The 2010 Melbourne Cup Day is the jewel event on the Australian racing calendar and is scheduled to take place at Victoria’s famous Flemington racecourse on Tuesday November 2.
Headlining the esteemed meeting is of course the 2010 Melbourne Cup, the 150th anniversary of the nation’s richest and most loved race worth a record $6 million in prize money and trophies this year.
Racing and fashion go hand in hand on Melbourne Cup Day, with thousands of spectators and punters flocking to the course to celebrate the champion runners, enjoy a glass of champagne, show off their race day outfits and of course get in on the betting action!
Aside from the Emirates Melbourne Cup, where a field of 24 elite stayers will fight to become the next turf great, the VRC has nine other quality races scheduled for Melbourne Cup Day.
2010 Melbourne Cup Day Race Schedule
|Status||Prize Money||Race Name||Distance|
|Listed||$100,000||AGL Renewable Energy Stakes||1000m|
|–||$125,000||Schweppes Tonic 1000||1000m|
|Listed||$150,000||Lexus Hybrid Plate||1400m|
|–||$100,000||MSS Security Sprint||1200m|
|–||$100,000||The TAB BIG6||1400m|
|Listed||$150,000||Bundaberg Distilling Company Stakes||1800m|
|Group 1||$6,000,000||Emirates Melbourne Cup||3200m|
|–||$100,000||The Lavazza Long Black||2800m|
|Listed||$150,000||Herald Sun Stakes||1400m|
The 2010 Melbourne Cup is scheduled as Race 7 on the card and is due to jump at 3pm. For more information on the Melbourne Cup Prize Money and Declaration Schedule follow the link.
Melbourne Cup Day Facts
- Where: Flemington Racecourse
- When: Tuesday November 2
- Feature Race: $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)
- Flower of the Day: Yellow Rose
- First Race: 10:20am
- Last Race: 5:10pm
Melbourne Cup Day is held as part of the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival that runs over four premier race days starting with Victoria Derby Day on Saturday October 30.
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