The Emirates Stakes Day is the final raceday of the Melbourne Cup Carnival — but by no means the quietest.
Families and other race lovers alike will arrive at the beautiful Flemington Racecourse with a sense of anticipation and looking forward to a day of spectacular racing, wholesome fun and activities for the young and young at heart.
The racing highlight of the day will be the $2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (formerly Mackinnon) — 2000m of pure excitement at weight-for-age, sure to attract the stars of international racing.
Off the track, the day will be packed with free activities and live entertainment for children of all ages. Highlights include the Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field, a light-hearted event for younger racegoers and families, offering the opportunity to impress in the fashion stakes and claim fantastic prizes.
Food stalls, kiosks and cafes catering to both younger and more grown-up tastes will be in full swing, ready to sustain the energy levels as a fun-loving crowd gets into full swing.
Ready to join the fun? Get your family and friends together and make your plans for the Emirates Stakes Day celebration on Saturday 11 November 2017.
The official flower for Emirates Stakes Day is the Red 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 Stakes Day dining packages.
Emirates Stakes 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.
The 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival concluded its festivities with this great day of racing. Relive the highlights from the 2016 Emirates Stakes Day.