The final field has been released for the 2012 Darwin Cup, which is due to take place at Fannie Bay racecourse next Monday August 6, 2012.
14 horses have accepted for the $185,000 race, with Club Liquid and Granzig being allocated first and second emergency position, respectively.
Top weight in the 2012 Darwin Cup field is Hawks Bay, who has been allocated 64.5 kilograms.
That weight is a massive 5.5 kilograms more than the closest competitor, Blackbriar, who will carry 59 kilograms.
Hawks Bay finished sixth in his most recent start on the Metric Mile at Fannie Bay Racecourse on July 28, 2012.
The Black Hawk gelding has won 13 of his 51 race starts and has earned more than $700,000 in prize money.
For more Darwin Cup Racing carnival news be sure to check back to darwincup.com.au for upcoming barrier draw information.
2012 Darwin Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x480072116||HAWKS BAY||Neil Dyer||Steven Arnold||0||64.5kg||111|
|2||72154×9134||BLACKBRIAR||Melinda Boothby||Paul Shiers||0||59kg||96|
|3||64811×9522||BOLTON (NZ)||Stephen Brown||Stephen Baster||0||57kg||91|
|4||x707103088||PALMYRA BOY||Neil Dyer||Adam Nicholls||0||57kg||91|
|5||40x000x657||SYREON||Jason Manning||Ms Vanessa Arnott||0||57kg||91|
|6||x3133x4811||SHEAHAN||Stephen Brown||Scott Hillebrand||0||55.5kg(1.5kg)||88|
|7||621421×011||GLARE||Louis Paech||Carl Spry||0||54.5kg||86|
|8||8×038471||THE THIRD BASEMAN||Malcolm Carson||Dom Tourneur||0||54.5kg||86|
|9||11×1242234||I AM MAGIC||Kerry Petrick||Phillip Crich||0||54kg||83|
|10||4×94631883||INTO THE SUN||Malcolm Carson||Michael L Evans||0||54kg||82|
|11||x951247814||SEA SKYE (USA)||Bevan Laming||–||0||54kg||81|
|12||116x74x742||THE RUFFIAN||Sheila Arnold||Jason Maskiell||0||54kg||81|
|13e||8150×33063||CLUB LIQUID||Dick Leech||Ben Hoppo||0||54kg||80|