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Your Complete Guide To The Melbourne Cup Carnival!

Derby, Cup, Oakes, Stakes – get ready for the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Held at Flemington between the 4-11 November 2017, the carnival is Australia’s largest sporting and social event, attracting thousands of local and international visitors in celebration of horse racing and fashion!

Steeped in tradition, fashionistas perfect their look, the drinks flow and the bets run hot.

Join in the fun, of the Melbourne Cup Carnival!

AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Held on Saturday 4 November 2017, Derby Day is for everyone!

Whether you’re a race day veteran or a horse racing first-timer, the AAMI Victoria Derby Day is known for exceptional racing, fabulous fashion and colourful entertainment.

If you’re into placing a bet, there are nine group races plus plenty of live music, amazing bars and restaurants to keep you entertained all day.

The famous Myers’ Fashions On The Field competition begins in The Park, with ladies embracing the classic dress code of black and white, while the men don a grey suit.

Emirates Melbourne Cup

The internationally renowned Emirates Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in the world and ‘the race that stops the nation’.

Jockeys from all over vie for the title, to win the coveted 18ct solid gold trophy valued at $175,000and have their name cemented in racing history.

Taking place on Tuesday 7 November 2017, the Melbourne Cup explodes with colour, excitement and celebration and at 3pm all eyes are on the race.

It’s all about the fashion, celebrities, the food, the drinks and of course the race!

Kennedy Oaks Day      

Pop the champagne and put on your heels, Kennedy Oaks Day is traditionally for the ladiesbut the boys love this day just as much!

Held on Thursday 9 November 2017, the main race of the day is the Kennedy Oaks with a cool AU$1 million in prize money.

Oaks Day is as glamourous as the rest of the carnival and it’s at this event, that The National Winner of Myer Fashions on the Field’s women’s competition is announced.

Everywhere you look, the fashion is gorgeous and the vibe is fun and flirty – it is a spring carnival after all.

Emirates Stakes Day

To close off the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Saturday 11 November 2017 is the Emirates Stakes Day!

This day is all about celebration with activities for young and old, with highlights including the Emirates Stakes Day Fashions On the Field for the kids!

A little more relaxed and family friendly, there is something for everyone!

Food stalls and kids’ activities are a plenty, while the live entertainment is in full swingwith Sheppard playing live in The Park.

Emirates Stakes Day is all about having a party and having a ball!

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