Melbourne Cup

 

Race Type: Group 1 Handicap
Distance: 3200m
Track: Flemington Racecourse.
Date: 05-11-2013
PrizeMoney: $6,200,000
Race Time: 3pm (AEST)

2013 Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is without a doubt Australia’s most famous horse race and has long been regarded as the ‘race which stops a nation’. The race is certainly the highlight of the Spring Racing Carnival and includes a field of both Australian and International Horses all looking for a place in racing history.

Melbourne Cup Day 2013

Melbourne Cup Horses

The final field of horses for the years Cup have been released. We have included a breakdown of each runner in the race to help you sort the genuine chances from those simply making up the numbers.

Melbourne Cup Odds 2013

Looking to place a bet on the Melbourne Cup? Avoid the queues and place your Melbourne Cup bets quickly and easily online this year. Find the latest betting odds for all the horses in this years race from our top recommended online bookmakers.

Melbourne Cup Tips

The Melbourne Cup can be a very difficult race to find the winner from and this year is no exception. View our tips for this years Cup to help point you in the right direction with the top 4 selections
from our tipster panel.

Melbourne Cup Betting Specials

See all the latest betting specials and promotion offer from some of the biggest bookmakers in Australia. Be sure to take advantage of these if you are having a bet on the cup this year.

Free Bets on Melbourne Cup

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Melbourne Cup Race 2013 – Time & Date

This years Melbourne Cup Day will be held on Tuesday 5 November with the main race getting underway as Flemington Race 7 at 3pm (AEST). Check your local guides for tv coverage.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 3pm (AEST)

Melbourne Cup Day – Race Schedule

Melbourne Cup Day typically features 9-10 races on the event card with Race 7 at 3pm the annual time slot for the big race. The Melbourne Cup is the only Group 1 race of the day alongside two Group 3′s and three listed races to round out the schedule.

Time:
Race:
Race Name:
Distance:
10.20am
R1
Carnival Celebration Stakes
1000m
11.00am
R2
TAB Trophy
1700m
11.45am
R3
Lavazza Long Black
2800m
12.30pm
R4
Herald Sun Stakes
1400m
1.15pm
R5
Schweppes Tonic 1000
1000m
2.00pm
R6
Lexus Hybrid Plate
1400m
3.00pm
R7
Emirates Melbourne Cup
3200m
3.55pm
R8
Melbourne Cup Day Plate
1800m
4.35pm
R9
MSS Security Sprint
1200m
5.15pm
R10
Headquarters Tavern Plate
1400m

(All race times listed are AEST)

Melbourne Cup Prize Money

The total prize money for the cup now stands at $6.2 million making it one of the richest races in the world. The prize pool is split between the top 10 runners in the following amounts.

Place:
Prize Money:
1st Prize:
$3,600,000
2nd Prize:
$900,000
3rd Prize:
$450,000
4th Prize:
$250,000
5th Prize:
$175,000
6th Prize:
$125,000
7th Prize:
$125,000
8th Prize:
$125,000
9th Prize:
$125,000
10th Prize:
$125,000

Past Melbourne Cup Winners

Last years 2012 race was the 152nd running of the Melbourne Cup where we saw the Lloyd Williams owned horse Green Moon take out this pretigious event. Second past the post was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente, having his first Australian start followed by Jakkalberry for third.

See table below for a snaphot of past winners of this nation stopping event, to view all past cup winners including jockeys and trainers then simply click through the link below.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001

2000

Green MoonDunadenAmericainShockingViewedEfficientDelta BluesMakybe DivaMakybe DivaMakybe DivaMedia PuzzleEthereal

Brew

Brett PrebbleChristophe LemaireGerard MosseC. BrownB ShinnM RoddYasunari IwataGlen BossGlen BossGlen BossDamien OliverS Seamer

K McEvoy

Robert HickmottMikel DelzanglesAlain de Royer DupreMark KavanaghBart CummingsGraeme RogersonKatsuhiko SumiiLee FreedmanLee FreedmanD HallD WeldMs S Laxon

M Moroney

2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is certainly the highlight of the Victorian spring racing season and is held each year at Flemington racecourse. The carnival features four days of world class racing and takes place in early
November each year.

The first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks of with Derby Day on Saturday 2nd November 2013. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby over 2500m for three year olds. With a total
of four Group 1 races on the cards this is a day for the racing purists.

Next up on the Tuesday 5th November 2013 is the big one, Melbourne Cup Day which features a ten race card program with the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup over 3200m the obvious feature even of the
day.

Later that same week on Thursday 7th November 2013 will see what is traditionally known as ladies day once again fill up the stands at Flemington for Oaks Day. The feature event of the day for some is the fashions on the
field but for the racing fans it is the Group 1 Crown Oaks over 2500m for the Fillies.

Rounding out the Cup Carnival is Emirates Stakes Day on Saturday 9th November 2013. Knows now as “Family Day” the front lawn on the Flemington straight will be packed with kids and parents enjoying
a relaxing picnic along with a host of other special activities set up by the VRC. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 Emirates Stakes over 1600m and is a great way to finish off an action packed week of racing.

History Of Melbourne Cup Race

The Melbourne Cup 2mile handicap was introduced in 1861 and is now the richest handicap in the world with prize money of over $6,200,000.

Sponsored by the VRC, the Melbourne Cup is for 3 year olds and olderand is run over a 3200 meter course. Held on the first Tuesday in November at the Flemington Racecourse, millions of Australians from all walks of
life stand still to watch a single horse race that lasts no more than a couple of minutes.

The first ever Melbourne Cup was won by a horse called Archer with the event featuring 17 horses. The prize money on offer back then was £170 plus a prestigious gold watch. With 150 years of history, the Melbourne
Cup now draws over 100,000 people to Flemington Racecourse every year.

Flemington Racecourse – How To Get To The Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington Racecourse which is located in Melbourne, Victoria. The track is situated alongside the beautiful Maribyrnong River and the racecourse is now listed as National Heritage site.

Address: 400 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031, Australia

Telephone: 1300 727 575

Flemington racecourse has its own train station and many revellers will take the train to Flemington racecourse during the Melbourne Cup carnival. Trains for Flemington depart platforms 8 and 9 at Flinders Street Station.
You can also take the No. 57 Tram, which will drop you off at the Epsom Road entrance to Flemington Racecourse.