The Melbourne Cup 2012

The Melbourne Cup, which this year is being held on 6th November, is more than a horse race. Known locally as the “celebration that stops a nation,” it is Australia’s answer to Ascot, as much a social event as an equestrian one (complete with exotic hats and designer frocks). The Victoria Racing Club is offering a limited number international visitors access to such exclusive enclosures as the Carbine Marquee, where lunch with wine and tea, as well as a reserved seat in the lawn stand, are included in the ticket..

The Melbourne Cup, which this year is being held on 6th November, is more than a horse race. Known locally as the “celebration that stops a nation,