Melbourne Cup - Australia

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s major thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as “the race that stops a nation”, it is a 10,000 ft (3,200 metre) race; one of the richest turf races.

Conducted annually by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, the event starts at 3pm (daylight saving time) on the first Tuesday in November.

Melbourne is one of the world’s great cities for sporting events, and the Melbourne Cup is one of the highlights.


Emily Fitzgerald, Horse Racing at Flemington Race Course for Melbourne Cup Carnival: Tourism Victoria

Accommodation

Quay West Suites

Quay West Suites is Southbank's only 5-star, fully serviced all-suite hotel located just minutes from the city centre and in the heart of Melbourne's Arts precinct. Superbly located on the Yarra River, Quay West is set amongst the shops, restaurants...

Alto on Bourke

Melbourne's only carbon-neutral hotel is in the center of the city and has been there for a decade. The reception at the 50-room hotel is tiny, though the front-desk staff helpful. The rooms look down Bourke Street, with cool, crisp...

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