Melbourne Cup Sweep
‘A Melbourne Cup sweep is an Australian tradition’
THE MELBOURNE CUP
At Melbourne Cup time each year in Australia over 70% of the Australian adult population participate in a Mlebourne Cup Sweep or Place a Bet on the races
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s major annual thoroughbred horse race.
Billed as “The Race that stops a nation”, it is for three-year-olds and over, and covers a distance of 3,200 metres.
It is generally regarded as the most prestigious “two-mile” handicap in the world.
The event is held on the first Tuesday in November by the Victoria Racing Club, on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
This year’s race is held on Tuesday 1st November 2016.
The race was originally held over two miles (about 3,218 metres) but following preparation for Australia’s adoption of the metric system in the 1970s, the current race distance of 3,200 metres was established in 1972. This reduced the distance by 61ft 6in, and Rain Lover’s 1968 race record of 3min.19.1sec was accordingly adjusted to 3min.17.9sec. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3min 16.3sec.
The 2015 Melbourne Cup winner was Prince of Penzance and was ridden by jockey Michelle Payne and trained by Darren Weir in a winning time of 3:23.15
MELBOURNE CUP SWEEP DOWNLOADS
At SweepForms.com we provide Ready-To-Print Free Melbourne Cup Sweep Forms in A4 size PDF pages suitable for running a Melbourne Cup Sweep in your workplace or community association.
Melbourne Cup Sweep Downloads for the 2016 race are not yet available as the final field of horses competing in the race will not be determined until the end of Derby Day on Saturday 30th October 2016.
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