The 2018 Melbourne Cup will be held on Tuesday 6 November at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria.
The trend of international winners looks like it could continue with Withhold, Magic Circle, Chestnut Coat and Torcedor the current market leaders. Withhold is the standalone favourite at this stage at best odds of $15.
Rekindling took home the big prize last year, winning at best odds of $16. With Corey Brown on board, the 4yo won by half a length over Johannes Vermeer, who was more favoured at a mark of $13, with 2015 runner up Max Dynamite rounding off the top three at odds of $20.
The 2015 Melbourne Cup made history when the Darren Weir-trained Prince Of Penzance became one of the longest priced winners ever at odds of $101.
You have to go all the way back to 2009 for an Australian bred winner with Shocking winning that year's edition, under the guidance of Corey Brown, from Crime Scene.
|2017||Rekindling (GB)||Joseph O'Brien||Corey Brown||51.5kg||$16|
|2016||Almandin (GER)||Kerrin McEvoy||Robert Hickmott||52kg||$11|
|2015||Prince Of Penzance (NZ)||Darren Weir||Ms Michelle Payne||53kg||$101|
|2014||Protectionist||Ryan Moore||Andreas Wohler||57kg||$8|
|2013||Fiorente||Damien Oliver||Gai Waterhouse||55kg||$7|
|2012||Green Moon||Brett Prebble||Robert Hickmott||55kg||$20|
|2011||Dunaden||C.P. Lemaire||Mikel Delzangles||55kg||$8.50|
|2010||Americain||Gerald Mosse||Alain De Royer-Dupre||55kg||$12|
Runners: Kings Will Dream, Unforgotten, Jon Snow, Our Venice Beach, Comin Through, Grunt, Dargento Invictus, Prince, Nights Watch, Mighty Boss, Egg Tart.
Runners: Humidor, Comin Through, Kings Will Dream, Dargento, Unforgotten, Grunt, Bonneval, Egg Tart, Ambitious, Ace High, Material Man, Mighty Boss, Hiyaam, Harlem, Invictus Prince, Yogi.