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It's finally spring and with the blooming of the cherry blossoms signals the most anticipated event of the year. The Melbourne Cup Carnival. Comprising of 5 events culminating in the 'race that stops the nation' Emirates Melbourne Cup, the Melbourne Cup Carnival has events everyone can enjoy.

Enjoy a different theme and atmosphere at each one of the cup carnivals days Yellow Glen Turnbull Stakes Day, AAMI Victoria Derby Cup, Crown Oaks Day, Emirates Stakes Day and the ultimate racing experience in Melbourne the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

The focal point of the Cup Carnival, The Emirates Melbourne Cup is the ultimate racing experience in the world. Legends are born and reputations are carved in the 'race that stops a nation'. Being a public holiday racegoers converge on Flemington race course to try their luck at the betting stalls hoping to win the big bucks on the winning horses.

The Cup Carnival is not only a celebration of horses and their running ability but also a race to become the winner of the prestigious fashion on the fields, with many colourful and unique outfits from both men and women entering the race. Winners are celebrated amongst the celebrities in the exclusive birdcage marques, where the food and wine flow and the celebrities mingle.

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As some of Australia's greatest parties there are plenty of opportunities to meet old friends or even create new ones. To dine on delicious, mouth-watering food and enjoy world class drinks or take your own gourmet picnics. A place where you can soak up the atmosphere and witness the world's best at the pinnacle of horse racing in Australia

But don't fret if you miss out on the ultimate racing carnival of the year, the Cup Carnival is part of the much larger spring racing carnival with multiple night and day races throughout Melbourne and the greater Victoria.

Visit Melbourne Cup Carnivals official website for more information and to purchase tickets:

Need some Accommodation for the show? Book your Budget Accommodation at the ultimate Melbourne Backpacker's Urban Central!

Book your Budget Accommodation for Spring Racing Carnival now

Melbourne Cup Carnival and the Spring Racing Carnival are the pinnacle events in the racing calendar with not only horse racing but live entertainment and world class hospitality. If you need accommodation, Melbourne's premier youth hostel and hotel Urban Central offers great Budget Accommodation deals.
Urban Central offers you many services that will make your stay in Melbourne great:
• Free Daily Breakfast
• Free Tea, Coffee, Pasta and Rice
• Free weekly meal
• All Linens and Towels provided
• Maximum Four Bed Dormitory Rooms
• Choice of Private, Double/Twin or Family Rooms
• Group Accommodation
• On-Site Kitchen and Dining Room
• On-Site Bar and Outdoor Areas
• Travel Desk
• 24 Hour Reception
• Swipe Pass Security
• Onsite limited parking or 24hr parking located next door to Urban Central
• All rooms are cleaned and serviced daily
• Friendly staff to make you feel at home

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