Spring Racing Carnival 2021 is Happening… So Now What?

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

The spring racing carnival is the time of year when Melbourne comes alive. Not only are there spring races such as Caulfield Cup, Oak’s Day, but there is also the day of days and Australia’s richest race, Melbourne Cup Day.

Unfortunately, the past couple of years have thrown a massive spanner in the works turning the racing season into… well, nothing.

But that’s about to change.

This year, the Victorian government has vowed that we will be open for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, well, the Melbourne Cup Carnival anyway. So naturally, as the premier racing carnival in Australia, many Victorians are very happy, to say the least!

Currently, they are allowing 10,000 patrons through the doors and onto the field for the Melbourne Cup to see the racing action up close and personal.

Not much has been said about Oaks Day at this point; however, considering it is always held two days after the Melbourne Cup and this year will be held on the 4th of November, we can safely assume that it will be open to the public.

Unfortunately, the majority of Metro major race days before this will not allow patrons if you live in regional Victoria; on the other hand, you will be able to attend the races.

So Can I Go To The Races?

Well, see, here’s where things get a little bit tricky; even though the Melbourne Cup is open to 10,000 patrons, that will essentially consist of trainers, owners, members, and staff.

Additionally, every person to walk through the gates of the races will have to be double dose vaccinated and have digital proof to verify they are fully vaccinated.

So if you are just a regular Joe planning on sourcing this season’s colours for a new dress or jumping online and buying a new suit for cup day, you might want to think again.

So What Are My Options?

No need to worry; there are still plenty of options available that allow you to have fun and enjoy the horse racing, all venues open to the public will have patrons outside. Additionally, 30 people will be allowed inside; however, the definitions on this are a little unclear) and you will be able to gather in groups of up to 10 people outdoors.

Doors to many venues will be reopening as of the 26th of October, allowing Patrons to get out and still enjoy the races on a different scale than they have in previous years; this could happen as early as next week Melbournians ramp up their vaccination rates.

Some venues have stated they will not be opening until 80% double dose has been reached simply because they cannot justify only having 50 patrons at their venue. So, unfortunately, we will just have to wait and see what is open and what isn’t.

Can We Open Earlier?

Metro Melbourne has the potential to open up earlier than expected as the vaccination rates have increased recently.

This means for the Spring Racing Carnival that if we reach the 80% fully Vaccinated milestone, there will be an even more significant amount of patrons allowed into venues such as pubs, TABs, and restaurants. We will then also be allowed to have up to 10 people in our homes.

Betting On The Melbourne Cup

No need to worry; there are still plenty of ways to place a bet on the Melbourne Cup, and thanks to Sportsbet, there is now a way to bet with mates that allows you to bet on the cup at home like the betting sweep, which can easily be found in their app under the function ‘Bet With Mates‘.

Additionally, several bookies have fantastic promotions, bonus bets and cashback options for the spring racing carnival available throughout the next few weeks that are definitely worth taking advantage of listed below.

Sportsbet

Sportsbet betting site

Palmerbet

Palmerbet Promo Code and Review

Pointsbet

Neds

Ladbrokes

Bet365

 

Melbourne Cup Field

As the races get closer, we tend to keep an eye on the major races to assess how each horse is travelling and share the results with you fine ladies and gentlemen to hopefully give you a better shot of getting a good return.

As it stands, both Incentivise and Spanish Mission are both leading the pack by a long shot as favourites to take the win and the prize money; The odds for each are currently at 5.50, coming in third is Delphi at 10.00 followed by Twilight Payment.

Currently, there is a vast list of horses competing to be part of the Melbourne Cup 2021, but the day is still a few weeks away and is always held on the first Tuesday of November; needless to say, there is still plenty of time for this to change.

You can find a list below of all the horses currently eligible to race.

HORSESODDS
Incentivise5.50
Spanish Mission5.50
Delphi 10.00
Twilight Payment12.00
Grand Promenade
13.00
Realm Of Flowers
13.00
Young Werther
14.00
Away He Goes
15.00
Explosive Jack
16.00
Verry Elleegant 17.00
Selino 21.00
The Chosen One 23.00
Tralee Rose 23.00
Montefilia 26.00
Dawn Patrol 29.00
Duais 34.00
Sir Dragonet 34.00
Pondus
34.00
Persan
34.00
Gold Trip
34.00
Master Of Wine41.00
Sir Lucan
51.00
Floating Artist51.00
Shes Ideel51.00
Ocean Billy51.00
Amade51.00
King Of Leogrance
61.00
Miami Bound
61.00
High Emocean
61.00
Forgot You
61.00
Knights Order61.00
Zeyrek
91.00
Attorney
91.00
Chapada
91.00
Port Guillaume91.00
Harpo Marx91.00
Quick Thinker
101.00
Carif
101.00
Johnny Get Angry
101.00
Hasta La War
101.00
Great House
101.00
Defibrillate
101.00
Le Don De Vie
101.00
Mankayan
101.00
Tooradin
151.00
Rostropovich
151.00
Emissary
151.00
Future Score
201.00
Good Idea
201.00
Kings Charisma
301.00
Pesto
301.00
The Good Fight
301.00
Constantinople301.00
Sherwood Forest
301.00
Token Spirit
301.00
Mosh Music
201.00
Charms Star
201.00
Young Rascal
201.00
Fun Fact301.00
Sheraz1,001

 

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