Congratulations Protectionist on winning the 2014 Melbourne Cup!
1st: 5 Protectionist
2nd: 4 Red Cadeaux
3rd: 12 Who Shot Thebarman
4th: 24 Signoff
|2||4||RED CADEAUX (GB)|
|3||12||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)|
|5||13||WILLING FOE (USA)|
|8||18||AU REVOIR (IRE)|
|13||22||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)|
|14||11||MUTUAL REGARD (IRE)|
|16||23||UNCHAIN MY HEART|
|17||14||MY AMBIVALENT (IRE)|
|20||9||ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE)|
|21||17||MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)|
|22||1||ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN)|
|6||SEA MOON (GB)|
Live Melbourne Cup 2014 News/Tips:
- 3:40pm – BREAKING: Pre race favourite Admire Rakti has collapsed and died in his stall after his run in the Melbourne Cup.
- 3:05pm – RESULT: Protectionist has smashed his rivals in the Melbourne Cup 2014
- 1:40pm – TIP: One of the Best Bet of the day comes up in Race 5 with Wine Tales looking very hard to beat in the race.
- 1:05pm – TRACK: The track has been upgraded to a Good 3
- 12:58pm – TIP: We are going for some value in Race 4 with Recalculate looking to be at great each way odds.
- 12:07am – TIP: Hopefully we steered you into Grand Marshal in the last, we are going with The Quarterback in Race 4 and he looks a very good win bet.
- 12:06am – Runners made a bit more ground in race three and a leaders bias which was reported early is most likely incorrect.
- 11:37am – TIP: we are going with Grand Marshal in Race 3 at good each way odds.
- 11:36am – The first two winners have been on pace with punters now backing runners who are going forward.
- 7:50am - SCRATCHING: Cavalryman has been scratched from the 2014 Melbourne Cup Field.
- 7:40am – Decision on Cavalryman expected in 20 minutes. Whether he will run in Melbourne Cup or be a late scratching.
- Gates open at 8:30am today. Trains depart Flinders St Station from 8.15am, 8.30am, 8.40am, then average every 10mins.
- 6:13am – The track is rated a DEAD4 with a 4.83 peno
- 6:10am – Rail in true position for Melbourne Cup day
- Decision on Cavalryman likely to be made on Tuesday morning whether he will take his spot in the field or not.
- Cavalryman under injury cloud for Melbourne Cup Field. Vets currently examining x-rays of fetlock which has swelling.
- Big bettor Sean Bartholomew was turned down on a bet to win $1million on Fawkner at the Call Of The Card, was allowed on to win $250k.
- Trainer Darren Weir has said Signoff has pulled up well from his Lexus Stakes win, has spent the last two days enjoying the water in Warrnambool.
- Cavalryman and Willing Foe did regular pace work this morning. It was the most intense of any this morning at Werribee. Most light canter.
- Au Revoir will not be wearing a Cross over noseband
- Flemington track is currently a Dead 4. No rain in last 24 hours.
- Tommy Berry loses his ride in the Melbourne Cup after Sea Moon was scratched this morning.
- Trainer Johny Murtagh says Mutual Regard is a live chance in the Melbourne Cup.
- Sea Moon has been scratched from the race.
- Chris Waller has said that Opinion will go back to just worse than midfield in the Melbourne Cup.
- Mr O’Ceirin will wear concussion plates in the Melbourne Cup 2014.
- Joao Moreira got himself a family holiday for taking the ride on Signoff in the Melbourne Cup paid for by owner Gerry Ryan.
- Admire Rakti remains the Melbourne Cup favourite after tonights barrier draw was conducted.
- Signoff has received a 1kg penalty in the Melbourne Cup Field.
- Signoff has taken the last spot in the 2014 Melbourne Cup Field after winning the Lexus Stakes.
Melbourne Cup Stats Tips:
Most winning barrier: Barrier 11 – Protectionist
Most winning Saddle Cloth: 4 and 12 with 11 wins – Red Cadeaux and Mutual Regard
Most winning Trainer: Bart Cummings – Precedence
Most winning Jockey (riding in race): Glen Boss – Who Shot Thebarman
Most Winning Sex (horse): Entire – Admire Rakti, Cavalryman, Protectionist, Sea Moon, Gatewood, Au Revoir, Lidari, Araldo
Most Winning Age (last 12 years): 6yo – Mutual Regard, Who Shot Thebarman, Brambles, Lidari, Opinion
Average Winning Weight Carried: 54kg – Brambles, Mr O’ceirin
Tips From People Of Interest:
Tony Abbot: Signoff
Trainer Darren Weir (trains Signoff): Fawkner
Trainer James Cummings (trains Precedence): Admire Rakti
Jockey Glen Boss (Rides Who Shot Thebarman): Admire Rakti
Cup Day Big Bets:
$10,000 at $6 on Admire Rakti
$7,000 at $6 on Admire Rakti
$5,000 at $8.50 Signoff
Call Of The Card Big Bets:
$30,000 at $8.50 on Fawkner
2 x $7,700 at $6.50 on Admire Rakti
$5,000 at $6.50 on Admire Rakti
$5,000 at $9 on Fawkner
2 x $1,000 e/w at $26 on Red Cadeaux
$10,000 win at $8.50 on Protectionist
$1,000 e/w at $101 on Seismos
$2000w/$1500p at $101 on Seismos
$600 e/w at $81 on Gatewood
$4,100 at $12 on Mutual Regard
$4,000 at $26 on Who Shot Thebarman
$8,000 at $31 on Willing Foe
$1,000 e/w at $151 on Precedence
$2,400 at $81 on Brambles
$100 e/w at $301 on Mr O’Ceirin
$500 e/w at $71 on Au Revoir
$500 e/w at $71 on Lidari
$2,100 at $71 on Opinion
$300 e/w at $26 on Araldo
Other Melbourne Cup 2014 Big Bets:
$17,000 at $7 on Lucia Valentina
$30,000 at $8 on Signoff
$10,000 at $9.50 on Fawkner
$10,000 at $8 on Lucia Valentina
$2,000 at e/w at $26 on Cavalryman
$10,000 at $9.50 on Fawkner
$2,000 e/w at $41 on My Ambivalent
$10,000 at $7.50 on Lucia Valentina
$5,000 at $8 on Signoff
$10,000 at $5 on Admire Rakti
$5,000 at $10 on Fawkner
$6,000 at $9 on Fawkner
$8,000 at $7 on Protectionist
$3,000 at $26 on Who Shot Thebarman
$1,000 at $51 on My Ambivalent
$20,000 at $7 on Lucia Valentina
$5,000 on Signoff at $8
$3,000 on Mutual Regard at $14
$1,000 on Cavalryman at $31
$1,500 on Willing Foe at $31
$6,000 on Fawkner at $11
$2,200 on Admire Rakti at $4.60
$9,000 on Protectionist at $7.50
$1,000win/$500place on Mutual Regard at $14/4.25
$2,000 on Lucia Valentina at $6.50
$1,250 e/w at $6.50 and $2.37
The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2014 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 4th November. The race that stops a nation is more exciting than ever this year, with a number of celebrations taking place both inside and outside the racecourse. While the $6.175 million Emirates Melbourne Cup is the centrepiece of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, there are plenty of additional races and social events to keep everyone busy.
There are a total of ten races taking place throughout the day, with varying race distances and prize values on offer. While the 3200 metre Emirates Melbourne Cup is by far the longest, most valuable, and most prestigious event, the entire Melbourne Cup day spectacle is organised as a complete and enthralling package.
Everyone knows just how much people enjoy getting dressed up and having a bet for this special day, with women wearing their most extravagant hats and most colourful dresses. A number of marquees are set up for VIP guests, with fashion parades and other entertainment also taking place throughout the day. Corporate marquee and dining packages are already available for bookings, with shared marquees also available for hire.
A General Admission Season Pass is being offered this year for the 2014/15 racing season, permitting access to general admission areas of all VRC race meetings, including the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This pass is being sold for $200, with a total value of $564. There are a range of other ticketing options available to choose from, including general admission, reserved grandstand seating, corporate dining, restaurant dining, and a variety of members options.
The Melbourne Cup truly is the richest prize in Australian sport, contested by horses from all over the world. It is amazing when you think that Australia stops to a standstill to listen to and watch the big event, with a 100,000 plus crowd also expected to witness the race live.
It’s not all about the racing however, with a wide range of fashion, dining, and entertainment also on offer. The Flemington Racecourse will come alive again this November with fashion shows, music, and the best selections of food and beverages that money can buy.
Melbourne Cup 2014
The Melbourne Cup this year will be run on November 4th 2014 which is the first Tuesday in November. The race will be run at Flemington racecourse and the start time for the race is at 3pm. The final field for the Melbourne Cup 2014 will be decided on Saturday 1st November after the running of the Lexus Stakes which will decide the last remaining spot in the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
Adam’s Melbourne Cup Finishing Order:
1. Lucia Valentina
2. Admire Rakti
5. Who Shot Thebarman
6. Red Cadeaux
10. Royal Diamond
12. Willing Foe
18. Mutual Regard
19. Au Revoir
20. My Ambivalent
22. Mr O’Ceirin
23. Unchain My Heart
24. Sea Moon
Bryan Martin’s phantom Melbourne Cup 2014 call:
|Race 7 – 3:00PM Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)|
|Of $6,000,000.1st $3,600,000, 2nd $1,080,000, 3rd $540,000, 4th $270,000, 5th $150,000, 6th $120,000, 7th $120,000, 8th $120,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 49kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 24
|1||ADMIRE RAKTI (JPN)||Tomoyuki Umeda||Zac Purton||58.5kg||0.5kg|
|2||CAVALRYMAN (GB)||Saeed Bin Suroor||Craig Williams||57kg|
|3||FAWKNER||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||57kg|
|4||RED CADEAUX (GB)||Ed Dunlop||Gerald Mosse||57kg|
|5||PROTECTIONIST (GER)||Andreas Wohler||Ryan Moore||56.5kg|
|7||SEISMOS (IRE)||Marco Botti||Craig Newitt||56kg|
|8||JUNOOB (GB)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||55.5kg||1.5kg|
|9||ROYAL DIAMOND (IRE)||Johnny Murtagh||Steven Arnold||55.5kg|
|10||GATEWOOD (GB)||John Gosden||William Buick||55kg|
|11||MUTUAL REGARD (IRE)||Johnny Murtagh||Damien Oliver||55kg|
|12||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||55kg||0.5kg|
|13||WILLING FOE (USA)||Saeed Bin Suroor||James McDonald||55kg|
|14||MY AMBIVALENT (IRE)||Roger Varian||Andrea Atzeni||54.5kg|
|15||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart & James Cummings||Michael Rodd||54.5kg|
|16||BRAMBLES (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||54kg|
|17||MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Mark Zahra||54kg|
|18||AU REVOIR (IRE)||Andre Fabre||Glyn Schofield||53.5kg|
|19||LIDARI (FR)||Peter G Moody||Ben Melham||53.5kg|
|20||OPINION (IRE)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||53.5kg|
|21||ARALDO (GB)||Michael Moroney||Dwayne Dunn||53kg|
|22||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||53kg|
|23||UNCHAIN MY HEART||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Dean Yendall||51.5kg|
|24||SIGNOFF (IRE)||Darren Weir||Joao Moreira||51kg||1.0kg|
Out of the twenty four runners in the Melbourne Cup Field there is prize money for the first ten horses to cross the finish line in a race with a total prize pool of $6million dollars. View the amounts given to each position on our Melbourne Cup prizemoney page or view the information on the iconic Melbourne Cup trophy.
We have also compiled replays of the last five Melbourne Cup’s including last years edition in which international runner Dunaden won. View our Melbourne Cup replays.
The last two Melbourne Cups have been won by French horses which is seen to have increased the amount of international runners heading to Australia during the Spring to tackle the race.
View our page for Melbourne Cup results.
Melbourne Cup betting
The Melbourne Cup is the biggest race in Australia both for viewer count and for betting turnover. Host by the Victoria Racing Club the Melbourne Cup last year had a turnover of around $80 million dollars with the TAB alone. If you are thinking about having a bet on the Melbourne Cup than we advise you view our Melbourne Cup betting page to get information on the different bet types.
Melbourne Cup odds
Melbourne Cup odds basically goes hand in hand with Melbourne Cup betting although there are some small differences. The term betting refers to the overall market in a race where as the term ‘odds’ refers to each of the Melbourne Cup horses individual price when betting. Each horse in the Melbourne Cup will have different odds, the horse with the lowest odds is believed to be the race favourite. Odds are determined by whom the bookmaker feels has the best chance of winning and betting moves from punters. Often horses will open up at a certain price and either get backed into lower odds or drift to higher odds.
To find out more on Melbourne Cup odds view our page which helps to explain the intricate details.
Melbourne Cup tips
Melbourne Cup is the largest betting event in Australia each year and it’s common for work and family banter to be around who their Melbourne Cup Tip is. As we dont know the official field for the race we cannot give any tips as of yet but we can provide the best methods for you to select you own tips. So view our Melbourne Cup Tips page to find out more.
The Melbourne Cup is held annually at Flemington racecourse and has so since its inaugural year in 1864. The Circumference of the racecourse is 2,312 metres. The racecourse and surrounding areas is a total of 1.27km.
Melbourne Cup day
Melbourne Cup day is always on the first Tuesday in November every year. The Melbourne Cup meeting consists of ten races all together with the Cup always being the seventh race of the day at a time slot of 3pm. It is accustom for most businesses and schools to stop work at this time to tune into their tv’s or radios to listen to the race which has been branded ‘the race that stops a nation’.
View our full list of Melbourne Cup day
Melbourne Cup always draws a big attendance to Flemington racecourse view more information on Melbourne Cup attendances.
We provide as much infromation about the Melbourne Cup as we can below covering a wide range of topics regarding the Melbourne Cup 2014 including how to get to Flemington on Cup day Melbourne Cup Travel.
Melbourne Cup field
Each year hundreds of horses are nominated by their connections for the Melbourne Cup. Leading up to the race there are different levels of acceptances which connections need to pay a fee to continue with their quest to make the Melbourne Cup Field. The field is determined by horses who have won Group races worldwide over the distance of 2400m+ which has caused some debate to the ease of some international runners making the field. There are currently 67 horses still nominated for the race you can view them on our Melbourne Cup nominations page.
You can also view our page showing the Melbourne Cup weights for each of the nominated runners.
Melbourne Cup facts
Do you want to learn some interesting facts about the Melbourne Cup? View our Melbourne Cup facts page where we list some of the most interesting facts and statistics.
Interested in the history of the Melbourne Cup? Then view our page on the Early Years of the Melbourne Cup.
Melbourne Cup Carnival
The Melbourne Cup Carnival goes for a full week and is comprised by four race days. The race days are Victoria Derby day, Melbourne Cup day, Crown Oaks day and the last day of the carnival is Emirates Stakes day. The 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival starts on the 1st of November and runs until the 8th of November with the Melbourne Cup itself being run on the 4th of November.
Melbourne Cup fashion
The Melbourne Cup Carnival isn’t all about the horses. A lot of racegoers head to Flemington each year simply for the fashion that is on showcase whether that be Women or Mens fashion with the latter becoming more competitive each year in what use to be a Female dominated focus until recent years. We take a look at the Melbourne Cup Fashion on our fashion page.
Melbourne Cup barrier draw
The Melbourne Cup barrier draw takes place on Victoria Derby day which this year is the 2nd of November. The Lexus Stakes run on Derby day is the last race in which Melbourne Cup hopefuls can get a spot in the final field thus the barrier draw must commence after this time. It is accustom that the VRC announces the final Melbourne Cup field and barriers at 5.30pm.
Melbourne Cup order of entry
The Melbourne Cup attracts hundreds of nominations each year but the final field is only twenty four runners meaning a majority of nominated horses wont get a start in the race. We take a look at this years current Melbourne Cup order of entry. At the moment there are fourty six horses left in the nominations but only about four or five horses who could get a start in the lead up to the Melbourne Cup. We also explain the Melbourne Cup balloting system as well as list the Melbourne Cup ballot exempt races.
We have also made a page outlining the Melbourne Cup Qualification requirements.
Melbourne Cup Sweep
Each year thousands of people across Australia will take part in a Melbourne Cup Sweep which provides a cheap fun way to experience ‘the race that stops a nation’. We provide some information on what a sweep is and how you can organise one for your office. It’s simple to do, fun and exciting so be sure to take part in a Melbourne Cup Sweep this year!
Melbourne Cup International runners
The Melbourne Cup is the most watched horse race in Australian racing, contested by three year old horses and above over a distance of 3200 metres. The Melbourne Cup is held annually at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November, and has become known as “the race that stops a nation”. Throughout its long history that stretches back to 1861, a number of international horses have won this prestigious event.
Learn more on our page about International horses and the Melbourne Cup
Best Melbourne Cup winners
It takes a very good horse to win a Melbourne Cup and each winner goes into the history books although there are some horses who have won the race on multiple occasions which with increase in weights and conditions takes an exceptional horse to do so. We take a look at some of the Best Melbourne Cup winners.
We also take a look at the horses who have won the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup double.
Melbourne Cup replay
View the full replay of last years Melbourne Cup won by the Gai Waterhouse trained Fiorente: