Elizabeth Hurley at Melbourne Cup Carnival, Melbourne, VIC
Glamour, fashion, entertainment, celebrities and elite horses are just part of the mix at one of the world’s richest horse racing carnivals.
Experience the thrills, elegance, excitement and unparalleled atmosphere at the Melbourne Cup Carnival, a truly glamorous horse racing carnival featuring the 154 year old Emirates Melbourne Cup. It is a time to dress up, be seen, dine out, sip champagne and hope you pick a winner. Featuring the world’s top international horses and jockeys, it’s really an excuse for a national party.
Reasons to attend
1. You’ll never have experienced anything quite like the Emirates Melbourne Cup!
Universally known in Australia as “the race that stops a nation”, almost all Australians stop to watch the race at 3pm on the first Tuesday of each November. Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is also a public holiday in Melbourne, while the day before the race, the city streets are closed for thousands of people who attend the parade of the race’s trainers and jockeys – such is the significance of the race to Australians.
2. Not only is the Emirates Melbourne Cup race the richest handicap turf horse race in the world, the lucky winner is also awarded with an 18 carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy valued at AUD $175,000!