Melbourne Cup Odds

Melbourne Cup odds are some of the most sought after racing markets in the world with the ‘race that stops’ a nation running at Flemington Racecourse of the first Tuesday of November each year.

The 2017 Melbourne Cup odds will change based on factors such as how horses run in prep races, any injuries the top contenders take, and the weights assigned to each runner. Punters who keep on top of the information can use it to make smarter bets.

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds

The Melbourne Cup odds on the final 24 horse Melbourne Cup Field will firm once final acceptances close on Victoria Derby Day .

After the 2016 Melbourne Cup results, the bookmakers installed the winner Almandin as the early favourite to successfully defend his title in the 2017 Melbourne Cup, to be run on Tuesday November 7, 2017.

Below are the early all-in 2017 Melbourne Cup Odds. 

The 2017 Melbourne Cup odds will change many times in the lead up to the race, but you will get the best odds by betting early.

In the pre-nomination Melbourne Cup betting odds the favourites can be found at prices of $20 and over making this a very lucrative way to punt on the world’s richest handicap.

Of course once the 2017 Melbourne Cup nominations are taken in early September the Melbourne Cup odds will become shorter.

Melbourne Cup Odds 2017

Early favourites in the post-field 2017 Melbourne Cup odds you can bet on right now at include:

  • Red Cardinal ($15) – German raider trained by Andreas Wohler who prepared the 2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist. This Montjeu gelding has excellent form up to two miles at home and showed he was in fine form with a Group 2 3200m win in mid-May before a trip to Belmont Park for a 3219m Group 3 win in early June.


  • Admire Deus ($17) – Bookies are always weary of proven Japanese-trained stayers in Melbourne Cup contention and 2017 is no different with this Admire Don stallion being kept safe in early markets. Has winning form up to 2500m, but finished a brave fourth in the Tenno Sho (3200m) in Japan in late April with connections naming the Melbourne Cup as a target.


  • Francis Of Assisi ($17) – Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner at Flemington over 2600m last Cup Carnival, this Charlie Appleby-trained British stayer is no stranger to racing down under and also won last year’s Bendigo Cup over the mile and a half by three lengths before missing out on a start in the Melbourne Cup field. Out for atonement.