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"

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