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Melbourne Cup Carnival

13 0072 7575

10 Sep - 5 Nov 2016

Glamorous, refined and layered with history, Flemington is the beating heart of Australian horse racing. Hosting six incredible racedays comprising of food, wine, fashion and first class racing, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is an experience not to be missed.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is ingrained in Australian culture and history. It is a unique opportunity to experience the romance and prestige of horse racing on the world stage.

Sofitel Girls' Day Out celebrates the return of spring racing at Flemington. This day features four Group races, including the headline $400,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes.

Turnbull Stakes Day presented by Yellowglen, featuring the $502,500 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes, is considered a solid guide for predicting future Melbourne Cup Carnival champions.

AAMI Victoria Derby Day is the day for racing purists, with four Group 1 races on the card, and classic racewear with black and white being the prominent colour palette for women. As the curtain raiser of an unrivalled week of action, AAMI Victoria Derby Day is renowned as a must-attend on the social calendar.

On the first Tuesday in November, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar. Watch the best staying handicap in the world and witness history in the making as a new legend is born. It really is the 'race that stops a nation™'.

The elegant atmosphere of Crown Oaks Day fittingly plays host to the national final of Myer Fashions on the Field Women's Racewear competition, as well as the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks for three-year-old fillies.

Emirates Stakes Day concludes the Melbourne Cup Carnival with a day for the family. Free activities for children, including the Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field competitions for youngsters and their families.

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  • Car park
  • Entertainment
  • Wireless Internet Access
Tourism awards:
  • 2014 - Australian Tourism Awards - Bronze
  • 2014 - Victorian Tourism Awards - Winner
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