Melbourne Cup

 

If tennis, car racing, and football weren’t enough to keep Melbourne locals occupied, then just add in the exciting sport of horse racing and the public holiday that coincides with the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November. One of the longest-running sporting events in the country since 1861, the Melbourne Cup features the country’s finest thoroughbred racing event.  Thousands tune into this exciting sporting event, contributing to the richest handicap race in Australia and one of the richest horseraces in the world.