Melbourne Cup - Australia's most prestigious horse race
The Melbourne Cup is an annual horse race held at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Here at StubHub we have a wide range of Melbourne Cup tickets so you can be there at the most prestigious horse race in Australia. Like England's Royal Ascot or the Kentucky Derby in the United States, this horse race event attracts thousands of spectators every year and punters willing to place a bet on their favourite horse and jockey. The Melbourne Cup prize money is mouth-wateringly high, the 6,200,000 Australian dollars prize money makes this the richest "two-mile" handicap race in the world. These horses can really go, Kingston Rule, the fastest horse in the history of the Melbourne Cup, ran at a top speed of 58.7 kilometres-per-hour when he won the Cup in 1990. Join in the glamour, excitement, tension and drama that is typical at Flemington Racecourse. Buy 2018 Melbourne Cup tickets today.
Melbourne Cup history
The first Melbourne Cup race was over 150 years ago in 1861 when seventeen horses contested for a modest prize of 710 gold sovereigns and also a gold watch (the prizes didn't go to the horse, unfortunately). Now known as the 'race that stops a nation' due to the fact that so many people have Melbourne Cup tickets and are at the racecourse, while the rest are glued to their TV screens. In fact, it is one of the most popular spectator events in Australia with attendance sometimes over 100,000 fans. Before, the Cup featured local horses and riders. Nowadays, however, the event draws in the finest horses, trainers and jockeys from across the planet. Spectators can see famous jockeys like Frankie Detorri, Damien Oliver and incredible thoroughbred horses like Makybe Diva, the only horse to have won the Melbourne Cup on three occasions (and the only mare to have won the Cup more than once). Bring your friends, put on your finest clothes and check the Melbourne Cup odds before getting your tickets for the cup!
Melbourne Cup 2017
The 2017 edition of Australia's most famous horse race will live long in the memories of people able to buy Melbourne Cup tickets and watch the action from the stands, marquee and grounds. The 2017 Melbourne Cup winner was British-bred, Irish-trained Rekindling, jockeyed by Corey Brown and trained by young Irishman Joseph O'Brien. Of course there are numerous races taking place during this festival of horse racing so you can choose carefully where best to place your bets. The Melbourne Cup truly is a memorable experience, with regular appearances of celebrities, politicians and sports stars. You can be there, don't miss this opportunity. If you don't know how to buy Melbourne Cup tickets, well you can get them here at StubHub!