THE nation stops on Tuesday for the biggest race in the Southern Hemisphere, the Group 1 Melbourne Cup.
Even though AustralianRacingGreyhound.com is a dedicated greyhound website, we know that many of our readers will be interested in tomorrow’s big one at Flemington.
The two-mile race is an arduous mission, with 23 horses set to do battle in 2017. There are lots of odds flying around at the moment and some sensational offers from the leading bookies in the business, but with so much going on we know it can be hard to keep track of what’s out there.
Don’t forget, even if there isn’t a special promotion for the Melbourne Cup which tickles your fancy, all of our recommended bookies offer a lucrative sign up bonus – giving you extra funds to place on the Melbourne Cup.
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TopBetta – multiply your winnings
The team at TopBetta have gone with a different approach, but one which could pay off handsomely if your chosen runner is able to gap the field on their way past the winning post.
This Tuesday, if your horse wins the Melbourne Cup by more than two lengths, TopBetta will multiply your profit by the official winning margin up to $1,000.
So let’s say your runner is a $6 chance and you place $10 on for the win – your profit would be $50. If that horse won by 3.25 lengths, TopBetta will then multiply your $50 profit x 3.25 (lengths) – resulting in a tidy $162.50 landing in your account. Not bad value, eh?
Unibet – three specials on offer
Unibet are offering three lucrative specials for their customers – whether you are a once a year punter or an avid racing enthusiast.
Offer one: Place a win bet on any group race on Melbourne Cup day and Unibet will refund you up to $50 with a racing bonus bet if your selection finished second or third.
Offer two: Place an exotic bet, such as a quinella or trifecta (excluding quaddies) on any group race on Melbourne Cup day and Unibet will pay out at the best of the three totes.
The eligible races for the above offers are races one (Group 3 Ottawa Stakes), seven (Group 1 Melbourne Cup) and race nine (Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes).
Offer three: Called the Melbourne Cup Happy Hour special, if you place a bet on any race at Flemington, Randwick or Doomben between 12pm and 1pm, you will receive a 25 per cent cash boost on your winnings, up to $50.
The eligible races for this promotion are Randwick races one and two, Flemington races three and four and Doomben race one.
Crownbet – get matched bonus bets
This is one for the battlers. If you place a fixed odds win bet on the 2017 Melbourne Cup and your horse finishes second, third, fourth or fifth, Crownbet will give you back your stake as a matched bonus bet up to the value of $45.
Important to note is that this offer only applies to the first fixed odds win bet you place on the Melbourne Cup.
Additionally, if you sign-up with Crownbet this Melbourne Cup day, the leading bookie will also give you up to $300 in bonus bets when you create an account and make your first deposit of up to $100.
William Hill – bonus for each-way backers
William Hill have thought of something for those punters who like to back horses for the place – giving you up to $25 back in rewards point if your horse finishes fourth in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup.
The special only applies to fixed odds place bets placed on Monday October 6, 2017, so be sure to check out the best form guides around and get in early to snare some value.
Palmerbet – special on races one to four
Palmerbet have also jumped on the money back bandwagon, giving punters some reassurance on the first four races of the day at Flemington.
If you place a fixed odds win bet and your horse finishes second or third, Palmerbet will give you a bonus bet matching the value of your first wager on each race up to $50.
Importantly, this offer only applies when there is eight or more runners in the race.