It’s almost time for the 2016 Melbourne Cup race! Tomorrow is the big day and all eyes will be turning to Flemington Racecourse at 3pm. The Melbourne Cup barrier draw has been released and this can help decide the winner for this year’s race.
The barrier draw is good news for Godolphin Stables. This top player in Australian racing has tightened their grip on the $6 million Melbourne Cup. Their runners are been referred to as the “Blue Army”.
In fact, the Blue Army makes up 5 of the 24 horses running in the Melbourne Cup. Favourite to win the cup Hartnell is included in this. Also, Lexus Stakes winner Oceanographer, who has drawn barrier 11. What’s more, this is the most successful barrier in Cup history. Hartnell will run alongside Oceanographer in barrer 12.
Stay tuned for the big race tomorrow. If you’re not part of the action at Flemington Racecourse, you can see the race on Sky Sport and Channel 7.
Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw 2016
Here is the all the barrier information for the 3200 meter Group One race, the famed Melbourne Cup. The barrier is indicated in brackets beside the horses name.
1. Big Orange 57kg (7)
2. Our Ivanhowe 57kg (6)
3. Curren Mirotic 56.5kg (18)
4. Bondi Beach 56kg (5)
5. Exospheric 56kg (13)
6. Hartnell 56kg (12)
7. Who Shot Thebarman 56kg (20)
8. Wicklow Brave 56kg (24)
9. Almoonqith 54.5kg (19)
10. Gallante 54.5kg (2)
11. Grand Marshal 54.5kg (9)
12. Jameka 54.5kg (3)
13. Heartbreak City 54kg (23)
14. Sir John Hawkwood 54kg (14)
15. Excess Knowledge 53.5kg (21)
16. Beautiful Romance 52.5kg (1)
17. Almandin 52kg 9 (17)
18. Assign 52kg (22)
19. Grey Lion 52kg (16)
20. Oceanographer 52kg (11)
21. Secret Number 52kg (10)
22. Pentathlon 51.5kg (4)
23. Qewy 51.5kg (15)
24. Rose of Virginia 51kg (8)