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About the Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most famous horse race held over a distance of 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. Held on the first Tuesday of November each year, the 'race that stops a nation' is the ultimate opportunity to claim punting bragging rights over your friends, work mates and family.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Melbourne Cup?
The 2018 Melbourne Cup will be run at 3:00pm on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria.
How many horses are there in the Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup field is made up of 24 horses with no emergencies. Each year hundreds of horses will nominate for the race and based on the balloting system and handicapping it is reduced to 24 after the running of the Lexus Stakes on Derby Day.
How many races are there on Melbourne Cup day?
There will be 10 races at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day, with the first race at 10.50am and the last at 5.20pm. There is a break of 40 minutes between each race, with a longer break held before and the Melbourne Cup. Scheduled race times can vary depending on scratchings, horse behaviour and general lead-up formalities.
Additionally, other tracks around the country will
Who will win the 2018 Melbourne Cup?
This is a hard question to answer but we’ve tipped some big winners in the past.