Melbourne Cup Order of Entry

Melbourne Cup Order of Entry Verry Elleegant (PA Images)

Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry

The Melbourne Cup Order of Entry determines which 24 horses will gain a start in the $8.4 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) held at Flemington on Tuesday, November 7.

On the Saturday prior to the running of the Melbourne Cup, the final field and barrier draw is revealed.

2023 Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry

No.  Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty
1 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman 1= 56.5kg 1.0kg
2 ABSURDE (FR) Willie Mullins 1= 53kg
3 LUNAR FLARE Grahame Begg 1= 51.5kg
4 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1= 50kg
5 GOLD TRIP (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 58.5kg
6 ALENQUER (FR) Michael Moroney 6 56.5kg
7 EL BODEGON (IRE) Chris Waller 7 55.5kg
8 SPANISH MISSION (USA) Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 8 55.5kg
9 BREAKUP (JPN) Tatsuya Yoshioka 9 55kg
10 VAUBAN (FR) Willie Mullins 10 55kg
11 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 11 54kg
12 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) Chris Waller 12 54kg
13 SOULCOMBE (GB) Chris Waller 13 53.5kg
14 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien 14 53kg
15 RIGHT YOU ARE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 53kg
16 MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) Chris Waller 16 51kg
17 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) Liam Howley 17 51kg
18 LASTOTCHKA (FR) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 18 51kg
19 FAME Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 19 51kg
20 HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 20 50kg
21 SHERAZ (FR) Chris Waller 21 51.5kg
22 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) Phillip Stokes 22 51.5kg
23 VALIANT KING (GB) Joseph O’Brien 23 50kg
24 CLEVELAND (IRE) Kris Lees 24 51.5kg
25 OKITA SOUSHI (IRE) Joseph O’Brien 25 51.5kg
26 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 26 51kg 0.5kg
27 KING FRANKEL (IRE) Annabel Neasham 27 51kg
28 SERPENTINE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 28 51kg
29 MORE FELONS (IRE) Chris Waller 29 50.5kg
30 TRUE MARVEL (FR) Matthew Smith 30 50kg
31 LADIES MAN (NZ) Allan Sharrock 31 50kg
32 ATHABASCAN (FR) John O’Shea 32 50kg
33 UNITED NATIONS (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 33 50kg
34 FANCY MAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham 34 50kg
35 HASTA LA WAR Sue Murphy 35 50kg
36 FIRST IMMORTAL Mark & Levi Kavanagh 36 50kg
37 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees 37 50kg
38 INTERPRETATION (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 38 50kg
39 RAGING BULL Mark Minervini 39 50kg
40 FERAGO Patrick F Ryan Jnr 40 50kg
41 AMADE (IRE) Phillip Stokes 41 50kg
42 ASHRUN (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 42 51.5kg
43 CARINI (FR) Danny O’Brien 43= 50kg
44 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent 43= 50kg
45 GREGOLIMO (FR) Michael Moroney 43= 50kg
46 MOSTLY CLOUDY (IRE) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 43= 50kg
47 THE MAP Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 43= 50kg
48 MEDATSU (NZ) Chris Waller 43= 49kg


What does Order of Entry mean?

The Melbourne Cup Order of Entry is a list like a nominations or weights list that ranks where horses sit in relation to gaining a start in the race. This order is known as the ballot order.

Ballot exempt races play a big part in the lead up to the Melbourne Cup with many trainers targeting these races to guarantee a start in the Melbourne Cup.

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