Melbourne Cup Betting - Tuesday 5th November 2013
Melbourne Cup 2013
The 153rd Melbourne Cup will be on Tuesday 5th November 2013, at 3pm. If you don’t make it to Flemington Racecourse to witness the excitement first-hand, turf clubs around the nation will hold Melbourne Cup race meetings and it would be sacrilege for a pub not to show the race!
It is the ‘the race that stops a nation™’, the Melbourne Cup is the richest and most celebrated two mile handicap race in the world. Australia’s premier thoroughbred horse race for three year olds and older is run over 3200m. Melbourne’s iconic Flemington Racecourse is home to the world-famous race which draws first-class stayers from around the globe all vying for a piece of the $6.2 million prize purse. Held annually by the Victorian Racing Club on the first Tuesday in November, this year’s event will be the 153rd running of the historic race.
Seasoned racing fans and novice punters alike come out in force to place a Melbourne Cup bet. This year, you can bet the Melbourne Cup will cause a flutter frenzy, as traditionally every year in excess of $140million is bet on the Melbourne Cup alone. To get the best Melbourne Cup odds jump on with Sportsbet.com.au! For the 2012 Melbourne Cup we paid out on the first four places giving you more chance to pick a Melbourne Cup winner.
Facts about the Melbourne Cup
- In the 2012 Melbourne Cup, the first seven horses to finish were all bred in Ireland.
- The 2011 Melbourne Cup was the closest finish ever in Melbourne Cup history when Dunaden won in a photo finish over Red Cadeaux.
- Kingston Rule won the Cup in 1990 and holds the race record in a time of three minutes and 16.3 seconds.
- Champion mare Makybe Diva won a history-making three consecutive Melbourne Cups – 2003, 2004 and 2005 with Glen Boss in the saddle.
- The entry fee to the famed race is $50,000 plus.
- Each year the winning connections are presented with an 18ct gold trophy valued at $175,000.
- The Melbourne Cup Weather forecast is an important factor on Cup Day, check the Sportsbet.com.au Form Guide leading up to the race to pick your winner .
About the Melbourne Cup
First held in 1861, the Melbourne Cup is part of Australia’s cultural identity – it’s more than a sporting event, it’s a national tradition. More than 100,000 spectators attend the Cup every spring, to be part of the fun, fashion and social occasion, and to watch a race or two!
A crowd of around 4000 attended the inaugural event, witnessing Archer thunder past the finish post as Australia’s first cup hero. Archer won again the following year but was denied a chance at a Melbourne Cup hat trick when his 1863 entry form failed to arrive on time. Of course that would not occur today, with automatic entry allocated to the previous year’s winner.
The cup has been run on a Tuesday every year since 1875, the only exceptions being the war time cups of 1942, 1943 and 1944, which were held on a Saturday.
The Victorian Racing Club receives 400 nominations for the Melbourne Cup every year, with only 24 horses making the field. “The Red Terror’, Australia’s favourite gelding Phar Lap won the Cup in 1930. The three-time favourite had a dream Melbourne Spring Carnival run that year, winning a race a day across the four day festival.
Past Winners of the Melbourne Cup
Below is a list of horses who have won it in the past few years:
|2012||Green Moon||B Prebble||Robert Hickmott||N C Williams, Mr & Mrs L J Williams||3:20.4|
|2011||Dunaden||Christophe Lemaire||Mikel Delzangles||Pearl Bloodstock Pty (Mgr. R Levitt)||3.20.84|
|2010||Americain||Gérald Mossé||Alain de Royer-Dupre||Gerry Ryan, K. C Bamford||3.26.87|
|2009||Shocking||Corey Brown||Mark Kavanagh||Eales Racing Pty Ltd||3.23.87|
|2008||Viewed||Blake Shinn||Bart Cummings||Tan Chin Nam, et al.||3.20.40|
|2007||Efficient||Michael Rodd||Graeme Rogerson||Lloyd Williams et al.||3.23.34|
|2006||Delta Blues||Yasunari Iwata||Katsuhiko Sumii||Sunday Racing Co Ltd||3.21.47|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman||Emily Krstina Syndicate||3.19.17|
|2004||Makybe Diva||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman||Emily Krstina Syndicate||3.28.55|
|2002||Media Puzzle||Damien Oliver||Dermot K. Weld||Dr M. W. Smurfit, et al.||3.16.97|
|2001||Ethereal||Scott Seamer||Sheila Laxon||P. J. & P. M. Vela||3.21.08|
|2000||Brew||Kerrin McEvoy||Mike Moroney||Gurner’s Bloodstock Co.||3.18.68|
|1999||Rogan Josh||John Marshall||Bart Cummings||Mrs W. L. Green, et al.||3.19.64|
Flemington Racecourse is Australia’s most well-known racing track. Racing at Flemington stretches back to 1840 when the first race met was held on a rough, river flat beside the Maribyrnong River. Thoroughbred races have been held on the track every year since, making it the oldest continuing metropolitan racecourse in the country.
The pear-shaped track has a 1200m straight known as the Straight Six. The Flemington grounds can accommodate over 120,000 spectators and has three grandstands; the perfect vantage points to take in the spectacular red rose display that blooms every spring.
Australia’s sporting capital Melbourne is home to the iconic turf track, which was replaced for the first time in 2006. That same year Flemington Racecourse was placed on the National Heritage List, such is the tracks significance to the Australian psyche.
Flemington boasts some of the best training facilities in the nation. Some 700 horses train there every year, including those under the guidance of some of Australia’s most respected names in the industry. ‘Cup King’ Bart Cummins – who has a record 12 Melbourne Cup titles, David Hayes, Mark Kavanagh and Danny O’Brien call the hallowed turf home.
Melbourne Cup Race Day Schedule
If you are travelling to Flemington Racecourse for Cup Day, make sure to be there before 10am to ensure that you get a good place to set yourself up for a whole day of racing! The first race on Melbourne Cup day kicks off at 10.20am, with the 7News Plate. The Melbourne Cup race is the 7th race of the day, at 3.00pm. It has $6.2 million at stake, and 3200m of battling it out for first place, which also sets it up to be the biggest day of the year in the racing calendar!
|Time||Race Name||Prize Money||Type||Distance|
|10.20am||7News Plate||$121,500||2YO Fillies SW (N/C)||1000m|
|11.00am||TAB Trophy||$101,500||Mares Hcp (N/C)||1700m|
|11.45am||Lavazza Long Black||$101,500||Rtg 0-95 Hcp (N/C)||2800m|
|12.30pm||Herald Sun Stakes||$201,500||Mares SW&P (N/C)||1400m|
|1.15pm||Schweppes Tonic 1000||$101,500||3YO SW&P (N/C)||1000m|
|2.00pm||Lexus Hybrid Plate||$151,500||3YO Fillies SW&P (N/C)||1400m|
|3.00pm||Emirates Melbourne Cup||$6,200,000||Hcp (N/C)||3200m|
|3.55pm||Diamond Jubilee Plate||$151,500||Hcp (N/C)||1800m|
|4.35pm||MSS Security Sprint||$151,500||Hcp (N/C)||1200m|
|5.15pm||Headquarters Tavern Plate||$101,500||4&5YO Rtg 0-89 Hcp (No Greys)(N/C)||1400m|
The Melbourne Cup is the feature event of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The four-day carnival attracts the who’s who of racing royalty, sports starts, local A-List stars and international celebrities.
Derby Day, marks the start of Melbourne Spring Carnival. A day for racing purists, the nine race schedule includes four Group 1 contests. The first Tuesday of November is Melbourne Cup day. Crown Oaks Day or ‘ladies day’ as it has now become known is held on the Thursday after the Melbourne Cup and is all about fashion, fillies (and not the four-legged variety) and fun! The style stacks are high with the winner of the national ‘Fashions on the Field’ announced. The Melbourne Spring Carnival finale is Emirates Stakes Day. Emirates Stakes Day is all about relaxed, family fun and is fast becoming the most popular day of the carnival.
|Saturday July 28th||Bletchingly Stakes||1200m||Caulfield Racecourse|
|Saturday August 11th||Aurie’s Star Handicap||1200m||Flemington Racecourse|
|Saturday August 18th||PB Lawrence Stakes||1400m||Caulfield Racecourse|
|Saturday September 1st||Memsie Stakes||1400m||Caulfield Racecourse|
|Saturday September 8th||Makybe Diva Stakes||1600m||Flemington Racecourse|
|Saturday September 15th||Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes||1600m||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Saturday September 22nd||Underwood Stakes||1800m||Caulfield Racecourse|
|Friday September 28th||Schweppes Stakes||1200m||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Sunday September 30th||Rupert Clarke Stakes||1400m||Caulfield Racecourse|
|Saturday October 6th||Turnbull Stakes||2000m||Flemington Racecourse|
|Saturday October 13th||Caulfield Guineas||1600m||Caulfield Racecourse|
|Sunday October 14th||Cranbourne Cup||2025m||Cranbourne Racecourse|
|Wednesday October 17th||Thousand Guineas||1600m||Caulfield Racecourse|
|Saturday October 20th||Caulfield Cup||2400m||Caulfield Racecourse|
|Sunday October 21st||Seymore Cup||1600m||Seymour Racecourse|
|Wednesday October 24th||Geelong Cup||2400m||Geelong Racecourse|
|Friday October 26th||Manikato Stakes||1200m||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Saturday October 29th||Cox Plate||2040m||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Wednesday October 31st||Bendigo Cup||2400m||Epsom racecourse|
|Saturday November 3rd||Victoria Derby||2500m||Flemington Racecourse|
|Tuesday November 6th||Melbourne Cup||2000m||Flemington Racecourse|
|Thursday November 8th||Crown Oaks||2500m||Flemington Racecourse|
|Saturday November 10th||Emirates Stakes||1600m||Flemington Racecourse|
|Saturday November 17th||Sandown Classic||2400m||Sandown Racecourse|
|Sunday November 25th||Ballarat Cup||2200m||Dowling Forest Racecourse|