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.
2016 Melbourne Cup Results
- 1st: Almandin
- 2nd: Heartbreak City
- 3rd: Hartnell
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 2017 odds on the final 24 horse Melbourne Cup Field will firm once final acceptances close on Victoria Derby Day 2017.
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 Ladbrokes.com.au include:
- Almandin: Won the 2016 Melbourne Cup at his 12th start. Lightly-raced seven-year-old then and handed owner Lloyd Williams his fifth win. Now he’s proven at the distance (3200m) and in Group 1 class, early fancy to do it again and defend his Melbourne Cup title in 2017.
- Hartnell: John O’Shea-trained galloper has now run in two Melbourne Cups. Was the beaten favourite in 2016 when finishing third to round out the Trifecta. Could get another shot, but history shows he’ll struggle to win attempting to do so a third time.
- Heartbreak City: Runner-up in the 2016 Melbourne Cup quinella first-up in Australia. Was very impressive and only lost because of the 2kg weight advantage he gave away to the winner. Connections keen to bring the raider over for another go in 2017.