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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 2020 Melbourne Cup will be run in 80 days on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.

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.

2020 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
Surprise Baby $17.00 Bet now
Il Paradiso $18.00 Bet now
Shared Ambition $21.00 Bet now
Vow And Declare $21.00 Bet now
Buckhurst $26.00 Bet now
Logician $26.00 Bet now
Mer De Glace $26.00 Bet now
Search For A Song $26.00 Bet now
Southern France $26.00 Bet now
True Self $26.00 Bet now
Call The Wind $31.00 Bet now
Finche $31.00 Bet now
Ispolini $31.00 Bet now
Miami Bound $31.00 Bet now
Prince Of Arran $31.00 Bet now
Sir Ron Priestley $31.00 Bet now
Warning $31.00 Bet now
Constantinople $34.00 Bet now
Dee Ex Bee $34.00 Bet now
Kew Gardens $34.00 Bet now
Lord Belvedere $34.00 Bet now
Master Of Reality $34.00 Bet now
Schabau $34.00 Bet now
Sir Dragonet $34.00 Bet now
Stradivarius $34.00 Bet now
African Gold $41.00 Bet now
Degraves $41.00 Bet now
Falcon Eight $41.00 Bet now
Just Benjamin $41.00 Bet now
Norway $41.00 Bet now
Russian Camelot $41.00 Bet now
Tagano Diamante $41.00 Bet now
Avilius $51.00 Bet now
Carif $51.00 Bet now
Castelvecchio $51.00 Bet now
Courageux Guerrier $51.00 Bet now
Cross Counter $51.00 Bet now
Downdraft $51.00 Bet now
Durston $51.00 Bet now
Ice Bubble $51.00 Bet now
Lancaster House $51.00 Bet now
Latrobe $51.00 Bet now
Le Don De Vie $51.00 Bet now
Magic Wand $51.00 Bet now
Marmelo $51.00 Bet now
Master Of Wine $51.00 Bet now
Mustajeer $51.00 Bet now
Skyward $51.00 Bet now
South Pacific $51.00 Bet now
Southern Moon $51.00 Bet now
Top Of The Range $51.00 Bet now
Young Rascal $51.00 Bet now
Mugatoo $61.00 Bet now
Regal Power $61.00 Bet now
Aktau $67.00 Bet now
Django Freeman $67.00 Bet now
Pancho $67.00 Bet now
Raymond Tusk $67.00 Bet now
Bravo Tango $81.00 Bet now
Djukon $81.00 Bet now

Visit Sportsbet for the latest 2020 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.

2020 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.