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Melbourne Cup: Bookie Offers

Horse Racing

It’s one of the most highly anticipated sports betting events in Australian horse racing, yes, the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup Carnival is upon us once again.

The spectacular horse race is the focus of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and most Australians will stop to watch or listen to “The race that stops a nation”. Australian punters go crazy as Jockeys, owners and trainers all try to win and get their names in the racing history books.

Melbourne Cup Offers

The Melbourne Cup is one of those races where it’s notoriously difficult to pick the winner, but highly rewarding if you do!

There are lots of unknowns surrounding each horse and a whopping 24 horse field. You could go with colour, your lucky number, or your favourite horse’s name.

If lucky numbers are your thing when betting on horse racing, check out the numbers surrounding the Ladbrokes free bet offer for new customers.

Melbourne Cup Betting

If you fancy your chances of picking the winner of the 2013 Melbourne Cup and making use of a bookies betting offer or two, here are a couple of pointers that may just give you the edge.

There are a few interesting statistics about past Melbourne Cup winners that could help you when deciding which horses to back with free bets and which to avoid.

In the past 151 years almost a quarter of favourites have won the race and made the punters happy. The last favourite to win the Melbourne Cup was in 2005 when Makybe Diva won for the third year in a row.

In the last ten years the average weight carried by the Melbourne Cup winner has been 54kg and international runners run well in the Cup.

Even so, and despite the stats, there’s a lot of luck involved. If you feel that you have the luck of the Irish, place a Lucky 15, Lucky 31 or Lucky 63 bet and if you only have one winning selection, Betfred will pay out at double odds!

If you have four winners you’ll receive a 10% bonus on your winnings, five winners and it's a 20% bonus. Pick six winners in a Lucky 63 and Betfred give you 25% extra on winnings!

Melbourne Cup Odds

The favourite to win the 2013 Melbourne Cup is Fiorente with Betfred offering punters the best odds at 13/2 and also on second favourite Dandino at 9/1.

Other horses worth a mention include Mount Athos at 10/1 with 888sport and Verema at 12/1 with Coral and William Hill. The Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place on Tueaday, November 4th, with the actual Melbourne Cup running at 5.00am GMT and the last race run at 7.15am.