The race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup, takes place at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November (1st). As usual there will be a European raiding party heading over to try to return home with the Cup and emulate Americain’s achievement last year.
Below we take a look at the trends for the past 10 years:
No huge bias on aged but horses aged 4 or 5 have won 8 of the last 10 and the two exceptions were both Makybe Diva winning it as a 6yo and 7yo.
[b]Weights[/b] (in kilos)
Horses carrying 57.0 or more: 1-3-11
Horses carrying 54 to 56.5: 4-11-63
Horses carrying 51 to 53.5: 5-11-116
Horses carrying 50.5 or less: 0-5-38
If we just focus on more recent...