As the world looks on, Australia's signature raceday explodes with colour, action, excitement and celebration on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.
The A$6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup is the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar — set in a party atmosphere on the very grandest scale, and not to be missed.
This year, it's your turn to join thousands of avid racegoers, fashionistas and scene-makers, as they flock to Flemington’s playground to watch the best staying handicap in the world. It's a unique chance to witness history in the making as fairy tales come true. It's more than just the 'race that stops a nation™' — it's a celebration event that lasts from morning til night.
Run over 3200 metres, the Emirates Melbourne Cup is widely considered to be the best staying handicap in the world. Over 3200 metres, the Emirates Melbourne Cup offers the richest prize in Australian sport and a 18ct solid gold trophy valued at $175,000. With such significant international standing, the anticipation of history in the making creates the electric atmosphere that is 'the race that stops a nation'.™
For racegoers, the Emirates Melbourne Cup day is about more than just the race. It sets the standard for fashion, fun and creativity, taken to all new dimensions. Don’t miss your chance to experience Emirates Melbourne Cup Day for yourself, on Tuesday 7 November 2017.
The official flower for Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is the Yellow Rose
The Melbourne Cup Carnival isn't just about the races. The food, fashion, fun and entertainment on offer is just as much a reason to come along this year. Take a look at all the Dining options on offer - from ultra-exclusive to more casual - and find a Dining Package to suit your tastes.
View Emirates Melbourne Cup Day dining packages.
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
Purchase your tickets now and save! Early bird ticket pricing valid for tickets purchased on or prior to 17 September 2017. Please note, prices do not include Ticketek booking fees and delivery charges.
*Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.
** Children under 16 (FREE) must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
^Carer accompanying a person with a disability (FREE). Carer must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy secured a narrow victory riding Almandin during the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup race. Relive the action from the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.