Come watch the Melbourne Cup !!

Bet on a horse to win

On the first Tuesday in November there is a horse race

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a nation", it is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria.

The first race was held in 1861 (see list of Melbourne Cup winners) over two miles (about 3,218 metres), but was shortened to 3,200 metres (2.0 mi) in 1972 when Australia adopted the metric system. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.31 ft), and Rain Lover's 1968 race record of 3min.19.1sec was accordingly adjusted to 3min.17.9sec. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3min 16.3sec.

Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, Nov. 5th 2013 at 3pm

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, Victoria, Australia

If you can't get to Melbourne watch it on TV.


12 pm lunch

2 pm place a bet

3 pm watch the race

Good luck !