Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014
The Melbourne Cup is the linchpin of the Victoria Racing Club's annual four-day Cup Carnival and the highlight of Victoria's statewide Spring Racing Carnival.
The Emirates Melbourne Cup is more than just a horse race – it’s a 152 year-old social and cultural tradition that literally brings Australia to a standstill!
The race draws competitors from all over the world with the annual invasion of northern hemisphere-trained stayers making it a truly international event.
The Emirates Melbourne Cup now attracts a worldwide television audience of around 700 million people in 120 countries and territories while millions more either view or listen to the event via the internet.
Four Days at Flemington 2014
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is comprised of four unique race days:
• DAY 1 Saturday – AAMI Victoria Derby Day - November 1
• DAY 2 Tuesday – Emirates Melbourne Cup Day November 4
• DAY 3 Thursday – Crown Oaks Day November 6
• DAY 4 Saturday – Emirates Stakes Day November 8
Whilst the undisputed heroes of the Melbourne Cup Carnival are the stars of the turf, the accompanying fashion frenzy that seizes Melbourne in Spring is truly spectacular. Fillies and fellows alike relish the opportunity to frock up in their finest and head to Flemington as the racecourse becomes the place to see and be seen.
The Spring Racing Carnival has been known to see racegoers splurge on an amazing 46,461 hats, 57,334 pairs of shoes and 29,990 handbags.
Over the years some of the world's most fashionable people have graced the lawns of Flemington including Princess Diana, Sarah O'Hare, Carson Kressley, Stevie Nicks, Eva Longoria, Chloe Sevigne and Priscilla Presley but it was Jean Shrimpton's appearance in 1965 that caused the greatest stir. Often referred to as the Melbourne Cup Carnival's most famous fashion spectacle – English model Jean Shrimpton attended the Derby wearing a one-piece shift four inches above the knee, with no hat, gloves or stockings. Despite causing outrage among fashion traditionalists, Shrimpton instantly turned the world fashion spotlight on Flemington and it has remained there ever since.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival creates a party atmosphere unparalleled at any other Australian sporting event.
The huge crowds which pack into Flemington Racecourse are there for a good time and whether it's a day in one of the countless corporate marquees which span the racecourse, a car boot party in the Members' Car Park, a picnic on the public lawn or fine dining in one of the racecourse's many excellent restaurants and marquee enclosures, there is a sense of fun and excitement which is unique to this great event.
People swarm to Flemington on foot, by car, train, tram, boat or helicopter as all roads, rails and rivers direct the hordes to the centre of the action for four days of frenetic fun.
It's an experience not to be missed!
Also see: Spring Racing Carnival Flowers
From: Saturday 1st of November 2014 To Saturday 8th of November 2014
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