When: Saturday October 29 to Saturday November 5, 2016
Where: Flemington Race Course, Melbourne, Australia
Each year thousands of racegoers flock to Flemington’s playground to watch the best staying handicap in the world and witness history in the making as fairy tales come true and the winning connections bestowed Australia’s most revered sporting trophy. It really is the 'race that stops a nation.
The Melbourne Cup carnival makes up the Flemington leg of the Spring Racing Carnival, and is run over four days - Saturday October 29 to Saturday November 5, 2016.
More than just a horse race, Melbourne Cup day stops the nation and is a public holiday in the city of Melbourne, as the whole country comes to a standstill at 3pm on Cup day, as a new Melbourne Cup winner etches his name into the history books.
The $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup is the signature race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and is now a highly rated international event that attracts high class stayers from around the world, with its race status and huge prizemoney making it an attractive proposition for northern hemisphere horses.
Set as Race 7 on the card at 3.00pm, the 2016 Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 1st November, 2016 at Flemington racecourse over a distance of 3200 metres under handicap conditions. There are no emergencies and the field has a maximum of 24 starters.
|1||10.40am||$151,500||Gr3||Ottawa Stakes||1000m||2yoF Sw|
|2||11.20am||$101,500||tab.com.au Trophy||1700m||Mares Hcp|
|3||12.00pm||$101,500||JB Cummings Plate||2800m||0-96 Hcp|
|4||12.40pm||$101,500||Lavazza Short Black||1400m||4&5yo 0-90|
|6||2.00pm||$151,500||LR||Lexus Hybrid Plate||1400m||3yoF SW+P|
|7||3.00pm||$6,200,000||Gr1||Emirates Melbourne Cup||3200m||Handicap|
|8||3.55pm||$151,500||LR||James Boag's Stakes||1800m||Handicap|
|9||4.35pm||$101,500||Mss Security Sprint||1200m||Handicap|
|10||5.15pm||$201,500||Gr3||Maybe Mahal Stakes||1400m||Mares SW+P|
Flemington is stuated around 6 kilometres west of the Melbourne. The track is fully grassed and horses race anti-clockwise over a circumference of 2312m with a straight length of 450m.
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