Melbourne Cup Preview & Betting Tips

Melbourne Cup Betting Tips

It is the race that stops a nation which means we prioritise Melbourne Cup betting tips at

Check back here in the lead up to the Melbourne Cup for everything to full field analysis, betting information and of course in depth tips on the big one.

Melbourne Cup Information

  • DateTue 05 Nov, 2019
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance3200 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$7,300,000

Melbourne Cup Betting Odds

Last year's winner Cross Counter is the $15 favourite at Ladbrokes to defend his Melbourne Cup success.

Master Of Reality is on the second line of betting at $17 while three horses in the form of Falcon Eight, Japan and Torcedor are all locked at the $21 quote.

Melbourne Cup Bookie Offers

Any bookmaker that takes their profession seriously will be offering Melbourne Cup bookie offers in the build up to the great race.

The bookies below should be offering bookmaker promotions on the race that stops a nation.

Melbourne Cup Free Bets

The Melbourne Cup free bets usually come from money back promotions and other specials the bookmakers offer on the great race.

Check our trusted bookmakers promo pages in the build up to the race to see what potential free bets will be on offer.

Melbourne Cup History

The Melbourne Cup is one of the world’s most famous races.

First run 1861, the past winners become part of racing folklore the very second after passing the post in front. 

The race started very differently to how it is today.

17 horses contested the first Melbourne Cup under a winner take all system. Archer was the first Melbourne Cup winner.

These days the race is arguably the world’s most coveted race. Horses target this race from right around the globe and it can take years to get a horse ready for the race that stops a nation.

Melbourne Cup Field

The Melbourne Cup field will be set in the lead up to the event, most likely a week in advance of the race date.

Check back in November for the complete Melbourne Cup field.

Melbourne Cup Form Guide

The Melbourne Cup is one of the hardest races in the world to find a winner in, but that’s not to say it cannot be done.

There are a number of races from Australia and abroad that lead into this race like the Irish St Leger, the Cox Plate and the Caulfield Cup which can be great indicators of future performance in the race that stops a nation. 

Another event that is a great key indicator is the race itself. 

Many horses tend to compete in the event more than once with Makybe Diva, Max Dynamite and Red Cardinal just three gallopers that have delivered strong performances across multiple cups.

Melbourne Cup Results

2018Cross Counter
2015Prince Of Penzance
2014 Protectionist
2012Green Moon
2006Delta Blues
2005Makybe Diva
2004Makybe Diva
2003Makybe Diva
2002Media Puzzle

Melbourne Cup Live Streaming

Those want to experience the Melbourne Cup on the go or on your phone you can watch the live stream via a number of our trusted online bookmakers.

Simply sign up with a bookie like Ladbrokes and you can experience the Melbourne Cup via a live stream.

Melbourne Cup Fixtures

The Melbourne Cup fixture is below.

Race 1: Bumble Stakes 
Race 2: 4YO+ Trophy 
Race 3: R90 Handicap 
Race 4: R96 Plate 
Race 5: Flemington Fling 
Race 6: Jim Beam Black Stakes 
Race 7: Melbourne Cup 
Race 8: Furphy Plate 
Race 9: MSS Security Sprint 
Race 10: Jockey Club Stakes 

Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw

The Melbourne Cup barrier draw should take place in the days leading into the event.

Check back in the week leading up to the race that stops a nation for a look at the Melbourne Cup barrier draw.

Melbourne Cup 2018 Result

1st - Cross Counter
2nd - Marmelo
3rd - A Prince Of Arran
Cross Counter
Godolphin won their first ever Melbourne Cup in 2018

Melbourne Cup Bet Of The Day

The event is the biggest race of the year which means we’ll have your Melbourne Cup bet of the day ready to go days in advance of the event.

Check back here in the lead up to the race for our Melbourne Cup betting strategy and tips.

Melbourne Cup Social News

To get all the Melbourne Cup social news you should visit the Flemington social media channels.

Flemington's Twitter account can be found at @FlemingtonVRC while their Facebook page is at FlemingtonVRC

The official site can be found at

Melbourne Cup FAQ

When is the 2019 Melbourne Cup? 

The 2019 Melbourne Cup runs on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. 

How long is the Melbourne Cup? 

The staying contest is run over 3200m. 

Where is the Melbourne Cup held? 

The Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington, which is located in Melbourne, Australia. 

What time does the Melbourne Cup run? 

The Melbourne Cup is held at 3pm. 

Who won the 2018 Melbourne Cup? 

The 2018 Melbourne Cup was taken out by Cross Counter.

What’s the prize money for the 2019 Melbourne Cup? 

$8 million is the total prize pool for the 2019 Melbourne Cup.