Melbourne Cup Betting

Melbourne Cup Bets

The Melbourne Cup is described as the 'race that stops a nation' in Australia as the whole country stands still on the first Tuesday of every November to watch one of the richest handicaps in the world.

Similar to the Grand National in the UK the Melbourne Cup is the one race in the Australian horse racing calendar which everybody likes to have a bet on. The nature of the race, a twenty four runner two mile handicap raced at Flemington Racecourse means that it usually has quite an open feel to the betting, with only 34 favourites winning in nearly 150 runnings of the race.

Get your free bets for the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup from the top bookmakers.

In the last ten years there have only been three winning favourites, with Makybe Diva winning in 2004 and 2005 to make it an historic three in a row before Fiorente won from the head of the market in 2013.

As the 2016 Melbourne Cup gets ever closer, we'll be keeping you in touch with all the Melbourne Cup betting news.

Bet on the 2016 Melbourne Cup Online

Wherever you are in the world you can get a bet on the Melbourne Cup right up till the off by betting online. If you're in the UK or Ireland you'll have to set your alarm clock as the time difference means the race goes off in the small hours of the morning. You can check out the 2016 Melbourne Cup odds right up till the off where we have the best prices from all the top bookmakers.

If you need some help with your Melbourne Cup betting we have provided our section on the Melbourne Cup Form, where we consider all the factors that can help you choose which horse to bet on. Whether it's checking out how the horses have run in the Melbourne Cup trials leading up to the big race or simply the Melbourne Cup betting trends that have shown up in the past.

You can check out Tom Lee's tips and nominations for the 2016 Melbourne Cup by clicking here.