Cross Counter was the first British-trained winner of the race in 2018 for Charlie Appleby.
Nicknamed "The race that stops a nation", the Melbourne Cup is one of the biggest days in the Australian sporting calendar, and takes place at Flemington each year on the first Tuesday of November. The race is so popular that it is a public holiday for some parts of Australia, and has a similar kind of popularity to the Grand National in the UK. Run over two miles on the Flat, the race is for stayers, and boasts one of the biggest purses in the world - offering AUS $9 million in 2019. You can find the latest odds for the 2020 Melbourne Cup below.