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