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2017 Melbourne Cup start time, date – when is the 2017 Melbourne Cup?

The 2017 Melbourne Cup, known as ‘the race that stops a nation’ is not a race you’ll want to miss, but with plenty of action spread across a four-day carnival, including ten races on Melbourne Cup day, you’ll need to know when to tune in.

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2017 Melbourne Cup: Weather forecast for Flemington Racecourse

Before you bust out in your best gear for the Melbourne Cup, you best check the weather updates! Luckily, The Roar has you covered.

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2017 Melbourne Cup track conditions

All form guides and handicaps aside, the track condition on Melbourne Cup day is critical to the outcome of the race. To have such a decisive factor virtually uncontrollable, it remains a key talking point in the lead up to the race.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Exotic bet help – quinellas, trifectas, first fours and more!

Everyone remembers those Melbourne Cups where they picked the horse that ran first past the post, but the punters that manage to predict the top two, top three, or the top four horses win seriously big. We’re here to help with this fiendishly difficult task!

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2017 Melbourne Cup expert tips and predictions

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is here! The big question of course is: who’s going to win? We’ve put together a panel of The Roar’s best racing minds to give you their tips – and we want you to give us yours, too.

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2017 Melbourne Cup prize money: How much does the winner take home?

The Melbourne Cup is the most prestigious race on the Australian calendar – but just what does the winner take home, aside from the trophy itself?

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Co-worker frantically back-pedalling after confidently tipping Winx to win the Melbourne Cup

A human resources manager at a boutique financial management firm has been left red-faced after a crushing faux-pas during Tuesday’s morning catch-up.

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2017 Melbourne Cup entertainment guide full day schedule

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is a busy day with plenty happening – if you want to keep on top of all the major events of the day, you’ve come to the right place. This is our entertainment guide and full day schedule for the 2017 Melbourne Cup.

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2017 Melbourne Cup betting odds

The 2017 Melbourne Cup draws near – it’s the biggest day on the racing calendar in Australia, and the biggest day of the year in the eyes of many punters as well.

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Melbourne Cup 2017: Preview and top tips

The 2017 Melbourne Cup (3200m, Group 1, handicap) is set to be an open event and there are a few local hopes to cheer on as Australia stops for a moment, or a day, to watch the 157th running of the great race on Tuesday at 3pm.

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2017 Melbourne Cup Day previews: Tips for every race at Flemington

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation, but there are another nine races on the Flemington card in what is traditionally the toughest punting day of the year.

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2017 Melbourne Cup field and barrier draw results

The field has been finalised for the 2017 Melbourne Cup and the Barrier Draw is complete. We have all the results below – which horses made the cut, and which barriers they drew.

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WATCH: Ace High puts in an incredible run home to win Victoria Derby

In the first big race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the David Payne-trained Ace High has produced a stunning finish to notch up a victory in the Victoria Derby at Flemington.

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Victoria Derby live stream – how to watch Derby Day live online or on TV

The last major race before the Melbourne Cup, the Victoria Derby, takes place on the Saturday before the big one, known as Derby Day.

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Victoria Derby start time: race date, venue, full field, broadcast information

The Victoria Derby is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds, and marks the start of the Melbourne Cup carnival. The race is scheduled to be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, November 4 with the start time of 3:50pm (AEDT).

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Qewy pulled from Melbourne Cup contention

With the final acceptances for the Melbourne Cup just around the corner – the final field is due to be released on Saturday, November 4 – it has been confirmed that Qewy will not be participating.

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Luke Nolan salutes the crowd after Black Caviar wins an historic race at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Mongolian Khan Opie Bosson win the 2015 Caulfield Cup

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Almandin ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy leads the field to win the $6million Melbourne Cup, followed by Heartbreak City, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016

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Jockey Dwaye Dunn on Harlem wins a race

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Cox Plate 2017: Preview and betting strategy

Really, it’s all about one horse, but the Cox Plate is always a must see.

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2017 Manikato Stakes racing live blog

By Nick Kelland, 27 Oct 2017
2017 Manikato Stakes racing live blog

To the Mooney Valley staff and crew, I tip my hat to you. The Melbourne racecourse sees 18 races run in 48 hours, the most important of these being the Manikato Stakes. Join The Roar for a live blog from 9:30pm AEDT.

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2017 Geelong Cup results: Vengeur Masque edges out Gallic Chieftain to win

Race Results: Vengeur Masque has won the Geelong Cup, edging out favourite Gallic Chieftain by a head.

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Past the post: Caulfield wrap

By Adam Page, 22 Oct 2017 Video
Past the post: Caulfield wrap

It was a bumper program at Caulfield for Cup Day on Saturday. Another feature race day, another afternoon marred by bias controversy, with runners attempting to make ground out wide on the course, for the most part, struggling to do so.

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2017 Caulfield Cup racing live blog

By Nick Kelland, 21 Oct 2017 Video
2017 Caulfield Cup racing live blog

Race result: Boom Town won the 2017 Caulfield Cup from Single Gaze in second and favourite Johannes Vermeer in third.

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Saturday sure things: Caulfield Cup Day preview

This weekend is all about the Caulfield Cup, the first of the majors, and while it’s not the best field we have ever seen, it does have depth to it.

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2017 Caulfield Cup preview and betting strategy

All in all, 17 very good stayers will take their place in the 2017 $3 Million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) today.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

Massive day of racing across Australia this Saturday, namely the ten race card at Caulfield for Caulfield Cup. We are looking for five winners for the afternoon, so here are the five bets for the weekend.

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Tragedy strikes Admire Deus as Caulfield Cup breaks open

The 2017 Caulfield Cup is already full of drama and intrigue before a single horse has taken to the parade ring as anticipation continues to build for one of the biggest events on the Australian racing calendar.

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Redzel eyes off Flemington from the top of Everest

Having conquered The Everest in the inaugural running at Randwick on Saturday, trainers Peter and Paul Snowden have Redzel on course for the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

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Caulfield Cup 2017 preview

By Johann Leffler, 17 Oct 2017
Caulfield Cup 2017 preview

The 2017 edition of the Caulfield Cup will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 4:30pm (AEDT) at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.

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Avdulla’s grey area criticism

By kv joef, 17 Oct 2017
Avdulla’s grey area criticism

Reading Brenton Avdulla’s explanation of his Chautauqua ride in The Everest, published on Racing.com, disappointed me.

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Past the Post – Randwick and Caulfield Blackbookers

The Everest exceeded expectations at Randwick on Saturday and the race itself was a beauty. The support card was excellent while at Caulfield, we saw a stunning result in the Caulfield Guineas, as well as seeing the Oaks winner.

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What does The Everest mean for the future of Aussie racing?

Here is the present of Australian racing, which portends the future.

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The Everest 2017: live race updates, blog

By Ben Talintyre, 14 Oct 2017 Video
The Everest 2017: live race updates, blog

Never have I seen such hype for a race that is not the Melbourne Cup. The Everest is the newest Sydney Spring Carnival event that is sure to have plenty attention and money on it. Catch all the live race updates and results on The Roar from 4:15pm (AEST).

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The Toby Edmonds-trained filly Houtzen has arrived in Sydney with little expectation on her shoulders in what is an absolutely stacked field for the inaugural Everest at Randwick.

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Almandin ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy leads the field to win the $6million Melbourne Cup, followed by Heartbreak City, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016

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Horses fly the gates

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Jockey Dwaye Dunn on Harlem wins a race

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Admire Rakti ridden by Zac Purton wins the Caulfield Cup

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