2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Melbourne Cup
October 29, 2014 by Marc Jerbs

On November 3, the Victoria Racing Club will host Australia's much-awaited and prestigious thoroughbred race, the Melbourne Cup. The two-mile race for three year olds and over will be held at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.

The total prize money for the Melbourne Cup is set at A$6.2 million. The winner will collect a huge sum of A$3.6 million and trophy made by Hardy Brothers worth A$175,000.

There are 42 nominated horses for the Melbourne Cup. However, only the final field of 24 horses will run in the race. The final field will be chosen via “Order of Entry” process. Winners of selected lead up races will gain automatic entry in the Melbourne Cup.

The horse racing handicappers have installed Fame Game as the horse to beat in the Melbourne Cup. Trip to Paris, Preferment and Amralah are among strongest challengers of Fame Game next Tuesday.


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