When & Where This Australian horse meeting usually occurs the first Tuesday in November in Flemington Melbourne, Australia.
The Melbourne Cup 2011 is October 29th - November 5th 2011
The four racing days are
DAY 1 Saturday AAMI Victoria Derby Day - October 29
DAY 2 Tuesday Emirates Melbourne Cup Day November 1
DAY 3 Thursday Crown Oaks Day November 3
DAY 4 Saturday Emirates Stakes Day November 5
What to Expect Beautiful weather, fast races. Get a seat in the Hill Stand, Lawn Stand, Undercroft or the Banks. Dress in some fine threads and PARTY ! This is a glamorous race meeting wit lots of events, dinners and nights out to be had around Melbourne.
History of Melbourne Cup Carnaval
This Melbourne festival was originally the Victoria Turf Club created in the 1861 to rival its counterpart, the Victoria Jockey Club. Thanks to Captain Frederick Standish, one time VRC Chairman and former Chief Commissioner of Police in Victoria.
Accommodation in Australia
Where to stay Book your accommodation for The Melbournes Cup below. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Melbourne & the rest of Australia available here.
Getting there Book a flight into any Australian Airport here or book a train in Australia here