Melbourne Cup Apps: Giz AU’s Field Guide

Melbourne Cup Apps: Giz AU’s Field Guide

They’re lined up in the App stalls… sorry, stores, ready to take your money to make the Melbourne Cup more fun. Just because it’s a smartphone doesn’t mean it can’t enjoy the race that stops the nation. Here’s the choices when it comes to celebrating the Cup on your smartphone.

Editor’s Note: This is much more a roundup than a review; time and practical considerations mean I’ve not had the chance to vet every particular app out there. And while I’m lecturing, remember to bet sensibly and wear clean underwear. What would your mother think?

iOS

2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival SuperRacing App
$2.99
The “official” app; contains form guides for Victoria Derby Day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Crown Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day

Melbourne Cup Sweep
99c
An interactive sweeps app — which means you don’t have to worry about losing all those fiddly bits of paper.

Melbourne Cup Review
$1.99
Ratings for each of the horses in the Cup today, tipping guide — and that’s all.

Spring Feature Races 2011
Free
A field guide for all the races in the spring carnival.

Racing Victoria
Free
A guide to the races, the fashion and events.

AUS Racing
Free
A field guide to Australia’s racing season with simulcast results — but not simulcast in Australia or New Zealand.

Horse Betting Made Easy
$1.99
Not a Melbourne Cup Guide per se; more a guide to the terminology and tactics of horse race betting for novices.

TAB Sportsbet
Free
The Official TAB Sportsbet app.

CENTREBET
Free
The Official CENTREBET app.

Luxbet
Free
The Official Luxbet app.

Android

Australian Race Results
Free
Horse, Harness and Greyhound racing results in a single app. Can greyhounds actually race in the Melbourne Cup? It’d liven things up…

Luxbet
Free
The Official Luxbet app.

TAB Sportsbet
Free
The Official TAB Sportsbet app.

Windows Phone

Melbourne Cup
Free
An app that promises news, images and maps — and astonishingly, the only one of the lot simply called “Melbourne Cup”[imgclear]

Top image: tpower1978