Melbourne Cup Day will feature ten elite races with the $5.5 million Melbourne Cup topping the card on Monday, November 3.
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major annual Thoroughbred horse race.
Nicknamed “The race that stops a nation,” it is for three-year-olds and over, and covers a distance of two miles. It is generally regarded as the most prestigious "two-mile" handicap in the world. The event is held on the first Tuesday in November by the Victoria Racing Club, on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. This day was traditionally only a public holiday within metropolitan Melbourne, but is now also observed as a holiday in the entire state of Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. Post times are listed below. For more information visit www.melbournecup.com.
EMIRATE MELBOURNE CUP DAY
To air at 5:00 p.m. with preview show. All times CST.
Race 1 5:20 p.m. $100,000 LR Fillies Stakes
Race 2 6:00 p.m. $100,000 Big Pond 1700
Race 3 6:45 p.m. $100,000 The Lavazza Long Black
Race 4 7:30 p.m. $135,000 LR Liberty Financial Plate
Race 5 8:15 p.m. $100,000 Schweppes 1000
Race 6 9:00 p.m. $135,000 LR Seppelt Wines Handicap Race 7 10:00 p.m. $5,500,000 Gr. 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup
Race 8 10:50 p.m. $135,000 LR The Hong Kong Jockey Club Plate
Race 9 11:35 p.m. $100,000 Feltex Carpets Plate
Race 10 12:20 p.m. $100,000 Chubb Plate
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