There are many race days which constitute the Spring Racing Carnival. The Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the Spring Racing Carnival and is held on the first Tuesday in November each year and is considered that important that’s been designated a public holiday in Victoria. The other races are scheduled around the Melbourne Cup date accordingly.
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This race day is a favourite for families as there are many kid-friendly activities scheduled throughout the day including a children’s ‘fashions on the field’ event as well as a free entertainment precinct where kids can get up close with their TV stars and cartoon characters.
Food and drinks can be purchased at the race track; however many racegoers bring a picnic to the venue. Betting is a favourite past-time, so make sure to bring some extra cash to place a bet on Australia’s biggest races.
Public transport to Stakes Day is plentiful, with trains that run direct and trams stop only a short walk away. Special trains run directly to Flemington Racecourse on race days. Trains to Flemington Racecourse depart Flinders Street Station, Southern Cross Station and North Melbourne Station. You can also catch the #57 Maribyrnong tram from Elizabeth Street/Flinders Street intersection and alight at Flemington Drive.