The 2011 Melbourne Cup countdown continues

Top Quote The Melbourne Cup remains the most exhilarating, explosive and interesting race in the world and it is the highlight of the Spring Racing Carnival. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 20, 2011 - Osbaston, England - The 2011 Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday 1st November and over 100,000 racegoers will head to Flemington racecourse to witness the most exciting contest on the planet.

    Last year, Gerald Mosse and Alain de Royer-Dupre foiled the epic gamble on So You Think as Americain romped home in the 2010 Melbourne Cup.

    So You Think was the shortest-priced runner in the Melbourne for forty years and the dual-Cox Plate hero looked to have the race in the bag one furlong from home as the 120,000 strong crowd roared their local hero to the head of affairs.

    However, the heavily backed market leader could not repel the challenge of Americain and eventually surrendered second place to Maluckyday as they approached the line.

    Americain became only the third European winner of the race and Royer-Dupre's stayer built on his success in the Geelong Cup with a scintillating performance in 'the race that stops a nation.'

    Now attention turns to this year's renewal of the race and millions of people will be preparing to tune in and watch the 2011 Melbourne Cup live stream ( ).

    Racing fans will already be looking for the best 2011 Melbourne Cup tips ( ) and Aussie punters will be desperately searching for the winner of the world's most famous race. With so many horses going to post and with so much form to take in, the race remains one of the most daunting punting puzzles on the calendar. Luckily for our followers, we have our tipsters working overtime as they look to unravel the race and pinpoint the most likely winner of 'the race that stops a nation.'

    If you happen to miss the race or if you are unlucky enough to be in work for the showpiece, you will be able to watch a 2011 Melbourne Cup replay ( ) as soon as they cross the line.

    Will Americain be able to defend his crown? Will there be another So You Think in the field that will dominate the betting in the build up to the race? Can a European horse spoil the party Down Under and take the crowd home? While it is impossible to know what this year's meeting will bring one thing is for certain: the action is sure to be thoroughly intriguing.

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    Peter Hughes
    E-mail: news ( @ ) melbourne-cup-live dot com

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