Melbourne Cup - Wikipedia

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race.It is a 3,200 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.

2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival - Sportsnet Holidays

The ‘Race That Stops a Nation™’, the Melbourne Cup, was run for the 157th time in 2017 in front of almost 90,000 cheering fans as well as millions who tune-in around Australia, and indeed, the world!In a thrilling finish, Rekindling won the Cup just 0.4 lengths ahead of Johannes Vermeer. The win handed owner, Lloyd Williams his sixth Melbourne Cup and his second in a row after also

Melbourne - Wikipedia

Melbourne (/ ˈ m ɛ l b ər n / ( listen) MEL-bərn) is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The name "Melbourne" covers an urban agglomeration spanning 9,992.5 km 2 (3,858.1 sq mi), which comprises the broader metropolitan area, as well as being the common name for its city centre.The metropolis is located on the large natural bay of Port