Melbourne Cup odds are not just pulled out of thin air, and knowing the factors that influence the odds will help you place a smarter bet at online bookies like Ladbrokes.com.au.
The 2014 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.
2014 Melbourne Cup Odds
When they become available, the 2014 Melbourne Cup odds will be posted here.
2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Futures Market
Note all Melbourne Cup odds are ante-post. Correct at time of publication and subject to change.
NA* no odds available for horses that are confirmed non-starters.
The 2014 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 2014 Melbourne Cup nominations are taken in early September the Melbourne Cup odds will become shorter.
Melbourne Cup Odds 2014
Early favourites in the pre-nomination 2014 Melbourne Cup odds you can bet on right now at Ladbrokes.com.au include:
- The Offer – (Bet on The Offer) – Early favourite for the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 4 November 2014. He had a great run to win the Sydney Cup, has Irish bloodlines (like the first 9 places in the 2013 Melbourne Cup), and trainer Gai Waterhouse reckons he’s a winner.
- Dandino – (Bet on Dandino) – Ran a fantastic race to win the St Leger in the US despite the field making things difficult. Ran 2nd in the 2013 Caulfield Cup and 5th in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.
- Mount Athos – (Bet on Mount Athos) – Ran a tidy third at the 2013 Melbourne Cup and 5th in the 2012 edition. Definitely a horse capable of winning.
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If you do not yet have a funded account with an online betting site, you should get one. A good choice is bookmaker.com.au as it has frequent horse racing offers that may refund losing bets under special circumstances or make your wins pay off even bigger.
A great reason to get an online account is getting in on the early 2014 Melbourne Cup odds. Online betting sites offer excellent early odds on the Melbourne Cup, even putting out odds on the full list of nominations. The earliest odds can offer top favourites at over $20 – which you’ll never get on race day.
When you have a feeling about a horse you’ve seen in a lead up race, it’s crazy to wait until race day to place a bet. Smart bettors take advantage of the best Melbourne Cup 2014 odds available, checking out sites like Ladbrokes.com.au in the lead up to the event.
If you already have an account somewhere, consider joining a new online betting site. Online bookies treat new players very well at Melbourne Cup time, so you may benefit from special offers if you spread some of your Melbourne Cup betting bankroll to another site.
Melbourne Cup Bets 2014
Too many people stick to just win, place or each-way bets when they bet on the Melbourne Cup. It is especially sad to see this on race day when the odds have become ridiculously short. When placing your bet this year, think beyond the 2014 Melbourne Cup odds for a straight-up win bet and consider placing an exotic bet.
True, it is harder to accurately pick a quinella, exacta, Melbourne Cup trifecta, or box bet. However, the upshot of these bets is that they pay much more than a standard win bet.
Try betting online if you think that placing a Melbourne Cup 2014 exotic bet is too difficult. Online betting sites are designed with ease of use in mind, and most beginners understand how online betting interfaces work within a couple of minutes.