The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is undoubtebly the highlight of the racing year in Australia and it brings out the very best of Australian and International thoroughbreds for 50 days of world-class horse racing action. The whole event has a carnival like atmosphere which brings the city of Melbourne to life during spring carnival time.
The major racing carnival during the spring is the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival held at Flemington in early November, home to Melbourne Cup Day, while the three-day Caulfield Cup carnival held at Caulfield in October is also an exciting affair for racing enthusiasts.
Other feature race days in spring include WS Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley in late October, and Sandown Classic day at Sandown in November, one week after the Flemington carnival ends on Emirates Stakes day.
The city comes alive with race-goers and other tourists who seek out the best Melbourne has to offer in terms of entertainment, food and other diversions. Here is a Spring special in Bank Place: Oysters and Bollinger champagne at half price - a very special Happy Hour!
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