Melbourne Cup

Flemington Racecourse Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Melbourne Cup is the biggest horse race of the year in Australia where world-class jockeys are testing their skills every year on a 3.2km racetrack. The competition is held on the first Tuesday in November and is often referred as ‘the race that stops the nation’ and is declared a public holiday in Melbourne, Victoria.

An interesting fact about the Melbourne Cup is that it has not been won by a British-trained horse in the last 25 years until Cross Counter broke the spell in 2018. Makybe Diva is the only three-time Melbourne Cup winner with consecutive victories in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Be part of the Spring Racing Carnival and soak up the electrifying entertainment, parties, food, fashion on the fields and spring racing atmosphere Flemington has to offer!


Sports Travel Group offers a range of packages and hospitality options to the premier horse racing events or we can design unique packages just for you to meet your needs, budget and requirements. Call us for more information.

Our exclusive package includes:

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Choice of Darby Day, Melbourne Cup, Oaks or Stakes day tickets
  • Range of hospitality options, marquees, restaurants and bars
  • Melbourne City Tour
  • Yarra river cruise
  • Transfers