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Melbourne Cup race card – schedule and race times for Melbourne Cup Day 2015

There are 10 races scheduled take place on Melbourne Cup Day, with the ‘main event’ at Flemington being the Race That Stops A Nation.

The $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) needs no introduction as millions will tune in worldwide to watch 24 runners attempt to write themselves into the record books.

Race 7 on the Flemington program will be the Melbourne Cup and it is scheduled for 3:00PM local time.

Japanese stayer Fame Game is the favourite for this year’s Melbourne Cup and supporters will have been pleased with his sixth-placing in the Caulfield Cup. The runner-up in that event, Trip To Paris, is better suited over 3200m while the third-placed Our Ivanhowe has been racing well.

We could reel off most runners but the leading chances according to the market are Criterion, Max Dynamite, Red Cadeaux, Who Shot Thebarman, Preferment, Almoonqith, Bondi Beach, The United States and Excess Knowledge.

Supporting the Melbourne Cup is the Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Emirates Airline Plate (1000m).

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes is Race 10 on the program and scheduled to be run at 5:15PM.

Wawail was narrowly beaten by Politeness in the Cape Grim Beef Steaks last start. That mare would go on to claim the Myer Classic at Group 1 level. She’s Clean is a consistent mare from Sydney and has strong claims along with fellow Sydney mare Unequivocal (first emergency) who ran sixth behind Nayeli in the Tattersalls Club Nivison. Others chances go to Peace Force, Berry Delicious, Lucky Lago, Sultry Feeling, Scarlet Billows, Kayjay’s Joy, Thinking Of You and Into The Mist (second emergency).

The Emirates Airline Plate is Race 1 and set to be run at 10:40AM.

Only four of the 16 runners have been seen which makes this an extremely difficult race to assess. Missrock won her only start and can win again. Bangs, Moshki and Tris have all raced but some of the debutants are better fancied. Prompt Response won a trial and is expected to go well. Motown Lil is one to watch following an easy trial. Infra Dig represents Godolphin and you have to respect their juveniles. Stop Making Sense is another to watch after hitting the line well in a trial.
Melbourne Cup Day – Race Schedule (all times AEST)
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Race 1 – 10:40am Gr.3 Emirates Airline Plate
Race 2 – 11:20am Trophy
Race 3 – 12:00pm J.B. Cummings AM Tribute Plate 
Race 4 – 12:40pm Lavazza Short Black
Race 5 – 1:20pm Schweppes #FlemingtonFling
Race 6 – 2:00pm Lexus Hybrid Plate
Race 7 – 3:00pm Gr.1 Emirates Melbourne Cup
Race 8 – 3:55pm LR James Boag’s Symphony Stakes
Race 9 – 4:35pm LR MSS Security Sprint
Race 10 – 5:15pm Gr.3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes


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Richard Roche
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