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Melbourne Cup: Horse race
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most famous 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 pm on the first Tuesday of November and is known locally as "the race that stops the nation".


CBD Melbourne: tighter than a two-seater at Lexus' Cup marquee

This year's Melbourne Cup's most famous power-lunch almost didn’t happen.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne at the races: Well I declare, Cup delivers a Shorten win

As movers and shakers crowded the track, the Melbourne Cup delivered a long-awaited victory for former Labor leader Bill Shorten.
The Age - Published

Like New Year's Eve on a P&O cruise: Looking for love (and a win) at the Cup

"I've heard some stories about what happens when you drink at the Melbourne Cup. They call it Australian white trash drunk."
The Age - Published

Last-placed Rostropovich seeking treatment for cracked pelvis after Melbourne Cup

Five-year-old Rostropovich, who placed last in the Melbourne Cup, has been hospitalised following the prestigious event.
SBS - Published

The race that divides a nation: Why controversy surrounds this year’s Melbourne Cup

While more than two million people in Australia are expected to watch Tuesday's race, a recent exposé on the mistreatment of retired racehorses has given anti-racing activists the fuel to spread their..
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: Sure bet that pollies roll up to shindig

Call it the Melbourne Cup's biggest event without a horse: the Australian Hotels Association's annual luncheon and pre-Cup bash in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The Age - Published

This year's Melbourne Cup will be like no other

In 2019, the race that stops a nation will have an entirely different vibe.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne

Amanda Elliott’s famously tight-lipped Victorian Racing Club said nothing in response to Peter V’landys’ provocative (and quite silly) suggestion to change to running of the Melbourne Cup from..
The Age - Published

Taylor Swift cancels her controversial Melbourne Cup appearance

US music megastar Taylor Swift has pulled out of a promised appearance at November's Melbourne Cup.
SBS - Published

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup show

Megastar Taylor Swift has pulled out of a promised appearance at November's Melbourne Cup.
SBS - Published

Taylor Swift accused of putting 'money before compassion' over Melbourne Cup gig

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses has hit out at the pop superstar, urging Taylor Swift to 'make a strong statement that animal abuse is unacceptable'.
SBS - Published

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