In the great southern land as the bewitching plants give birth to tender new shoots and migrant birds fly back to their breeding grounds, it is time for the delightful realization that the season of romance – spring, has finally begun!
Of course for sports fans the arrival of spring means two things, footy finals and the ring of the bell in the ears of the horses as Melbourne prepares for the biggest horse racing event in Australia. Topped with the Melbourne Cup the race that stops a nation. Come October the public and media just goes nuts on this exuberant event as Spring Carnival betting goes crazy across Australia.
The Australian Melbourne Spring Carnival is one of the richest horse racing competitions which not only grabs the attention of the global media, but the gamblers from across the globe love to bet with the onset of the big event. Rigorous betting has begun as the Spring Carnival provides a glittering opportunity to the sports fans to indulge in betting and double the entertainment derived out of the biggest horse racing event!
The Spring Carnival’s 50-days of horse racing brings in horse race punters that for most of the rest of the year only have a mild interest in the sport. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the main highlight of the season, and it kicks off with a four days of action packed horse racing at the Caulfield Track. Every year these seemingly migrational horse racing fans participate in the event by placing a bet on Melbourne cup. It’s become almost un-Australian not to be on a horse on that first Tuesday in November at 2.20 when the big race jumps.
The Caulfield Cup is held in October before the Melbourne Cup and is yet another of Australia’s richest horse racing events. The triumphant horse of the Caulfield Cup qualifies to take part in the Melbourne Cup and is always a favourite leading in. The event attract the world’s super Stars and celebs like Paris Hilton, Carson Kressley and Eva Longoria have all made special appearances at the Spring Carnival in recent years. Ok they are probably paid to be there, but hey, they are there.
To place a bet on Melbourne Cup, enthusiasts start researching the form and finding the best odds with bookmakers through the Spring Carnival betting season. Of course some of us aren’t quite as technical and just pick a horse with a nice name, or our favourite colour or number. Whichever way you do it, best of luck and happy betting to you.