Punters Paradise will help you find the winner with comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Melbourne Cup with the best form guide, latest cup news, Melbourne Cup odds including the fastest odds comparison, comparing all the bookmaker odds for the 2013 cup, exclusive betting offers, tips and much more!
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.
Check out the tipping ladderboard to see who are the best tipsters on the site. Past performances are shown in detail with strike-rate graphs, profit statistics and past tips all available for viewing. Also join in the conversation for the Melbourne Cup on our 2013 Melbourne Cup forum where punters will be giving their opinion and Melbourne Cup tips!
Melbourne Cup Form GuideWant the best Melbourne Cup Form Guide? Our Melbourne Cup form guide has everything you need to find your selections in the Cup. With detailed information of past performances for all runners including Melbourne Cup international runners, the form guide provides punters with everything they need. It has all the tools you need to find a winner including track conditions, speed maps, race cards, race comments and much more.
Heading to Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day or one of the many race meetings held on the first Tuesday in November? Along with the web and mobile form guide you can grab a PDF form guide including a booklet-formatted version. Simply print it off and take it to the track!
Get your free 2013 Melbourne Cup Form Guide here!
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 Melbourne Cup odds are available months before the Cup and right up to the start of the race!
Melbourne Cup NewsGet all the latest 2013 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 HorsesThe Final Field for the Melbourne Cup is announced on the evening of Derby Day with a number of horses having a final chance to make the field with the running of the Lexus and Mackinnon Stakes.
Internationals dominate the list of 2013 Melbourne Cup Horses including Mount Athos, Voleuse De Coeurs and Tres Blue.
Check out the Melbourne Cup Horses page for detailed information on every runner in the Cup.
Melbourne Cup Declarations and Nominations
- Final Field and Barrier Draw announced: Saturday, November 3rd, 2013
- Melbourne Cup: Tuesday, November 6th, 2013 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 held on a by a nose to Bauer and in 2011 Dunaden edged out Red Cadeaux. The Cup in 2012 went to the Lloyd Williams' owned Green Moon.
The 2013 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. Winners like Phar Lap and Media Puzzle, the Cups King Bart Cummings, the mighty Makybe Diva who defied statistics to win three Cups and the ever-growing international popularity are all part of the races rich and continuing story. Learn more about Australia's iconic race at our Cup History race 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.
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.
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 recommended 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 2013The 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 Melbourne Cup is run under handicap conditions mean horses are allotted a weight to carry on the basis of their race performances. 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.
Gaining a start in the final field of 24 runners for the 2013 Melbourne Cup is largely dependent on the ballot position of a horse which is determined by the performances in relevant races. There are a number of relevant races including Group races in Australia and internationally that are over 2300m in distance.
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. It means a runner has a chance to gain a start in the Melbourne Cup right up to the final Saturday before the Cup with the running of the Hotham Handicap and the Mackinnon Stakes The exemption races for the Melbourne Cup, include:
|2013 VRC Hotham Handicap|
|2013 VRC Mackinnon Stakes|
|2013 MVRC Cox Plate|
|2013 MRC Caulfield Cup|
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 Results!
Melbourne Cup Horses
|#1 Fiorente||Gai Waterhouse|
|#2 Mount Athos||Luca Cumani|
|#3 Dandino||Marco Botti|
|#4 Verema||Alain Dupre|
|#5 Hawkspur||Chris Waller|
|#6 Sea Moon||Robert Hickmont|
|#7 Voleuse De Coeurs||Michael Moroney|
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Melbourne Cup News
The 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden is settling in well ahead of Sunday's Hong Kong Vase.
2013-12-04T23:10:00+00:004th December 2013, 11:10 pm
Damien Oliver is banking on the Melbourne Cup being the right form line in the Hong Kong Vase as he attempts to add to previous International day successes at Sha Tin.
2013-12-01T05:14:00+00:001st December 2013, 5:14 am
Gai Waterhouse is so much more than a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer - she's become the "Cups queen".
2013-11-30T04:57:00+00:0030th November 2013, 4:57 am
Anthony Cummings's Melbourne Cup carnival ended with two stakes wins, a Victoria Derby placing and one missed opportunity.
2013-11-29T01:32:00+00:0029th November 2013, 1:32 am
The Melbourne Cup winning combination of trainer Gai Waterhouse and jockey Damien Oliver has joined forces again to take out the Ballarat Cup with The Offer.
2013-11-24T06:16:00+00:0024th November 2013, 6:16 am