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Anticipation and excitement fill the air.Farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms. It’s a time when the city comes alive. People have a bounce in their step and glint in their eye. Dreams become a reality.The Spring Racing Carnival has the racing that matters, where reputations are carved and legends are born. Stablehands rise with the sun and jockeys are motivated to push the boundaries of endurance. Trainers work relentlessly around the clock, preparing their horses for the big day.Amongst the fashion, food and social experience, the Spring Racing Carnival is the ultimate racing period for Group one thoroughbred racing in Australia. The event draws in the best from the international racing scene, all vying for the prestige of winning the major events including the BMW Caulfield Cup, William Hill Cox Plate and the Emirates Melbourne Cup. This is Australia’s greatest get together; it’s an opportunity for old friends to meet and new ones to form, to eat delicious, mouthwatering food and enjoy world class drinks. Soak up the atmosphere and witness the world’s best at the pinnacle of horse racing in Australia.
With sandy bay beaches and a river through the city, there's plenty to do on, in and by the water from kiteboarding to kayaking by moonlight.
Melbourne is sports mad. From the crack of the bat to the roar of race cars, the city hosts track and field crowd pleaser events throughout the year.
Variety and energy characterise entertainment and nightlife in Victoria. Melbourne features an ever-changing number of clubs, bars and live music venues.
Pick a player, choose a team and let yourself be swept along with the sports fever that grips Melbourne, year-round in the compact sports precinct.