2016 Melbourne Cup finishing order: How the entire field fared

The 2016 Melbourne Cup was won by Almandin on Tuesday, November 1 at 3pm (AEDT), beating out the other 23 horses in the field, including runner-up Heartbreak City by a nose.

While a massive pack formed heading into the final straight, it was Heartbreak City who was looking the goods, only for Almandin to loom up on the outside to storm home and take the Melbourne Cup in a tight finish in a finishing time of 3:20:58.

Hartnell, who had been the favourite heading into the race, finished in third, four and a half lengths off the lead, followed by Qewy a further two lengths behind.

The dubious honour of bringing up the lead went to Rose of Virginia, who finished last a hefty 99.9 lengths behind Almandin.

Melbourne Cup 2016

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» 2016 Melbourne Cup: Who won, came last
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2016 Melbourne Cup final field & finishing order

Place Horse Barrier Jockey Age Trainer Weight Odds Margin
1 Almandin 17 Kerrin McEvoy 7 Robert Hickmott 52kg $10.00 03:20:58
2 Heartbreak City 23 Joao Moreira 7 Tony Martin 54kg $19.00 0.2L
3 Hartnell 12 James McDonald 6 John O’Shea 56kg $5.50 4.45L
4 Qewy 15 Craig Williams 7 Charlie Appleby 51.5kg $29.00 6.7L
5 Who Shot Thebarman 20 Hugh Bowman 8 Chris Waller 56kg $34.00 6.8L
6 Almoonqith 19 Michael Walker 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 54.5kg $34.00 6.9L
7 Beautiful Romance 1 Damian Lane 5 Saeed Bin Suroor 52.5kg $67.00 7.9L
8 Exospheric 13 Damien Oliver 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 56kg $21.00 8.65L
9 Pentathlon 4 Mark Du Plessis 5 John Wheeler 51.5kg $126.00 9.4L
10 Big Orange 7 Jamie Spencer 6 Michael Bell 57kg $13.00 9.5L
11 Grand Marshal 9 Ben Melham 7 Chris Waller 54.5kg $31.00 9.8L
12 Oceanographer 11 Chad Schofield 5 Charlie Appleby 52kg $9.00 10L
13 Bondi Beach 5 Ryan Moore 5 Aidan O’Brien 56kg $10.00 10.75L
14 Grey Lion 16 Glen Boss 5 Matt Cumani 52kg $61.00 13.75L
15 Jameka 3 Nicholas Hall 4 Ciaron Maher 54.5kg $8.00 13.95L
16 Excess Knowledge 21 Vlad Duric 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 53.5kg $67.00 15.7L
17 Our Ivanhowe 6 Dwayne Dunn 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman 57kg $41.00 15.8L
18 Sir John Hawkwood 14 Blake Spriggs 8 John P Thompson 54kg $67.00 20.8L
19 Assign 22 Katelyn Mallyon 6 Robert Hickmott 52kg $71.00 20.9L
20 Gallante 2 Blake Shinn 6 Robert Hickmott 54.5kg $51.00 22.15L
21 Secret Number 10 Stephen Baster 7 Saeed Bin Suroor 52kg $31.00 22.35L
22 Wicklow Brave 24 Frankie Dettori 8 William Mullins 56kg $16.00 24.35L
23 Curren Mirotic 18 Tommy Berry 9 Osamu Hirata 56.5kg $51.00 27.35L
24 Rose Of Virginia 8 Ben E Thompson 7 Lee & Shannon Hope 51.5kg $101.00 99.9L

Odds were correct as of 1:45pm (AEDT), November 1

Last year’s champion, Prince of Penzance, was nominated to compete once again but was ruled out through injury around a month before the race.

In other big news, Jameka was handed a 1.5kg weight penalty for the Melbourne Cup following the four-year-old’s dominant performance in the Caulfield cup.

The complete starting field of 24 horses was announced on Derby Day – Saturday, October 29.

Last updated: 14 March, 2017