The Future of the Melbourne Cup: Expectations from the Experts
The Melbourne Cup is indeed one of the most anticipated celebrations in Australia. It is not just about the horses winning the race or the stories of the men riding them to victory. It is also a time for celebration, a time to party, and a time to reconnect with the culture in the area. The Melbourne Cup is also a place where unique fashion and interesting costumes are featured.
Fashion wise, experts believe that the classic Melbourne costumes will remain to be an integral part of the celebration. However, more colourful and uniquely designed attires and accessories will emerge in the future, making the festivities even more colourful and fun.
As for the Cup itself, here is a short compilation of tips and insiders’ insights on what to expect and look forward to in this upcoming 2016 Melbourne Cup which is about to roll around the 3rd of November. The crowd and fans of the event are however looking forward to one thing – to have the winners back.
Who to Look Forward To
Jameka with jockey Ciaron Maher is considered as one of the best talents in this year’s cup so far. She won the 2015 Crown Oaks and has managed to build a very impressive record up to present. A versatile mare that will definitely bring excitement to the Melbourne Cup 2016. She is predicted to win if she manages to stay at 3200m.
Gallante and Robert Hickmott belong to the Team Williams and are predicted to deliver a promising race after showing the crowd what it is capable of during its appearance in France. After winning the Sydney Cup, they are already guaranteed a spot for the Melbourne Cup race this year and are scheduled to appear on track on the first Tuesday of November.
Big Orange from the United Kingdom, together with rider Michael, Bell is also one of the top contenders in this year’s festivities after landing on the 5th place in last year’s Melbourne Cup. The couple is the current G1 Goodwood Cup Champion and landed 2nd on the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan.
Experts predict that Jameka might end up bringing home the bacon in this year’s Melbourne Cup Championship but does not deny the fact that Gallante and Big Orange are also terrific contenders for this year’s race.
Looking back in the past winners of the Cup, the average weight carried by the victorious horse for the event is around 54.5 kg (8 times). Anything above this weight makes it harder for contenders to claim the championship cup.
Barrier 5 produced the most number of winners with 8 wins, with Barriers 10 and 11 on the second spot with a record of 7 wins each.
The best local players and international riders are about to prove these experts right or wrong as they conquer the racetrack this coming November 3, 2016.