Horse Racing

The 2023 Melbourne Cup Race Preview & Betting Tip

The Melbourne Cup is affectionately known as the race that stops a nation, and the 2023 running is on Tuesday, November 7.

24 horses will line up at Flemington, aiming to add their name to the long list of winners while also trying to bag some of the $8 million AUD prize money on offer.

2022 Melbourne Cup Recap

Gold Trip landed the 2022 Melbourne Cup, ridden by jockey Mark Zahra.

The top weight made a race winning move up the home straight, kicking clear of the field and staying ahead to pass the line in first.

When & Where Is The 2023 Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation, but it’s also keenly watched by racings fans worldwide.

The race is traditionally run on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington racecourse in the Melbourne suburbs.

This year’s race goes off at 3pm local time, which is 4am on Tuesday, November 1, in the UK, and you can watch all the action live on Sky Sports Racing.

2023 Melbourne Cup Tips

Our resident horse racing betting experts, Alan Kelly and Charlie McCann, have cast their eye over this year’s field and have two tasty tips for the big race;

How To Get Free Bets For The 2023 Melbourne Cup

With the 2023 Melbourne Cup on the horizon, bookmakers are offering some fantastic horse racing betting offers to get involved with – from free bets to enhanced offers.

bet365 are offering up to £50 in bet credits, while The Tote are offering £20 in Free Bets when you place a £10 bet – both ideal for using on the 2023 Melbourne Cup.

For all our current favourite bookmaker free bets and promotions, check out our Betting Offers page, where you’ll discover all the top offers from the leading UK bookmakers.

Recent Melbourne Cup Winners

The Melbourne Cup is the highlight of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and we’ve listed below the last 10 winners of the Melbourne Cup.

2015Prince Of Penzance
2018Cross Counter
2019Vow And Declare
2020Twilight Payment
2021Verry Elleegant
2022Gold Trip