Melbourne Cup Carnival 2019

Experience the fun, glamour and excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2019.

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: 2-9 November 2019
VENUE: Flemington Racecourse
ADDRESS: 448 Epsom Road, Flemington VIC 3031
CATEGORY: Horse Racing
PRODUCTS: Travel Packages, Grandstand Tickets and Hospitality Packages
STATUS: Official Travel Agent


Watch the race that stops a nation with Events Travel in 2019.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is more than just a horse racing event. It’s a spring ritual and an eagerly anticipated milestone on the annual calendar for locals and visitors from around the world.

But it’s not all about the horses. The Cup Carnival has evolved into a celebration of fashion, socialising, partying, betting and of course horse racing. Within the carnival, which has four main race days, is the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, one of the world’s richest horse races which is held annually on the first Tuesday of November. This day alone attracts over 100,000 people to Flemington and is one of Australia’s most popular events; billed as the race that stops a nation. However, the other days of the Carnival also have their own unique attractions, see the schedule and descriptions below.

As an Official Tour Operator for VRC, Events Travel has been helping fans from Australia, New Zealand and across the globe travel to the event with Official Packages including tickets, grandstands, marquees, hospitality, hotels and other travel services since 1994. The 2019 Cup Carnival will be our 25th year. While we work on our packages, please register your interest.

We hope you will join us in 2019 at the Melbourne Cup Carnival, as Flemington is turned into the social, corporate, fashion and sporting epicentre of Australia.


Schedule and more information

2019 Schedule

AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 2 November 2019

Considered one of the most prestigious days of racing in Australasia, featuring a card of nine Group races, four at the elite Group 1 level. The feature Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby is Australia’s premier staying classic for three-year-olds. The fashion stakes are equally high with the commencement of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition. This is the day for classic elegance, which sets the pace for the entire week. Traditionally, black and white has been the prominent colour scheme for women, while men often chose to wear a grey morning suit, top hat, peacock vest and pin-stripe pants.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 5 November 2019

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is a truly spectacular event and the focal point of the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival. While most of Australia stops to watch or listen to the race, there’s nothing like being there amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience this true spectacle. The excitement slowly builds to its 3pm fever pitch when everything at the track comes to a stop for 200 heart-pounding seconds. Each year, a new chapter is written, a new legend is made and a new dream comes true as the winning connections take Australia’s most famous sporting trophy.

Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 7 November 2019

Known as the ultimate style day of the Carnival, and commonly referred to as ‘Ladies Day’, women of all ages come together dressed in their most feminine ensemble. The winner of the national competition of Myer Fashions on the Field is announced on Kennedy Oaks Day, reinforcing its importance on the fashion calendar. The racing highlight is the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks, the classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500m.

VRC Stakes Day, Saturday 9 November 2019

The Melbourne Cup Carnival concludes with VRC Stakes Day, featuring Victoria’s premier 1600m event, the Group 1 VRC Stakes. VRC Stakes Day is the fastest growing race day for the four day Carnival with crowds topping 80,000 in recent years. It is also recognised as the Carnival’s family day, with the focus on family fun and an abundance of free activities available for children.


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Fast Facts

Lexus Melbourne Cup jump time: 3pm, Tuesday 6 November, 2018
Distance: 3200m (2 miles)
Race record: Kingston Rule in a time of 3:16.3 (1990)
2017 Champion: Rekindling (first 3yo since 1941)
Weight: Handicap
Purse: $6,200,000 (2017)
Qualification: Three-year-olds and up
Most wins by horse: Makybe Diva with 3 (2003, 2004, 2005)
Most wins by jockey: Bobby Lewis with 4 (1902, 1915, 1919, 1927)
Most wins by trainer: Bart Cummings with 12 (1965 – 2008)
Most wins by owner: Lloyd Williams with 6 (1981 – 2017)

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