Tuesday the 4th of November sees the 154th running of Australia’s number one horse racing event, the Melbourne Cup, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.
The Melbourne Cup is a major sporting and social event in Australia, and is known locally as “the race that stops a nation”, due to the fact that it is observed in the majority of work places and homes throughout the country.
The Melbourne Cup is also of considerable importance on the International stage, with this years 23 horses representing England, France, Germany, Ireland and Japan.
Over 100,000 people are expected to be at Flemington racecourse on the day to witness proceedings, and over $1,000,000 is expected to be wagered on the Cup worldwide.
The 3,2000 metre race is the 7th on a card of 10 races, and there is $6,000,000 on offer as prize money.
The race starts at 3:00pm local time, which is GMT + 11:00.
Here we have provide our tip for the top 3 horses and placings:
1. Admire Ratki
2. Lucia Valentina