"The race that stops a nation"
That description perfectly sums up the Emirates Melbourne Cup. It is the pinnacle of Australian racing, the pinnacle of Australian sport and is undoubtedly the best handicap staying race in the world.
Come 3pm on November 5, 24 outstanding stayers from all corners of the globe will battle it out for $6.2 Million prizemoney and the 18ct gold Melbourne Cup, worth $175,000, as well as etching their name into Australian folklore, alongside the likes of Pharlap and Makybe Diva.
Be sure to check out vic-tab.com.au as the big race nears, where we have all bases covered for the first Tuesday in November, including Melbourne Cup Tips and Melbourne Cup Odds!