The most exciting two minutes in the Australian sports betting world is nearly upon us. The $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup 2014 will be held Tuesday 3rd November at the Flemington Racecourse. Not only is the Melbourne Cup Australia’s premiere thoroughbred horseracing event, but each year it’s also the nation’s biggest wagering day.
2014 Melbourne Cup Results
2nd: Red Cadeaux
3rd: Who Shot Thebarman
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The Classic Melbourne Cup Carnival
The Melbourne Cup is actually the second of the four big Australian spring horse races that make up the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
On the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, Victoria Derby Day is held. On the Thursday after the Melbourne Cup, the Crown Oaks Day is held for the ladies. And on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup, the Emirates Stakes Day is held.
More than 100,000 spectators are expected to cram into Flemington Racecourse for this year’s spectacle. And millions more will be watching from home and at TABs and other venues worldwide.
Get Ready for Exciting Horse Racing Action
The final field of 24 won’t be announced until after Victoria Derby Day on November 1. But betters already are making preparations for the race by keeping tabs on horses they anticipate will make the cut as they run in many of the other races leading up to the big event.
On Melbourne Cup Day, there will be a total of ten races at Flemington Racecourse. The Melbourne Cup, which is Race 7, is the only Group 1 event on the program, there also will be a Group 3 event as well as up to four listed features. While the final Melbourne Cup Day schedule is still pending, here is the preliminary 2014 Melbourne Cup race card for Flemington Racecourse:
Race 1 – Ottawa Stakes (1000m)
Race 2 – Schweppes #FlemingtonFling (1000m)
Race 3 – Desirable Stakes (1400m)
Race 4 – Always Welcome Stakes (1200m)
Race 5 – Emirates Airline Plate (1400m)
Race 6 – Melbourne Cup Day Plate (1800m)
Race 7 – Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)
Race 8 – @FlemingtonVRC Vase (2800m)
Race 9 – Maybe Mahal Stakes (1400m)
Race 10 – Mares Handicap (1700m)
All times are in local time – Melbourne, Victoria – AEDST
The Most Exciting Two Minutes of the Australian Sporting Calendar
The Melbourne Cup – which is known around the world as “The Race that Stops a Nation” – is held at 3:00 pm (AEDST) every Melbourne Cup Day. Viewers around the world will be glued to their television sets and laptops as the best and fastest horses compete against each other for Australian horse racing’s biggest prize.
The winner of the race will receive the $6.2 million prize, as well as the 2014 Melbourne Cup Trophy, which is valued at $175,000 and was crafted, as always, by Hardy Brothers Jewellers. The trophy itself is composed of 34 separate pieces of gold and is hand-crafted. Expert craftsmen spent more than 200 hours beating the gold into shape.
If you would like to watch the race live, Flemington Racecourse is located at 500 Epsom Rd., Flemington, VIC, Australia. But you can still take part in all the excitement of Australia’s biggest horse racing event by watching it live on any of the major betting sites, including Ladbrokes.com.au and others. The betting window is already open, so log in today to take advantage of the best Melbourne Cup pre-nomination odds today.
Using an online bookie site offers more advantages than going to your local TAB, including a wealth of online resources you can use to research your wagers as well as a friendly and helpful support staff that can assist you in making your bets.
Whether you are making straightforward or exotic bets, online wagering sites offer you a fun and rewarding opportunity to experience all the excitement and sheer emotion of the Melbourne Cup.