The champagne is officially on ice and racing fans will be opening betting accounts left, right and centre – the 2011 Melbourne Cup is rapidly approaching and we can’t wait.
There are few horse racing meetings in the world that come close to matching the Melbourne Cup’s level of entertainment and prestige and the 2011 renewal of the showpiece will be no different.
The centrepiece of Flemington’s year, the Melbourne Cup is one of the world’s most famous race meetings and it really is ‘the race that stops a nation.’ Each year, thousands of punters mix top hats and tails with the finest thoroughbreds the world has to offer to provide a day of exhilarating action and plenty of fans will be relying on 2011 Melbourne Cup tips to make sure it is a profitable day Down Under.
Some of the world’s leading trainers will be targeting the Melbourne Cup and the likes of Aidan O’Brien, Luca Cumani and Sir Michael Stoute all regularly have runners at Flemington, while some of the Far East’s greatest horses also head to Australia in a bid to land the richest prize in the game.
Here is Tuesday’s card from Flemington
10:20 AM - Emirates Airline Plate
11:00 AM - TAB Sportsbet Handicap
11:45 AM - The Lavazza Long Black
12:30 PM - Herald Sun Stakes
1:15 PM - Schweppes Tonic 1000
2:00 PM - Lexus Hybrid Plate
3:00 PM - Emirates Melbourne Cup
3:55 PM - Johnnie Walker Stakes
4:35 PM - MSS Security Sprint
5:15 PM - 7News Plate