The Melbourne Cup is a Group 1 race held over a distance of 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse. It attracts runners from all over the world, with the biggest stables and trainers sending their horses to Australia for the prestigious event.
The 2022 Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday 1st November and is the feature event of the Melbourne Cup week.
The Race That Stops A Nation
Whether you are a serious punter, a sometimes gambler or a once-a-year player, chances are that you bet on the Melbourne Cup. It is Un-Australian not to! With record betting turnover and prizemoney annually there has never been a better time to place a bet.
The large betting pools and numerous bet types ensure that winners are handsomely rewarded and the explosion of online racing betting means that there are no longer big queues to navigate on the first Tuesday in November.
Do The Form
This in the best advice for everyone planning to place a bet. With so many varied form lines, finding the Cup winner can be overwhelming for even the most experienced gamblers. Below are some simple Melbourne Cup tips to help you sort through the winning chances:
Age – Ten of the last 16 Melbourne Cup winners have been either 4yo or 5yo. Staying horses tend to peak around that age and are ones to follow.
Sex – When the superstar mare Verry Elleegant won the Cup last year, she was the first mare to win the race since Makybe Diva won her third back in 2005. When you consider that horses of the calibre of Verry Elleegant come around once every ten years it pays to follow the colts and geldings.
Jockey – Of the current crop of jockeys, Damien Oliver and Kerrin McEvoy with three wins each are the most successful. Both jockeys are terrific riders of stayers with the ability to read a race and know when it is time to make their winning move.
Trainer – The late Bart Cummings won a staggering 12 Melbourne Cups, earning him the moniker of the “Cups King”. Irish trainer Joseph O’Brien has shown a penchant for the race winning two of the last five. Any horse he brings to Flemington from Ireland must be respected. Of the local based trainers, Danny O’Brien won the race with Vow And Declare in 2019 and continues to build a team of stayers at his beachside property.
Owner – Victorian businessman Lloyd Williams is on the record as saying that he is “obsessed” with winning the Melbourne Cup. The one-time casino owner has owned shares in seven Cup winners and shows no signs of slowing down. With multiple runners entered each year it pays to follow his stable closely.
Barriers – Barrier 5 is the most successful barrier with 5 wins in total. In recent times barriers 10 and 13 have enjoyed success with three wins while barrier 18 is considered to be the “kiss of death”. No horse has won the race from their since the starting gates were introduced in 1958.
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