Race 7 News

Hartnell remains a clear favourite to salute in Race 7 at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday afternoon; the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m). Hartnell has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing tenure to date, but has undoubtedly returned to competition in career-best form this season. Running second to…


Melbourne Cup – Race 7

When Aussie race fans here the words “Race 7” there really is only one race that comes to mind, the iconic Melbourne Cup.

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  • 1st. Almandin
  • 2nd. Heartbreak City
  • 3rd. Hartnell

Every year the ‘race that stops a nation’ runs as Flemington Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November; the Melbourne Cup attracts the world’s best stayers and keenest punters.

Worth over $6.2 million in prize money, Race 7 at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day is the world’s richest handicap and attracts in excess of 100,000 spectators to Victoria’s time-honoured track.

Just as the Melbourne Cup race number is the same each year, so too is the Melbourne Cup race time with Race 7 jumping at 3:00pm (AEDT).

The latest edition of this great race will be the 2015 Melbourne Cup running on Tuesday November 3 as Flemington Race 7.

Flemington Race 7 – Melbourne Cup Facts

  • Race Name: Emirates Melbourne Cup
  • Race Number: Race 7
  • Race Time: 3:00pm (AESDT)
  • Date: First Tuesday of November annually
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
  • Prize Money: $6.2 million
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Field Limit: 24 Starters

Flemington Race 7 – Melbourne Cup Field

The field for Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November is announced on Victoria Derby Day, held on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, after the racing action is complete live from Flemington Racecourse.

The Melbourne Cup field for Race 7 has a limit of 24 starters with no emergencies.

Leading up to the highly anticipated announcement of the Melbourne Cup Race 7 field is a long declaration process.

Original Melbourne Cup nominations are taken in early August followed by first, second and third declarations – each stage narrowing down the list of stayers that will jump from the famous Melbourne Cup barriers for Race 7.

Flemington Race 7 – Melbourne Cup Tips

Leading up to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival punters around the country are in search of the best Flemington Race 7 betting tips to help them back the Melbourne Cup winner.

The best Melbourne Cup betting tip is to place your wagers online at a trusted online bookmaker, such as the ones recommend on this site, so as you get better Melbourne Cup odds than those available at the land-based bookies.

Other Race 7 betting tips include –

  • Lead-Up Races: Watch horses coming via the traditional lead-up races such as the Caulfield Cup, Lexus Stakes and Mackinnon Stakes. One of the best Melbourne Cup lead-ups in recent years has been the Geelong Cup with Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) both taking out the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double.
  • Favourites in Exotics Only: Melbourne Cup betting favourites only have a fair winning record so a good tip is to include the favourites in your exotic selections but go for a longer-priced runner with good lead-up form for the win.
  • Get in the Futures Markets: As mentioned earlier Melbourne Cup futures betting is a great way to lock in juicy prices on horses. It is rare to get a runner under $20 in the very early markets and often the top 10 in the pre-nomination markets look very similar to the unofficial top 10 released in the ante-post odds.
  • Back a Raider: Patriotism really shouldn’t come into your Melbourne Cup bets! It may be Australia’s greatest race but in recent years the Melbourne Cup has been dominated by both international imports and international raiders.

Flemington Race 7 – Melbourne Cup Betting & Odds

Betting on Race 7 at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day is an Australian tradition.

Everyone from the pro punter to those that enjoy a one-off flutter get in on the Melbourne Cup betting action.

Betting on Melbourne Cup Race 7 opens months in advance of the event at online bookmakers.

These pre-nomination markets offer generous early odds on the likely Melbourne Cup horses for those that are willing to take a bigger risk for better prices.

All the standard betting options are open on the Melbourne Cup including win, place and exotic markets.

Exotic Melbourne Cup betting is a great way to show off your skills and wagers like a Melbourne Cup Exacta or Melbourne Cup Trifecta have juicy payouts that will have you shouting everyone at the pub a drink!

So head to one of the recommended online bookmakers on this site and look out for the current markets on Flemington Race 7 – Melbourne Cup and get in on the action today.

On the 1st of November, the 2016 Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup & Melbourne Cup Field.

Other key Group 1 races that are scheduled as Flemington Race 7 include the Australian Guineas for three-year-olds in the autumn racing carnival and the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington in March.