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2016 melbourne cupThe 2016 Melbourne Cup will grace Flemington racecourse on Tuesday 1st November 2016 during the exciting four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Spring racing climaxes on Melbourne Cup Day when a huge crowd descends on Flemington and once a year punters gather around the country to have a bet on our most famous race.

A big field of 24 stayers assemble for the race that stops a nation, attracting both local and international gallopers.

The 2016 Melbourne Cup is Race 7 at Flemington and Melbourne Cup start time is 3.00pm in the afternoon.

2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival

The first Saturday is highlighted by the running of the 2016 Victoria Derby for three-year-olds. Three days later the 2016 Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday in November, followed by the 2016 Crown Oaks on the Thursday. The 2016 Emirates Stakes features two days later on the final day of the Flemington carnival.

  • Victoria Derby Day – Saturday 29th October 2016
  • Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 1st November 2016
  • Crown Oaks Day – Thursday 3rd November 2016
  • Enirates Stakes Day – Saturday 5th November 2016

Our preferred spring racing bookmaker is Sportsbet who offer early Melbourne Cup betting markets, plus all new members can take advantage of a very generous joining offer for the Flemington four-day carnival!

2015 Melbourne Cup result

1st – Prince Of Penzance ($101)c53.0 Ms Michelle Payne
2nd – Max Dynamite ($13) 55.0 Frankie Dettori
3rd – Criterion ($19) 57.5 Michael Walker

rest of field
4th Trip To Paris ($6.00) 55.0 Tommy Berry
5th Big Orange ($61) 55.5 Jamie Spencer
6th Gust Of Wind ($41) 51.0 Chad Schofield
7th Excess Knowledge ($31) 51.0 Kerrin McEvoy
8th The Offer ($31) 54.0 Damien Oliver
9th Quest For More ($81) 53.5 Damian Lane
10th Our Ivanhowe ($21) 56.0 Ben Melham
11th Who Shot Thebarman ($21) 54.5 Blake Shinn
12th Sertorius ($101) 52.5 Craig Newitt
13th Fame Game ($5.00) 57.0 Zac Purton
14th The United States ($21) 52.5 Joao Moreira
15th Hartnell ($31.00) 55.5 James McDonald
16th Bondi Beach ($21) 52.5 Brett Prebble
17th Hokko Brave ($41) 55.5 Craig Williams
18th Almoonqith ($17) 53.0 Dwayne Dunn
19th Kingfisher ($61) 53.0 Colm O’Donoghue
20th Preferment ($9.00) 53.5 Hugh Bowman
21st Grand Marshal ($61) 53.5 Jim Cassidy
22nd Sky Hunter ($31) 54.0 William Buick
23rd Snow Sky ($51) 58.0 Ryan Moore

Failed to finish: $26.00 Red Cadeaux 55.0 Gerald Mosse

Margins: 0.5 len, 1.25 len Time: 3:23.15

Michelle Payne creates Melbourne Cup history

The Melbourne Cup has provided many great stories over the years and none better than the memorable win of Michelle Payne aboard Prince Of Penzance in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Michelle became the first woman jockey to ride the Melbourne Cup winner, achieving a life long dream in the process. Michelle’s brother Stevie, strapped the winner, and along with trainer Darren Weir, put the regional city of Ballarat in the racing spotlight.

Prince Of Penzance’s victory broke the recent domination of international gallopers winning our great race and provided a long overdue victory for the battlers.