Melbourne Cup Sweep

A Melbourne Cup sweep is an Australian tradition at Melbourne Cup time each year.

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 4th November 2014.

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 2013 Melbourne Cup winner was Fiorente and was ridden by jockey Damien Oliver and trained by Gai Waterhouse in a winning time of 3.20.3

Free Melbourne Cup Sweep Forms

Free Sweep Forms

We have been providing downloadable Melbourne Cup Sweep forms for well over 5 years. Thousands of people download our forms every year.

At we provide Free Melbourne Cup Sweep forms in convenient PDFs you can print out and use to run your own Melbourne Cup Sweep in your workplace or Melbourne Cup social event.

Melbourne Cup sweep forms are not available until the final Melbourne Cup field is declared. The final field is declared after the feature race meeting held on Saturday 1st November 2014.

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