How to Bet on the Melbourne Cup Carnival Races

October 31, 2009

How to Bet on the Melbourne Cup Carnival Races

The highlight of the Australian racing calendar and the best time of year for punters, the illustrious 2009 Melbourne Cup Carnival is here and the only way to clean up with your race wagers is to know and understand the major bet types.

Standard Melbourne Cup Bet Types:

Standard bet types are the best way to bet on the races in the Melbourne Cup carnival for novice betters. They are easy to understand, place and work out the paying dividends for.

Win: The most popular and placed bet type is the win wager for its simplicity. Simply select the runner you believe will win the race, i.e. finish first. You can select as many horses as you like to win.

Place: A place wager is where you pick the horse you think will finish within the top three finishers in a race. To win a place bet, your selection needs to finish first, second or third in the race. If a race is contested by only five to seven runners, then only first and second Place dividends are paid with nothing for third (i.e. NTD No Third Dividend) and with races of 4 or fewer runners only the first place Win bet is allowed.

Eacy Way: This bet type combines both Win & Place wagers. Your runner can either win the race or place in the top three for the wager to be successful.

Exotic Melbourne Cup Bet Types:

Exotic bets are a terrific way to bet on the Melbourne Cup carnival for punters looking for a more advanced, complex and high-paying wagers.

Exacta: An exacta bet is where you correctly select the horses to come first and second in a race.

Quinella: In a quinella bet you must select both the first and second placegetters in any order.

Trifecta: In a trifecta wager you must select the first three finishers in the correct order.

First4: Select the four horses to finish in the correct order.

Running Double: Select the winning runners in two successive races at the same track.

Daily Double: Pick the winning horses in the betting agency’s two nominated races at the same track.

Quadrella: With a Quadrella or Quaddie bet you must choose the winners in four nominated races at the same track.

And when betting on the Melbourne Cup Carnival races, no matter what wager you chose to place or which horse you back, the best way to secure the most competitive odds and generous payouts is through an online bookmaker.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field