We’re 100% Melbourne Cup focused!

We’re 100% Melbourne Cup focused!

You’ve found Racing Talk, a horse racing site run by a few fanatics that’s currently 100 per cent focused on the 2017 Melbourne Cup, and free.

In the lead-up to the Cup we tracked over 70 runners in attempts to figure out who was running and who wasn’t. We’re now deep into Cup form and offering analysis of significant races, or update with pieces of news from on and off the track.

November 7th update: The big day!

Well it’s all lead up to this.

My full 2017 Melbourne Cup preview – Runner-by-runner, tips, speed and betting guide, kindly published by The Roar.

I’ve also published a Cup exotic bets piece, trying to jag a quinella, exacta, trifecta, or even a first four.

Thanks for visiting in the lead-up to the big race over the past months and best of luck in the race!


We finally know the 24 starters: Melbourne Cup 2017: Final field and barriers! Jon Snow was ruled out and Cismontane won his way in via the Lexus to be on the weight limit with 50kgs, and no penalty.

The Bendigo Cup Can Qewy rise for Godolphin? (Answer: He won, but Qewy is out!)

– What the Melbourne Cup chances did: 2017 Cox Plate and Moonee Valley Gold Cup review and their hopes now.

Geelong Cup – preview of each runner.


2017 Caulfield Cup, runner-by-runner review and their Melbourne Cup hopes now.

Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry 2017


What the Cup chances did: Saturday, 15th October 2017 + Cranbourne Cup

Sad news about Admire Deus

What the Cup chances did: Saturday, 7th October 2017 – The Bart Cummings, Amelie’s Star, Almandin, a mention or two of Winx, Humidor, and the rest.

Gingernuts cops a direct hit

Catch up on all the racing from Friday to Sunday that has implications for the Cup:

What the Cup chances did: Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017 – JRA Cup, Metropolitan, and more.

What the Cup chances did: Sunday, 1st October 2017 – The Underwood, a few other races, and touching on the Arc.

Don’t miss: How good Almandin was, why he’s deserved favourite, and what a shame it is that we won’t see Order Of St George.

What the Cup chances did: Saturday, 23rd September 2017

2017 Melbourne Cup weights: Who won, who lost

Melbourne Cup weights in order: 2017 Melbourne Cup Weights.

Note this isn’t the order of entry – it’s not just the 24 heaviest horses which make the field, but those that are ballot exempt or have passed the ballot, despite a lower weight.

Looking for a horse? We’re currently tracking the following: