Melbourne Cup Betting Trends

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The Melbourne Cup in November 2018 was the 158th running of the race.  Cross Counter was the winner at 7/1 and winning connections received $4.4 million in prize money and a trophy worth $250,000 from a total prize fund of $8 million. There were 24 runners and the race time was just over three minutes and 20 seconds. The race was marred by the fatal injury to Cliffs Of Moher.  Here are some trends and past records that can help bettors to select their horses to back in the Melbourne Cup 2019. For more information about betting, have a look at the information about Melbourne Cup betting, operators, odds and favourites.

Here are the last 10 winners of the Melbourne Cup with the odds:

Year Horse Odds
2009 Shocking 9/1
2010 Americain 12/1
2011 Dunaden 15/2
2012 Green Moon 19/1
2013 Fiorente 13/2F
2014 Protectionist 7/1
2015 Prince Of Penzance 100/1
2016 Almandon 10/1
2017 Rekindling 15/1
2018 Cross Counter 11/1
  • The average price of winner: 20/1
  • Range of prices: 13/2 to 100/1.
  • The number of favourites: 1.
  • Odds on winners: 0.
  • Double figure odds winners: 6. 
Melbourne Cup Betting Trends
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Here are the major race trends ahead of the Melbourne Cup 2019:

For more information, do not forget to have a look at the Melbourne Cup favourite horses and Melbourne Cup favourite contenders and outsiders.

  • Age

Three- 23 wins.

Four – 45 wins.

Five – 44 wins.

Six – 33 wins.

Seven – 11 wins.

Eight – 2 wins. 

  • Weight

54.5Kgs – 8 wins.

52.5kgs – 7 wins.

53kgs – 7 wins.

52.5kgs – 6 wins. 

  • Barriers

Over the last 20 years, five barriers have accounted for 2 wins each: 5, 10, 11, 14 and 22.

  • Saddlecloth

 4 – 11 wins.

 12- 11 wins.

 1- 10 wins.

8 – 8 wins. 

Melbourne Cup Horses, Jockeys, Trainers And Owners

Here are the results and records before the Melbourne Cup 2019:

Leading Horse

Makybe Diva with three wins in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Leading Jockey

Bobby Lewis (1902, 1915, 1919 and 1927) and Harry White (1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979) with four wins.

Leading Trainer

Bart Cummings with 12 wins (1965, 1966, 1967, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1999 and 2008).

Leading Owner

 Lloyd Williams with 6 wins (1981, 1985, 2007, 2012, 2016 and 2017).

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