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  • Grade: Three-year-olds and up
  • Distance: 2 miles (16 furlongs, 3200 meters)
  • Track: Turf
  • Purse: $6,200,000 AUS

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a nation", it is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted annually by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, the event starts at 3pm (daylight saving time) on the first Tuesday in November.

The first race was held in 1861 over two miles (3.219 km) but was shortened to 3,200 metres (1.988 mi) in 1972 when Australia adopted the metric system. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.312 ft), and Rain Lover's 1968 race record of 3:19.1 was accordingly adjusted to 3:17.9. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3:16.3.

Melbourne Cup Odds

Horses - Melbourne Cup - To Win
Updated November 6, 2017 15:38:18. Bet US Racing - Official Melbourne Cup Odds.
All odds are fixed odds prices.
Horses - Melbourne Cup - To Win - Nov 06
Run Or Not All Wagers Have Action
2017 Melbourne Cup - To Win
FractionalAmerican
Almandin+4509/2
Marmelo+58029/5
Humidor+65013/2
Johannes Vermeer+75015/2
Wall Of Fire+8008/1
Red Cardinal+110011/1
Rekindling+8008/1
Thomas Hobson+100010/1
Max Dynamite+100010/1
Nakeeta+160016/1
Big Duke+130013/1
Tiberian+160016/1
Amelies Star+130013/1
Hartnell+200020/1
Ventura Storm+280028/1
Boom Time+200020/1
Single Gaze+280028/1
Us Army Ranger+330033/1
Wicklow Brave+280028/1
Libran+280028/1
Bondi Beach+550055/1
Gallante+550055/1
Cismontane+400040/1

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