Melbourne Cup

Sports | Equestrian, Melbourne Cup, November, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
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The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3200-metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world and one of the richest turf races. The event starts at 3:00 pm on the first Tuesday of November and is known locally as "the race that stops the nation".

The Melbourne Cup race is a handicap contest in which the weight of the jockey and riding gear is adjusted with ballast to a nominated figure. Older horses carry more weight than younger ones and weights are adjusted further according to the horse's previous results.

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Overview
event name
Event
Melbourne Cup
website
Website
vrc.com.au
Category
Category
Equestrian
Recurrence
Recurrence
Annual
Month
Date
Early November 2021
Location
Location
Melbourne
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