Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2017
Few countries have one event that captivates an entire population: the World Cup Final, the Super Bowl, but only one country has an event like this.
Every year, Australians are mesmerised and captivated by the Melbourne Cup Carnival, a week-long festival with a signature two-mile race watched by millions. Around 100,000 spectators are expected this year at the historic Flemington Racecourse for a nation's celebration of fashion, food and the best thoroughbred racing in the southern hemisphere.
Imagine being in the grandstand on the first Tuesday in November for the most breathtaking 3.5 minutes in sport. Even better, Imagine celebrating that night after a 100-1 wager won the $6,000,000 AUD cup just like one underdog horse did in 2015!
Melbourne Cup: 7 November, 3pm
Race length: 3,200 meters
Richest two mile handicap in the world
Melbourne Cup Carnival: 4–11 November
Where: Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Road, Flemington
Ticket costs: From 40 GBP
Suggested travel dates: 24 October – 20 November
Suggested hotel location: Within Melbourne CBD
Find out more: flemington.com.au/melbournecupcarnival