How To Pick The Winner Of The 2017 Melbourne Cup
Update 1: My Dad used to say "Time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted." Hence I focus on all Melbourne Cup 'lead up' events. I often make comments on my Facebook site which you will find at Facebook.com/MelbourneCupMax.
Update 2: If you have been following my Facebook.com/MelbourneCupMax page you will know that I nominated I would be watching the horses that ran 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Sydney Cup. 1st: Polarisation 2nd: WhoShotTheBarman 3rd: Big Duke.
Update 3: Again, at Facebook.com/MelbourneCupMax I wrote about Japan's Melbourne Cup equivalent - The Tenno Sho (Spring). I suggested I'd be watching Kitasan Sho and Satano Diamond. They ran 1st and 3rd.
Ahhhhhh the 2016 Melbourne Cup is done and dusted and we had enormous success in selecting the 1st and 2nd place getters out an incredible difficult field. On Cup morning the people who annually subscribe to my eBook How To Pick The Winner of the Melbourne Cup (and hence become annual members) read this in the Members Only Section:
"This is the most difficult Melbourne Cup field I have ever had to assess. So difficult is it you will note, rightly or wrongly, I have (for various reasons) left the ‘three favourites’ Hartnell, Jameka and Oceanographer out of my top six horses."
"I believe one of these six horse will win the 2016 Melbourne Cup.
Exospheric, Almoonqith, Wicklow Brave, Heartbreak City, Big Orange, Almandin
My Trifecta: Almandin, Heartbreak City, Wicklow Brave
My winner: Heartbreak City See the reason why I think it will win at: https://youtu.be/4vmAmE2dHek
And by now you know that Heartbreak City looked like a winner up to the last 50 metres before being beaten 'by a whisker' by Almandin.
I also worte "Demonstrating how difficult I have found this year I can make a good case for any of these to be ‘in the six’. Oceanographer, Hartnell, Jameka, Bondi Beach, Excess Knowledge, Assign, Beautiful Romance….and still an outsider wold not surprise. If you like them then put them into your Trifecta’s. "
One of our subscribers wrote to me saying "Max, did you realise that all but one of the horses you mentioned as serious chances ran in the first 10 places?" Ummmmm.
And so my system of narrowing the field down to six horses has worked again which means it has been successful for 25 years out of the last 29 years.
Peter Staines from Norlane in Geelong wrote:
"I get various emails from overseas...mainly UK “promoters” telling me for 30 quid I can “GET ON BOARD” This guy or that guy who deliver 25% strike rates at ROI of 15% each year or similar...blah, blah, blah... I sent him an email telling him to politely shove it. Hope you don’t mind but I told him about you and in a few words said if only you guys put in as much as what “MAXY” does into your chosen field of hobby-betting, the world would be off."
For the record...I spent about $30—$40 on the race...Told my missus I paid you $10.00 for the privilege of getting your selections...She says...”Just get tips of the sky-racing web-site...why pay some-one?”
I said...'’Cause any-one who spends this much time into getting his tips right each year and who delivers
results like MAX does, to me, is a genuine bona-fide expert and with a bit of common-sense and with a roughy thrown in, we can do ok for ourselves...”
Mike Chin from Kuching (Cat-City), Capital of Sarawak, Malaysia wrote: "Max...thank u very much for your great selection. I got the winner and the forecast as well. Great race and fantastic pick with good value. Bravo and well done. You r the best."
Don Saunders from Robwiang Muang Chang Rai Thailand wrote: "Max the MAGIC MAN!! Well done old mate, especially from wide barrier and outside of the favourites. My little box 3 Quin paid in excess of $100 for a unit, nice and tidy. Also backed your toppy EW. THANKS MAX, Till next year, cheers."
Joe Hamsen from Port Moresby wrote: "When I read your note yesterday morning about leaving the top three favourites out of your selections, I was relieved of my mind, as there were uncertainties and question marks about them winning the MC given its a stayers race, and the winner must have stamina and acceleration to win it. That gave me confidence and I took your top three selections and used them for my Quinella and Exacta bets at our local TAB betting shop here in Port Moresby....the rest is history now!.... "
Daryl Bommer from Orange - California wrote: THANK YOU MAX. I invested $40 with a profit of $800 at NZ TAB. Not bad for a guy in California.
Alastair Binns from Evandale - Tasmania wrote: "Hi Max. Congratulations on picking the cup winner once again and your top pick going so very close to winning, well done. I like to study the form for the cup and pick a few horses I think have a good chance at winning, I then wait in anticipation to check your picks Tuesday morning and make my final decision on my which horses i will have a punt on. Thanks for another year of great information and insight into the the great race The Melbourne Cup."
Mike Schoettler from Kogarah - Sydney wrote: "You did it again. I followed your pick with Almandin to win and my bride took Heartbreak City for the place. So we both are cashing in again. I don’t know how you do it but your results are unbelievable!
Anyone who doesn’t follow your picks is just not paying attention.
I can’t wait till 2018. All the best. Mike.
Dennis Kelly from Lismore NSW wrote:
"G’day Max Heartiest congratulations on the wonderful result you achieved in the Cup yesterday. Mr Melbourne Cup indeed – a title well earned over many years!!! You have certainly earned your position as part of Melbourne Cup folklore!"
"A nice result dutching the 6 (200% profit) and also had the quinella. Once again you proved the old adage – you get out what you put in. Your year round study as detailed in the book has again borne fruit. As we had been to Ireland on two occasions, I had a real soft spot for Heartbreak City – so so close and a great gutsy run. Thank you. Dennis K."
Our 2016 Melbourne Cup Sweep
1st: Alamndin. Drawn by Gregory Foster from Kangaroo Island South Australia - $1000.00
2nd: Heartbreak City. Drawn by James Butcher from Bosley Park - Sydney - $200.00
3rd: Hartnell. Drawn by Peter McGregor from Hawkes Bay - New Zealand - $100
Last: Rose of Virginia. Drawn by Benjamin Campbell - $50.00
How To Pick The Winner Of The 2016 Melbourne Cup
After the running of the 2015 Melbourne Cup one of our annual eBook subscribers (Lee Stenson from Brisbane) posted on Facebook.com/MelbourneCupMax the following message.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you Melbourne Cup Max. Because of you we had our best ever Melbourne Cup. Here is how it happened."
"When my husband read your Max's Melbourne Cup Day message in the Members' Only section of your website, we noted you thought any one of 17 horses could win without causing a surprise."
"So, because of your research, we backed the Melbourne Cup Trifecta and won heaps. Yippee! it's the best Melbourne Cup day we have ever had...... thanks to you. So we will now be calling you Marvelous Melbourne Cup Max."
And Ashley Little was another person we made very happy when Prince Of Penzance won the 2016 Melbourne Cup. Ashley is from Perth. When he ordered his copy of How To Pick The Winner Of The 2015 Melbourne Cup his name automatically went into our annual Sweep. He drew Prince Of Penzance and won the $1000.00 first prize. Click below to meet Ashley.
- In 2012, eight of the 24 starters were internationally-trained horses while 17 of the runners were bred in the Northern Hemisphere.
- In 2013, nine of the 24 runners were internationally-trained horses while 19 of the runners were bred in the Northern Hemisphere.
- In 2014, ten of the 22 runners were internationally-trained horses while 15 of the runners were bred in the Northern Hemisphere.
- In 2015, eleven of the 24 runners were internationally-trained horses while 18 of the runners were bred in the Northern Hemisphere.
I recommend you 'like' one of the stories there. This should ensure you receive updates.
Another example: The Sydney Cup (over the same distance as the Melbourne Cup - 3200 metres) was run on the 9th of April. On my Facebook page on the 8th of April I wrote "I think these three horses - Libyan, Who Shot The Barman, and Grand
Marshall will feature in the finish of the 2016 Sydney Cup. And I'll also
be watching the runs of Gallante and Almoonquith as potential 2016
Melbourne Cup runners." I happily tell that these five horses filled the first five places in the Sydney Cup.
Happily, I also tell Mary McNamara noted on Facebook.com/MelbourneCupMax that, as a result of what I wrote, she backed the Sydney Cup Trifecta. Well done Mary!
2016 Melbourne Cup
My name is Max Hitchins. I am known as MelbourneCupMax and/or Mr Melbourne Cup probably because I have memorised the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters of the Melbourne Cup for the last 100 years. (Click on the picture on the right to see David Koch, from Channel 7 Sunrise Show and racing expert Richard Freedman, test me on this.)
My search for the winner of the 2016 Melbourne Cup began the day after the 2015 Melbourne Cup. I search for and collect snippets of information from all around the world about possible Melbourne Cup starters. Knowing as much as I possibly can about the runners in the Melbourne Cup allows me to 'break down the field' from 24 horses to 6 horses. I then suggest that one of these horses will win the Cup. This system has worked for 24 out of the last 28 years. (Up to and including 2015). I then select 'my winner' out of the 6 horses. I have now been correct with this selection for 15 out of the last 28 Melbourne Cups.
(a) An eBook with all my research in it including video's of races from all around the world that feature the horses that may run in the 2016 Melbourne Cup. Note: This eBook will be available soon after the running of the 2016 Caulfield Cup on the 15th of October 2016.
(c) Providing you purchase your copy of How To Pick The Winner Of The 2016 Melbourne Cup before 6.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Saving Time on the 31st of October, you are automatically given one free entry into our Melbourne Cup Sweep. The names of the lucky people who draw a horse in our Sweep will be posted on Facebook.com/MelbourneCupMax by 2.00pm on Sunday the 1st of November.
Prizes are: 1st horse: $1000.00; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100. Last $50. Click on the picture on the right to meet the winner of the 2014 Sweep. Note: You are not guaranteed to draw a horse in this sweep as there are only 24 runners in the Cup.
If you would like to understand my system that has worked for 24 out of the last 27 years I invite you to click on the Get Max's System Free button.
This is what happened in 2015
Scroll down to see details of who drew which horse in our $1000.00 first prize 2015 Melbourne Cup Sweep.
Congratulations to our Sweep Winners.
1st: Prince of Penzance: Ashley Little $1000.00
2nd: Max Dynamite: Richard Gee $200.00
3rd. Criterion: Alex Morris $100.00
Officially Last: Snow Sky: Anthony Lucas $50.00
Chris Smith Radio 2GB Sydney interviews Max Hitchins about Fame Game...
(click on the image below)
This is the last race Fame Game had before the 2016 Caulfield. It is called the Tenno Sho
and is one of Japan's top races. A truly outstanding performance.
Our 2015 Melbourne Cup Sweep.
Ist horse $1000.00; 2nd horse $200.00; 3rd horse $100; Last: $50.00.
Here are the lucky people who have drawn horses:
1. Snow Sky: Anthony Lucas
2. Criterion: Alex Morris
3. Fame Game: Jerry Popaduk
4. Our Ivanhowe: Barry S Wheatley
5. Big Orange: Matthew Tang
6. Hartnell: Fiona Mooney
7. Hokko Brave: Lisa Keogh
8. Max Dynamite: Richard Gee
9. Red Cadeaux: Bing Ong Tan
10. Trip To Paris: Brodie Hinder
11. Who Shot The Barman: Graeme Northy
12. Sky Hunter: Alexander Stamatopoulos
13. The Offer: Belinda McGarry
14. Grand Marshall: James Anderson
15. Preferment: John Beasley
16. Quest For More: Bob Grant
17. Almoonqith Brian Meekings
18. Kingfisher: Mark Coso
19. Prince of Penzance: Ashley Little
20. Bondi Beach: Len Mijat
21. Sertorius: Barry Tudor
22. The United States: Sidharth Dhananjayan
23. Excess Knowledge: Rob Smith
24. Gust of Wind: Phillip Joy
This is what happened in 2014
Stop Press #1: 2014 Cup Results.
2014 Melbourne Cup Placings:
1. Protectionist 2. Red Cadeaux 3. Who Shot TheBarman
4. Signoff 4. Willing Foe 5. Precedence
Happily I tell 'my system' worked again as three of my selected horses ran 1st, 3rd and 4th. That means my system has now worked for 24 out of the last 27 years. Tragically the Japanese horse Admire Rakti apparently broke down during the race and died when it returned to its stall. At the turn, just before he dropped out of the race, I thought he was going to win by 5 lengths.
Below is part of the the note I wrote for the buyers of the eBook "How To Pick The Winner of the 2014 Melbourne Cup." It was posted, on Melbourne Cup morning, on the password protected page especially for these buyer of the the eBook.
If you have read my web page PickTheCupWinner.com.au and read
“How To Pick The Winner Of The 2014 Melbourne Cup” you will know my system is to break the choice down from a Melbourne Cup field of 24 horses to my field of 6 horses that I regard as having the best chance to win the Cup.
If you are a long term buyer of the eBook you will know this system has worked for me now for 23 out of the last 26 years. (Now it is 24 out of 27) You will also know that I then make my selection of the winner from these six. I have been correct in this assessment for 15 out of the 27 years.
My suggestion has always been to have a few dollars each way on the six horses and you will then be able to say “I backed the winner of the Cup.” I am certainly not an advocate of betting outside what you can afford.
These were the six horses for the 2014 Melbourne Cup:
Admire Ratki #1
Lucia Valentina #22
My top 3 are: #1Admire Ratki; #22 Lucia Valentina; #5 Protectionist
My top 1 is: #1Admire Ratki.
As mentioned my selections ran 1st and 3rd and Signoff was a close 4th. I regarded Admire Ratki was perfectly positioned to win the race but as you will recall tragically it had a heart attack during the race and died soon after.
What our subscriber wroteG’day Max
Congratulations on the 2014 Cup result – you have done it again. Having looked at the final field with a multitude of international entries one can only imagine the research that you have undertaken and once again you have reaped the reward. Congratulations and thank you Dennis Kelly. Lismore.
Thanks max for the early tip mate….. I backed Protectionist whilst i was holidaying in Vietnam. Actually I was having a few beers on a boat sailing around Ha Long Bay when I saw your email. I had a look at Protectionists form and I couldn’t fault it. I Backed the horse with sporting-bet at $17!!!. Plus i got the first four trifecta for 25%. So it was a very profitable day. Thank you very much for the early tip. Nice one mate. Billy Picone - Moree NSW
Thanks once again......I have been following your Melbourne cup tip for the last 5 years. I have my own system that I use for betting and match your rankings. You had mentioned about Protectionist in your email few weeks ago prior to Herbert Power stakes and there was no looking back from him.
Nitish Gawde - Sydney.
Thank you Max! I went through the field for my listeners and told them that following your system the four horses to look seriously at were Protectionist, Signoff, Mutual Regard and Who Shot the Barman so yes you came through again! I put a few dollars on both Protectionist and Signoff, so I’m a happy girl, and all the happier for having had a few minutes with you ; )
Talk again in 2016 I hope. Regards Jacquie Mackay Breakfast Presenter, ABC Capricornia
Click on the video below to see the running of the 2014 Melbourne Cup
This is what happened in 2013
We had success in 2013.
(That's 23 out of the last 26 years the system has worked)
STOP PRESS: (This was what I wrote on Melbourne Cup evening - 5th November 2013.)
"The 2013 Melbourne Cup has been run and won by Firoente."
"Here is part of what the subscribers to MelbourneCupMax’s “How To Pick The Winner Of The 2013 Melbourne Cup” read this morning in the Members Only section:
Here are the six horses from which I think will come the winner of the 2013 Melbourne Cup. #4 Sea Moon; #6 Fiorente; #8 Dandino; #10 Fawkner #12. Seville #19. Simenon
However, I really can’t fault Fiorente’s preparation for the 2013 Melbourne Cup. So, I have chosen Fiorente as my #1 pick to win the Cup today.
And...I proudly tell that four of my six selections finished in the first six places.
WHERE YOUR HORSE FINISHED IN THE 2013 MELBOURNE CUP 1. Fiorente 2. Red Cadeaux 3. Mount Athos 4. Simenon 5. Dandino 6. Fawkner 7. Ethiopia 8. Brown Panther 9. Super Cool 10. Voleuse de Coeurs 11. Dunaden 12. Seville 13. Sea Moon 14. Royal Empire 15. Mourayan 16. Ibicenco 17. Foreteller 18. Masked Marvel 19. Dear Demi 20. Hawkspur 21. Green Moon 22. Tres Blue 23. Ruscello DNF. Verema
Immediately after the Cup one of our subscribers - Dennis Kelly from Grafton NSW wrote:
"Thank you Max. I am a long time subscriber. Over the years you have provided us with six chances each year for the Melbourne Cup. For most of those years you have then culled the selections down to your top three. However, in a year considered to have been the best ever field in 152 years and after missing the winner last year, you clearly embraced the concept of “the best form of defence is attack”.
"To have had the courage to go with your deliberations and then isolate a single horse - Fiorente - as your selection in such a year is “putting your balls on the line.” And added to that four of you horses ran in the first six places. You really do your homework. I dips my lid to you Sir! I offer my heartiest congratulations – what a feat!! If you were downcast after 2012 – you are back in a big big way."
and Michael Borowie from www.offthevine.net.au in Perth wrote:
"Hey Max. For three years now I've been following your advice and today sees me with another fistful of winning tickets. (See picture) Firstly, my Mum told me #6 (Fiorente) was her lucky number. That was good. But the clincher was when I saw your Melbourne Cup advice on the morning of the race. You wrote Fiorente was your #1 pick. Knowing this came after your hours and hours of research....I backed FIORENTE. Yippee!"
"You said a couple of years ago that there's nothing like holding winning Melbourne Cup tickets and yesterday this stood true again. While I don't ever bet large, the winnings were enough to take my girl out last night and enjoy dinner, cocktails and champagne. Thanks again Max."
This is what happened in 2013
Now my research has begun for the winner of the 2014 Melbourne Cup challenge. Check back again soon for update.
For the newcomers to this site I have developed a system for picking the winner of the Melbourne Cup that has now (up to and including 2013) worked for 23 out of the last 26 years. I'd like to tell you about it and invite you to click on this video below.
Each year I do an enormous amount of work on my Ten Step system. And my research on the 2014 Melbourne Cup began he day after the 2013 Melbourne Cup. I will happily share each step of the system with you. And what's more - you can even download the system from this website for FREE! (But... please be aware the system requires a lot of homework and you need to make judgements. Or you can let Max do the work for you (as most people do) and purchase the results of the system for just $9.95 here.
I invite you to read the testimonials on this site from very happy people who have been following me and the system for many years. Most of them choose to let me do the research for them and simply buy my annual eBook. (It costs just $9.95) When you place your order for the eBook be aware you will receive on or about Friday 24th of October 2014. This is the week following the running of the Caulfield Cup.
In the eBook you will see how I follow and collect Melbourne Cup snaps, snippets and stories all year round from all over the world. You can check all of these out for yourself. The eBook is primarily designed for the once a year punters (who need my help) who wants to be able to say "I backed the winner of the Melbourne Cup."
However, serious punters (who do not need my help)will find all the details of all the 'lead up' races to the Melbourne Cup including video's of most of these lead up races. It is a mine of information where you get all the information you need in the one place. If you choose, you can spend hours and hours of time reading and absorbing the information, just as I have done in assembling the annual eBook.
Some of the information I collect you will find on my Facebook site - Facebook.com/MelbourneCupMax. I invite you to check it out and 'like' some of the stories you find there to ensure you get notifications of when I post something. You can also follow me on Twitter @MelbourneCupMax.
And this year we have a special bonus for you. Many people have been asking me about how I manage to remember the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters for the last 100 Melbourne Cups. They tell me they have awful memories and ask how can they improve. Well, I have written a series of Memory eBooks titled How To Develop A Mind Like An Elephant. You can check them out at http://www.hospitalitydoctor.com/develop-memory-like-an-elephant-ebooks.html.
When you order your copy of How to Pick The Winner Of The 2014 Melbourne Cup immediately receive a complimentary copy of How To Develop A Mind Like An Elephant Part 3 - Remembering Lists. This retails on the Net for $9.95. So, you have already had a win on the 2014 Melbourne Cup!
But wait...there is more. Anyone who purchases a copy of this eBook up until 10.00 pm on Saturday the 1st of November, 2014, will automatically be entered in our Sweep. We plan to have a minimum prize of $1000 for the person who draws the Melbourne Cup winner. Details of the names of the lucky people who draw a horse in the Sweep will be posted on our Facebook page on Sunday 2nd of November 2014. See: https://www.facebook.com/melbournecupmax
I invite you to read on and check out the Radio and Television interviews I have done with media people all around the country. I also invite you to follow me on Twitter. My Twitter handle is @MelbourneCupMax. I also invite you to check out Facebook.com/MelbourneCupMax for regular Melbourne Cup information updates about the Cup starters. I recommend you 'like' a page in order to receive regular updates.
And which ever way you choose to to make your 2014 Melbourne Cup selections, I wish you MAXIMUM luck on Tuesday 4th of November - Melbourne Cup Day 2014.