Planning for the Melbourne Cup 2021? Here’s Your Guide
Are you a big fan of horse racing? Do you enjoy spending time in that favourite turf race track, watching and betting on horse races? If the answer is yes, then you must know or have heard about the Australian Melbourne Cup.
Founded in 1861, the Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most beloved and famous horse race. After all, it is one of the competitions that stop the nation, as it is affectionately referred to by most horse racing fans. Apart from being a famous horse racing sport, the Melbourne Cup is also the second richest prize in Australia, coming second only to The Everest held in Sydney.
The Melbourne Cup is often held on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington Racecourse, and it is a moment when Australians come to a halt to watch this well-renowned horse race. Twenty-four horses compete in the traditional two-mile (3200m) cup distance, and only one horse can take the trophy home.
The Melbourne Cup has had a fair share of its winners, the likes of Phar Lap, Tulloch and Diva, over the past years, but are you wondering who won the Melbourne cup last year? In the 160th running of the Melbourne cup held at Flemington Racecourse on November 3rd, 2020, Jye McNeil took the trophy home, steering his horse ‘Twilight Payment’ to victory.
Melbourne Cup 2021: Venue, Date and Time
Although the competition has a steep history and folklore in the sporting world, the focus is now on the future with November approaching. With last year being the 160th running of the Melbourne Cup, 2021 marks the 161st time the competition is held at the Flemington Racecourse.
The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be held on November 2nd, 2021, at Flemington Racecourse (Nofollow) at 3 pm. Like the predecessors, the race distance is 3200m, with total prize money standing at $7,750,000. Right about now, among punters and gamblers around the globe, there is mounting speculation around which horse will be added to the well-renowned honor roll. But, what do we expect from this year’s Melbourne Cup?
Melbourne Cup 2021: Betting Guide
Twenty-four horses compete for the trophy in the Melbourne Cup competition, but only one can win the race. As such, it can be a challenging prospect for any punter to predict the outcome of the 2021 Melbourne Cup. But, what do we expect?
As a seasoned punter, you must already know your way around the Melbourne Cup. However, an amateur may find it hard to interpret the form guide as you require an enormous amount of data and familiarity to know about the weaknesses and strengths of contenders.
Every horse goes into the racecourse in its unique form as each carries different weights and goes through distinguished training and preparations. Additionally, history shows that the Melbourne Cup races have always been dominated by horses trained internationally.
With almost half of the horses participating in the 2021 Melbourne Cup expected to be international, predicting the outcome can be challenging, even for the most seasoned punters. However, you might be able to tip your very own winner of the competition if you invest a little time and effort.
As is the case with any successful punter, you need to start by identifying the favourites then make an informed decision before placing a bet. Additionally, you need to let recent history be your guide. For instance, you can check out several key races leading to the Melbourne cup. These include:
- Caulfield Cup on Saturday, October 16th 2021.
- Moonee Valley Cup on Saturday 23rd October 2021
- Cox Plate on Saturday on Saturday 23rd October 2021