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  • Families race to Flemington for Emirates Stakes day

    Media Releases November 9, 2013 1:24 pm

    Tens of thousands have already arrived at Flemington Racecourse to celebrate the final day of the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival on Emirates Stakes Day. Racegoers at Flemington have witnessed Vlad Duric ride Boomwaa to win The Hong Kong Jockey Club Maribyrnong Plate and Patrick Moloney take […]

     
  • Verema euthanised after Melbourne Cup 2013

    Media Releases November 5, 2013 6:00 pm

    Racing Victoria’s Head of Veterinary and Equine Welfare, Dr Brian Stewart, has issued the following statement after the running of the 2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington. “It is with regret that we confirm that Verema had to be euthanised after suffering a fracture to its right foreleg during the […]

     
  • Melbourne Cup Statistics, Notable Winners and Replays

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 7:02 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 History

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:01 am

    The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in Australia and one of the richest thoroughbred races in the entire world. Raced over 3200 metres by horses three years old and over, this great event is the major highlight of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Hosted every year at […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
 
 
 
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