Melbourne Cup 2012

The Melbourne Cup is usually deemed Australia's main thoroughbred horse race. Held every year on the 1st Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup appeals to some of the best race horses in the world, all vying to have an chance to get some of the $6 million prize money that's offered each year. Known as 'the race that stops a nation', the Melbourne Cup runs over a length of 3,200 metres and it is the richest and most esteemed 'two-mile' handicap in the world. It's also one of the richest turf races worldwide and it is the feature race within the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Organised at Melbourne's famous Flemington Racecourse, that is under the operation of the Victorian Racing Club, this cup is a handicap race open to all horses aged three-years-old and over.

This years field

Melbourne Cup final acceptances should be revealed live from Flemington Racecourse straight after the action of Victoria Derby Day, which is the first of 4 events making up the 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
A capacity 24 starters
are set to constitute the Melbourne Cup 2012 field without any emergencies allowed in the world's wealthiest handicap.

The actual
date when the 2012 Melbourne Cup field will certainly face off over the 3200-metres at Flemington Racecourse is Tuesday November 6, 2012.

The 2012 Melbourne Cup field
can become clearer as the year goes on with Melbourne Cup 2012 nominations to get drawn in early September.
you don't need to wait until then to bet around the Melbourne Cup.


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