It’s TAB Melbourne Cup night! The biggest night on the greyhound racing calendar sees the sport’s brightest stars on its biggest stage, racing for the greatest prize of all – the TAB Melbourne Cup!
For the first time there’s $1,000,000 in prize money across the 12 races on the card which includes 8 feature finals. If you enjoy a punt there’s a $1,000,000 projected TAB quaddie pool and a number of other great promotions, check out tab.com.au for details.
One lucky patron will have the chance to spin the famous Sandown Super Wheel for a chance to win $1,000,000, plus there’s stacks of prizes, giveaways and great entertainment throughout the night, including a performance from Aussie rock legends! And the best part of all, entry is free!
Here’s all you need to know about the world’s greatest greyhound race!
Where: Sandown Greyhound Racing Club, View Road, Springvale
How to get there:
Drive: Free parking is available on View Road, and on Lightwood Road opposite the Sandown Park train station.
Train: Sandown Park station is on the Dandenong/Pakenham/Cranbourne line. The track is a two minute walk from the station
Time: Gates open at 6pm
TV: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526), Jason Lincoln and George Farrugia will be live trackside
Radio: RSN – Racing and Sport (927am or stream online here)
Race caller: Brendan Delaney
First race: 6.51pm
TAB Melbourne Cup: race 6 at 8.51pm
Race record: 29.16 (Dyna Double One, 2015)
Prizemoney: $630,000 (1st $435,000 + trophy and rug), 2nd: $130,000, 3rd: $65,000. Each finalist also won $12,000 for winning their heat last week
Chance to win: One lucky patron will spin the Sandown Super wheel for the chance to win $1,000,000 cash!
Plus heaps of other prizes and giveaways
For punters: There is a $1,000,000 projected TAB quaddie pool on tonight’s meeting. First leg is race 5 at 8.08pm
Place a Fixed Odds win bet on races 1-4 with your TAB account, and if your dog runs second or third, TAB will refund your stake with a Bonus Bet back up to $50
Form guide: Click here
Latest market: TAB Melbourne Cup
Dissect the Cup: Form experts James Van der Maat, Mick Floyd and Jason Adams share their thoughts on the Melbourne Cup and give you a lead on the quaddie
Race 1: $21,000 GRV Vic Bred Maiden
Race 2: $35,500 Provincial Plat
Race 3: $35,000 Super Vicgreys
Race 4: $21,000 Sky Racing Stayers
Race 5: $35,500 group 3 Cup Night Sprint
Race 6: $630,000 group 1 TAB Melbourne Cup
Race 7: $35,500 group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial
Race 8: $150,000 group 1 Bold Trease
Races 9-12 graded races worth $10,000
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Sound smart to your friends:
- First run in 1956, this is the 63rd edition of the great race
- 26 favourites have won the Cup, but only three of the last 14
- Classic Capri (2001) was the longest priced winner, paying $25.90
- Box 1 is the most successful box with 16 wins
- No greyhound has won from box 3 since 1995
- Box 6 is the least successful box with just four victories
- Males have dominated the Cup, winning 52 Cups. She’s Gifted, Dyna Harpa and Black Opium will be hoping to buck the trend
- Fernando Bale has sired four of the eight finalist, aiming for his 15th group 1 win as a sire in 2018
TAB Melbourne Cup runners. Did you know?
- Box 1: My Redeemer – won the group 1 Harrison-Dawson from this box in May
- Box 2: She’s Gifted – owned by a syndicate of 15 owners, many of whom are first time owners
- Box 3: Dyan Harpa – Andrea Dailly’s 12th Cup finalist in the past decade
- Box 4: Notorius Mac – WA bred, made his racing debut in Tasmania before travelling to South Australia and now calls Victoria home
- Box 5: Black Opium – undefeated after 7 starts, is aiming to become the youngest and least experienced Cup champion
- Box 6: Poke The Bear – has won three group races – all from box 6
- Box 7: Degani – was the biggest outsider to win on heats night, paying $34
- Box 8: West On Augie – won WA’s first National Sprint Championship at this track in August
History will be made in the world’s greatest greyhound race!