Melbourne Cup Betting
- Grade: Three-year-olds and up
- Distance: 2 miles (16 furlongs, 3200 meters)
- Track: Turf
- Purse: $6,200,000 AUS
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a nation", it is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted annually by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, the event starts at 3pm (daylight saving time) on the first Tuesday in November.
The first race was held in 1861 over two miles (3.219 km) but was shortened to 3,200 metres (1.988 mi) in 1972 when Australia adopted the metric system. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.312 ft), and Rain Lover's 1968 race record of 3:19.1 was accordingly adjusted to 3:17.9. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3:16.3.
Melbourne Cup Odds
Updated November 12, 2019.
All odds are fixed odds prices.
|Vow And Declare||+2500||25/1|
|Master Of Reality||+3300||33/1|
|Prnice Of Arran||+5000||50/1|
|Master Of Wine||+6600||66/1|
|Hasta La War||+10000||100/1|