Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020 Tips & Betting Selections

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the pinnacle of racing in Australia.

Home to the Melbourne Cup among a host of other Group One features across four days, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is Australia's best horse racing carnival.

Melbourne Cup Carnival Schedule

  • Date Race Name State Prize Money Distance Track

October 2021

November 2021

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020 Betting Odds

Check the individual betting pages for betting markets, the latest news and tips on the entire four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Melbourne Cup Carnival History

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the pinnacle of horse racing in Australia and arguably the world's top racing festival.

Headlined by the Melbourne Cup, the Cup Carnival has over 150 years of history on the Australian racing scene and is considered one of the worl'd best races. The Melbourne Cup itself is the the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world and one of the richest turf races. 

Outside of the Melbourne Cup there's a number of Group One races that take centrestage including the Victoria Derby, the VRC Oaks and the Darley Classic.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the peak of racing in its most important month, making it the go-to thoroughbred festival in the world.

Melbourne Cup Carnival FAQ

When does the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020 start?

The Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off with Victoria Derby Day, which this year falls on  Saturday, October 31st 2020.

What are the main races of the Melbourne Cup Carnival?

The four main races of the Melbourne Cup Carnival are: The Victoria Derby, The Melbourne Cup, the VRC Oaks and the Emirates Stakes. All four of these events are Group One races and headline each specific day.

Where is the Melbourne Cup Carnival held?

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is raced exclusively at Flemington racecourse across the four main days of racing.

When is the 2020 Melbourne Cup?

In 2020 the race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup is held on Tuesday, November 3.