2013 Melbourne Cup Time Still 3pm

July 2, 2013

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2013 Melbourne Cup Time Still 3pm

While the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) has announced a number of Group 1 race time alterations for this spring carnival, the iconic Melbourne Cup 2013 jump time will remain the same at 3pm (AEST) as Flemington Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November.

After the success with running last year’s $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) as the last on the Moonee Valley race card on Cox Plate Day in October, two more elite levels will also be saved for the finale at their respective meetings this year.

The first is the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds on October 12 which won’t run until Race 10.

The following Saturday, October 19, is then Caulfield Guineas Day featuring the first of the ‘Big Three’ spring features with the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) also moved to the back of the card.

Jump times for both the Caulfield showdowns will be 5:45pm (AEST) with the MRC expecting the move to add to the air of suspense and excitement on track for those days.

It is also predicted to boost the betting turnover on those majors and keep a larger crowd at the course right until the end of the day.

The 2013 Cox Plate meanwhile will run on October 26 at 5:40pm (AEST), something the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) chief executive Michael Browell had been trying to organise for a number of seasons.

“We have always wanted to have the Cox Plate run at the end of the afternoon and this year it will be run at 5.40,” he said.

“And the race meeting on the night before the Cox Plate will see the ($1 million, Group 1) Manikato Stakes go off as the final race as well, and in the future all Group 1 races will be scheduled for the last race.”

As for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival’s showcase race, the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) the MRC has opted to stick with tradition and keep the original race number and time for the world’s richest handicap.

“A range of factors are considered when determining the race schedule for Melbourne Cup Day, including major event logistics with over 100,000 patrons on course, the race-day entertainment experience for hospitality partners and their guests, international time zones and local and international media commitments,” Victoria Racing Club (VRC) chief executive David Courtney said.

Futures betting on all the above Melbourne spring Group 1’s are already open at our preferred online bookmaker.com.au.

In the pre-nomination Melbourne Cup odds Puissance De Lune leads the way at $9 while the early Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup favourite is It’s A Dundeel paying $4.20 and $7 respectively.

Open your bookmaker.com.au account today for access to all these juicy markets and more today and be instantly rewarded with a bonus welcome bet valued up to $500 simply by entering the code word BONUSBET!

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

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