Melbourne Cup Betting Offers

October 28, 2016

2016 Melbourne Cup betting promotions

The Melbourne Cup is the greatest two-mile handicap in the world. The Cup as it is colloquially known, is the centrepiece of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The 2016 race was taken out by Almandin from Irish runner Haertbreak City. The two fought out a nail-biting finish all the way down the Flemington straight. Pre-race favourite Hartnell finished 3rd. Attention now turns to Oaks Day where Yankee Rose enters the feature event as the $1.65 favourite. There are some great promotions on offer for the Thursday meet.

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William Hill Cup Day refund

William Hill offered a promotion specifically for the first 4 races on Cup Day. They refunded losing fixed odds bets with bonus bets, if the members horse finished second or third .

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CrownBet $50 Cup Day bonus

CrownBet refunded losing fixed odds bets on the first 5 races at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day. They frequently run the promotion on feature race days.

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Sportsbet $25 Melbourne Cup bonus bet refund

The promotions for the 2016 Melbourne Cup have now expired as the event is past. Sportsbet’s $25 bonus bet refund for running 2nd or 3rd proved a hit with punters, the bookmaker refunded a remarkable $700,000 to over $56,000 of its members.

Advice for betting on Cup Day

For many Australians, they bet on the horses once a year, usually Melbourne Cup Day. Whilst there aren’t that many promotions on offer on The Cup itself, there are plenty of betting specials and offers available throughout the day, particularly on races 1 - 5. Below is a suggested strategy to maximise the different bookmaker promotions available on Cup Day.

Races 1 through 4

As was the case on Derby Day, several betting agencies are offering bonus bet refunds on the first four races of the meet. Each of the following agencies is offering a refund on these races if your horse fails to win but finishes 2nd or 3rd. Please note, on Cup Day, Sportsbet’s offer is only valid for races 1 and 2, as well as race 7, the Melbourne Cup.

  • William Hill
  • Sportsbet
  • Luxbet
  • CrownBet
  • PalmerBet

Race 5

Both CrownBet and Luxbet are also providing their bonus bet refund offer on the 5th race of the day.

The Melbourne Cup

If you’re looking for a bonus bet deal on the Melbourne Cup itself, look to Sportsbet’s bonus bet refund for running 2nd or 2rd in the great race. The only other promotion of note on the Cup itself is Ladbrokes’ odds boost feature. Members that hit the ‘boost’ button when placing a fixed odds bet, can expect to receive odds that are roughly 15 - 20% higher than marked prices.