Melbourne Cup 2012 Results - Order of finish:
|1st||14. Green Moon (IRE)||Brett Prebble||Robert Hickmott||$20.80||$6.60|
|2nd||11. Fiorente (IRE)||James McDonald||Gai Waterhouse||$12.30|
|3rd||3. Jakkalberry (IRE)||Colm O'Donoghue||Marco Botti||$15.70|
|4th||24. Kelinni (IRE)||Glen Boss||Chris Waller|
In addition to being the pride of Australia, where it's the most watched three minutes on television, the Melbourne Cup is a truly international event. With an audience reaching upwards of 700 million viewers, it has evolved into a global racing carnival! The contingent of international-trained horses is ever-growing. They pay their own way to Australia, sometimes without being guaranteed a run, in attempt to win one of the greatest races of all.
Melbourne Cup Day has it all. The excitement of a bet or office sweep, lunches and functions in every city and town, the fashion and glamour at the track, and the discussion in the lead-up where everyone has a tip for the race! The excitement is building and for good reason.
There are many great chances and on Tuesday, the 6th of November, another chapter will be added to Melbourne Cup history!
Melbourne Cup TipsPunters Paradise has Australia's largest online tipping market place. With hundreds of tipsters to choose from, it's your ultimate place to find the best Melbourne Cup Tips.
Everyone from your neighbour to your local barista has a tip for the Melbourne Cup, but finding which tips are worth listening to can be difficult! On our tips page is a ladder board, showing the best performing tippers and their past results. It has detailed strike-rate graphs and information on profit to help show who the top tippers are.
You can also join the Melbourne Cup tips forum, where others are discussing the race and giving their Melbourne Cup picks.
Melbourne Cup Form GuideLooking for winners? Our Form Guides have all the tools you'll need to help select the winner and place-getters including horse performance details, track conditions, speed maps, race cards, analysis of the top contenders and much more.
The 2012 Melbourne Cup Form Guide will be available online Sunday the 4th of November. Allowing for plenty of time to study the big field of 24 Melbourne Cup Horses to select your tops picks. Studying the form is part of the build-up to the big race, deciding which horses will run the distance, which will be advantaged by the track or weather and reviewing past runs.
It also shows all the international runners including those who haven't had a start in Australia, such as Mount Athos and Galileo’s Choice.
Melbourne Cup OddsWe have the very latest Melbourne Cup Odds from Australia's leading bookmakers and betting exchanges. It compares all the latest prices from the bookmakers, making it easy to find the best value for your Melbourne Cup selections.
The odds comparison updates continuously to show the market moves and best backed runners, allowing you to see the latest favourites, and search the field for this year’s winner. Melbourne Cup odds are available months before the race, changing dramatically by the results of key form races or horses going amiss.
Melbourne Cup NewsGet all the latest 2012 Melbourne Cup news as it breaks on the key horses, trainers and jockeys. Each accompanied with photos from the world’s best photographers, to keep you informed with everything you need to know about the Cup.
Using our Melbourne Cup news section you will stay on top throughout the build-up as well as Melbourne Cup Day, including the latest results. We will also feature news about the latest betting markets and leading bookmakers.
Melbourne Cup HorsesA final field of 24 Melbourne Cup horses will make it to the barriers on the first Tuesday in November. The race to secure a start in the Cup culminates on Derby Day, as many runners attempt a last-ditch effort to gain entry through the Lexus Stakes.
This year's Melbourne Cup horses include a mix of international runners and local stayers. There are also a number of horses entered who have raced in the Melbourne Cup before. They include Dunaden, Americain, Red Cadeaux, Maluckyday, Niwot and Precedence. While for others it is their first attempt over the gruelling two-miles, a real test of staying capacity.
The Cup declarations page shows recent nominations, and with key announcements on the below dates, be sure to check back to see the how this year's field unfolds:
Melbourne Cup Declarations and Nominations
- Final Field and Barrier Draw announced: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
- Melbourne Cup: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 3.00 pm AEST
Melbourne Cup ResultsSee all the results for the Melbourne Cup since the race was first run and won way back in 1861 by Archer. The results include the Melbourne Cup winners, Year, Jockey, Trainer, Gender, Age, Field size, TAB Numbers, Barriers and Weight carried.
Over the past five years the Melbourne Cup has experienced two of the closest races on record. In 2008 Viewed had skipped clear at the 300m, before Bauer chased him down to hit the line locked together. The judge was called to split the pair in a photo, with Viewed declared the winner after a tense few minutes. In 2011 it was Dunaden and Red Cadeaux in a photo, again the horse on the outside just missing and Dunaded winning by a nose.
The 2012 Melbourne Cup results will be updated immediately after the race.
Melbourne Cup HistoryFirst held in 1861 at Flemington race course, and won by Archer, it has run every year since. Through wars and depression, and the good times too, the carnival has been one of the stayers of Australian cultural experience.
The history of the Melbourne Cup is filled with the most compelling of story lines. During the depression it was a horse call Phar Lap, known as ‘Big Red’ that gave people excitement and enjoyment in the toughest or times. There have been triumphs through adversity, none more so than Damien Oliver’s win on Media Puzzle in 2002 having just lost his brother in a riding incident. There have been many great training feats, but one that’s unrivalled is the record of the most famous trainer of them all, J.B Cummings. Better known as Bart, the champion trainer has won an astonishing 12 times.
There have been famous scandals too. In 1969 Bart Cummings had been extremely confident with his runner Big Philou, however on the eve of the race his horse was poisoned and couldn’t take a place in the Cup.
It also remains the richest handicap race in the world, and attracts a star studded line up of International stayers. If you would like to learn more about Australia's iconic race, simply visit our Cup history page.
Melbourne Cup Forum
To discuss who you think will win, why they will win, which runners present value or are too short in the odds, or to gain further insight from knowledgeable racing enthusiasts check out the Melbourne Cup forum.
Melbourne Cup FashionMelbourne Cup day isn’t just about the horses with Melbourne Cup fashion very much the centre of attention as well.
Never has fashion caused more of a stir than in 1965 when British model and actress Jean Shrimpton attended the Melbourne Cup carnival in a dress which finished above the knees and was not accompanied with stockings! It did however begin a trend leading to the Melbourne Cup Carnival becoming very much about glamour and fashion.
Part of the glamour and colour of Melbourne Cup week are the number of international stars and dignitaries invited to enjoy the Carnival. Rivals try to out-do one another in getting the biggest guests in the birdcage. Actors, singers and models are courted by the major sponsors.
In 2012 the Melbourne Cup will be visited by royalty, with Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, to be guests at Flemington.
Melbourne Cup BettingThe Melbourne Cup attracts the serious punters as well as many people who like having their once-a-year bet on the Cup. For Melbourne Cup betting, there are a number of options for punters and we have a variety of recommend bookmakers with fantastic bonuses for new customers looking to have a bet. We also compare the odds for every bookmaker, ensuring you can get the best price for your picks.
For those who don’t normally place a bet it can be confusing to know what the different bet types mean. You can find information on the most popular bet types on our betting page.
Melbourne Cup 2012
The Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington Racecourse, where over 100,000 people attend every year, with the capacity crowd taking up their vantage point well before the race jumps to secure a good view. It is run over a distance of 3200m (two-miles) with the large field of 24 horses thundering down the long straight, and past the winning post before doing a complete circuit of the track. It takes over three minutes to complete, with the fastest Melbourne Cup run in 1990, when Kingston Rule saluted in a time of just over 3min 16sec.
The last two Melbourne Cups have gone the way of the French, Americain in 2010 and Dunaden in 2011, and the international runners are likely to play a major role in the race again in 2012. The Melbourne Cup Odds highlights their potential dominance, occupying the top four lines in the Melbourne Cup Betting. With $6m in prize money on offer in the Melbourne Cup, including $3.6m for the winner, it is no wonder it attracts entrants from far and wide.
This year there is unprecedented interest from foreign stables as they try to win the world's richest handicap race. The 2012 field for the Melbourne Cup will contain one of the largest contigent of 'raiders' (foreign trained horses) in the event's history.
The handicap conditions mean horses are allotted a weight to carry on the basis of their disclosed racetrack form. In theory that means the best horses will always carry the most weight, as opposed to weight-for-age racing where horses are allocated a weight that is based on their sex and age, and not their career history.
Handicap conditions also mean astute trainers will try and get their horse into the Cup with as little weight as possible. However they often tread a tricky path as a horse placed too low in the ratings may be denied a start, if higher weighted horses take all the places in the field.
The other method of gaining entry is to win a Exemption race. These are races that provide for an automatic ballot, should the horse's connections choose to excercise it. There are a total of seven exemption races for the Melbourne Cup, which are:
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Melbourne Cup Prize Money
The Cup offers prize money totaling $6 million, plus $175,000 in trophies for connections, ensuring it remains the richest handicap race in the world.
Melbourne Cup Celebration: Food and Fun
The Cup is much more than Australia's most watched and revered sporting event, it's also become the destination for extravagant celebrations and festivities. People celebrate the Melbourne Cup with much joy and in a variety of different ways.
Whether at the Flemington racetrack, at the office with colleagues, or a local pub with their mates, people go all out to make it a memorable day.
Celebrate in style with delectable canapés, beer and bubbles. Don't miss the opportunity to sip on exclusive cocktails, like the mango and passion fruit champagne. Specially created for the occasion by very talented bar tenders in Australia. Then treat yourself to oysters Kilpatrick, chicken wings with blue cheese sauce or lamb and mint meat pies.
Melbourne Cup Horses
|#1 Dunaden||Mikel Delzangles|
|#2 Americain||Alain de Royer Dupre|
|#3 Jakkalberry||Marco Botti|
|#4 Red Cadeaux||Ed Dunlop|
|#5 Winchester||John Sandler|
|#6 Voila Ici||Peter Moody|
|#7 Cavalryman||Saeed bin Suroor|
|#8 Mount Athos||Luca Cumani|
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