Looking Ahead to the 2024 Melbourne Cup


Horse racing has been a spectator sport since ancient times during the Greek Olympics from as early as 700 B.C. Now, in the 21st century, it continues to be a popular spectator sport with many horse racing events happening around the world. Today, our discussion is about the upcoming 2024 Melbourne Cup. 

Whether you plan to spectate the 2024 Melbourne Cup in person at the local horse racing stadium or from the comfort of home, don’t forget that you can bet on sports online. Betting on a favorite horse is one of the most fun, yet suspenseful past times for Australians and tourists alike who enjoy watching the Melbourne Cup every year. Remember that betting on a horse even with the highest chances of winning could also be a loss depending on how the other contenders perform. Have fun with your bets and may the best horse win!

When And Where Will the 2024 Melbourne Cup Be?

Annually, the Melbourne Cup is always held on the first Tuesday of every November. The 2024 Melbourne Cup will take place on November 5, 2024, at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. As one of the most famous horse races worldwide, residents and tourists gather every year to spectate the event in all its glory. 

Only thoroughbred racehorses are allowed to compete in this competition. So which of them will be competing in the lineup for this year?


Which Horses Are Competing in the 2024 Melbourne Cup?

While the lineup of horses for the 2024 event has yet to be announced, there will be a nomination list released by September 2024 to show the contenders who will be competing. 

We can get an idea of possible contenders for the upcoming event by looking at the list from last year’s event. Gold Trip was the number 1 best horse with an HCP rating of 122 while the second place horse was Without a Fight with a HCP rating of 118 followed by Alenquer with an HCP rating of 110. 

What Are the Odds of the 2024 Melbourne Cup?

Virtuous Circle, Spirit Ridge, and Magical Lagoon are tied for having the highest odds of being included in the race for the upcoming 2024 Melbourne Cup. Without a Fight has the lowest odds of being included on the field list. As the time draws nearer for the event to occur, you can review more updated odds on which horses will be included in the race and eventually, which of those have a higher chance of being declared the victor of the event. 

Are Tickets On Sale Now? 

Yes, early bird tickets are available for sale via the Victoria Racing Club now. The early bird prices are effective from now until June 31, 2024. Early bird general admission is as low as $75 per person. 

For a more premium experience, you can book the Parade Lounge or Makybe Diva Marquee seats at a discount price by getting your tickets early. The Parade Lounge tickets will be for seating near the Parade Ring while the Makybe Diva Marquee tickets will be for spectators in a marquee-style setting complete with premium table service and the best views of the horse races. 



Whether you have spectated horse races for many years or this will be your first time doing so, we hope you enjoy the upcoming 2024 Melbourne Cup! While it’s many months away, it will be here before you know it! Keep up with looking at the horse betting odds so that you are ready for when you may want to place a bet on the race when it happens in November.


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