Australia Horse Racing By Tim Ashworth

William Hill Wagers Australia’s Biggest Melbourne Cup Bet To Win $5Million at Call of the Card

William Hill, Australia’s leading online bookmaker, has backed a Melbourne Cup hope to win $5 million after wagering one of the biggest bets in Australia on Sertorius to win the Melbourne Cup.

The wager was placed at this afternoon’s Call of the Card by CEO Tom Waterhouse to hedge against William Hill’s In-Play market, which allows punters to bet up to 90 seconds after the jump at pre-raced fixed odds.

William Hill has backed Sertorius with punters already coming strongly for the long shot and it is expected there will be even more support from people using the Racing In-Play product after the jump.

“We’re the only bookmaker in Australia where punters can still back their horse at pre-race fixed odds as they go past the post on the first lap,” CEO William Hill Australia Tom Waterhouse said.

“Sertorius will be right up there come the 90 second mark and In-Play for the whole race with Craig Newitt on board.

“William Hill expects unprecedented levels of In-Play bets during the race and strong support for the rank outsider; we think he’s a strong chance.

“He starts from one of the most successful barriers in Cup history with a terrific overall record. It could very well be one of the most memorable Melbourne Cup results in recent history.”


Melbourne Cup 2015

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Fame Game $5 (12)

Trip To Paris $8.50 (14)

Preferment $10 (11)

Max Dynamite $13 (2)

Almoonqith $16 (10)

Criterion $16 (4)

The United States $19 (3)

Who Shot Thebarman $21 (6)

Our Ivanhowe $21 (22)

Bondi Beach $21 (18)

Excess Knowledge $26 (24)

Red Cadeaux $26 (8)

Hokko Brave $31 (20)

Gust Of Wind $31 (19)

Hartnell $31 (17)

The Offer $34 (13)

Sky Hunter $41 (7)

Grand Marshal $41 (15)

Kingfisher $41 (9)

Snow Sky $51 (16)

Big Orange $51(23)

Prince Of Penzance $81 (1)

Sertorius $81 (5)

Quest For More $101 (21)