Emirates Stakes Day is the final raceday of the Melbourne Cup Carnival — but by no means the quietest.
The racing highlight of the day is the AU$2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (formerly Mackinnon) — 2000m of pure excitement at weight-for-age, sure to attract the stars of international racing.
This is a day packed with free activities and live entertainment for children of all ages. Highlights include the Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field, a light-hearted event for younger racegoers and families, offering the opportunity to impress in the fashion stakes and claim fantastic prizes.
Food stalls, kiosks and cafes catering to both younger and more grown-up tastes will be in full swing, ready to sustain energy levels as the fun-loving crowd gets into full swing.