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Melbourne Cup 2017: Place, Exacta, First 4 betting winners

Cory Parish rides Boom Time to win the Caulfield Cup at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday, October 21, 2017. (AAP Image/George Salpigtidis)
7th November, 2017

The 2017 Melbourne Cup has been won by $15 chance Rekindling ahead of Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite. Here are all the winners for exotic betting options.

More 2017 Melbourne Cup
» Race report: Rekindling wins
» Who came last
» Complete finishing order
» Watch video highlights replay
» Re-live the race with our live blog
» Regal Monarch’s horror fall
» Winning trifecta and quinella


A place bet is fairly self-explanatory. If your horse comes in the top three, then you’ve landed a winner. Obviously, odds are significantly shorter than for a winner.

The places in the 2017 Melbourne Cup went to Rekindling – $4.65 (1st), Johannes Vermeer – $3.85 (2nd) and Max Dynamite – $5.45(3rd).

» Looking for quinella and trifecta winners? Click here.


An exacta bet requires punters to pick the top two horses in exact order. The combination you needed was Rekindling and Johannes Vermeer.

Total dividend: $211.70


First 4

Winning a First 4 bet requires you to pick the top four horses from the race in any order. Therefore, as long as you had Rekindling, Johannes Vermeer, Max Dynamite and Big Duke in any order, you will take a share of the dividend.

Total dividend: $54,338.70