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Melbourne Cup Betting

Take advantage of early Melbourne Cup betting markets from our recommended online bookmaker Sportsbet to enjoy an early bet on Australia's most famous race.

Sportsbet's feature race odds are available well in advance for major Group 1 races throughout the season, allowing punters the opportunity to snare a value bet.

They also provide a free blackbook service to follow your favourite horses, which is very handy around spring time.

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be run in 176 days on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

Visit our Melbourne Cup Carnival page for more information about Flemington's four-day spring racing showpiece.

Sportsbet is our preferred bookmaker for all your Melbourne Cup betting. Read our Sportsbet Review to learn more about their bet types, racing app, promotions and more.

2021 Melbourne Cup Odds

Betting markets are available right now for the Melbourne Cup courtesy of Sportsbet and latest odds are outlined below. Please be aware that odds are subject to change at the bookmaker's discretion and prices displayed may differ to what's available at their website.

Fancy a Melbourne Cup bet? Open a new Sportsbet account to place a bet anytime.

Horse name Current odds Place a Bet
Tiger Moth $8.50 Bet now
Russian Camelot $2.90 Bet now
Surprise Baby $9.00 Bet now
Santiago $3.00 Bet now
Anthony Van Dyck $9.50 Bet now
Finche $3.10 Bet now
Verry Elleegant $13.00 Bet now
Ashrun $4.00 Bet now
Dashing Willoughby $19.00 Bet now
Master Of Reality $5.50 Bet now
Prince Of Arran $19.00 Bet now
Skyward $5.50 Bet now
Buckhurst $19.00 Bet now
King Of Leogrance $5.50 Bet now
Nickajack Cave $21.00 Bet now
Persan $6.00 Bet now
Port Guillaume $23.00 Bet now
Twilight Payment $6.50 Bet now
Vow And Declare $23.00 Bet now
Mirage Dancer $6.50 Bet now
Sir Dragonet $23.00 Bet now
Master Of Wine $6.50 Bet now
Pondus $23.00 Bet now
Stratum $6.50 Bet now
Orderofthegarter $26.00 Bet now
Saracen Knight $7.50 Bet now
Steel Prince $26.00 Bet now
The Chosen One $7.50 Bet now
Warning $26.00 Bet now
Le Don De Vie $7.50 Bet now
Lord Belvedere $26.00 Bet now
Mugatoo $7.50 Bet now
Oceanex $26.00 Bet now
Schabau $7.50 Bet now
Shared Ambition $26.00 Bet now
Toffee Tongue $7.50 Bet now
True Self $26.00 Bet now
Admire Robson $7.50 Bet now
San Huberto $31.00 Bet now
Miami Bound $8.50 Bet now
Mustajeer $31.00 Bet now
Zebrowski $8.50 Bet now
Collide $34.00 Bet now
Django Freeman $9.50 Bet now
Aktau $34.00 Bet now
Almania $9.50 Bet now
Avilius $34.00 Bet now
Cadre Du Noir $9.50 Bet now
Carif $41.00 Bet now
Chapada $11.00 Bet now
Etah James $41.00 Bet now
Haky $11.00 Bet now
Kinane $41.00 Bet now
Angel Of Truth $11.00 Bet now
Attorney $41.00 Bet now
Creedence $11.00 Bet now
Djukon $41.00 Bet now
Grand Promenade $11.00 Bet now
High Emocean $51.00 Bet now
Involved $14.00 Bet now

Visit Sportsbet for the latest 2021 Melbourne Cup odds - Odds subject to change

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most famous race and takes place on the second day of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington racecourse in November.

Held ten days after the WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley and 17 days after the Caulfield Cup at Caulfield, the Melbourne Cup is the feature event of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in Victoria.

2021 Melbourne Cup Details and Information

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Melbourne Cup Best Odds

For the best odds and Melbourne Cup tips we recommend Sportsbet. You want access to the best prices and racing markets on the biggest race day of the year. There's a good reason why they're considered the number one bookie going around.

How do I bet on the Melbourne Cup?

To bet online and ensure the best odds on Cup Day, you'll need an account with a reputable bookmaker such as Sportsbet. Opening a new account is a quick and easy process. Here's how you go about it!

How to join Sportsbet to bet online.

  • Visit Sportsbet here to go to their landing page.
  • Click the 'Join Now' button to register a new account.
  • Fill in your details and create a new user name and password
  • Once your account is created, login and deposit funds to place a bet.

Once you're a member you can enjoy a huge range of betting markets and member promotions for horse racing. Remember to always gamble responsibly and only bet what you can afford to lose.

Deposit funds at Sportsbet using the most popular deposit options.

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Who won the 2019 Melbourne Cup?

A crowd of 81,408 people attended Flemington Racecourse to witness the Danny O'Brien trained Vow And Declare win the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

Australian-bred Vow And Declare, ridden by leading jockey Craig Williams, defeated the Charlie Fellows trained Prince Of Arran into second place, with Michael Walker aboard the runner-up. In third place was Il Paradiso from the Aidan O'Brien stable and ridden by Wayne Lordan.

It was Craig William's first win in the coveted race, and also for trainer Danny O'Brien. The winner jumped from barrier 21 in the 24-horse field.

Vow And Declare wins 2019 Melbourne Cup

The winner Vow And Declare started at $11.00 and paid $11.70 for a win on the Victorian TAB and $3.90 for a place. Prince Of Arran paid $4.60 for second and Il Paradiso $6.80 for third.

The Vow And Declare & Prince Of Arran quinella for 23 & 12 paid $82.40 and the exacta for the same numbers paid $175.00.

If you scored the 2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta dividend of $2,953.40 for picking Vow And Declare, Prince Of Arran and Il Paradiso in order, 23, 12 & 20, then pat yourself on the back.

Give yourself a bigger pat if you snared the First Four dividend of $79,381.40 for the numbers 23, 12, 20 and 3.

The 2019 Melbourne Cup quadrella numbers were 13-2-2-2 for a dividend of $13,756.80.

2019 Melbourne Cup Dividends

The following dividends are from the Victorian Tote (S-TAB).

1st: #23 Vow And Declare (21) 52kg
Trainer: Danny O'Brien Jockey: Craig.Williams
Win: $11.70 Place: $3.90 (SP $11.00)

2nd: #12 Prince Of Arran (8) 54kg
Trainer: Charlie Fellowes Jockey: Michael Walker
Place: $4.60 (SP $17.00)

3rd: #20 Il Paradiso (17) 52.5kg
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien Jockey: Wayne Lordan
Place: $6.80 (SP $15.00)

4th #3 Master Of Reality (1) 55.5kg
Trainer: Joseph O'Brien Jockey: Frankie Dettori
(SP $26.00)

Exotic Dividends

Quinella: 23-12 - $82.40
Exacta: 23-12 - $175.00
Trifecta: 23-12-20 - $2,953.40
First Four: 23-12-20-3 $79,381.40
Quaddie: 13-2-2-2 - $13,756.80

Popular Melbourne Cup Bet Types

Basic bet types for Melbourne Cup Day include the following.

Win & Place
Back a horse to win the race (finish first) or place (finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd).

If less than 8 runners then place only pays on first two horses placed. No place bet is offered for less than 5 runners.

Each Way Bet
A combination of a Win and Place bet. Half stake for a win and half stake for a place.

Exotic Bets

Flexi betting on exotic bet types allows the opportunity to win big for a small outlay. Some of the more popular Cup Day bet types are outlined below.

Pick two or more horses to finish first and second in any order.

Pick two horses to run first and second in the correct order.

Pick three horses to finish first, second and third in the correct order.

First 4
Select four horses to finish first, second, third and fourth in the correct order.

Also known as a Quaddie, this involves selecting the winner of four consecutive races. The Quadrella is usually held over the last four races of a meeting.

Super 6
Select the winner of six consecutive races at a meeting.

Our online betting guide explains more about Australian horse racing bet types and flexi betting.