European Raiders is a term given to those horses that have been entered into the Melbourne Cup but are trained and raced in Europe. In the case of the Melbourne Cup, the main influx of runners from Europe comes from the UK and Ireland.
There haven't been many successes over the past ten years to speak of for the European contingent, so bear this in mind when it comes to your 2016 Melbourne Cup betting. However, one Irish trainer who has enjoyed success in the race is Dermot Weld, who has won the race twice, most recently with Media Puzzle in 2002.
2016 Melbourne Cup European Entries
The 2016 European runners will appear here closer to the race. Meanwhile here's a list of the 2015 European runners, with Max Dynamite the highest placed finishing second.
2 CAVALRYMAN (GB) (Saeed bin Suroor) 57.0 (3)
4 RED CADEAUX (GB) (Ed Dunlop) 57.0 (15)
5 PROTECTIONIST (GER) (Andreas Wohler) 56.5 (11)
7 SEISMOS (IRE) (Marco Botti) 56.0 (1)
9 ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE) (Johnny Murtagh) 55.5 (6)
10 GATEWOOD (GB) (John Gosden) 55.0 (22)
11 MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) (Johnny Murtagh) 55.0 (12)
13 WILLING FOE (USA) (Saeed bin Suroor) 55.0 (17)
14 MY AMBIVALENT (IRE) (Roger Varian) 54.5 (4)
18 AU REVOIR (IRE) (Andre Fabre) 53.5 (23)