Melbourne Cup Betting
Emirates Melbourne Cup (2m)
Every year in Australia they hold a four day racing carnival at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne. On the first Tuesday in November the highlight of the meeting, The Melbourne Cup, takes the whole nation by storm. The race has been staged since 1861 and the country takes a public holiday on Melbourne Cup day and over 100,000 people attend the race itself.
The race is a true test of speed and stamina and is a handicap run over 2 miles at a frantic pace. It attracts entries from all over the world and is now the richest race of its type and last year’s winner Dunaden won over £2million pounds in prize money.
The winners of the race are fondly remembered forever in Australian racing history and in recent times Makybe Diva set a new record when winning the race three consecutive times from 2003 to 2005. Trainer Bart Cummings is a true legend and has won the race an amazing twelve times in his career.
Once upon a time the Melbourne Cup was exclusive to the home based horses but in 1993 Irish trainer Dermot Weld did the unthinkable and took Vintage Crop over there and came back victorious, since then he has repeated the feat with Media Puzzle in 2002. Trainers from Japan and France have followed suit since, winning the race in 2006 and last year. It’s now recognised as a truly International race with many other top class horses being sent over from many different countries.
In the months before the race itself many trials are run concluding with the Caulfield Cup in October, this is the race where the British horses tend to use as their prep race for the big one.
Newmarket based Godolphin have recently said openly that they won’t be satisfied until they win the Melbourne Cup, they have tried many times over recent years and it will be worth keeping an eye out for their entries who will be trained with the race in mind.
Emirates Melbourne Cup Previous Winners
2012 Green Moon (Robert Hickmott)
2011 Dunaden (Mikel Delzangles)
2010 Americain (A De Royer-Dupre )
2009 Shocking ( M. Kavanagh )
2008 Viewed (J.B. Cummings )
2007 Efficent ( G. Rogerson )
2006 Delta Blues ( K. Sumii)
2005 Makybe Diva ( L. Freedman)
2004 Makybe Diva ( L. Freedman)
2003 Makybe Diva ( D. Hall)
2002 Media Puzzle ( D. Weld)
2001 Ethereal (S. Laxon)
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