The 2017 Melbourne Cup results will be known shortly after 2pm this afternoon and there is plenty of quality racing before we get to the feature race of the afternoon.

The first race of the day gets underway at 11am and we will be covering all the results as they roll in this afternoon.

The Melbourne Cup will be the seventh race of the afternoon at Flemington and we are set for one of the most open editions of ‘the race that stops a nation’ in recent memory.

Marmelo is currently available at 2017 Melbourne Cup odds of $7.50 and he is currently on top of the Melbourne Cup betting market with Ladbrokes, but there has also been plenty of support for last year’s winner Almandin ($9.50), Caulfield Cup placegetter Johannes Vermeer  ($10), Ladbrokes Cox Plate runner-up Humidor ($11), Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes runner-up Wall Of Fire ($12) and Northern Hemisphere three-year-old Rekindling ($14).

One of the best-backed roughies in the field has been Single Gaze and the popular mare has been backed from $41 into $34, while one of the big drifters has been Willie Mullins-trained Thomas Hobson who is now out to $20.

Boom Time may have won the Caulfield Cup, but he has still been relatively friendless in Melbourne Cup betting markets and he is priced at $31 to complete one of the most unlikely Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup doubles in recent memory.

Keep coming back to all afternoon as we update the results of the 2017 Melbourne Cup and make sure you get involved in the excitement with [Ladbrokes]!

Race 1 (11:00am) – $150,000 Group 3 Emirates 100th A380 Stakes (1000m)

Race 2 (11:40pm) – $120,000 TAB Trophy (1700m)

Race 3 (12:15pm) – $120,000 Lavazza Short Black Handicap (1400m)

Race 4 (12:50pm) – $120,000 Ronald McDonald House Charities Plate (2800m)

Race 5 (1:25pm) – $120,000 Flemington Fling (1000m)

Race 6 (2:00pm) – $150,000 Listed Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400m)

Race 7 (3:00pm) – $6,000,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m)

Race 8 (4:05pm) – $150,000 Listed James Boag’s Premium Stakes (1800m)

Race 9 (4:45pm) – $150,000 Listed MSS Security Sprint (1200m)

Race 10 (5:20pm) – $200,000 Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m)