The Melbourne Cup is the premier horse racing competition in Australia. It is one of the most popular international racing events that SA punters gallop to bet on every year. It is not dubbed The Race That Stops The Nation for nothing. The annual racing carnival takes place at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, AU. South African bettors do not need to book their next flight to Australia to bet on the Melbourne Cup challenge.
SA gamblers can visit any of our recommended sports betting sites to bet on the 2019 Melbourne Cup odds. It is easy to follow carnival events in the Melbourne Cup, which feature the Victorian Derby, the Kennedy Mile, Coolmore Classic and the Oaks. Go through our expert Melbourne Cup betting tips and predictions on the favourite to win the race and bet today.
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What Is the Melbourne Cup?
New bettors needn’t fret, we’ve got you covered. The Melbourne Cup is basically a week-long racing festival that takes place at Flemington Racecourse from Saturday to the following Saturday. The race features a total of seven group 1 races in which all 24 runners compete to win the first prize. The fastest thoroughbreds gallop around a 3200-metre racecourse in the inner north-west of Melbourne to thousands of adoring fans that cheer every stride.
On Derby day, you can make live bets on four of the most popular races, which are Victorian Derby, Myer Classic, Kennedy Mile, Coolmore Stud Stakes. The best South African bookmakers feature 2019 Melbourne Cup odds where you can make money online. Our guide features betting tips that can help players avoid losing when gambling on horses.
Melbourne Cup Betting Tips
Tipsters around the world deliberate on the Melbourne Cup 2019 odds in exclusive forums to establish a pattern of betting that reduces the risk when wagering on horse. SA punters should note that the tips are merely a guide and that there are no guarantees. Check out what our professional gamblers have found below:
- It should come as no shock that the barriers and position in which a horse is in before the race begins has traditionally had very little bearing on who won. Therefore, pay little mind to the barriers in which your favourite horse is in.
- The Flemington track tends to be rough and internationals currently hold the record of most wins (7) in the last 15 cups.
- Remember that every horse racing odds are based on the likelihood that the statistics used by bookmakers will come out correct. You can always go against the favourite and boost your payout by choosing the less fancied horse.
- A quick browse through the history of the Melbourne Cup will show you that less than 25% of the favourites chosen by bookies have won the challenge. Particularly in the last four years, neither was Prince of Penzance (2015), Almandin (2016), Rekindling (2017) and nor Cross Counter (2018) deemed favourites to win the Melbourne Cup. As luck would have it, they all went on to win the big jackpot.
Who Will Win Melbourne Cup 2019?
Winner of the Caulfield Cup, Cross Counter is a sure favourite for bookies, however, history is not on his side. In the event’s long history, only four horses have won back-to-back Cups. Mer De Glace has been on the rise of late and has emerged out of nowhere to become a close favourite to win. He also won the Japanese raider to put himself among the favourites to win. If anyone can win its Mer De Glace, winning six races in a row to show solid momentum coming into the Melbourne Cup challenge. Here’s a full list of horses, jockeys and trainers that will be taking part in the horse competition below:
|1. Cross Counter (5)||William Buick (57.5kg)||Charlie Appleby|
|2. Mer De Glace (5)||Damian Lane (56.0kg)||Hisashi Shimizu|
|3. Master Of Reality (5)||Frankie Dettori (55.5kg)||Joseph O’Brien|
|4. Mirage Dancer (6)||Ben Melham (55.5kg)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|5. Southern France (5)||Mark Zahra (55.5kg)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|6. Hunting Horn (5)||Seamie Heffernan (55.0kg)||Aidan O’Brien|
|7. Latrobe (5)||James McDonald (55.0kg)||Joseph O’Brien|
|8. Mustajeer (7)||Damien Oliver (55.0kg)||Kris Lees|
|9. Rostropovich (5)||Dwayne Dunn (55.0kg)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|10. Twilight Payment (7)||Hugh Bowman (55.0kg)||Joseph O’Brien|
|11. Finche (6)||Kerrin McEvoy (54.0kg)||Chris Waller|
|12. Prince Of Arran (7)||Michael Walker (54.0kg)||Charlie Fellowes|
|13. Raymond Tusk (5)||Jamie Spencer (54.0kg)||Richard Hannon|
|14. Downdraft (5)||John Allen (53.5kg)||Joseph O’Brien|
|15. Magic Wand (5)||Ryan Moore (53.5kg)||Aidan O’Brien|
|16. Neufbosc (5)||Luke Nolen (53.5kg)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|17. Sound (7)||James Winks (53.5kg)||Michael Moroney|
|18. Surprise Baby (5)||Jordan Childs (53.5kg)||Paul Preusker|
|19. Constantinople (4)||Joao Moreira (52.5kg)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|20. Il Paradiso (4)||Wayne Lordan (52.5kg)||Aidan O’Brien|
|21. Steel Prince (6)||Brett Prebble (52.5kg)||Anthony Freedman|
|22. The Chosen One (4)||Tim Clark (52.0kg)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|23. Vow And Declare (4)||Craig Williams (52.0kg)||Danny O’Brien|
|24. Youngstar (5)||Tommy Berry (52.0kg)||Chris Waller|