The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most prestigious annual thoroughbred horse race where everyone stops to pay attention.
WHEN IT'S ON?
Tuesday November 5
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
RACE START TIME:
The Melbourne Cup race begins at 3pm AEST.
Brisbane time: 2pm
Adelaide time: 2.30pm
Perth time: 12pm
WHAT IS THE PRIZE MONEY?
The total prize money for the 2019 Melbourne Cup is $8 million, plus trophies valued at $250,000. The first 12 past the post receive prize money, with the Cup winner earns $4.4 million, this is divided up with the trainer receiving 10 per cent, the jockey 5 per cent and the owner a whopping 85%. Second place receives 1.1 million, third $550,000, fourth $350,000, fifth $230,000, with sixth through to twelfth place earning $160,000.
WHO SHOULD I BACK?
Below you will find a free comprehensive Form Guide, everything you need to pick a winner!