17 June 2008, by cmsadmin
2012 Melbourne Cup Betting – 2012 Melbourne Cup Odds – Bet on Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup Favourites
Its not easy picking a winner, luckily Centrebet bring you the latest news and information on the 2012 Melbourne Cup to help you choose a winner on raceday much easier. We give you detailed information and the best betting odds and prices on all of the Melbourne Cup favourites. Read more about the favourites for the 2012 Melbourne Cup including Mount Athos, Green Moon, Glencadam Gold, Tac De Boistron, Seville, Brigantin, Fiorente, Galileos Choice, Winchester and My Quest For Peace.
Melbourne Cup History
First run in 1861, the Melbourne Cup has been the centrepiece of the Australian racing calendar for over 100 years and has provided a vast array of memorable moments. There has been a range of Melbourne Cup trainers and Melbourne Cup jockeys that have put their stamp on this great race over the years.
Odds As Of 05/11/2012
2nd November, 2012 – Despite its horror run in the Cox Plate, Green Moon will still line up in the 2012 Melbourne Cup. The stayer galloped at Moonee Valley this morning and was cleared to take part in Australia’s greatest race on Tuesday.
1st November, 2012 – Champion jockey Glen Boss is relying on a victory in the Lexus Stakes at Derby Day to get his Melbourne Cup ride Gatewood into Tuesday’s main race. Gatewood currently sits outside the top 24 Melbourne Cup contenders, making it a make or break race on Saturday. A win would see him well and truly qualify, but the question will be whether his trainers will want to test the stayer off such a short turnaround.
31st October, 2012 – Luca Cumani has tagged Mount Athos as his stable’s best hope of winning the Melbourne Cup. The horse is considered the best horse Cumani has bought to Australia, trumping 2008 Melbourne Cup 2nd placegetter Bauer. Mount Athos is at $9 odds to win the Cup in 2012.
30th October 2012 – Americain has moved into Melbourne Cup favouritism after the announcement that Damian Oliver would get the ride on the 2010 champion. Dunaden sits as second favourite with Centrebet.com.
29th October 2012 – Cox Plate fourth place-getter Ethiopia looks to be Australia’s best chance to overcome the international raiders and win the 2012 Melbourne Cup. Owners are still unsure if the horse, which ran well in the Cox Plate, will make a start in the Cup. More will be known today as Second Declarations for the field are paid.
26th October 2012 – Gatewood is likely to miss a Melbourne Cup start after only being given a penalty of 1kg for his Geelong Cup win. That puts the stayer at number 36 in the order of entry, with only the top 24 making the field. Pierro is favourite for tomorrow’s Cox Plate.
25th October 2012 – English stayer Gatewood took out yesterday’s Geelong Cup, thrusting it into contention for the 2012 Melbourne Cup. Gatewood will have to wait and see what weight penalty it receives before knowing for sure that it will race. Chateau Margaux came second with Brigantin third.
24th October 2012 – Brigatin has been heavily backed to win today’s Geelong Cup, sitting at around $3 odds with Centrebet. Australia’s best chance is Maluckyday who is around $8 for the win. The last two Melbourne Cup winners have won the Geelong Cup in the lead up.23rd October 2012 – Tomorrow’s Geelong Cup will feature six Melbourne Cup hopefuls in a field of just seven. Internationals Tac de Boistron, Brigantin and Gatewood, local hopes Maluckyday and Exceptionally, and New Zealander Back In Black, are those competing for glory in the regional Group 3.
22nd October 2012 – Dunaden has today been handed a +1kg weight penalty after its win at the Caulfield Cup. The reigning champion is currently at $6.50 odds with Centrebet to win the Melbourne Cup.
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s premier horse race, contested by some of the world’s best stayers for a prize purse of around $6 million. Known as the ‘race that stops a nation,’ the Group 1 3200 metre event is watched by millions the world over and is a favourite for both experienced and amateur punters alike. The Melbourne Cup is hosted annually by the Flemington Racecourse in metropolitan Melbourne, and is the headline act of Victoria’s Spring Racing Carnival. A public holiday is granted to all of metropolitan Melbourne in honour of the great race.
2012 Melbourne Cup Nominations It’s not long until the final Melbourne Cup nominations come in, with the date set at October 28. The big question is which names will be the main contenders in betting circles when it’s all settled – will names like Americain, Lucas Cranach, Lion Tamer, Green Moon and Shamrocker feature? Or will there be some surprises in store. Keep your eye on centrebet.com for the 2012 Melbourne Cup nominations and betting options as the day draws closer.
Trainers & Jockeys
Champion trainer Bart Cummings is one name synonymous with Melbourne Cup folklore, having won the Cup a record 12 times. The next closest are Maybe Diva trainer Lee Freedman, with 5 wins, and Etienne de Mestre, trainer of inaugural 1861 Melbourne Cup winner Archer, also with 5 wins.
Champion jockeys have also left their mark on this famous horse race over the years. Both Bobby Lewis and Harry White have won the race 4 times, with White owing a lot of his success to the fact that he was Cummings jockey of choice during his 1970’s dominance of the Cup.
Makybe Diva & Phar Lap
In recent times, champion thoroughbred Makybe Diva wrote itself into Melbourne Cup history winning the great race three times in a row. From 2003-2005, Makybe Diva had Australia and the world captivated as she dominated headlines and finish lines alike throughout the Spring Carnival.
Despite her record, Makybe Diva wasn’t the Cup’s shortest priced favourite, with that honour belonging to another champion thoroughbred, Phar Lap, who won the 1930 Melbourne Cup at 11/8. Phar Lap had been hidden away in Geelong before the race after an attempt at his life was made in the weeks prior. Despite being regarded as Australia’s greatest race horse, Phar Lap only won the Melbourne Cup once.
Melbourne Cup Past Winners
2012 Melbourne Cup Betting - 2012 Melbourne Cup Odds – Past Winners
The first Melbourne Cup was run in 1861 at Flemington race course and was won by Archer. It has run every year since. Through wars and depression, and the good times too, it has been one of the stayers of the Australian cultural experience.
|2010||Americain||Gérald Mossé||Alain de Royer Dupre|
|2009||Shocking||Corey Brown||Mark Kavanagh|
|2008||Viewed||Blake Shinn||Bart Cummings|
|2007||Efficient||Michael Rodd||Graeme Rogerson|
|2006||Delta Blues||Yasunari Iwata||Katsuhiko Sumii|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman|
|2004||Makybe Diva||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman|
|2003||Makybe Diva||Glen Boss||D Hall|
|2002||Media Puzzle||Damian Oliver||Dermot Weld|
|2001||Ethereal||Scott Seamer||Shiela Laxon|
|2000||Brew||Kieron McEvoy||M Moroney|
|1999||Rogan Josh||J Marshall||Bart Cummings|
|1998||Jezabeel||Chris Munce||B Jenkins|
|1997||Might and Power||Jim Cassidy||Jack Denham|
|1996||Saintly||Darren Beadman||Bart Cummings|
Centrebet’s Melbourne Cup Betting Odds 2012
When it comes Melbourne’s Spring Carnival, you can be sure that Centrebet will have all the latest and best betting odds on the 2012 Melbourne Cup. 2012 Melbourne Cup betting pools are high, as you would expect from one of the richest races in the world – in 2010 the total prize money was AUD$5.5 million.
Last year’s Cup saw punters take a plunge on Cummings trained So You Think, who eventually finished 3rd. The 2010 winner was Glen Mosse ridden Americian, who had taken out the Geelong Cup the week prior. Centrebet had offered Americain at odds of around $10, providing a healthy return for punters lucky enough to take advantage.
For the best betting odds and markets on the 2012 Melbourne Cup, stay tuned to Centrebet.com.
2012 Melbourne Cup betting pools are high, as you would expect from one of the richest races in the world; in 2010 the total prize money was AUD$5.5 million. It is a Group 1, 3200 metres handicap, which is run at 3.10pm AEST, on the first Tuesday in November.
Cup Day is also the centrepiece of the four race days of Cup Week, with race-goers taking a festive approach to the day. It is the peak of the Spring Racing Carnival - when champagne and canapés, huge hats and race track fashions sometimes overshadow the business of the day - horse racing. For many Melburnians, it is truly the event of the year. It's a day when the nation stops whatever it's doing to listen to the race call, or watch the race on TV and even those who don't usually bet buy a ticket in a sweep.
Bet Types 2012 Melbourne Cup Betting - 2012 Melbourne Cup Odds
Centrebet has a multitude of betting options available on the Melbourne Cup that will ensure you’ll get the best possible price. They include Fixed Odds, Best Fluc, Starting Price, SuperVIC Odds, NSW TAB Dividend, VIC TAB Dividend, and QLD TAB Dividend. If you think you’re on a winner try a Quinella, Exacta or Trifectas to maximize your winnings.
There will also be plenty of value with Centrebet´s competitive futures market on the Cup which is usually up approximately two months prior to the first Tuesday in November.
Picking A Winner - 2012 Melbourne Cup Betting - 2012 Melbourne Cup Odds
2012 Melbourne Cup betting, especially picking the winner, is an imprecise art at best, primarily as it is one of the world's most challenging horse races on the horse racing betting calendar. The race is run over 3200 metres and is a handicapped race. This means, theoretically, that the better the horse is the more weight it has to carry.
The distance and the handicap are the equaliser for 2012 Melbourne Cup betting - ensuring that the mug punter has nearly as good a chance of picking the winner as those who follow the form. The Cox Plate is considered the race most likely to provide an insight into a horse's form and likely 2010 Melbourne Cup betting performance, but even this is unreliable.
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