2010 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw

Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw

The Melbourne Cup draw is made on Victoria Cup day just three days before the race and is an important factor when considering which of the Melbourne Cup runners to bet on. The best draw for the Melbourne Cup tends to be in the middle.

If you are drawn on the outside you need to make up a lot of ground on the field before going into the first corner at the end of the straight. There's a potential for horses to either use up too much energy trying to get handily placed, or miss the break completely and be too far off the front to win the race. An inside draw offers similar problems with horses jostling for places in the lead up to the first corner.

2016 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw

1 BIG ORANGE (GB) (Michael Bell) 56.0 (7)
2 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) (Lee & Anthony Freedman) 56.0 (6)
3 CURREN MIRITOC (JPN) (Osamu Hirata) 55.5 (18)
4 BONDI BEACH (IRE) (Aidan O'Brien) 55.0(5)
5 EXOSPHERIC (GB) (Lee & Anthony Freedman) 55.0 (15)
6 HARTNELL (GBR) (John O'Shea) 55.0 (12)
7 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) (Chris Waller) 55.0 (20)
8 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) (Willie Mullins) 55.0(24)
9 ALMOONQITH (USA) (Hayes & Dabernig) 53.5 (19)
10 GALLANTE (IRE) (Robert Hickmott) 53.5(2)
11 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) (Chris Waller) 53.5(9)
12 JAMEKA (Ciaron Maher) 53.5(3)
13 HEARTBREAK CITY (FR) (Tony Martin) 53.0 (23)
14 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) (John Thompson) 53.0(14)
15 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) (Waterhouse & Bolt) 52.5 (21)
16 BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE (GB) (Saeed bin Suroor) 51.5(1)
17 ALMANDIN(GER) (Robert Hickmott) 51.0 (17)
18 ASSIGN (IRE) (Robert Hickmott) 51.0(22)
19 GREY LION (IRE) (Matt Cumani) 51.0 (16)
20 OCEANOGRAPHER (GB) (Charlie Appleby) 51.0 (11)
21 SECRET NUMBER (GB) (Saeed bin Suroor) 51.0(10)
22 PENTATHLON (NZ) (John Wheeler) 50.5(4)
23 QEWY (IRE) (Charlie Appleby) 50.5 (15)
24 ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ) (Lee & Shannon Hope) 50.0(8)

*the barrier draw is in brackets.

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Previous Melbourne Cup Winners Draw

Below is a list of the last twenty Melbourne Cup winners and where they were drawn.

Year Winner Drawn
2014 Protectionist 10
2013 Fiorente 5
2012 Green Moon 5
2011 Dunaden 13
2010 Americain 11
2009 Shocking 21
2008 Viewed 8
2007 Efficient 9
2006 Delta Blues 10
2005 Makybe Diva 14
2004 Makybe Diva 7
2003 Makybe Diva 14
2002 Media Puzzle 3
2001 Ethereal 11
2000 Brew 22
1999 Rogan Josh 21
1998 Jezabeel 16
1997 Might And Power 2
1996 Saintly 3
1995 Doriemus 21
1994 Jeune 9
1993 Vintage Crop 5
1992 Subzero 14
1991 Let's Elope 10
1990 Kingston Rule 1
1989 Tawrrific 11

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