When is the Melbourne Cup? Flemington date, start time, runners, draw and betting

Some familiar runners tackle Australia's biggest race...


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

Paddy’s heading Down Under for one of the richest renewals on the planet.

Dubbed ‘the race that stops the nation’ by locals, the Melbourne Cup boasts an incredible $8,000,000 prize pot with winning connections bagging a cool $4,400,000.


Verry Elleegant won last year’s 2m handicap but the experienced mare will not be back to defend her crown having been retired following a disappointing spell in Europe.

The latest Melbourne Cup odds are on the Paddy Power website, otherwise all the important details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

Melbourne Cup 2022 date and start time

The Melbourne Cup is set to take place at Flemington on Tuesday, November 1. Due to the hefty time difference with Australia, you’ll have to get up in the middle of the night to watch the race as the post time is 04:00 GMT. You can live stream the race on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app.

Melbourne Cup 2022 runners and riders

Deauville Legend and Without A Fight make the trip over from the UK, Camorra has recently been switched from Ger Lyons stable, while this season’s Epsom Derby third Hoo Ya Mal and 2020 winner Serpentine are also now plying their trade Down Under. The draw number is denoted next to each horse.

(14) Gold Trip (Mark Zahra)
(10) Duais (Hugh Bowman)
(24) Knights Order (Timothy Clark)
(11) Montefilia (Jason Collett)
(7) Numerian (Tommy Berry)
(18) Without A Fight (William Buick)
(17) Camorra (Ben Melham)
(9) Deauville Legend (Kerrin McEvoy)
(2) Stockman (Sam Clipperton)
(4) Vow And Declare (Blake Shinn)
(21) Young Werther (Damian Lane)
(15) Hoo Ya Mal (Craig A Williams)
(23) Serpentine (John Allen)
(13) Daqiansweet Junior (Daniel Moor)
(1) Grand Promenade (Harry Coffey)
(19) Arapaho (Rachael King)
(3) Emissary (Patrick Moloney)
(12) Lunar Flare (Michael Dee)
(16) Smokin’ Romans (Jamie Kah)
(22) Tralee Rose (Dean Yendall)
(20) Point Nepean (NON RUNNER)
(8) High Emocean (Teodore Nugent)
(6) Interpretation (Craig Newitt)
(5) Realm Of Flowers (Damien Thornton)

Melbourne Cup 2022 betting

You can find the latest Melbourne Cup odds on paddypower.com, while the prices of the leading contenders are on our snazzy widgets below. As it’s a bumper field, Paddy’s paying SIX places instead of four!

At the top of our betting is Deauville Legend, who brings a high level of form to the contest having won the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York last time out.

British champion jockey William Buick is booked to ride Without A Fight, who won the Group 3 Silver Cup Stakes on quick ground at York in August.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change


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