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  • Melbourne Cup Culture

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:01 am

    The Melbourne Cup is more than just a horse race, with this special event surrounded by a rich and vibrant culture. Off-the-track attractions include ‘Fashions On The Field” and a variety of musical entertainment, with celebrity guests, fine dining, and flowers also playing a special role in “the race that […]

  • Melbourne Cup Field

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:00 am

    The Melbourne Cup field is set and ready to go, with a number of horses affected by the barrier draw. Fiorente drew well at five, with last year’s runner-up looking to do one better in 2013. Some of the other favourites were not so lucky, however, with Mount Athose allotted […]

  • Melbourne Cup Balloting

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:00 am

    With only 24 horses allowed to race in the Melbourne Cup each year, there is always a lot of competition to make it into the field. The race directors have absolute discretion as to who makes it into the final line-up, with horses balloted out based on a number of […]

  • Fun Melbourne Cup Trivia

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:00 am

    The Melbourne Cup truly is “the race that stops a nation”, as 24 of the world’s best horses battle it out over 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse. While there are a number of other high profile Group 1 events hosted in Melbourne during the Spring, nothing gets the same level […]

  • Melbourne Cup Statistics

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:00 am

    There are lots of statistics surrounding the Melbourne Cup, which is the most popular and well analysed horse race in Australia by far. Run over 3200 metres and worth a total of $6.2 million, the Melbourne Cup is an institution in Australia and the richest two mile handicap event in […]

  • Melbourne Cup 2103 raceday information

    Horse Racing Dates November 3, 2013 11:15 am

    The 153rd Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place this Tuesday, November the 5th, 2013. “The race that stops a nation” seems to get bigger and bigger each year, with this one event managing to capture the imagination of the entire country. With $6.2 million up for grabs and a chance for […]

  • Melbourne Cup notable winners

    Horse Racing Facts November 3, 2013 9:26 am

    The Melbourne Cup is the most popular horse race in Australia, with a prize pool of $6.2 million up for grabs every year. “The race that stops a nation” has been won by many of the biggest names in Australian thoroughbred racing, including household names like Phar Lap and Makybe […]

  • The sun is shining for AAMI Victoria Derby Day

    Media Releases November 2, 2013 3:33 pm

    In line with the bureau’s forecast, the sunshine has attracted strong crowds through the turnstiles to join the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations for AAMI Victoria Derby Day. At 1.00pm more than 49,600 commuters had arrived by train since the first service departed at 8.15am. Embracing the […]

  • Derby Day 2013 – A day for classic elegance and racing purists

    Media Releases November 2, 2013 9:47 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) will begin the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival tomorrow (Saturday) with over 100,000 racegoers expected to flock to Flemington for AAMI Victoria Derby Day. It will be a feast for racing purists, with four Group 1 races including the classic staying test for three-year-olds, the AAMI […]

  • 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch

    Media Releases October 28, 2013 6:56 pm

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) officially launched the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival with a star-studded event in the picturesque Mounting Yard at Flemington on Monday. The launch signals the start of Melbourne’s signature two-week celebration of style, with four racedays and a host of social, fashion and community events. Channel […]

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