Melbourne Cup Game

The Melbourne Cup Game

Firstly, all you need is the Melbourne Cup Final Field and (if required) a Form Guide. 

The Game is so easy to play that some may opt out of this option and “ride for luck”)

The VRC 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Game

Melbourne Cup Game
Question 01: Who will be the Winning Jockey of the 2016 Melbourne Cup? *
Key Trends: Over the past six years, a European jockey has won on three occasions. An Australian-based jockey has won the Cup in five of the last ten years. Frankie Dettori (Europe team) rides the favourite MAX DYNAMITE.
Question 02: Which barrier stall will the winning horse start from? *
Key Trends: 2015 winner Prince of Penzance started from gate 1, in 2014 Protectionist started from gate 10. Horses drawn outside gate nine have won 11 out of the past 20 Cups. The winners of the past six Cups have all drawn inside gate 14.
Question 03: What will be the official winning margin? *
Key Trends: In the past decade, the winning margin has been a nose (0.1 length) on 3 occasions. Prince of Penzance won by 0.5 lengths last year while Protectionist won the 2014 Melbourne Cup by 4 lengths. The winning margin in each of MAKYBE DIVA’S 3 Melbourne Cup triumphs was 1.3 lengths.
Question 04: What Official race time will the Cup be run in? *
Key Trends: The fastest time of the Cup is 3.16.30 by Kingston Rule in 1990. Over the past ten years, the official time of the Cup has been under 3.21.00 on 5 occasions. Last year the Cup was run in 3.23.15 whilst in 2014 it was 3.17.71. In 2010 Americain won in 3.26.87.
Question 05: Where will the horse who officially starts from barrier 6 finish in 2016? *
Key Trends: Since 2000, barrier six has finished in the first three on two occasions. In the last 3 years, barrier 6 has finished 11th (2015), 18th (2014) and 8th (2013). The most recent winner of the Cup from barrier 6 is Light Fingers (1965), the first of twelve Melbourne Cups for Bart Cummings.
Question 06: What will be the Official Starting price of the Winner? *
Key Trends: In the past 20 years, 11 Cup winners started shorter than $10. The longest priced winners in the past three decades have been Prince of Penzance at $101 (2015) and Viewed at $41 (2008). Six of the past ten Cup winners started at odds of $12 or longer.
Question 07: What will be the saddlecloth number of the horse who is officially placed last? (Note: this excludes runners who Fail to Finish) *
Key Trends: The last placed horse in the past 2 years has been number 1 (Snow Sky-2015 & Admire Rakti-2014). The last placed horse in 2013 was number 24 (Ruscello) while in 2012 it was number 10 (Ethiopia). In 5 of the past 7 Cups, the last placed horse carried a double digit number.
Question 07: What will be the saddlecloth number of the horse who is officially placed last? (Note: this excludes runners who Fail to Finish) *
Key Trends: The last placed horse in the past 2 years has been number 1 (Snow Sky-2015 & Admire Rakti-2014). The last placed horse in 2013 was number 24 (Ruscello) while in 2012 it was number 10 (Ethiopia). In 5 of the past 7 Cups, the last placed horse carried a double digit number.

THE MELBOURNE CUP GAME:

HOW IT WORKS

The Game comprises a series of seven multiple choice questions that relate to the history of the Melbourne Cup. Simplicity is a key feature of the Game so as to engage with the focus on horse-racing which spikes at a mind-blowing level at Cup time.

In order to maximise this National (and International) spike, the Game has been structured to provide an affordable, fun and potentially very lucrative way to be involved in the Cup.

In addition, the Game enables players to learn much more about the race (the FORM FOCUS Melbourne Cup App will come FREE), its rich heritage and to also become involved with the Cup in a different way from simply being in a sweep or having fifty-cents each-way.

The finance structure of the Game is proposed as follows:

  • $5 per single entry via the dedicated website with online payment options (multiple entries are permitted)
  • $1 of each entry is donated to a VRC designated charity
  • It is proposed to seed the Game fund with an initial $250,000 via VRC and
    Emirates co-sponsorship
  • With an estimated 15-16 million people Nationwide either placing a bet or being involved in a Cup sweep, it is estimated that with a properly executed marketing and promotional campaign, the initial take-up on the Game should be in the vicinity of 5-7 million individual entries
  • At $5 per single entry, the total pool would be between $25 and $35 million
  • Business administration expenses would receive 10% of the Pool

It is understood that significant investment is required to construct a suitably secure and functional website for The Melbourne Cup Game to be activated successfully in 2016. It is proposed to approach a corporate agency (such as CrownBet) to scope the design and structure of the project and to potentially manage the marketing and promotion of the Game.