The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most lofty yearly Thoroughbred steed race. It is a 3,200 meter race for three-year-olds and over, led by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as a major aspect of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the most extravagant “two-mile” cripple on the planet, and one of the most extravagant turf races. The occasion begins at 3 pm on the principal Tuesday in November and is referred to locally as “the race that stops a country”.

The Melbourne Cup has a long convention, with the primary race held in 1861. It was initially more than two miles (3.219 km) yet was abbreviated to 3,200 meters (1.988 mi) in 1972 when Australia embraced the metric framework. This lessened the separation by 18.688 meters (61.312 ft), and Rain Lover’s 1968 race record of 3:19.1 was as needs be acclimated to 3:17.9. The present record holder is the 1990 victor Kingston Rule with a period of 3:16.3.



The Melbourne Cup 2016 was indeed a race that literally stopped the nation for a while. Marvellous performances were delivered by the Melbourne Cup horses. Let us go through the entire day’s performances by the Melbourne Cup horses.


BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE, from boundary one, plunges and nearly falls. The Melbourne cup horse ALMANDIN bounces away well from barrrier 17.

AFTER 400 m

WICKLOW BRAVE out wide, being ridden by Frankie Dettori, floods forward. On his inside ASSIGN, EXCESS KNOWLEDGE, CURREN MIROTIC (driving) and BIG ORANGE (dashing far from the fence) are driving the way. Kerrin McEvoy settles ALMANDIN more awful than midfield, with HARTNELL and HEARTBREAK CITY just before him.


Overabundance KNOWLEDGE is barely in front from ASSIGN (outside) and CURREN MIROTIC going back and forth. McEvoy has been riding ALMANDIN briskly and has opened him into fifteenth place. Joao Moreira has HEARTBREAK CITY a length and a half in front of him in fourteenth.

2000 m OUT

EXCESS KNOWLEDGE leads from ASSIGN with CURREN MIROTIC third and WICKLOW BRAVE fourth. SECRET NUMBER has started a broad run and is pushing forward. HEARTBREAK CITY is still well back in sixteenth putting and ALMANDIN is eighteenth.

1200 m

SECRET NUMBER has pushed on to head EXCESS KNOWLEDGE with ASSIGN third and CURREN MIROTIC fourth and WICKLOW BRAVE fifth. HEARTBREAK CITY (fifteenth) and ALMANDIN (sixteenth) well back still.

600 m

Pace stimulates as SECRET NUMBER still leads from EXCESS KNOWLEDGE with ASSIGN and CURREN MIROTIC. Moreira on HEARTBREAK CITY starts his turn while McEvoy on ALMANDIN awaits his opportunity.

450 m (point of turn)

EXCESS KNOWLEDGE hits the front from SECRET NUMBER as the field bundles. HARTNELL, in 6th place, gets to the outside of BIG ORANGE. HEARTBREAK CITY must midfield yet McEvoy is on his outside on ALMANDIN.


ALMANDIN gets to the outside and looks balanced. HEARTBREAK CITY knocks with JAMEKA. Melbourne Cup horse HARTNELL begins to turn out after the pioneer EXCESS KNOWLEDGE, who has the better of Melbourne Cup horse SECRET CITY.

250 m

HEARTBREAK CITY finds the lead however McEvoy and ALMANDIN begin to charge home on his outside. HARTNELL attempts to run with that combine, however they flood clear of whatever is left of the pursuing pack headed by Melbourne Cup horse ALMOONQITH.


After a two-horse war McEvoy on ALMANDIN shows signs of improvement of HEARTBREAK CITY on hold. HARTNELL made a decent attempt and held down third obviously.



The Melbourne Cup 2016 has been won by Almandin, with Heartbreak City in second, pre-race most loved Hartnell in third and Qewy in fourth place.

The triumphant jockey, Kerrin McEvoy has won his second Melbourne Cup, having won it on Brew in 2000.

Almandin was one of four racehorses entered by Lloyd Williams in the Melbourne Cup 2016, and gives the amazing proprietor his fifth Melbourne Cup win, an exceptional accomplishment in the game.

The race began at a regardless of whether not mad pace, without any holes showing up in the field.




Melbourne Cup Horses

Melbourne Cup 2016 Jockey



Kerrin McEvoy


Heartbreak City

Joao Moreira



James McDonald



Craig Williams


Who Shot Thebarman

Hugh Bowman



Michael Walker


Beautiful Romance

Damian Lane



Damien Oliver



Mark Du Plessis


Big Orange

Jamie Spencer


A small change punter has pulled off a standout amongst the most extraordinary wagers in Melbourne Cup history, transforming $10 into nearly $242,000 by picking the initial four in right request.


Almandin edged Heartbreak City in an exciting version of the colossal race, with race most loved completing third in front of Geelong Cup victor Qewy in fourth.


Bookmakers paid out intensely on Lloyd Williams-claimed Almandin, who was extraordinary compared to other sponsored sprinters in the 24 hours before the race.


Almandin was at the gigantic chances of $301 when the Cup advertise first open, with one punter staking $100 with Sportsbet for a gather of $30,100.


Melbourne Cup 2016 Fields and Melbourne Cup 2016 odds


The Melbourne Cup 2016 was rather a mesmerizing horse-race. Following is a list that signifies the Melbourne Cup 2016 fields along with the Melbourne Cup 2016 Odds:

(Number, name, jockey, barrier, weight, odds)

  1. Big Orange, J Spencer, (7) 57 kg $17
  2. Our Ivanhowe, D Dunn, (6) 57 kg $34
  3. Curren Mirotic, T Berry, (18) 5 kg $26
  4. Bondi Beach, R Moore, (5) 56 kg $10
  5. Exospheric, D Oliver, (13) 56 kg $21
  6. Hartnell, J McDonald, (12) 56 kg $5
  7. Who Shot Thebarman, H Bowman, (20) 56 kg $34
  8. Wicklow Brave, F Dettori, (24) 56 kg $18
  9. Almoonqith, M Walker, (19) 54.5 kg $21
  10. Gallante, B Shinn, (2) 54.5 kg $61
  11. Grand Marshal, B Melham, (9) 54.5 kg $34
  12. Jameka, N Hall, (3) 54.5 kg $7.50
  13. Heartbreak City, J Moreira, (23) 54 kg $12
  14. Sir John Hawkwood, B Spriggs, (14) 54 kg $81
  15. Excess Knowledge, V Duric, (21) 53.5 kg $67
  16. Beautiful Romance, D Lane, (1) 52.5 kg $41
  17. Almandin, K McEvoy, (17) 52 kg $15
  18. Assign, K Mallyon, (22) 52 kg $71
  19. Grey Lion, G Boss, (16) 52 kg $34
  20. Oceanographer, C Schofield, (11) 52 kg $6.50
  21. Secret Number, S Baster, (10) 52 kg $34
  22. Pentathlon, M Du Plessis, (4) 51.5 kg $101
  23. Qewy, C Williams, (15) 51.5 kg $31
  24. Rose Of Virginia, B Thompson (a), (8) 51 kg $201


Below are the statistics of The Melbourne Cup 2016 fields:


The trainer: Lee Freedman (5 wins) (Note: He now trains in partnership with his brother Anthony) – Our Ivanhowe (No. 2) and Exospheric (No. 5)

The jockey: Damien Oliver (3 wins) – Exospheric (No. 5) and Glen Boss (3 wins) – Grey Lion (No. 19)

The owner: Lloyd Williams (4 wins) – Bondi Beach (No. 4), Gallante (No. 10), Almandin (No. 17) and Assign (No. 18)

The saddlecloth: 4 and 12 (11 wins) – Bondi Beach (No. 4), Jameka (No. 12)

The barrier: 11 (8 wins) – Oceanographer (No. 20)

The age and sex: 5YO E&G (41 wins) – Bondi Beach (No. 4), Exospheric (No. 5), Grey Lion (No. 19), Oceanographer (No. 20), Pentathlon (No. 22)

Three lead-up form races to the Melbourne Cup have produced 11 winners since 2000. These are the horses that come out of those races: 
Caulfield Cup (4 winners) – Our Ivanhowe (No. 2), Exospheric (No. 5), Almoonqith (No. 9), Jameka (No. 12), Sir John Hawkwood (No. 14)
Cox Plate (4 winners) – Hartnell (No. 6)
Geelong Cup (3 winners) – Grey Lion (No. 19), Oceanographer (No. 20), Qewy (No. 23)

Back-to-back winners: 5 (Note: Makybe Diva went back-to-back twice in her three-peat. For the purpose of this we’ve counted it as one.) – N/A

Won two Melbourne Cups not in consecutive years: Peter Pan (1932 & 1934) – N/A

Unluckiest saddlecloth: 18 (1 win) – Assign (No. 18)

Unluckiest barrier: 18 (no winners) – Curren Mirotic (No. 3)