Emirates Melbourne Cup

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Emirates Melbourne Cup

November 7

As the world looks on, Australasia’s best-known raceday explodes with colour, action, excitement and celebration. Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is known as ‘the race that stops the nation’, and with good reason.  Taking place on Tuesday 7 November 2017, this is an unmissable event in spring’s social calendar.

For a few minutes in the afternoon more than 100,000 people watch in awe as the world’s best stayers run the world’s most famous race – the AU$6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup. As the horses cross the finish line the crowd erupts and you can hear the cheers for miles.

Venue

Flemington Racecourse

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