Billed as the 'race that stops a nation', the Melbourne Cup can boast to being one of the richest and most prestigious two mile handicap horse races in the world. Run on the first Tuesday of November all eyes will be on Flemington Racecourse as the whole of Australia downs its tools for the day to watch the race. From a Melbourne Cup betting perspective the race shares a likeness to the Grand National, as punters have their one bet of the year. Part of the Melbourne Spring Carnival it is part of Australian racing heritage, an institution.
Odds will appear here for next year's renewal when available...
The Andre Wohler tained Protectionist won the 2014 Melbourne Cup for Germany, the 7/1 chance given a sublime ride by Englishman Ryan Moore. 20/1 chance Red Cadeaux was runner-up for the third time in the race for trainer Ed Dunlop, whilst Chris Waller's six year old Who Shot Thebarman was the first Aussie trained horse past the post in third.
|Result||Flemington - 4th Nov 2014||Age||Jockey||Trainer|
|1st||Protectionist 7/1||4||R Moore||A Wohler|
|2nd||Red Cadeaux 20/1||8||G Mosse||E Dunlop|
|3rd||Who Shot Thebarman 20/1||6||G Boss||C Waller|
|4th||Signoff 7/1||4||J Moreira||D Weir|
The barrier draw for the Melbourne Cup is made on the Saturday before the big race. The winner Protectioniste in 2014 was drawn in barrier ten, with the second and third horses home coming from high barrier draws. We'll have the draw for the 2015 as soon as it happens.
As with any horse race the form is an integral part of the betting and we have our very own form guide to help you pick out your bet for the race. The Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate are amongst the races we have covered in our Melbourne Cup Form Guide.
If its tips your after we have put together some picks for the 2015 renewal of the Melbourne Cup, for you to have a bet on. Why don't you check out our Melbourne Cup Tips.
We've scouted around for the best free bets on offer so you can get the best added value on your bet for the Melbourne Cup. Make sure to check out our Melbourne Cup free bets section.