Emirates Melbourne Cup 2011 day

Over 100,000 racegoers are expected to attend tomorrow’s Emirates Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington, with the race that stops a nation to be run at 3pm (AEDST).

A record 11 international horses will be vying for the $6.2 million in prizemoney on offer in the world’s richest handicap race, the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

The traditional pre-Cup entertainment will feature Australia’s most successful athletes of 2011 – Tour de France champion, Cadel Evans, and world 100 metre hurdle champion, Sally Pearson. The Australian national anthem will be performed by the Ten Tenors.

In the fashion stakes, Cup Day is the day to make your strongest fashion statement with bold looks and colours. In the stunning Myer Fashions on the Field enclosure the Women’s Racewear competition continues, followed by the invitation-only Design Award, to be judged by a panel of experts, including VRC International Style Ambassador Philip Treacy.

The Emirates Melbourne Cup Post-Race Media Conference, featuring the winning trainer, jockey and connections, will take place in the Media Centre at approximately 3.30pm. Space is limited and media must contact Marcus Williams in the Media Centre prior to 2.30pm to request access.

Limited tickets to Emirates Melbourne Cup Day are still available and must be pre-purchased by phoning Ticketmaster on 1300 136 122, visiting www.melbournecup.com or from Flinders Street, Southern Cross and North Melbourne train stations.

31 Oct 2011


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