2011 Melbourne Cup
Though the 2011 Melbourne Cup is still months away, horse racing punters are already monitoring the developments leading to the race that stops a nation. The betting markets might not have opened but they are trying to read up on the latest news about the thoroughbreds that have a strong shot of making it to this year’s race.
The 2011 Melbourne Cup will be held on the 1st of November at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. This Group 1 handicap race is staged over 3200 metres and it has the largest prize pool among all Australian horse racing events with around $6 million. Out of that prize pool, the winning team gets $3.3 million while the winning horse is instantly revered as a legend.
The 2011 Melbourne Cup will be the seventh race on Melbourne Cup Day which is part of the Victoria Spring Racing Carnival. It will be staged at 3 PM, Australian time and millions of horse racing enthusiasts from around the world and even Australians who are not really horse racing fans will be tuned in. These typical Australians might have participated in Melbourne Cup sweeps that have a fixed pot money.
The 2011 Melbourne Cup Day also features the Fashions on the Field competition for those who would like to strut their fabulous attire on race day. Several social events have also been included and these will make the 2011 Melbourne Cup Day experience a fruitful and memorable one.