The Melbourne Cup 2016: ‘Race that stops a nation’ is coming soon to Flemington!
On November 1st and even beforehand, frenzied Melbourne Cup betting will be underway for this 3200m showpiece event at Flemington racecourse.
The proclaimed “race that stops a nation” is more eagerly anticipated than ever this year, with a number of celebrations taking place both inside and outside the racecourse.
While the $6,200,000 Emirates Melbourne Cup is the centrepiece of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, there are always plenty of top class races and events around Flemington during the festival. As things stand, Hartnell, Big Orange, Bondi Beach and Wicklow Brave are at the top of the market, with a strong UK & Irish presence looking to win the big one.
There are a total of ten races taking place throughout Melbourne Cup day, with varying race distances and prize values on offer. Of course, the Emirates Melbourne Cup is by far the longest, most valuable, and most prestigious event but the entire Melbourne Cup day card is stacked with quality.