Melbourne Cup Betting 2014
Latest odds & betting markets for the 2014 Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup 2014
In Turkmenistan, the musk melon is tremendously important. So important, that the country’s president declared a public holiday to enjoy the fruit. We laugh, yet in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, they get a day off to watch 24 miniature men in silk pyjamas ride horses in a circle. Ironically, everyone else dresses up in their very best threads to watch the pyjama horse racing. The ACT also has ‘Melbourne Cup Day’ but in an attempt to pretend it’s not a celebration of men in pyjamas riding ponies it’s called ‘Family & Community Day’. Commonly referred to as the ‘Race that Stops the Nation’, the Melbourne Cup 2014 will be no different. Especially if you’re wearing heels, which might be found discarded in the car park after a few too many.
In seriousness, the Melbourne Cup is not only Australia’s most famous thoroughbred race, but it is this country’s best-known sporting event – the one time of the year when almost everyone takes advantage of Melbourne Cup betting. The richest ‘two-mile handicap’ in the world, and one of the richest turf races, the glamorous event attracts royalty, sheiks and of course… lots of horses. In the spirit of the richest race in Oz, we’re offering fantastic Melbourne Cup odds!
When is the 2014 Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup will be held on Tuesday November 4th 2014, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
Melbourne Cup BBQ Facts
- The winner of the first Melbourne Cup, in 1861, received a gold watch. We weren’t aware that horses could tell the time. Last year’s combined prize money was $6.2 million.
- Makybe Diva is the horse with the most legs, so-to-speak, winning the Melbourne Cup on three successive occasions.
- Master trainer JB (Bart) Cummings holds the record for the number of Melbourne Cup winners, with 12. He must also have quite a few gold watches.
Past winners of the Melbourne Cup
Below is a list of horses who have won the Melbourne Cup in the past few years:
|2013||Fiorente||Damien Oliver||Gai Waterhouse||Andrew Roberts||3.20.30|
|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|
|2003||Makybe Diva||Glen Boss||David Hall||Emily Krstina Syndicate||3.19.90|
|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|
2014 Melbourne Cup Betting Guide
Confused about how to place a bet on the Melbourne Cup and the myriad of options available? Use our simple betting guide to help you pick the winner of the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
Melbourne Cup Win or Place Bet
A win bet is simply selecting a runner to finish 1st. So if you like the look of the favourite Admire Rakti and you think he will win, then placing a $1 win bet would return you $5 (current price).
A place bet is selecting a runner to finish either 1st, 2nd or 3rd. So again if you like the look of the favourite Admire Rakti and you think he will run a place, then a $1 place bet would return you whatever the place dividend is.
Melbourne Cup Each Way Bet
An each way bet is a combination of a Win and a Place bet and is actually two bets. So a bet of $10 each way will actually cost you $20.
An example would be placing $10 each way on Protectionist, which will cost you $20 and give you a $10 place bet on Protectionist and a $10 win bet on Protectionist.
A Quinella is when you choose two runners to finish 1st or 2nd in any order.
So in the Melbourne Cup, if you choose Fawkner and Lucia Valentina in your quinella, you would need these 2 horses to finish 1st and 2nd (in any order) for your bet to be successful.
A Standout Quinella is when you select a group of runners that you think may come first, and a group that may come second, specifically in that order.
So you could choose something like Fawkner and Protectionist to come first and then Fawkner, Lucia Valentina or Junoob to come second. But the more horses you put in, the more it will cost you.
A Box Quinella allows you to choose as many runners as you like from the Melbourne Cup field to finish 1st or 2nd in any order. And again, the more horses you put in, the more it will cost you.
To have a Box Quinella bet on the Melbourne Cup, you could choose Admire Rakti, Who Shot Thebarman, Signoff and Junoob and if either of these horses finish 1st and 2nd, your Melbourne Cup bet would have been successful. This bet would cost you $6 and the return would depend on the odds of the 1st and 2nd place runners, with higher odds meaning a higher return.
Here is a list of how much a Melbourne Cup box quinella bet will cost you
- 3 Runners - $3
- 4 Runners - $6
- 5 Runners - $10
- 6 Runners - $15
- 7 Runners - $21
- 8 Runners - $28
- 9 Runners - $36
An Exacta bet on the Melbourne Cup requires you to select the 1st and 2nd place getters, in that order.
A Box Exacta bet on the Melbourne Cup allows you to select as many horses as you like to be the 1st and 2nd place getters.
This bet is much like a Box Quinella except that it costs more, but the returns are also higher.
A Trifecta bet requires you to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters in that order.
A Box Trifecta bet allows you to select as many runners as you like and they must finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order.
Use the list below to calculate the costs of a Box Trifecta (for $1 stake) on the Melbourne Cup
- Box Trifecta with 3 horses = 6 possible combinations = $6
- Box Trifecta with 4 horses = 24 possible combinations = $24
- Box Trifecta with 5 horses = 60 possible combinations = $60
- Box Trifecta with 6 horses = 120 possible combinations = $120
- Box Trifecta with 7 horses = 210 possible combinations = $210
- Box Trifecta with 8 horses = 336 possible combinations = $336
- Box Trifecta with 9 horses = 504 possible combinations = $504
A first four bet is the same principle as a Trifecta or a Quinella bet, except that you are required to pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place getters for your Melbourne Cup bet to be successful.
It costs a lot more to place a First Four bet but the payouts are also a lot higher than other bet types.
Melbourne Cup 2014 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 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!
|Race Name||Prize Money||Type||Distance|
|Carnival Celebration Stakes||$121,500||2YO Fillies SW (N/C)||1000m|
|TAB Rewards Trophy||$101,500||Mares Hcp (N/C)||1700m|
|Carnival Handicap||$101,500||Rtg 0-95 Hcp (N/C)||2800m|
|Plate||$201,500||4&5YO Rtg 0-90 Hcp (No Greys)||1400m|
|Schweppes #flemingtonfling||$101,500||3YO SW&P (N/C)||1000m|
|Lexus Hybrid Plate||$151,500||3YO Fillies SW&P (N/C)||1400m|
|Emirates Melbourne Cup||$6,200,000||Hcp (N/C)||3200m|
|James Boag's Premium Stakes||$151,500||Hcp (N/C)||1800m|
|MSS Security Sprint||$151,500||Hcp (N/C)||1200m|
|Lavazza Short Black||$101,500||Mares SW&P (N/C)||1400m|
What happened in the 2013 Melbourne Cup?
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente took the lead in the final 200m and raced to victory, breaking Waterhouse’s career-spanning Melbourne Cup drought. Red Cadeaux came in second and Mount Athos in third.
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