Flemington Racecourse is the venue for the Melbourne Cup, owned by the Victoria Racing Club it welcomes hoards of Australian punters at this time every year.
The record attendance at Flemington racecourse is nearly 129,000 recorded on the 2006 Victoria Derby Day. The winners of the Victoria Derby that day was Efficient who went on to win the Melbourne Cup a year later.
Shaped a bit like a pair horse races at Flemington Racecourse are run anti-clockwise. Other than the Melbourne Cup and Victoria Derby the racetrack hosts top races such as the Victoria Oaks, Mackinnon Stakes, Australian Cup and Lightning Stakes.
It is on the first Tuesday of November however that the people of Melbourne are given a National holiday so they can watch and have a bet on the countries richest race, the Melbourne Cup.