Q: What time does the Melbourne Cup start?
A: The 2015 Melbourne Cup is run at 3.00pm AEDT (Melbourne time)**.

**The race will be run at 3pm AEDT, provided there are no delays in the lead-up to the event, which may occur with horses needing a farrier for horseshoe issues, delays in lead-up races, and other unforeseen events. However, most races will at 3pm or within a few minutes. One thing is definite: it will not start before 3pm AEDT!

Other times: Queensland time: 2pm AEST, South Australia: 2:30pm ACDT, Western Australia: 12pm AWST

Q: What channel is the Cup on?
A: Channel Seven have the rights to the live race, at 3pm**,provided there are no delays in the lead-up to the event. Whilst 7TWO, 7Mate have been used previously, the main Channel Seven station will be broadcasting. Long time Melbourne horse racing caller Greg Miles will again call the race. Sky Racing will show an immediate replay in TABs and pubs and clubs.

Melbourne Cup 2014 winner Protectionist followed by Red Cadeaux with Who Shot Thebarman in thirdIn 2014 the Melbourne Cup was won by Protectionist, ahead of Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman. Signoff ran fourth after being heavily favoured following its victory in the Lexus Stakes in the lead up to the race.

2014 MELBOURNE CUP FULL RESULTS

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