The Ultimate Guide to Winning 2017 Melbourne Cup Bets

Melbourne Cup 2017
The most popular horseback racing tournament is going to be unleashed a few months from now. And with this, thousands of enthusiasts would surely be betting their money on the best picks for the upcoming 2017 Melbourne Cup. Luckily, you’ve found this article because here, we’re going to help you win some good money when Aussie’s hottest horse racing event kick starts this Nov. 7.

2016 Melbourne Cup Winners, Can They Win Again?

Almandin

Almandin, the champion, and first-place of last year’s Melbourne Cup will once again showcase its prowess in this year’s event. In knowing that it took 1st place last year, and in seeing how his trainer, Robert Hickmott perseveres in making the most out of the horse, everything looks pretty good for the stallion. And take note that the 7-year-old’s last three races were all 1st place finishes.

Heartbreak City

The winner and second-placer of the 2016 Melbourne Cup is the now 7-years-old Heartbreak City. Having sired by Lando and Moscow Nights, and trained by the fine Tony Martin, this horse surely got a lot in store regarding its experience and skills. All of these lead to the horse getting $1,406,210 prize money. For sure, it can pretty much repeat history in this year's Cup.

Hartnell

Hartnell is currently in 6th place in betting odds, but this British horse finished 3rd place in last year's Cup. Having a 31% winning rate for first place, it's safe to give this Brit another shot at winning.

Qewy

The 8-year-old Irish Qewy had a fair shot in last year’s Cup as it finishes in 4th place. Qewy is currently in the 23rd spot in betting odds, but things are faring a bit well for this one in the upcoming Melbourne Cup. Charlie Appleby is getting a few notches higher when it comes to training his racer, and it might just well be the determining factor for this year’s race.

Characteristics of a Winning Horse Bet

If you have just made up your mind and decided to bet for the much-anticipated Cup to be held in the country-down-under, then the first thing you need to consider is the horse’s age. Youth is the number one criteria in choosing a horse.

Take note that those aged 4, 5, and 6, are the usual winners of the Melbourne Cup. In fact, this happens in almost all major races. Why? It’s because this is the time when the horses are at their peak. It’s equivalent to athletes who are on their early and mid-twenties.
So if you’re going to pick a bet, choose those that are around those numbers. The last time a horse beyond that age brackets that won a major racing event was way back in 1938. It was the then 8-year-old Catalogue.

You also need to choose a male. A stallion has a better physical structure than that of a mare, thereby giving you better chances of finishing strong. Then there’s the weight criteria which has a very big effect on your winning chances.

Opt for male horses that are below 57 kilograms. The last time a horse beyond that weight category and won was in 1975. It was Think Big, weighing 58 kilograms.

Top 3 Horse Bets for 2017 Melbourne Cup, Betting Odds Unveiled

No #1 Admire Deus

Admire Deus is the favorite horse to win this year’s Melbourne Cup, having a 13.0 betting odds. Being 6-years-old and being recently bought by premiere Australian trainer from its original Japanese team, it’s pretty likely that this one’s going to finish strong. After all, the stallion is in its prime and is looking great than ever.

No #2 Red Cardinal

The Irish take second spot for its betting odds with 15.0, second to the Japanese Admire Deus. This 6-year-old horse has a strong 55% rate to finish first and 33% to finish second. With this alone, it's pretty clear that he's in for some good times.

No #3 Francis of Assisi


Then there’s another Irish horse contending for the top ranks. Francis of Assisi might be already 8-years-old, but his trainer, Charlie Appleby, is doing his best to defy age itself. A strong 44% 1st place finish looms, giving this somewhat aged horse an edge to finish strong. The Melbourne Cup racing free bets give this racer 17.0 betting odds, so you might also want to choose this one.

Go Horse Racing in Antigua...


Think of  a racecourse... 

Any racecourse! 

I know what you are thinking - there are literally thousands across the globe. Where would you go racing?

I guess most people - if given a choice - would plump for the high fashion of Royal Ascot with its pomp and ceremony, top hats and tails [mourning suits] and ladies dressed up to the nines. What more could any lady ask than high heels, champagne, and winner or two? 




If you are searching for something spectacular then look no further than St Moritz in Switzerland. Forget the green grass of home, this is called White Turf. Racing takes place in an alpine setting where horses, many sent from the United Kingdom, race on the frozen lake St. Moritz which is covered with snow. Make no mistake it's cold but a unique, exclusive and top-class race meeting. It's a tradition which dates back to 1906. If you fancy a winter flutter then I suggest St Moritz every February. 



Perhaps you want somewhere a bit closer to home. You love the beach. OK!!!! So you want to go to a horse racing meeting on the beach? Surprisingly, I've got just the place. Did you know that Laytown racecourse is unique as it is the only Irish and English race event to be run on a beach under the rules of the Turf Club? This famous meeting takes place in County Meath, Ireland. It was first raced in 1868.

Thinking about racecourses, I can't help but wonder if there is an exotic location with a racecourse - but somewhere you wouldn't really imagine racing taking place. I've found just the location.

We've ventured to Royal Ascot, St Moritz & Laytown. But let's go further afield, far away from Europe. A holiday destination. It lies between the Caribean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Any guesses? Leeward Island. Getting warmer.  Think Christopher Columbus. It's Antigua and Barbuda. Take a look here to enjoy the best that Antigua has to offer holidaymakers.

Wow!!!! 

Antigua horse racing. It's a beautiful holiday destination famous for its luxury resorts. If you love horse racing then you are unlikely to see anything like Cassada Gardens Horse Racetrack. It is situated next to Mount Pleasant and located in Saint George, Antigua and Barbuda. Take a look at this video from the Antigua Turf Club. It's far from the splendour of the luxury resorts but it's racing.     


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Roger took over at Jeremy Tree's Beckhampton House Stables in 1990 and never looked back. Group winner after group winner followed including the English Derby with "Quest for Fame" and the French Derby with "Sanglamore" and he is now one of the country's top trainers. 

Roger went to Beckhampton to work as Assistant Trainer to Jeremy Tree in 1978 and after 13 years he took over the Trainers License in 1990. Since the 1820's Beckhampton has been the home to 6 previous Trainers and over 30 Classic winners have been trained on the famous gallops. Trainers have included; Sam Darling and his son Fred, Sir Noel Murless and Sir Gordon Richards. 

During his time with Jeremy Tree the stable stars included; "Rainbow Quest","Scintillate", "Sharpo", "Known Fact", and "Danehill" who is arguably one of the most influential Stallions in the last 15 years. In addition to "Sanglamore" and "Quest For Fame", Roger has trained the Group 1 winners; "Tamarisk", "Patavellian", "Tante Rose", "Avonbridge", Cityscape and more recently Al Kazeem. 

The major Handicap successes have included; The Old Newton Cup, The Zetland Gold Cup, The Magnet Cup, The Britannia, The George V Handicap, The Duke of Edinburgh, 2 Cambridgeshires, 2 Bunbury Cups, 3 Totesport Miles, and 3 Stewards Cups.

Contact details:

Beckhampton House
Beckhampton
Marlborough
SN8 1QR
Wiltshire

Email: Office@BeckhamptonStables.com 
Tel: +44 (0) 1672 539 533
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Mark Johnston is one of Britain’s leading trainers, having become the first Flat trainer to send out more than 200 winners in a season (2009) and has repeated the feat in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has trained more than 100 winners for 22 consecutive seasons, achieving success in Classics and numerous Group One races. Born in Scotland in 1959, he became interested in racing through his father’s ownership of horses. At 14 he knew he was destined to become a trainer, but decided to study first as a vet and after qualifying worked in veterinary practice for three years. He married his childhood sweetheart, Deirdre (now assistant trainer) in 1985 and the following year bought his first training yard, in Lincolnshire. Granted a trainer’s licence in 1987, he sent out his first winner, Hinari Video, that summer. He moved to Middleham in 1988, buying the Kingsley House yard to begin an astonishing success story that has now extended to two further yards, creating a major complex covering 270 acres. His first century of winners came in 1994. He has won the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, the Ascot Gold Cup three times and the Goodwood Cup five times. His finest horses include Mister Baileys, Shamardal, Attraction, and Double Trigger. He and Deirdre have two sons, Charlie and Angus.

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With our website going ‘live’ we've been amazed by the response with testimonials/feedback from horse trainers, journalists, racing fans & welfare groups amongst those who have a love of everything equine.

What makes our website so impressive is the ease you can navigate 100s of resources with our user-friendly features. Three simple ‘Quick button’ allow access to trainers of both codes, including our latest development the ‘Track’ facility which highlights every racecourse website & twitter link so you need never miss a day’s racing, promotions or news.

Come join the community spirit by exchanging links to your equine-related websites for free. Help support your favourite charities by telling us about their work, appeals & successes promoting racing welfare.  In addition, we have some wonderful deals for advertisers from a cool full page to a tiny chilled-out text link. Be spontaneous, imaginative with our brilliant new concept the Pop-Up Website for cutting-edge promotion.               

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Five Things to Look Forward to at Glorious Goodwood

Ribchester
Glorious Goodwood is the latest opportunity for the finest thoroughbred racehorses in Europe to clash in their respective divisions in front of huge crowds at the West Sussex course. As the name suggests, this meeting is in the height of summer and normally we are treated to fantastic weather, which means the ground is perfect for top class racing.
Here are five reasons to get excited about the 2017 Glorious Goodwood meeting, which is only a matter of weeks away now.

1. Ribchester vs Churchill vs Barney Roy
Arguably the race of the meeting this year comes in the Sussex Stakes, where three very talented milers in Ribchester, Churchill, and Barney Roy are set to clash for the very first time. Ribchester has dominated the division so far this season as he claimed victories in the Coronation Cup and the Queen Anne Stakes, where, as pointed out in many Royal Ascot horse racing tips for the meeting, he was too hot for his rivals on fast ground at the 1m trip. He now has two very worthy challengers as the first two home in the 2000 Guineas will have their first shot against the older generation.

All eyes will be on Churchill to see how he responds from a disappointing outing at Royal Ascot, where he was down the field in the St James’s Palace Stakes, which was won by Barney Roy. Connections have just put that run down to an off day and are expecting him to be back to his best in West Sussex.
Barney Roy went up in trip at Sandown last week for the Eclipse over 1m2f, where he was denied by the shortest of distances by Ulysses in a tight photo-finish. The durable colt will be looking for further success over eight furlongs in the Sussex Stakes. If he can topple Ribchester, who is also owned by Godolphin, he is likely to remain at this one-mile trip for the rest of the season.
The bookmakers make Ribchester their odds-on favourite, but both Churchill and Barney Roy will have their supporters in the betting and once they remain in the field after the final declarations are declared, you are likely to see their odds shorten.

2. Winter Back in Action in the Nassau Stakes

Winter has been the star three-year-old this season, having won the 1000 Guineas, Irish 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot in what has been an incredible two months for the filly. The daughter of Galileo started her run at Newmarket, where she defeated her stablemate Rhododendron when going off at 9/1 in the betting. Winter then became a dual-Classic winner when she dominated a weaker field at the Curragh, justifying her odds-on tag on that occasion.
The run at Royal Ascot was always going to be a tough ask, given it was her third Group One outing in a matter of weeks, but the grey filly was very professional as she chased the leaders before making her move at the final two-furlong pole before pulling away from her rivals.
The Nassau Stakes is the first opportunity to mark Winter against the older fillies and mares. Queens Trust, Nezwaah and So Mi Dar all have entries and have solid form to make this a real challenge for the double Guineas winner. It will also be the first time that the Musidora victor Shutter Speed will take on O’Brien’s filly. Gosden’s runner is expected to drop down in trip following her fourth-place effort in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly last month.

Big Orange
3. First Two Home in Ascot Gold Cup Meet Again
This year’s Ascot Gold Cup produced a thrilling finish at the Royal Meeting as Big Orange just out-battled defending champion Order of St George to land the prestigious contest. It was a brave front-running performance from the winner as, under the hand of James Doyle, the pair went for the finish line with three furlongs to go. Meanwhile, the runner-up, with Ryan Moore on board, left it too late to make his challenge through the field.
It will be interesting to see if Moore opts to go for different tactics on his horse in the Goodwood Cup as it is hard to see him giving Big Orange such a soft lead again. With an extra 100 yards at Ascot, he probably would have got up and added his name to the history books as one just a handful of horses to have won the Gold Cup more than once.
The bookies can’t separate the two stayers, who are locked at 13/8 at the top of the betting. Before this season, Big Orange had never won a Group One but has now established himself, at the age of six, as one of the leading players in this division. Order of St George, on the other hand, has been at the top level ever since he won the Irish St Leger in September 2015. The Goodwood Cup looks to be a battle between the first two home in the Ascot Gold Cup and it will be great to see them fight it out again.

4. Sprinters Set for Clash in King George Stakes
The Group Two King George Stakes is the highest rated sprint contest at Glorious Goodwood and this year’s race should provide another thrilling clash between some of the fastest runners in the UK and Ireland. Battaash will be many people’s tip this year as the three-year-old heads into the meeting in great form after winning his last two races, including the Group Three Coral Charge at Sandown earlier this month.
Twelve months ago, Take Cover provided one of the stories of the meeting when, at the age of nine, David Griffiths’ runner rolled back the years to get up ahead of his younger rivals in this race. Profitable is one of the most experienced runners in the field in 2017 and after a second-place finish in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, he will surely be in contention for this contest where he is stepping down in class. Clive Cox’s sprinter is bidding for his first victory of the campaign. He has never appeared at Goodwood before so it will be interesting to see how he handles the track on his debut there.

5. Godolphin Duo Back in Lennox Stakes
The first two home in last season’s Lennox Stakes, Dutch Connection and Home of the Brave, are back again this year in the same race, where they are the two leading players again according to the betting. Dutch Connection was ridden into the lead inside the final 100 yards 12 months ago, where he went on to justify his market support in the Group Two race.
Since last year’s 7f contest, Home of the Brave has been in excellent form, particularly in 2017. Hugo Palmer’s horse started the season off at Leicester in April where he won a Listed race ahead of Tasleet, who was just under two lengths behind the five-year-old. He then went up in class at Newmarket in the Group Three Criterion Stakes, which proved no problem for Hugo Palmer’s runner.
The horse that will be looking spoil the party between the two Godolphin runners at Goodwood is Limato. Henry Candy’s stable star won the biggest prize of his career at the back end of last season in the Group One Prix de la Foret at Chantilly. The durable five-year-old has run at trips ranging from five furlongs up to a mile. On his two starts this season, he competed at six furlongs, including in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, where he finished third. If Limato shows the form of his run in France last year, he could take all the beating in this race.
This year’s Glorious Goodwood begins on August 1st and will be screened live on ITV1 throughout the five days of the meeting.