Getting to the world’s largest horse racing festival by booking a plane ticket to Melbourne would be a fast and easy start, and the Melbourne equestrian festival is the most famous horse racing event in the world and has a proud history dating back more than 150 years in 1861 in Australia.
The Melbourne Cup Painting Festival is the world’s most thrilling horse racing event. This horse racing, design and entertainment festival begins in September and concludes only in mid-November. Flemington Racecourse is the venue for big horse races such as Derby Day, the Melbourne Cup and the Oaks Day race. Most Australians avoid watching or listening to news about the race, but it’s nothing like the experience of standing among 100,000 people and the crowd enjoying this extraordinary occurrence.
The Melbourne Cup Festival is one of the most popular social and athletic activities in Australia
The Festival holds four major activities, the Melbourne Cup [Emirates] being the highlight of the annual festival on the first Tuesday of November. The Melbourne Cup Festival is the most contested horse race in the world and has a proud history dating back over 150 years in 1861.
Popular for its stopover race, the Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday in Victoria and more than 100,000 spectators are running at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Almost all Australians watch or listen to the race as it is broadcast live on television to more than 700 million viewers in more than 120 countries.
Australians celebrate their race to win the Melbourne Cup in a variety of ways with fashion parades at work, office-full seahorses, commercial breakfasts, charity lunches, school costumes, live music concerts.
The Melbourne Cup is also renowned for its couture. Traditionally black and white are the dominant colors for women on Derby Day while men often choose to wear gray tail suits, peacock waist suits and small striped pants.