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Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Parade © Chris Phutully
Melbourne Cup Parade © Chris Phutully

Melbourne's premier turf event isn't just any horserace. The annual Melbourne Cup is billed as 'the celebration that stops a nation' and 'Australia's most famous Tuesday'. The race is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and draws interest from across the world.

First run in 1861, it carries a proud tradition and is the highlight of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival. The event is also an excuse for dressing up and sampling gourmet delights, with society embracing the chance to show off and mingle with the fashionable and famous of Melbourne.

Venue: Flemington Racecourse

Date: 3 - 10 November 2018

Website: www.melbournecup.com.au