The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Darwin Cup, which will take place at Fannie Bay Racecourse on Monday August 5, 2013.
A total of 12 starters and three emergencies have accepted for a run in the 2013 Darwin Cup, including Spartan Eagle.
Spartan Eagle won the Metric Mile last start by an incredible six lengths, which is the traditional lead up race to the Darwin Cup.
The Niello gelding has won eight of his 28 race starts in total and has earned more than $146,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
Spartan Eagle is trained in Darwin by Bob Richard and has won all four of his most recent race starts.
The six-year-old will be ridden by jockey Scott Hillebrand in Monday’s 2013 Darwin Cup.
Also included in the 2013 Darwin Cup final field and barrier draw is The Big Steel.
The Big Steel has won eight of his 32 race starts and has earned more than $320,000 in prize money.
The Urgent Request gelding won his last start in the $45,000 Buntine Handicap and will be looking to produce the same result in the 2013 Darwin Cup.
The Big Steel will be ridden by jockey Andrew Mallyon in the race, who has partnered the seven-year-old in his past two race wins.
Hawks Bay, Red Colossus and Extra Zeroare also included in the 2013 Darwin Cup final field and barrier draw.
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2013 Darwin Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||161×439697||HAWKS BAY||Neil Dyer||Steven Arnold||0||65kg||110|
|2||910×503154||RED COLOSSUS||John Stanton||Dale Smith||0||61kg||96|
|3||0315×70844||THUMBTACKS (NZ)||Mark Nyhan||Craig Moon||0||60.5kg||95|
|4||53707×4508||EXTRA ZERO||David Hayes||Nash Rawiller||0||60kg||94|
|5||23x42311x5||THE RUFFIAN||Sheila Arnold||Paul Shiers||0||57.5kg||89|
|6||134×805274||CONSTANT FORCE||Bill & Symon Wilde||Jason Maskiell||0||57kg||88|
|7||09×0044411||THE BIG STEEL||Stephen Brown||Andrew Mallyon||0||57kg||88|
|8||x360x06834||AGRIPPA||Michael Hickmott||Reece Wheeler||0||56kg||86|
|9||9202251111||SPARTAN EAGLE||Bob Richard||Scott Hillebrand||0||56kg(2kg)||86|
|10||7700×60545||BOLTON (NZ)||Stephen Brown||Stephen Baster||0||55kg||84|
|11||4223×35523||GENEROUS BEAU||Todd Balfour||John Powell||0||55kg||84|
|12||40×5904111||HOST OF THE PARTY||Stephen Brown||Dwayne Dunn||0||54.5kg||83|
|13e||225157×214||IGLES STAR||Chris Pollard||Ms Felicia Bergstrand (a)||0||54kg||82|
|14e||2846x263x4||PORT VELL (NZ)||Greg Connor||Ms Kacie Connor (a)||0||54kg||82|
|15e||x60745x962||PALMYRA BOY||Neil Dyer||–||0||54kg||79|