Melbourne Cup 2012 Carnival ‘More Than Just A Race’, It’s A Tradition!


Melbourne Cup 2012 is about to go off with a bang! The Melbourne Cup is the namesake of the all-new yearly Cup carnival, and the highlight of the Victorian spring racing carnival. The carnival contains four separate racing events; Saturday 3rd November is the very first event in the carnival, the Victorian Derby Day. Tuesday 6th is your next carnival event, and namesake, the Melbourne Cup Day. Thursday 8th, the third event of this carnival, is that the Crown oaks day, and finally, Saturday 10th is the final race day in the carnival, the Emirates Stakes Day

The Melbourne Cup otherwise called ‘the race that stops a nation’ brings Australia to a standstill. The 152 year-old event is more than only a horse race, it is a tradition! There are around 700 million individuals in over 120 nations who tune in to the race – and that is not including the internet presence, which adds countless more to that amount. Competitors are drawn from all corners of the world; northern hemisphere educated stayers giving the race a really international field.

The ‘race that stops a nation’ is known to be able to draw the attention of a diverse field of audiences, young, older, male or female – the event offers a broad opportunity to take part in a good time, whether on or off the field. People who cannot make it into the Cup are offered a great number of alternatives for their own Melbourne Cup gambling, in the significant bookie better, to the casual punter down at the TAB, or the newcomer Cup online punter who just places one bet per year. Race odds are regularly available, leading to the event. Most Australian workplaces have pools or sweepstakes contest to celebrate, and most bars and clubs maintain a Melbourne Cup event also. You may even celebrate the Cup at other racecourses, with most offering a Melbourne Cup encounter with dining and

similar to the real thing.

For those lucky thousands – or hundreds of thousands, (with the presence usually well over 100,000) – who do get the chance to attend Flemington racecourse daily, there are an infinite number of ways in which to observe; if attending a corporate marquee, eating in style in one of several nice racecourse restaurants or marquees, a picnic on the lawn, or even a car boot party in the Members’ Car Park ; there’s always a feeling of enjoyment and excitement on the afternoon.

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