When is the Melbourne Cup? Flemington date, start time, runners and betting

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The Irish are heading Down Under in a bid to land one of the world’s richest races – the Grade 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

It’s a pretty big deal in Australia as locals brand it ‘the race that stops the nation’ and the likes of Absurde, Tower Of London and Vauban are set to make the long trip from Ireland for the two-mile handicap.

Australian-trained Gold Trip came out on top in last year’s renewal, which boasted an $8,000,000 prize pot, and the six-year-old is in contention to defend his crown, despite flopping at the top level in his most recent outings.

You can run the rule over our antepost Melbourne Cup odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

Melbourne Cup 2023 date and start time

The Melbourne Cup is set to take place at Flemington on Tuesday, November 7. The post time is set for 04:00. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app.

Melbourne Cup 2023 runners and riders

A total of 132 horses hold entries for the Melbourne Cup ahead of confirmations and final declarations. The field is limited to 24 runners and we will update this page as soon as the line up starts to take shape.

Willie Mullins pair Absurde and Vauban, Aidan O’Brien’s Tower Of London and Joseph O’Brien’s Okita Soushi are among the Irish-trained nominations.

The British Royal Family could be represented by St Leger third Desert Hero.


Melbourne Cup 2023 betting

Melbourne Cup odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Grade 1-winning hurdler Vauban is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Melbourne Cup after taking his Flat form to new heights by landing the Group 3 Ballyroan Stakes in August.

Vauban Melbourne Cup (Antepost)

Soulcombe is next in our early betting after landing the Group 3 Queen’s Cup on stable debut for Chris Waller last year.

Soulcombe Melbourne Cup (Antepost)

Goldman is also prominent in the antepost market following victory in the Listed Roy Higgins at Flemington earlier this year.

Goldman Melbourne Cup (Antepost)

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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