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The last time the Melbourne Cup field ran under the capacity was in when Rekindling beat 22 rivals after an early scratching from the field a few days before. Contested just over a week prior to the Melbourne Cup, the Cox Plate has been won by everything from locals to internationals and even three-year-olds since the turn of the century. Huge range of markets and daily jackpots. Melbourne Cup Betting Options

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The official Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances will close in Late October and the highlights of who got in as well as other information will be discussed here.

The Melbourne Cup form guide is poured over by punters right around Australia and the world in the lead-up to the race. The Cox Plate continues to grow as a Melbourne Cup form guide despite the notable difference in distances between the two spring features. The Melbourne Cup each year attracts an incredible amount of betting activity and people are always looking out for the best tips to give them the winning edge. The Ladbrokes blog provides in depth racing tips and analysis on a daily basis.

Win — The most basic type of bet. Put your money straight up on the runner that you think will win the Melbourne Cup. Place — Pick the horse that you think will finish in the top three positions but at lower odds. Each-Way — Put equal amounts on a horse for the win and a place, the equivalent of two bets and you get paid out for both if it wins. Quinella — Bet on the horses you think will finish first and second in either order.

You can also pick for example one horse to finish 1st and then a combination The fewer horses you pick the greater the dividend. Exacta — An exacta also involves choosing horses that you think will finish first and second but it differs from a quinella in that it has to be the exact order you specify in the bet. Trifecta — Very similar to an Exacta, but for the first, second and third placings in the correct finishing order.

You can also Box Trifecta to finish in any of the first 3 combinations. First Four — A First Four bet works the same as an Exacta and Trifecta but for the first four runners in finishing order. Prince of Penzance winning the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos. The first three horses across the line draw the largest amount of interest from most punters, but due to the popularity of sweeps there is always interest in the final finishing position of all 24 runners.

Archer became a back-to-back Melbourne Cup winner defending his title from the inaugural Melbourne Cup of Kingston Town set the current Melbourne Cup record time of 3: Dunaden won in the closest Melbourne Cup result in history defeating fellow international Red Cadeaux. Rekindling became the first international Melbourne Cup winner to salute first-up without a lead-up run in Australia since Vintage Crop Several trainers from around the world have enjoyed success in the Melbourne Cup throughout its rich history and their names have been etched into Australian race history and folklore as a result.

Undoubtedly the name most synonymous with the Melbourne Cup is that of the late, great Bart Cummings, who secured a record and incredible 12 wins in the race over a long and illustrious career. Cummings saddled his first Cup winner through Light Fingers in and it fast became clear the trainer was on his way to stardom when defending his crown with Galilee and Red Handed in and respectively.

Prominent Australian trainer Lee Freedman has won the second-most amount of Melbourne Cups having so-far saddled five winners. Freedman currently trains in partnership with brother Anthony and the pair prepared Our Ivanhowe in the edition of the race, who was unlucky to be hampered for a run in the final straight. A number of international trainers have made their mark in Australia on the first Tuesday of November, but perhaps none more than two-time winner Dermot Weld.

The Melbourne Spring Carnival boasts black type racing each weekend and often through the week and is headlined by the Group 1 races that take place over four days during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Group 1 Caulfield Cup m is the first of these contested over a mile-and-a-half m in mid-October. Contested just over a week prior to the Melbourne Cup, the Cox Plate has been won by everything from locals to internationals and even three-year-olds since the turn of the century. We are licensed and regulated by an Australian Territory, and secured using Secure Sockets Layer with bit encryption.

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You should go ahead and enable this. Secured using bit encryption. Please wait while you are logged in All times are for the first Tuesday of November and are local. Makybe Diva has recorded a record 3 consecutive Melbourne Cup wins. Bart Cummings is the most successful Melbourne Cup trainer.

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