2018 Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup parade.Raced on the first Tuesday each November, the Melbourne Cup is known as ‘the race that stops a nation.’

In 2017, it was won by Rekindling, with Johannes Vermeer in second, Max Dynamite third, Big Duke in fourth.

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup is run over 3200m and offers a total prize pool of $7.3 million, attracting quality staying horses from around the globe every year.

Only the Dubai Cup ($10 million USD) offers more prize money than the Melbourne Cup.

The 2018 edition will be the 158th running of Australia’s most famous and popular thoroughbred race, and will be held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on the first Tuesday of November.

What, Where and When

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 3pm local (AEDT)
Distance: 3200 metres
Venue: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Prizemoney: $7.3 million
Race Type: Handicap

Q: What time does the Melbourne Cup start?
A: The 2018 Melbourne Cup will be run at 3.00pm AEDT (Melbourne time) on Tuesday, November 6**.

**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 run at 3pm or within a few minutes. One thing is definite: it will not start before 3pm AEDT!

Whatever the issue, The Roar will have all the live race updates as they develop over on the live blog.

Other times: Queensland: 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.

The 2017 Melbourne Cup was won by Rekindling when it was run on Tuesday, November 7.

2017 Melbourne Cup complete finishing order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 22 REKINDLING (GB) Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 4 51.5kg
2 7 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 0.4L 3 54.5kg
3 9 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) William Mullins Zac Purton 2.9L 2 54kg
4 13 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 5.65L 5 53.5kg
5 18 NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 6.4L 19 53kg
6 21 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) William Mullins Ben Allen (a) 8.65L 20 52kg
7 4 TIBERIAN (FR) Alain Couetil Olivier Peslier 9.15L 22 55.5kg
8 17 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 9.65L 7 53kg
9 5 MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 9.75L 16 55kg
10 12 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins Stephen Baster 10.5L 8 54kg
11 6 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 11.25L 23 55kg
12 2 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 11.45L 14 56.5kg
13 24 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 12.2L 17 50kg
14 23 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Dean Yendall 12.95L 10 51kg
15 15 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 13.95L 9 53kg
16 20 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 15.45L 15 53kg
17 19 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 15.85L 11 53kg
18 14 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 16.15L 21 53.5kg
19 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 16.65L 13 56kg
20 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Damian Lane 28.65L 12 57.5kg
21 10 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 30.15L 6 54kg
22 8 BONDI BEACH (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 31.4L 1 54kg
23 16 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 99.9L 18 53kg
11 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0

Last updated: 11 July, 2018

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