2015 Melbourne Cup Review and Free Bets

In 2005 Maybe Diva made Melbourne Cup history by becoming the first horse to win three times in consecutive years from 2003 to 2005. Glen Boss was the winning rider on all three occasions. Trainer, Bart Cummings, has trained the most winners of the cup winning a total of 12 to date and also training the runners up in five of those wins. Run over 3200 metres the Melbourne Cup is a handicapped race.

The better a horse is the more weight it carries with Carbine holding the record for a winner of 66kgs way back in the 1890 cup. The greatest weight of 68kgs was carried by Phar Lap in 1931 but the champion could not overcome this penalty and the race was won by White Nose. Fiorente and Red Cadeaux were placed first and second in the 2013 cup, with Mount Athos third. Out of the three place getters from last year only Red Cadeaux has nominated again for this year’s event.

Described as the race that stops a nation the Melbourne Cup has people from around the country participating in some form or other from office sweeps to having a fling on their horse of choice either through the bookmakers or the TAB as they try their luck.

Melbourne Cup 2015 – Date & Time

The 2015 Melbourne Cup will be held on Tuesday the 3rd of November at 4:30pm (AEST).

Melbourne Cup Track And Distance

The Melbourne Cup is held at the iconic Flemington Race Course and run over a distance of 3200 metres.
Flemington Race Track Image

Past 10 Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
2014
Protectionist
Ryan Moore
Andreas Wöhler
2012
Green Moon
Brett Prebble
Robert Hickmott
2011
Dunaden
Christophe Lemaire
Mikel Delzangles
2010
Americain
Gérald Mossé
JAlain 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

 

Share