THE 2016 MELBOURNE CUP (3200 metres)
Total Prize Money $6,200,000 – Group 1.
Handicap race. Field limit 24.
The 2016 Melbourne Cup field at Flemington.
- Our tip for the Melbourne Cup
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(full set of HRA Tips)
The 2016 Melbourne Cup field is TBC.
The 2016 Melbourne Cup is the richest and most sought after race on the Australian horse racing calendar. This year the Cup will be run on Tuesday November 1st.
Raced annually at the Flemington Races on the first Tuesday in November, the Melbourne Cup is final highlight in Melbourne’s thrilling Spring carnival of racing. A true staying test of 3200m the Melbourne Cup attracts international interest, with many overseas horses nominating for the race, for a chance to share in the millions of dollars of prize money.
The odds for the 2016 Melbourne Cup will be updated here along with the barrier draw, weights and the final field. Want to bet on the Melbourne Cup online? Then make sure you go to our betting page, and take advantage of the many joining offers available. They all offer joining incentives and or bonus bets, so why not take advantage of the free bet offers available now (not available in nsw/vic).
Last years Melbourne Cup Result:
• 1st – PRINCE OF PENZANCE
• 2nd – Max Dynamite
• 3rd – Criterion
Past Melbourne Cup Results & Times:
Year – Winner – 2nd – 3rd
2015 – Prince Of Penzance – Max Dynamite – Criterion
2014 – Protectionist – Red Cadeaux – Who Shot Thebarman
2013 – Fiorente – Red Cadeaux – Mount Athos 3.20.3
2012 – Green Moon – Fiorente – Jakkalberry 3:20.4
2011 – Dunaden – Red Cadeaux – Lucas Cranach 3:20.8
2010 – Americain – Maluckyday – So You Think 3.26:8
2009 – Shocking – Crime Scene – Mourilyan 3:23.8
2008 – Viewed – Bauer – C’est La Guerre 3:20.4
Since the Melbourne Cups inception in 1877, the day has been a public holiday for those in Melbourne and Victoria, which has helped to swell public interest around the whole Spring Carnival. This was highlighted in the 1960’s when the Victorian racing Club decided to host Horse racing ‘fashion on the field’, in an attempt to attract women to the races. Needless to say the promotion was a success, with the fashion parades still taking place on Melbourne Cup day.
In recent times Makybe Diva has been the first horse to win 3 successive Melbourne Cups (2003, 2004, 2005); a feat which has seen her take her place as one of Australia’s finest ever gallopers. If Makybe Diva is the queen the Melbourne Cup, it would be fair to say that the mercurial trainer Bart Cummings if the King. This was highlighted a record 11th time in the 2008 Melbourne Cup, when he trained rank outsider Viewed to an unexpected victory.
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If the field for the 2016 Melbourne Cup isn’t out yet, bookmark this page and come back later for information on the final field, barrier draw and weights. We will do our best to keep all the information on betting, nominations, weights, acceptances, scratchings up to date. And most importantly, all latest information on the Melbourne Cup odds and betting prices.