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// 31 March 2016

Melbourne Cup Carnival, Home of the Australian Horse Race

Welcome to Flemington – the playground of racing royalty! Officially called the Emirates Melbourne Cup, the race creates an atmosphere combining the best of what Melbourne has to offer – food, wine, fashion, sport and thoroughbred. A place where records are broken, history is made; thus, offering an unmatchable experience!

Horses are not really your thing? Come down to Hill Square and experience the taste of fun and excitement. With a variety of eating areas and live entertainment, including the best local and international DJs; Hill Square is a free destination for all race goers. You can also sample an amazing cocktail at the pop-up bar or be pampered at the spa in Hill Square.

What else! Fashion event on the field started in 1962 to encourage more women to the races. Henceforth, hundreds of women compete in Australia’s most prestigious outdoor fashion event. Celebrities, VIPs and fashionistas all dress up in their best race-wear to compete for prizes including luxury brand watches, jewellery and car. Even more, Australians are widely known as keen gamblers, an Australian tradition to place a bet on the Emirates Melbourne Cup, known locally as having a punt.

“Win or Lose” – The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an experience that is not to be missed for sure!

Come and be a part of the huge crowds there for more than just a horse race. That’s not all! Australia has its share of odd festivals; the most celebrated gay and lesbian event in the world (Sydney Mardi Gras) to regattas made out of Beer Cans (Darwin Beer Can Regatta).

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