The countdown to 2014 Melbourne Cup Race Time is well and truly on and there are countless people in Australia as well as right around the world that are eagerly awaiting the 154th edition of ‘the race that stops a nation’.
The 2014 Melbourne Cup will truly be an international edition of the race and horses from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, France, England and Ireland will clash in the 3200 event at Flemington on Tuesday morning.
You do not want to be one of the only people in Australia that misses the Melbourne Cup and below you can find the start time of the race no matter where you are located in Australia.
2014 Melbourne Cup Race Times
Melbourne time: 3.00pm.
Sydney time: 3.00pm.
Canberra time: 3.00pm.
Brisbane time: 2.00pm.
Adelaide time: 2.30 pm.
Perth Time: 12.00pm.
Darwin time: 1.30pm.
Japanese stayer Admire Rakti has been installed as the favourite for the 2014 Melbourne Cup after he recorded a strong win in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 11 and the Heart’s Cry entire is currently available at a quote of $6.
Admire Rakti will be racing at Flemington for the first time in the Melbourne Cup, but connections are confident that he will relish the wider Flemington track as well as the step-up to 3200 metres.
The best of the locally-trained horses in the 2014 Melbourne Cup is Turnbull Stakes winner Lucia Valentina and she has been backed into odds of $7 to deliver trainer Kris Lees the biggest win of his career, while there has also been plenty of support for Lexus Stakes winner Signoff.
The best-backed European-trained runners have been German stayer Protectionist ($8), who had his Melbourne Cup odds slashed after he finished fourth in the Group 1 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield on October 11, and Johnny Murtagh-trained Mutual Regard ($11), who could deliver champion hoop Damien Oliver his fourth win in the Group 1 event.
Other horses that have received support in Cox Plate betting are veteran stayer Red Cadeaux ($19), Godolphin-owned Willing Foe ($26), Chris Waller-trained Who Shot Thebarman ($17) and The Metropolitan winner Junoob ($26).