The Melbourne Cup has been held on the first Tuesday of November every year. Also this year’s it will take place on Tuesday 1st November.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Dates | Tickets | Horses | Odds

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous annual Thoroughbred horse race.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Dates | Tickets | Horses | Odds

Race information
Distance 3,200 m (1 mi 1,740 yd)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
        Qualification            Three-year-olds and up
Weight Handicap

It is a 3200-metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world and one of the richest turf races.

The event starts at 3:00 pm on the first Tuesday of November and is known locally as “the race that stops the nation”.

Melbourne Cup 2022 Dates 

The Melbourne Cup has a long tradition, with the first race held in 1861.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Dates | Tickets | Horses | Odds

  • Dates  :  1st November, 2022, Tuesday 

It was originally run over two mi (3.219 km) but was shortened to 3,200 m (1 mi 1,740 yd) in 1972 when Australia adopted the metric system.

This reduced the distance by 18.688 m (61 ft 3+3⁄4 in), and Rain Lover’s 1968 race record of 3:19.1 was accordingly adjusted to 3:17.9.

The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3:16.3.

Melbourne Cup 2022 Tickets 

Flemington Racecourse will welcome thousands of spectators into the stands when it hosts the Melbourne Cup 2022 on November 1st.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Dates | Tickets | Horses | Odds

Melbourne Cup Carnival Day Ticket Type Regular price
General Admission – Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Adult $89.00
General Admission – Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Concession $62.00
General Admission – Lexus Melbourne Cup D Children (U12) FREE
General Admission – Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Family* $158.00

Last year’s race was held behind closed doors due to the pandemic, creating a stilted atmosphere inside the famous venue.

Officials feared that the stands would empty once again in 2021, but the Victorian government announced it would permit up to 10,000 racegoers to attend Australia’s biggest racing fixture.

Melbourne Cup Carnival tickets can be purchased via or

You will need to move quickly and secure the best tickets.


Official nominations for the 2022 Melbourne Cup were released on August 3, and the 2022 Melbourne Cup field will be announced at around 7.30pm on Saturday 29th October leading up to the Melbourne Cup.

These horses represent the absolute pinnacle of global staying talent and will vie for fame and fortune in Flemington’s showcase race of the year on Tuesday 1st November. 

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Dates | Tickets | Horses | Odds

Below punters can stay up-to-date Melbourne Cup horses of interest that have secured a slot in the 24-horse feature race at Flemington.

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Looking over the recent Melbourne Cup history, five of the seven champions from 2014-2021 were internationally-trained including Cross Counter in 2018 for Godolphin’s Newmarket-based horseman Charlie Appleby and most recently the Joseph O’Brien-trained Irish raider Twilight Payment who led an all-international trifecta.


The Ed Cummings-trained Duais is the favourite in the futures market for the 2022 Melbourne Cup as of the start of August 2022, following the release of the first nominations for the 2022 Melbourne Cup.

There are always many punters who are keen to have a bet in the Melbourne Cup early markets. Should you have a go? First, make sure you understand how early markets work.

Early markets are what you bet into if you’d like to have a bet before the final field and barrier draw is finalised. The early markets for the Melbourne Cup go up a long time before race day – usually just after the previous year’s race is run! As there’s still plenty of uncertainty about the field, and there’s a lot of horses in the market, you can generally lock in some really great odds. The downside, however, is that early markets are “all in”.

This means that there’s no refund if your horse doesn’t make it into the Melbourne Cup field – you just lose your stake. So there’s a reward, but there’s also a risk!

By Rishabh

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