Melbourne Cup Day History
Melbourne Cup Day celebrates the Melbourne Cup, a prestigious Australian thoroughbred race held on a turf (grass) track. The 3,200m long race is open to thoroughbreds horses 3 years of age and over. With a winning purse of 6.2 million Australian Dollars, it is one of the richest races in the world. The race referred to in Australia as 'the race that stops the nation' due to its prominence in Australia and the horse-racing world.
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