Placing a bet
There are several ways you can place a bet at Flemington:
- With a bookmaker
- Through TAB on course and online (Tabaret and 'The Tote').
The names and the stand numbers of the Bookmakers will be listed in the front of the racebook each day. Bookmakers can be found in a variety of locations on course and we recommend that you check the racebook and our maps for their locations.
Betting with a bookmaker
|Win||When you back a horse to Win, you win if your horse finishes first.|
|Place||When you back a horse for a Place, you win if your horse finishes first, second or third. There is no collect for third place if there are less than eight runners (except late scratchings). If there is less than three runners, there is no place betting.|
|Each Way||When you back a horse Each Way, you collect if your horse wins or runs a place. For Each Way betting bookmakers pay 1/4 of the win odds for a place if there are eight or more runners and 1/3 of the win odds if there are between three and seven runners. There is no collect for third place if there are less than eight runners (except late scratchings) where deductions could apply. If there is fewer than three runners, there is no place.|
|Win/Place||Bookmakers also offer Win/Place betting which is displayed similarly to TAB approximate dividends for each runner in a race. Win/Place betting is the fixed odds displayed on the bookmaker's board, for example, $3 Win, $1.60 Place, therefore a bet of $10 Win and $10 Place would return $46 if the horse won the race or $16 if the horse finished second or third in a race of eight or more starters. The Each Way rules do not apply to bookmakers betting Win/Place.|
|Concession||When you back a horse Concession, you win if your horse finishes first, and the amount you bet is returned in full if your horse finises second or third. However, there is no collect for third place if there are less than eight runners (except late scratchings). Concession betting requires a field of at least three runners.|
|Four Place||To win a Four Place bet, you select a horse in four separate races to run a place.|
|Multiple Doubles||To win a Multiple Doubles bet, you select two horses and multiply the odds on offer, and both horses must win.|
Don't forget to carefully check your tickets before leaving the bookmaker's stand and do not discard tickets until correct weight has been declared.
In the event of a late scratching/s your ticket may be subject to deductions ordered by the Stewards.
Betting with the TAB at the track
|Win||When you back a horse to Win, you win if your horses finishes first.|
|Place||When you back a horse for a Place, you win if your horse finishes first, second or third. There is no collect for third if there are less than eight runners (excepting late scratchings). If there is less than five runners, there is no place betting.|
|Quinella||To win in Quinella wagering, you must pick the two horses finishing first and second in either order. Operates on all races.|
|Exacta||To win in Exacta wagering, you must pick the two horses finishing first and second in exact order.|
|Trifecta||To win the Trifecta, you must pick the three horses finishing first, second and third in judges' order.|
|First 4||To win the First 4, you must pick the four horses finishing first, second, third and fourth in judges' order.|
|Daily Double||To win a Daily Double bet, you must pick the winners of two designated races.|
|Running Double||To win a Running Double, you must pick the winners of two consecutive races.|
|All-Up (win)||To win an All-Up win bet, you must pick two or more winners at the same venue.|
|All-Up (place)||To win an All-Up place bet, you must pick two or more placegetters at the same venue.|
|Quaddie||To win a Quaddie, you must pick the winners of four designed races.|
The official Emirates Melbourne Cup betting provider is Tabcorp and TAB.
The TAB provides totalisator betting (often referred to as 'the Tote') for all races and has many bet types to choose from. Totalisator betting means that all punters are betting into a pool, and the pool is divided among all the successful bets. This is why the dividend/price for your runner changes up until the race jumps.
Here is a guide to placing a bet with TAB:
- Decide what bets you would like to place. (If you can't decide, you can ask for a 'mystery' bet and the TAB computer will make the selections for you.)
- Go to one of the TAB betting windows.
- Tell the TAB operator:
- The location and race number of your bet
- The bet type you would like
- The horse number/s you would like to bet on
- The amount that you wish to spend.
eg. For a Quinella bet (the first two horses past the post in any order), you would say: Melbourne Race 2, Quinella with the numbers 2 and 3, for $5.
- Repeat this process for additional bets.
- Give the operator the total dollar amount of your bet/s and you make sure you check your ticket/s.
Don't forget to carefully check your tickets before leaving the totalisator window and do not discard tickets until correct weight has been declared.