Melbourne CUP to take place on November 2

Melbourne Cup

The $8 million (AUD) Lexus Melbourne Cup is the centrepiece of the entire Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Each November, the eyes of the world turn to this most iconic of world-leading Group 1 thoroughbred races.


  • 2 November 
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Feature races:

Ten races of different distances take place on this day. The 3,200 metre Lexus Melbourne Cup is the most famous event on the Australian racing calendar, but the entire Melbourne Cup day is also widely celebrated  as an exciting and enthralling spectacle.

Fun fact:

The Melbourne Cup is actually the biggest Australian race in Australia in terms of viewership and betting turnover. Hosted by the Victoria Racing Club, last year the Melbourne Cup had a turnover of around $80 million (AUD) with the TAB alone.