2020 Melbourne Cup field locked in; barrier draw conducted

The race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup, is almost upon us again.

Falling on the first Tuesday of every November, this year’s race will be like no other with crowds barred from attending.

But on the track it’ll be the same exciting story; a field of 24 horses racing over 3200m for a whopping $8 million in prize money.

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The field was finalized yesterday with import Ashrun sealing a spot in the field by taking out a thrilling finish in the Lexus Hotham Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

The all-important barrier draw has also been held.

FINAL FIELD (trainer, jockey, weight) with barriers
1. ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE), Aidan O’Brien, Hugh Bowman, 58.5kg – barrier 3
2. AVILIUS (GB), James Cummings, John Allen, 57kg – barrier 10
3. VOW AND DECLARE, Danny O’Brien, Jamie Mott, 57kg – barrier 4
4. MASTER OF REALITY (IRE), Joseph O’Brien, Ben Melham, 56kg – barrier 11
5. SIR DRAGONET (IRE), Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Glen Boss, 55.5kg barrier 14
6. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE), Joseph O’Brien, Jye McNeill, 55.5kg – barrier 12
7. VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ), Chris Waller, Mark Zahra, 55.5kg – barrier 15
8. MUSTAJEER (GB), Kris Lees, Michael Rodd, 55kg – barrier 2
9. STRATUM ALBION (GB), Willie Mullins, Jordon Childs, 55kg – barrier 9
10. DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB), Andrew Balding, Michael Walker, 54.5kg – barrier 19
11. FINCHE (GB), Chris Waller, James McDonald, 54.5kg – barrier 6
12. PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB), Charlie Fellowes, Jamie Kah, 54.5kg – barrier 1
13. SURPRISE BABY (NZ), Paul Preusker, Craig Williams, 54.5kg – barrier 7
14. KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR), Danny O’Brien, Damian Lane, 53.5kg – barrier 18
15. RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE), Danny O’Brien, Damien Oliver, 53.5kg – barrier 16
16. STEEL PRINCE (IRE), Anthony & Sam Freedman, William Pike, 53.5kg – barrier 21
17. THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ), Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Daniel Stackhouse, 53.5kg – barrier 5
18. ASHRUN (FR), Andreas Wohler, Declan Bates, 53kg – barrier 24
19. WARNING, Anthony & Sam Freedman, Luke Currie, 53kg – barrier 8
20. ETAH JAMES (NZ), Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Billy Egan, 52.5kg – barrier 22
21. TIGER MOTH (IRE), Aidan O’Brien, Kerrin McEvoy, 52.5kg – barrier 23
22. OCEANEX (NZ), Mick Price & Michael Kent (jnr), Dean Yendall 51.5kg – barrier 17
23 MIAMI BOUND (NZ), Danny O’Brien, Daniel Moor, 51kg – barrier 13
24. PERSAN, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Michael Dee, 51kg – barrier 20


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