Melbourne Cup 2015 Odds & Betting
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Melbourne Cup 2015
Flemington | 3200m | Group 1 | Open Handicap | $6,200,000Tuesday, 3rd November 2015
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 Victoria 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 Sunday (or Tuesday) best 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’. Lovingly referred to as the ‘Race that Stops the Nation’, the Melbourne Cup is the richest and most prestigious horse race in Australia and the jewell in the Melbourne Spring Carnival's crown.
The race itself is run over 3200m at Flemington racecourse and is contested by a large field of 24 gallopers on the first Tuesday of November. Being the pinnacle of the sport in Australia (and renowned around the world) the list of Melbourne Cup winners includes many of the Australian racings legends like Archer, Carbine, Phar Lap, Peter Pan, Rain Lover and the Melbourne Cup champion of champions, Makybe Diva.
Melbourne Cup Fast 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.
- The late and legendary trainer JB (Bart) Cummings holds the record for the number of Melbourne Cup winners with 12. He must also have accrued 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:
|2014||Protectionist||Ryan Moore||Andreas Wohler||Christoph Berglar||3:17.71|
|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|
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Melbourne Cup 2015 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|
2014 Melbourne Cup results
|1||Admire Rakti (JPN)||Tomoyuki Umeda (JPN)||Zac Purton||58.5 kg||8||22|
|2||Cavalryman (GB)||Saeed bin Suroor (UAE)||Craig Williams||57 kg||3||SCR|
|3||Fawkner||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||57 kg||9||10|
|4||Red Cadeaux (GB)||Ed Dunlop (GB)||Gérald Mossé (FR)||57 kg||15||2|
|5||Protectionist (GER)||Andreas Wohler (GER)||Ryan Moore (GB)||56.5 kg||11||1|
|6||Sea Moon (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Tommy Berry||56.5 kg||18||SCR|
|7||Seismos (IRE)||Marco Botti (GB)||Craig Newitt||56 kg||1||9|
|8||Junoob (GB)||Chris Waller (NZ)||Hugh Bowman||55.5 kg||7||8|
|9||Royal Diamond (IRE)||Johnny Murtagh (IRE)||Steven Arnold||55.5 kg||6||20|
|10||Gatewood (GB)||John Gosden (GB)||William Buick (GB)||55 kg||21||12|
|11||Mutual Regard (IRE)||Johnny Murtagh (IRE)||Damien Oliver||55 kg||12||14|
|12||Who Shot Thebarman (NZ)||Chris Waller (NZ)||Glen Boss||55 kg||13||3|
|13||Willing Foe (US)||Saeed bin Suroor (UAE)||James McDonald||55 kg||17||5|
|14||My Ambivalent (IRE)||Roger Varian (GB)||Andrea Atzeni (ITA)||54.5 kg||4||17|
|15||Precedence (NZ)||Bart Cummings &
|Michael Rodd||54.5 kg||19||6|
|16||Brambles (NZ)||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||54 kg||20||15|
|17||Mr O'Ceirin (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Chad Schofield||54 kg||18||21|
|18||Au Revoir (IRE)||André Fabre (FR)||Glyn Schofield||53.5 kg||22||8|
|19||Lidari (FR)||Peter Moody||Ben Melham||53.5 kg||10||19|
|20||Opinion (IRE)||Chris Waller (NZ)||Tye Angland||53.5 kg||14||11|
|21||Araldo (GB)||Michael Moroney||Dwayne Dunn||53 kg||23||7|
|22||Lucia Valentina (NZ)||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||53 kg||2||13|
|23||Unchain My Heart||David Hayes &
|Tommy Berry||51.5 kg||5||16|
|24||Signoff (IRE)||Darren Weir||João Moreira (BRA)||51 kg||16||4|
What happened in the 2013 Melbourne Cup?
The 2013 Melbourne Cup was won by the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente, who 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.
Fiorente (bred in Ireland) was ridden by Damien Oliver which was his third victory in the Cup, after previously taking the chocolates in 1995 and 2002. With the win, Gai became the first Australian woman to train a Melbourne Cup winner.
Fiorente went into the race as favourite and beat home Red Cadeaux by three-quarters of a length. He was the first favourite to win since the great mare Makybe Diva in 2005.
|1||Dunaden (IRE)||Mikel Delzangles (FR)||Jamie Spencer||58.5 kg||11|
|2||Green Moon||Robert Hickmott||Brett Prebble||57.5 kg||21|
|3||Red Cadeaux||Ed Dunlop (ENG)||Gérald Mossé||56.5 kg||2|
|4||Sea Moon||Robert Hickmott||Steven Arnold||56.5 kg||13|
|5||Brown Panther||Tom Dascombe (ENG)||Richard Kingscote||55 kg||8|
|6||Fiorente||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||55 kg||1|
|7||Foreteller||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||55 kg||17|
|8||Dandino||Marco Botti (ENG)||Ryan Moore||54.5 kg||5|
|9||Ethiopia||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||54.5 kg||7|
|10||Fawkner||Robert Hickmott||Nick Hall||54.5 kg||6|
|11||Mourayan||Robert Hickmott||Brenton Avdulla||54.5 kg||15|
|12||Seville||Robert Hickmott||Hugh Bowman||54.5 kg||12|
|13||Super Cool||Mark Kavanagh||Corey Brown||54.5 kg||9|
|14||Masked Marvel||Robert Hickmott||Michael Rodd||54 kg||18|
|15||Mount Athos||Luca Cumani (ENG)||Craig Williams||54 kg||3|
|16||Royal Empire||Saeed bin Suroor (ENG)||Kerrin McEvoy||54 kg||14|
|17||Voleuse De Coeurs||Michael Moroney||James McDonald||54 kg||10|
|18||Hawkspur||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||53.5 kg||20|
|19||Simenon||Willie Mullins (IRE)||Richard Hughes||53.5 kg||4|
|20||Ibicenco||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||53 kg||16|
|21||Verema||Alain de Royer-Dupré (FRA)||Christophe Lemaire||53 kg||24 (DNF)|
|22||Dear Demi||Clarry Conners||Chris Munce||51 kg||19|
|23||Tres Blue||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||51 kg||22|
|24||Ruscello||Ed Walker (ENG)||Chad Schofield||50 kg||23|
Melbourne Cup 2014 Tips
Matty Campbell is joined by the Sportsbet resident racing expert, Gerard Twomey, to give us his Melbourne Cup tips for 2014
But if you can't be bothered sitting through a whole 2 minutes and 1 second, then here is the G-Man's tips for the Cup:
- Top Pick: Protectionist - German import who hit the line really well in the Herbert Power and possesses a really nice turn of foot.
- 2nd Pick: Who Shot Thebarman - Lightly raced winner of the Auckland Cup who is trained to the minute and has been set for the Melbourne Cup.
- Roughie: Signoff - Really nice stayer who will be well weighted.
- Roughie: Willing Foe - big odds and has had an injury plagued career but if he arrives okay on the day he could be a shot.
So there you have it, our Melbourne Cup 2015 tips. Straight from the horses mouth. Kind of.
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