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2014 Melbourne Cup

Damien Oliver celebrates winning the 2013 Melbourne Cup The 2014 Melbourne Cup will be the 154th running of Australia’s most famous thoroughbred race, held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. With $6.2m in prizemoney available, the Melbourne Cup is the world’s richest turf race in 2014 and will again attracted quality staying horses from around the globe.

The favourite for the 2014 Melbourne Cup is currently Admire Rakti after the Japanese stallion and topweight’s impressive victory in the Caulfield Cup. He has been installed at $4.60 by the bookies, but will have to carry 58.5 kilograms for the richest race on Australian soil. The connections of the stallion have confirmed he will run, with the owner saying he was “very keen” to test his horse in Australia’s richest race.

See the latest on the 2014 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw here.

Gai Waterhouse runner The Offer has been withdrawn from the race, placing the defending champion trainer with no runners in the list of second acceptances. The horse was scratched from the Cup after some questions over his form in the lead-up to the race. At one point he was a favourite for the race, after winning the Sydney Cup in the autumn, but has been withdrawn entirely.

Imported stayer Caravan Rolls On was penalised 1.5kg after he won the Geelong Cup on Wednesday, and is still not a confirmed starter in the $6 million race. He sits ranked 28th after second acceptances, however, and it’s unsure whether he’ll take his place.

The Darren Weir trained Prince of Penzance has been penalised 2kg after his win in the 2500m Mooney Valley Cup on the weekend, and now sits 30th in the list at 52.5kg.

Q: What time does the Melbourne Cup start?
A: The 2014 Melbourne Cup is run at 3.00pm AEDT.

Q: What channel is the Cup on?
A: Channel Seven have the rights to the live race, at 3pm. Whilst 7TWO and 7Mate have been used, the main Channel Seven station will be broadcasting. Long time Melbourne horse racing caller Greg Miles will again call the race. Both Sky and TVN will show an immediate replay.

The full second acceptances list is here:

Name (country) Weight Rating Last Run
1 Admire Rakti (JPN) - T.UMEDA 58.5 114 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 1st
2 Green Moon (IRE) - R.HICKMOTT 57 116 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 9th
3 Fawkner - R.HICKMOTT 57 112 25 Oct, M V, 2040m – 2nd
4 Red Cadeaux (GB) - E.DUNLOP 57 N/A 6 Sep, K PK, 2400m – 7th
5 Cavalryman (GB) - S.B.SUROOR 57 107 22 Aug, YOR., 3300m – 4th
6 The Offer (IRE) - G.M.WATERHOUSE 56.5 109 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 11th
7 Protectionist (GER) - A.WOHLER 56.5 110 11 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 4th
8 Sea Moon (GB) - R.HICKMOTT 56.5 105 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 18th
9 My Ambivalent (IRE) - R.VARIAN 54.5 N/A 29 Jun, CURR, 2000m – 4th
10 Lucia Valentina (NZ) - K.A.LEES 53 108 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 3rd
11 Seismos (IRE) - M.BOTTI 56 109 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 15th
12 Royal Diamond (IRE) - J.MURTAGH 55.5 N/A 14 Sep, CURR, 2800m – 6th
13 Junoob (GB) - C.J.WALLER 55.5 108 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 7th
14 Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) - C.J.WALLER 55 107 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 13th
15 Mutual Regard (IRE) - J.MURTAGH 55 N/A 23 Aug, YOR., 2800m – 1st
16 Gatewood (GB) - J.GOSDEN 55 101 31 Aug, DVLE, 2500m – 2nd
17 Willing Foe (USA) - S.B.SUROOR 55 N/A 14 Sep, CURR, 2800m – 4th
18 Precedence (NZ) - J.B.CUMMINGS 54.5 106 25 Oct, M V, 2500m – 5th
19 Brambles (NZ) - P.G.MOODY 54 105 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 4th
20 Mr O’ceirin (NZ) - C.MAHER 54 105 12 Oct, CRAN, 2025m – 7th
21 Opinion (IRE) - C.J.WALLER 53.5 104 25 Oct, M V, 2500m – 6th
22 Au Revoir (IRE) - A.FABRE 53.5 103 25 Oct, M V, 2500m – 3rd
23 Lidari (FR) - P.G.MOODY 53.5 105 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 6th
24 Araldo (GB) - M.D.MORONEY 53 100 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 5th
25 Unchain My Heart - D.A.HAYES 51.5 99 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 17th
26 Shoreham - S.HASAN 53 100 22 Oct, GEEL, 2400m – 6th
27 La Amistad - J.R.HAWKES 51.5 98 18 Oct, RAND, 2406m – 2nd
28 Caravan Rolls On (GB) - D.T.O’BRIEN 52.5 95 22 Oct, GEEL, 2400m – 1st
29 Big Memory (FR) - A.J.MCEVOY 52.5 100 18 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 10th
30 Prince of Penzance (NZ) - D.K.WEIR 52.5 94 25 Oct, M V, 2500m – 1st
31 Lord van Percy (GB) - A.BALDING 52.5 100 11 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 5th
32 Noble Protector (GB) - R.SMERDON 51 95 18 Oct, CAUL, 2000m – 2nd
33 Let’s Make Adeal - N.A.BLACKISTON 50.5 99 11 Oct, CAUL, 2400m – 3rd
34 Marksmanship (IRE) - C.MAHER 50.5 96 22 Oct, GEEL, 2400m – 2nd
35 Wish Come True (IRE) - P.G.MOODY 50.5 97 22 Oct, GEEL, 2400m – 5th
36 Like a Carousel - K.M.KEYS 50 96 22 Oct, GEEL, 2400m – 3rd
37 Signoff (IRE) - D.K.WEIR 50 66 18 Oct, CAUL, 2000m – 3rd
38 Amralah (IRE) - R.HICKMOTT 54.5 N/A 9 Aug, HAYD, 2100m – 1st
39 Gris Caro (GB) - J.A.STEPHENS 52 97 4 Oct, FLEM, 2000m – 12th
40 Thunderbird One (NZ) - F.FINNEGAN 50 91 16 Oct, MOE, 2050m – 8th

 

The 2013 Melbourne Cup was won by the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente, who ran down overseas raiders Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos to win the race for jockey Damien Oliver.

Melbourne Cup 2013:
Melbourne Cup 2013: Who won, who came last

Melbourne Cup 2013: Full Video replay [VIDEO]

Official 2013 Melbourne Cup finishing order and margins
1. Fiorente – WINNER
2. Red Cadeaux (0.75L)
3. Mount Athos (2.25L)
4. Simenon (2.45L)
5. Dandino (3.45L)
6. Fawkner (5.95L)
7. Ethiopia (6.95L)
8. Brown Panther (7.25L)
9. Super Cool (7.65L)
10. Voleuse De Coeurs (7.95L)
11. Dunaden (8.7L)
12. Seville (8.9L)
13. Sea Moon (9.4L)
14. Royal Empire (10.4L)
15. Mourayan(11.65L)
16. Ibicenco (12.05L)
17. Foreteller (12.8L)
18. Masked Marvel (14.05L)
19. Dear Demi (14.8L)
20. Hawkspur (19.05L)
21. Green Moon (44.05L)
22. Tres Blue (54.05L)
23. Ruscello (56.3L)
24. Verema – Failed to finish

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