Horse Racing

The 2021 Melbourne Cup Betting Preview, Free Bets, Betting Odds & Tips


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The Melbourne Cup is affectionately known as the race that stops a nation and the 2021 running is just days away.

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

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— Victoria Racing Club (@FlemingtonVRC) October 31, 2021

2020 Melbourne Cup Recap

Twilight Payment landed the 2020 Melbourne Cup for Ireland and trainer Joseph O’Brien.

Sent off at 25/1 and ridden by Jye McNeil, Twilight Payment led from start to finish and held on from Tiger Moth – trained by Joseph’s father Aidan – with Prince Of Arran placing 3rd.

How To Get Free Bets For The 2021 Melbourne Cup

With the 2021 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 £100 in bet credits, while Virgin Bet are offering £20 in Free Bets when you place a £10 bet – both ideal for using on the 2021 Melbourne Cup.

And don’t forget to check out our 8/1 expert tip for the 2021 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.

When & Where Is The 2021 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 2, in the UK and you can watch all the action live on Sky Sports Racing.

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— World Horse Racing (@WHR) October 25, 2021

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:

YearWinner
2020Twilight Payment
2019Vow And Declare
2018Cross Counter
2017Rekindling
2016Almandin
2015Prince Of Penzance
2014Protectionist
2013Fiorente
2012Green Moon
2011Dunaden