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2018 Melbourne Cup Odds*

alt=BetfairWilliam HillPaddy PowerMrGreen Sports
Withhold
Withhold17131313-
Rekindling
Rekindling21212121-
Marmelo
Marmelo21212121-
Stradivarious
Stradivarious21-21--
Desert Skyline
Desert Skyline23-26--
Magic Circle
Magic Circle26262126-
Kings Will Dream
Kings Will Dream26----
Rare Rhythm
Rare Rhythm26-21--
Johanness Vermeer
Johanness Vermeer2626-26-
Latrobe
Latrobe26262626-

*Odds correct as of 18th July 2018, 16:06. Odds are subject to change. For Full Market Odds See Betting Site. Our odds may be several days old and are reproduced to give you an indication of the betting market.

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2018 Melbourne Cup

Known as ‘The Race That Stops A Nation’ the Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious annual thoroughbred horse race. It takes place on the Flemington Racecourse by the Victoria Racing Club and is part of the Melbourne spring carnival.

However, in March 1840 the first race meeting was held on the rough river flats beside the Maribyrnong River when the town of Melbourne was barely five years old and Archer was the first winner in front of a crowd of around 4000 people.

At the time, Victoria was experiencing the gold rush and many people had flocked to Melbourne in the hope of finding gold.

As a result, Melbourne's great wealth and growth from the gold rush era of the 1850s to the land boom of the 1880s made the city one of the most dynamic in Australia.

And in parallel, the Melbourne Cup rose to fame as a social and fashion event as well as the national sporting highlight of the year. By 1880, 100,000 people came to Flemington to attend the Cup.

Melbourne Cup Day - always held on the first Tuesday in November - has been a public holiday for the city since 1875, and is still celebrated as a special day around the country.

The Victoria Racing Club has constantly improved standards of comfort and accommodation at Flemington, with $26.2 million spent on improvements in the years 2000-2004, in addition to the $45 million grandstand completed in 2000.

The Melbourne Cup is run over 3,200 metres (just under 2 miles) and is for three year olds and over. It is one of the richest turf races and the richest “2 mile” handicap in the world.

The fastest winning time, unbeaten since 1990, is 3:16.3 by Kingston Rule; Bart Cummings has the title of trainer with the most wins (12 times in all; 1965, 1966, 1967, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2008); Makybe Diva became the first horse to win the Melbourne Cup three times (2003,2004 & 2005) and is the highest stakes earner in Australasian horse racing history; and Bobby Lewis and Harry White share the title for Jockey with the most wins with four titles each.

The 2018 Melbourne Cup horse race will be held on Tuesday 6th November.

Previous Melbourne Cup Winners

YearHorseJockey - Trainer
2018?? - ?
2017RekindlingCorey Brown - Joseph O'Brien
2016AlmandinKerrin McEvoy - Robert Hickmott
2015Prince of PenzanceMichelle Payne - Darren Weir
2014ProtectionistRyan Moore - Andreas Wöhler
2013FiorenteDamien Oliver - Gai Waterhouse
2012Green MoonBrett Prebble - Robert Hickmott
2011DunadenChristophe Lemaire - Mikel Delzangles
2010AmericainGérald Mossé - Alain de Royer-Dupre
2009ShockingCorey Brown - Mark Kavanagh
2008ViewedBlake Shinn - Bart Cummings
2007EfficientMichael Rodd - Graeme Rogerson