It is a colourful carnival out there! With a record staggering attendance, year on year, the Melbourne Cup is an event that is not missed by anyone. The Melbourne Cup day is a public holiday for all, within the metropolitan Melbourne.
It is an occasion to celebrate. People from all walks of life, wherever they are, usually stop by and watch or listen to the race. There are four race days and the carnival itself extends to a full week. The race days are Victoria Derby day, Melbourne Cup day, Crown Oaks day and the Emirates Stakes day.
The Emirates Stakes day is a family day and this day is the last of the festivities at the Melbourne Cup carnival. This is a day where the off-track heel action is highly watched and is as compelling as the action on the tracks!
See how you can buy tickets to the 2017 Melbourne Cup.