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The best racing event in Australia. Bucket List

It really is the race that stops a nation. International and local jockeys and horses competing for... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Sydney, Australia
Australia's greatest thoroughbred race

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's premier thoroughbred race. It is held on the first Tuesday in... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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Although you will find plenty of horse racing fanatics, the Melbourne Cup seems to be more about fashion than racing. With events like 'Fashion on the Field' drawing lots of attention, preparing for the event is all about choosing what to wear. As...more
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

It really is the race that stops a nation. International and local jockeys and horses competing for that age old cup trophy and the status of being a cup winner. The glamour and scenery is fantastic and the mood of the crowd was friendly. Although...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's premier thoroughbred race. It is held on the first Tuesday in November -- November 6, 2018. The Melbourne Cup is no longer just a Melbourne race -- most winners come from overseas. It's a "two miler" -- it's a handicap...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing upgrade to a suite which was a beautiful cabin - two sinks in the bathroom for two girls - heaven !! Very large balcony and beautifully appointed cabin. Wonderful trip to Melbourne - visited the spa a number of times with Tammi the masseur...More

Thank N1369CIlouises
Reviewed 14 November 2017

What a beautiful racecourse, the roses were just beautiful, we were in the Parade Lounge right next to the Birdcage, had a wonderful view of what was happening. Great facility in the Parade Lounge, nibbles, bubbles, coffee, soft drink, water whatever you needed along with...More

Thank Elle K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Wow, what an experience. One thing that must be on the bucket list. The atmosphere, fun, revelry and excitement is something you can't miss out on. We dined in the Skyline Restaurant, food was amazing for a large room, drinks were of great quality (Boags...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great day and amazing atmosphere. A tip tho bring your own food!!!! I waiting in line for an hour. The drinks line is horrific also. What do you expect really with over 100,000 people at one event. We had grandstand seats and they were great.Apparently...More

Thank SheTravels153
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A few tables and chairs, umbrellas and open Marques , freezing cold,craning to see races on big screens !!! Not my idea of a great day at the races and it's bloody expensive to boot! You never get to see a horse in the flesh,...More

Thank AustraliaAnon
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Melbourne Cup gives everyone a chance to experience a truly massive event. Whether you are a local or you travel across town, across the country or across the world, Cup day in Melbourne is something you really must do at least once in your lifetime.

Thank b0ris2
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

great thing to do when your younger and have a bit more tolerance towards yobbish behaviour. great event that usually descends into drunkeness by the end of the day (usually from the female patrons). but its still a great event if you stick too watch...More

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 3 January 2017

All I can say is - Pay extra for seating in the stands! We sat on the grass near the finish line, and by the end of the day you're surrounded by drunks in a space that feels like a sardine can. Not a pleasant...More

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