Melbourne Cup Day

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
$100,000 Schivaello Plate 1700m

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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