The 2014 Melbourne Cup will be held on Tuesday, November 4th 2014 and as usual at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.
This site will give you the most relevant overview of the Melbourne Cup and also include some great offers from our partners, these are all of the major Australian online bookmakers. It’s a little while yet until Melbourne Cup 2014 but something that you can do today is set yourself ready, do that by asking yourself this question:
Am I yet registered with all these bookmakers?
If you answer no then you have a great opportunity to take advantage of these initial sign up offers with some great and proven Australian Bookmakers.
Odds and betting are not yet available for 2014 but you can see the odds for 2013, betting is being accepted by all bookmakers at the moment for 2013 and you can get some great value betting a few months before the big race. Check out Betfair, SportingBet or SportsBet for more information.
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See all the free bet offers on the right side of the screen where our partners (Australian bookmakers) have offers open to all, just select a bookmaker that you are not todaya member and take advantage of the offers. Super easy.
The field is yet to be determined for the 2014 Melbourne Cup, however the field for 2013 is expected to be drawn from the following horses. You can actually bet on all of these horses and more for the 2013 Melbourne Cup.
|Dare To Dream||Mr Moet|
|Dunaden||My Quest For Peace|
|Ethiopia||Our Desert Warrior|
|Exceptionally||Peal Of Bells|
|Fictional Account||Prairie Star|
|Fiveandahalfstar||Puissance De Lune|
|Glencadam Gold||Reuben Percival|
|Ironstein||Sneak A Peek|
|It’s A Dundeel||Spechenka|
|Kelinni||Tac De Boistron|
|Lights Of Heaven||Unusual Suspect|
|Lost In The Moment||Vatuvei|
|Malabar Man||Voila Ici|
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s major thoroughbred horse race. Known as “the race that stops a nation”, it is a 3,200 metre race for 3-year-olds and over. It is the richest “2-mile” handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Ran at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, the event starts at 3pm (daylight saving time) on the first Tuesday in November.
The race has been held since 1861 and was originally held over two miles (about 3,218 metres) but following preparation for Australia’s adoption of the metric system in the 1970s, the current race distance of 3,200 metres was established in 1972. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.31 ft), and Rain Lover’s 1968 race record of 3min.19.1sec was accordingly adjusted to 3min.17.9sec.