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The Longines Mile is the feature mile race on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival in Victoria. Formerly the Emirates Stakes, the $1,000,000 Group 1 Longines Mile (1600m) is a newly created race by the Victoria Racing Club and Racing Victoria and replaces the former Mackinnon Stakes on the first day of the carnival.

The 2016 Longines Mile is scheduled to be run for the first time on Saturday 29th October 2016 at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne and will be one of the most eagerly awaited races of the spring.

In the run up to the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival we will have plenty of free betting info for punters, along with Melbourne Cup betting articles to help you snare a winner. Read our bookie reviews for the best Melbourne Cup bookmakers to bet with during the spring racing carnival and make sure you check out the best bookie racing products available to get more bang for your buck!

Victoria Derby Day Betting

Punters Swear Hawkes colt is value for 2016 Victoria Derby at Flemington

Punters Swear Hawkes colt is value for 2016 Victoria Derby at Flemington

Saturday’s Moonee Valley Vase winner Sacred Elixir is the ruling Victoria Derby favourite at $3.20, but the smart punters around swear there’s better value in a promising Team Hawkes colt. Swear, a three-year-old son of Redoute’s Choice, appears the ideal Derby type and has impressed at his three runs this time. The Michael, Wayne & […]

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Waller, Bowman and Wine Bush Derby bound following UCI win at Flemington

Waller, Bowman and Wine Bush Derby bound following UCI win at Flemington

Promising High Chapparal colt Wine Bush is Victoria Derby bound following a strong staying performance to win the Listed UCI Stakes at Flemington today. The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old edged out Mick Price’s Rocketeer by 0.1L in a thrilling finish, with New Zealand visitor Highlad holding on for third. Waller will now aim the horse for […]

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Sacred Elixir heads early 2016 Victoria Derby betting markets

Sacred Elixir heads early 2016 Victoria Derby betting markets

Classy New Zealand three-year-old Sacred Elixir heads 2016 Victoria Derby betting at online bookmaker Sportsbet. The son of Pour Moi is $8.00 in early 2016 Victoria Derby markets following his impressive Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) win at Eagle Farm in June. It rocketed him to Victoria Derby favouritism and also ruling favourite for the […]

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Melbourne Cup Day Betting

Hartnell still the 2016 Melbourne Cup one according to punters

Hartnell still the 2016 Melbourne Cup one according to punters

John O’Shea six-year-old Hartnell and Ciaron Maher’s Caulfield Cup winning mare Jameka remain the top two in Melbourne Cup betting after second acceptances were taken yesterday. Only 32 horses are left in the 2016 Melbourne Cup running and Hartnell is the $4.60 favourite at online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au. Hartnell has performed brilliantly this spring winning the […]

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Melbourne Cup hopefuls set to tackle 2016 Geelong Cup

Melbourne Cup hopefuls set to tackle 2016 Geelong Cup

Melbourne Cup hopefuls Grey Lion, Oceanographer and Qewy will step out in the 2016 Geelong Cup at Geelong on Wednesday. A field of 11 accepted for the Geelong Cup on Wednesday 19th October 2016 although top weight Who Shot Thebarman has already been scratched, leaving a field of ten runners. The Matt Cumani-trained European import […]

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2016 Melbourne Cup Day Betting at the TAB

2016 Melbourne Cup Day Betting at the TAB

Melbourne Cup Day brings out once a year punters in their droves, and while online betting is all the rage now, the TAB is also very popular with punters on Cup day. Families and friends gather all over the country at local TABs or Taberets and get positioned nice and early for a big day […]

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Crown Oaks Day Betting

Punters expect Yankee Rose to bloom in 2016 Crown Oaks at Flemington

Punters expect Yankee Rose to bloom in 2016 Crown Oaks at Flemington

Saturday’s Cox Plate third placegetter Yankee Rose appears to have a mortgage on the 2016 Crown Oaks and is a raging $2.00 favourite at Sportsbet. Yankee Rose finished behind champion mare Winx and quality galloper Hartnell in the Cox Plate, albeit 8.75 lengths in astern. Before that run she stormed home to win the Group 1 […]

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Eleonora and Tiamo Grace firm for 2016 Crown Oaks

Eleonora and Tiamo Grace firm for 2016 Crown Oaks

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au reports Eleonora has emerged as a genuine Oaks contender after winning the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Ridden superbly by Damien Oliver, Eleonora was too good for her rivals in the 2000 metre race, prompting sportsbet.com.au to bring her Oaks price in from $15 to $7.00. Ethereal Stakes runner-up […]

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Omei Sword strikes a blow in early 2016 Crown Oaks betting markets

Omei Sword strikes a blow in early 2016 Crown Oaks betting markets

Chris Waller-trained filly Omei Sword is a clear favourite in early 2016 Crown Oaks betting at online bookmaker Sportsbet. The promising daughter of High Chapparal is currently $8.00 for Victoria’s premier distance race for three-year-old fillies. Omei Sword resumed with an authoritative Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) victory at Randwick last month and in […]

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Emirates Stakes Day Betting

Caulfield Classic winner may bypass Derby for 2016 Emirates Stakes

Caulfield Classic winner may bypass Derby for 2016 Emirates Stakes

Today’s impressive Caulfield Classic winner Good Standing could bypass the Victoria Derby and head to the Emirates Stakes instead. The Artie Schiller colt led all the way to win the 2016 Caulfield Classic (2000m), and it was a top Derby trail for Flemington later this month. Trainer James Cummings has the Victoria Derby as an […]

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He’s Our Rokkii on target for a successful 2016 spring campaign

He’s Our Rokkii on target for a successful 2016 spring campaign

Emerging Lindsay Park four-year-old He’s Our Rokkii is on target for big race success this spring judging by his effortless Caulfield victory on Saturday. Backed into $2.45 favourite in Saturday’s Sheen Group Handicap (1400m), He’s Our Rokkii defeated Le Bonsir $26 by 3.25 lengths with Rough Justice a close-up third. The David & Ben Hayes […]

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Path to 2016 Emirates Stakes at Flemington

Path to 2016 Emirates Stakes at Flemington

The path to the Emirates Stakes will take a different route this year with the former Mackinnon Stakes now being run as the Emirates Stakes. The change of the Mackinnon Stakes from the first Saturday of the carnival to the last Saturday completely changes the landscape for this race. Now a 2000m race under weight-for-age conditions, […]

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Free Betting Info

First Past The Post at William Hill

First Past The Post at William Hill

| October 24, 2016

William Hill is the home of Melbourne Cup carnival betting thanks to promotions such as first past the post. Punters have been enjoying first past the post for some time now, but we believe it is worth bringing to your attention as we head into the Melbourne Cup carnival this weekend. So what is First […]

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Protest Payup at William Hill

Protest Payup at William Hill

| October 24, 2016

Online bookie William Hill is the place to have a punt during the Melbourne cup carnival, kicking off this weekend. Their Protest Payup promotion is an ongoing promotion, but it is certainly one worth bringing to your attention again. We’ve been there before; cheering home our horse as it crosses the line first and counting […]

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Chautauqua set to swoop in 2016 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley

Chautauqua set to swoop in 2016 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley

| October 20, 2016

Hawkes trained sprinter Chautauqua is all the rage for the 2016 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley tomorrow night despite his first-up flop in the Moir Stakes. Punters are keen to back the classy sprinter who is the $2.50 favourite, and has been singled out in Manikato Stakes betting. Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au reports that Chautauqua holds […]

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2016 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

The Melbourne spring racing carnival is the best time of the year for racing enthusiasts. Once the footy finishes, the smell of spring racing fills the nostrils with the sweet scent of exciting feature racing action!

When Caulfield Guineas Day comes around in early October, we are only 4 weeks away from the exciting four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington, highlighted by the running of the Melbourne Cup.

The 2016 Melbourne Cup falls on Tuesday 1st November 2016 and the nation will come to a standstill to celebrate our most famous race.

2016 Spring Carnival Feature Race Days

Below are the major race days during the 2016 Melbourne spring racing carnival in Victoria.

  • 2016 Caulfield Guineas Day - Saturday 8th October 2016 Caulfield
  • 2016 Caulfield Cup Day - Saturday 15th October 2016 Caulfield
  • 2016 Cox Plate Day - Saturday 22nd October 2016 Moonee Valley
  • 2016 Victoria Derby Day - Saturday 29th October 2016 Flemington
  • 2016 Melbourne Cup Day -Tuesday 1st November 2016 Flemington
  • 2016 Crown Oaks Day - Thursday 3rd November 2016 Flemington
  • 2016 Emirates Stakes Day - Saturday 5th November 2016 Flemington

We highly recommend online bookmakers Sportsbet and William Hill for all your spring racing carnival betting.