Melbourne Cup Carnival Tips & Betting Selections

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Melbourne Cup Carnival Betting Tips


The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the pinnacle of racing in Australia. There’s big-name races everywhere you look and betting on the feature races is extremely popular.

Home to the Melbourne Cup among a host of other Group One features across four days, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is Australia's best horse racing carnival.

With all the major races being covered, including the Melbourne Cup, Victoria Derby and VRC Oaks, our readers will have our expert’s opinions on who to back.

Melbourne Cup Carnival Schedule

  • Date Race Name State Prize Money Distance Track

October 2022

November 2022

Melbourne Cup Carnival Betting Odds

Check the individual betting pages for betting markets, the latest news and tips on the entire four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Melbourne Cup Carnival Promotions & Offers


Looking for Melbourne Cup Carnival bookmaker offers? You’ve come to the right place. 

If bookmakers value their clients they are offering Melbourne Carnival promotions, that’s just a fact, and all our trusted bookies will deliver specials on all the big events.

Check back here in the lead in to the Melbourne Cup Carnival for a look at which bookmakers are offering deals.

Melbourne Cup Carnival Fields


The moment Melbourne Cup Carnival fields for the big Group 1 races are available you’ll see them right here.

All things being equal you should see fields for most races finalised in the week leading into the events, with some connections waiting to see how they fair in the barrier draw before making the decision to run their horses.

Check back in the week leading into the specific race for Melbourne Cup Carnival fields.  

Melbourne Cup Carnival Live Streaming


Melbourne Cup Carnival live streaming is available with most online bookmakers that we recommend.

Ladbrokes and Sportsbet are among the betting sites who offer live streaming services on all Victorian racing and punters only need a positive account balance to reap the benefits.

Punters can live stream every Melbourne Cup Carnival with almost all our recommended bookies, just double check on our review pages to see if they offer Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival live streaming.

Melbourne Cup Carnival History


The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the pinnacle of horse racing in Australia and arguably the world's top racing festival.

Headlined by the Melbourne Cup, the Cup Carnival has over 150 years of history on the Australian racing scene and is considered one of the worl'd best races. The Melbourne Cup itself is the the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world and one of the richest turf races. 

Outside of the Melbourne Cup there's a number of Group One races that take centrestage including the Victoria Derby, the VRC Oaks and the Darley Classic.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the peak of racing in its most important month, making it the go-to thoroughbred festival in the world.


Melbourne Cup Carnival FAQ

When does the Melbourne Cup Carnival start?

The Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off with Victoria Derby Day before the Melbourne Cup takes place on the first Tuesday in November.

What are the main races of the Melbourne Cup Carnival?

The four main races of the Melbourne Cup Carnival are: The Victoria Derby, The Melbourne Cup, the VRC Oaks and the Emirates Stakes. All four of these events are Group One races and headline each specific day.

Where is the Melbourne Cup Carnival held?

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is raced exclusively at Flemington racecourse across the four main days of racing.

When is the Melbourne Cup?

The race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup, is held on the first Tuesday in November each year.