Melbourne Cup 2012 Special Bets

The Melbourne Cup is an extremely special race on the Australian racing calendar and to celebrate is offering some very special Melbourne Cup betting propositions.

These Melbourne Cup markets give punters the chance to take advantage of their knowledge of the 2012 Melbourne Cup form guide and win money even if their chosen horse isn’t victorious.

Melbourne Cup Top 10

The Melbourne Cup top 10 betting market allows punters to back a horse they believe will be one of the first ten across the line.

This betting option is perfect for roughies that you believe can run a strong race but probably aren’t good enough to actually win the Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup Top Ten Tip: Cavalryman $2.30

Melbourne Cup – First Australian Trained Horse Home

Internationally-trained horses are expected to dominate the placing’s in the 2012 Melbourne Cup but is giving punters the opportunity to select the horse they believe will be the first Australian-trained horse to cross the line.

Niwot was the best placed Australian-trained horse in the 2011 Melbourne Cup and finished in 8th overall.

Australian Melbourne Cup TipEthiopia $8

Melbourne Cup – First Previous Placegetter To Finish

The horses that filled the quinella in the last two Melbourne Cups are all having another crack at the famous race and punters can select the horse in this group that they believe will be first across the line.

Dunaden, Americain and Red Cadeaux are considered leading chances in the 2012 Melbourne Cup while Maluckyday is one of the best placed Australian-trained hopefuls.

Melbourne Cup Previous Placegetter TipAmericain $3

2012 Melbourne Cup – Australia vs The World

An Australian trainer hasn’t prepared the winner of the Melbourne Cup since Mark Kavanagh with Shocking in 2009 and the locals are considered outsiders to produce the winner in 2012.

If you think an Aussie trained horse can spring an upset you can get great odds at

2012 Melbourne Cup – Dunaden vs Americain

The past two Melbourne Cup winners are both in the field for the 2012 edition of the race.

Punters can pick the former winner that they believe will be first across the line this afternoon.

Dunaden – $1.85

Americain – $1.95

You can find these Melbourne Cup specials as well as the traditional Melbourne Cup betting markets at

Sign-up at today and quote the code BONUSBET to receive a $400 welcome bet that you can use to bet on the 2012 Melbourne Cup.