Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
Known as the “race that stops a nation,” the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is similar to America’s Kentucky Derby. It is a race that is wagered on by racing enthusiasts around the world, it brings in hundreds of millions into the country’s economy, and it even features some dramatic fashion statements too! The Emirates Melbourne Cup Day also features a carnival and is opened up by the AAMI Victoria Derby Day a week ahead of the Cup race.
Clearly, there is a lot of attention on the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, and the outcome of this race is often a bit easier to anticipate than the early Derby. This is because the teams and groups have shown their strengths. For instance, when you wager on a horse a bit later in the season you will have all kinds of statistics to refer to in order to know if the odds being offered by the bookmakers are realistic and fair. When it is the Melbourne Cup it is not as easy because you only have the statistics from the previous race year and the Derby the week before. This means your research is vital and critical to success.
How do you do this research? There are many bookmaking sites that offer archives of race results, and there are also some bookmaking systems that allow you to seek out a bit of data as well. Using this information will help you determine which horses seem to be the best in terms of odds and likelihood of winning, placing, and/or showing in the horse racing events. The track also uses an official betting partner, but this doesn’t mean that you cannot find alternative venues for your race day wagers. The trick is to determine who has the best odds in the days leading up to the race as well as the actual day of the event.