Since 1777, when the first horse races took place in India, this sport has won the commitment of thousands of fans across the country. While it was originally a sport for the wealthy, nowadays, every citizen of India has access to watching on horse racing at the betwinner.
Cricket can be considered the only competitor of horse racing at the moment, to which it is not inferior in popularity. Those who follow the horse racing market in India know that nine large racetracks in the country are among the best in the world (Hyderabad Turf Club, and others).
It is noteworthy that in parallel with the growth of the popularity of this sport, its geography is also expanding. More and more Indian fans are taking an active part in local and international tournaments. One of them is the Australian Cup, which will be the main horseracing event for Indians in 2002.
About the Tournament
The Melbourne Cup is a Group 1 regularly held in the 3200 meters at Flemington Racecourse. . Last year the tournament took place on November 2nd, and the winner was Very Elegant.
At the moment, these are the most popular races not only in Australia but throughout the world. Given the popularity of horse racing in India, this championship always attracts thousands of fans. 2022 is no exception despite the still active restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
This year the Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday, November 1st at 15:00. In this review, you can learn more about this tournament and get important information about potential favorites to pay.
The Melbourne Cup is considered one of the main events on the world horse racing calendar. The championship was first held in 1861 and was won by Archer, who received the first two Cups. The main features which distinguish this tournament are as follows:
- Long distance (3200 meters).
- High requirements for participants.
Despite the prevailing number of raiders from Australia, there are many participants from other regions in this tournament. The main reason for that is that Australia has never bred true stayers. In addition, in the last few races, there were a lot of international horses that took first place. The prestigious Melbourne Cup is the world’s richest handicap for thoroughbred racehorses
It should be noted that there is only one similar tournament in length and difficulty: the Sydney Cup in New South Wales. However, despite the impressive length, the tournament is dynamic and does not last more than three and a half minutes. The best tournament champions are Bart Cummings and his Kingston Rule horse. At the tournament in 1990, they covered the distance in 3:16.30 minutes.
Melbourne Cup Horses
Not surprisingly, the horse is always the star of the race. This year you will see the top 24 stayers compete for a In general, the versatility of horses is one of the notable features in the Melbourne Cup race. You can see representatives from New South Wales, Victoria, New Zealand, or European breeding. Below you can find more about the top horses competing for the cup this year.
Jye McNeil and Twilight
Being the winner of last year’s Twilight has all chances to become the winner of the current cup. Fans of racing who followed the competition remember how the horse quickly took the lead to off and hold on to the main competitor – the Tiger Butterfly. After the race, coach Joseph O’Brien took Twilight back to Ireland.
Although the horse showed excellent form, the Royal Ascot Gold Cup result did not exceed expectations. It turned out that the horse came only ninth. However, after fixing all issues, Joseph O’Brien and Twilight. Leger challenge in August and finished second in St. Leger Group 1. Judging by the dynamics, this horse has all chances to complete the Melbourne Cup and enter the top three.
Brett Prebble and Incentivise
After scoring her in April, Incentivise ended its winter campaign by winning the BM78, BM80, and the Tattersalls Group 3 Cup (2400m). This horse is a five-year-old gelding that has not previously participated in the Melbourne Cup but has all the necessary prospects for victory. At the same time, it has a successful experience in such significant events as:
- Makybe Diva group 1 (1600 m).
- Turnbull Stakes (2000 m).
In the first case, the horse confidently took first place, and in the second, it showed a good result but did not finish first. In addition, Incentivise was noted for its brilliant performance at the Caulfield Cup, where it confidently took first place.
At the time, expert Dan O’Sullivan called Incentivise’s performance one of the best in the world. Given its cruising speed, amazing lung capacity, and sheer determination to win, you should remember this horse this year. Compared to the previous representative, this horse is unlikely to take first place.
In addition, the horse was lucky enough to get 3rd place in the Group 1 Queensland Derby at a length of 2400m. However, there is one uneasy moment for fans of this horse. The fact is that four-year-old horses do not always fully recover after an intense three-year season. At the same time, is not an ordinary racehorse, as it managed to show its best in Group 1 Makybe Diva at 1600m. In addition, it showed nice results at home and won 5L.
Among the unsuccessful performances of Explosive Jack, it is worth pointing out last year’s Caulfield Cup, when big expectations turned into a crash. Then everything went awry, and the horse showed its worst career performance. After the race, the jockey said that never liked the hustle and bustle and that the Caulfield track might not be an ideal variant.
Damian Lane and Chosen One
After its return and brilliant performance in Fihan (1600 m) in Group 2, the Chosen One took third place and became the main object of controversy and discussion. This galloper was grown in New Zealand and, despite its age, actively participates in all the top races in the world.
Those who follow horse racing remember how Chosen One performed in the 2020 Caulfield Cup and took 3-d place. Also, there was a promising performance in the 2020 Melbourne Cup when it finished fourth. Therefore.