2017 Melbourne Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

Cup Carnival

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Final 2017 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st.Rekindling
  • 2nd.Johannes Vermeer
  • 3rd.Max Dynamite
  • 4th.Big Duke

Some of the biggest and most popular horse racing events in Australia are the annual Cup Carnivals including the world famous Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Caulfield Cup Carnival, the Autumn and Spring Carnivals as well as the famous Sydney Racing Carnival.Cup Carnival

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Melbourne Cup Carnival

The 2017 Melbourne Cup will be run at 3pm AEDT on Tuesday, November 7th.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the feature event on the Australian horse racing calendar with the flagship race being the 2017 Melbourne Cup. The enticing package of racing, fashion, glamour and excitement attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators from all parts of the globe.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival runs for over four days in October and November at Flemington Racecourse.

The premier event in the Cup Carnival is the running of the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November.

The Melbourne Cup form features some of the world’s premier race horses, jockeys and trainers and attracts huge crowds, both on-course and via television links.

It’s no surprise that the Melbourne Cup is called “The race that stops a nation!”

Eager punters can place online stakes bets on this race many months in advance to secure the best odds.

The Victoria Derby, a set-weights race for three-year-old horses, launches the Spring Carnival betting bonanza and is held on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Melbourne Cup 2016





Group 1

Victoria Derby





Group 1

Cox Plate


Moonee Valley



Group 1

Crown Oaks





Group 1

Mackinnon Stakes





Group 1

Emirates Stakes





Cup Carnival festivities and betting closes on Emirates Stakes Day, held on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

The Spring Racing Carnival and in particular the Melbourne Cup, accounts for over 50% of all bets placed during the entire year!

Caulfield Cup Carnival

The Caulfield Cup Carnival is the lead in event of the overall Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, featuring 3 great race days that culminate in the running of the Group 1 Caulfield Cup. Other important races of the Caulfield Cup Carnival include the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 1 Caulfield Classic (Yalumba Stakes), Group 1 Toorak Handicap, and many other exciting Group races.

Cup Carnival Online Betting

Whether you like to have a regular punt on the horse racing or prefer to indulge in the occasional “flutter”, the Cup Carnival provides the perfect opportunity for online betting.

You don’t have to waste precious time checking out the odds from the numerous on-course bookies, or wait in endless queues at your local TAB to place your bet.

Placing an online bet on any of the Cup Carnival races is as simple as logging on to your computer, selecting the race, your favourite horse (or horses!) and deciding on how much you choose to wager. And that’s it!

Easy, isn’t it?

What’s more, you will find all the form guide information and statistics you need to make an informed decision about your punting readily available. Given the quality, form and depth of the field in most Cup Carnival races, this is an invaluable tool for success.

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Cup Carnival News

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