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The Melbourne Cup Commences its Nation Wide Tour

The Melbourne Cup Commences its Nation Wide Tour

The 2011 Melbourne Cup Trophy has begun its annual pilgrimage around Australia and New Zealand, with Darwin the first capital city in Australia to get a glimpse of the cup.

The Melbourne Cup Trophy has embarked on its tour of Australia and New Zealand - photo courtesy © VRC

In anticipation of ‘the race that stops the nation’ every year ...

Free Entry For All on Underwood Stakes Day

Free Entry For All on Underwood Stakes Day

Punters will be able to attend this year’s spring carnival for free after the Melbourne Racing Club announced that the Caulfield gates would be thrown open on Underwood Stakes day.

MRC Chairman Mike Symons said he hoped for a crowd of at least 20,000 for the September 17 meeting.

“We want to promote the day and get people to focus ...

Early Odds in for Melbourne Cup Betting

Early Odds in for Melbourne Cup Betting

With the illustrious Melbourne Cup creeping round the corner, the nation excitedly waits in anticipation for the showcase race of the Spring Racing Carnival to arrive. While the trainers vigorously prepare their hopeful horses and the soon-to-be spectators start shopping for their outfits, the punters are already getting on board with the action as the ante-post betting markets for the ...