Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
Massive Odds on All Races!
Sign-up and start betting with PlayUp in 2 minutes!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

On the first day of spring a tram-load of racing royalty will descend on Melbourne’s CBD, heralding that Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is just around the corner.

John “Patto” Patterson, Flemington’s Clerk of the Course for more than 50 years, will lead the group, carrying the 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup from Melbourne’s iconic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for a red carpet arrival into Southern Cross Station.

Three-time Melbourne Cup winning jockey Glen Boss will be part of the 25-strong group of racing’s who’s who, accompanied by leading hoop Chris Symons and rising star apprentices Katelyn Mallyon and brothers Regan and Jake Bayliss, all wearing racing silks.

Representing the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s famous fashion will be Myer milliners Kim Fletcher, Melissa Jackson and Kerrie Stanley, Myer designer Dom Bagnato, 2014 Myer Fashions on the Field national winner Brodie Worrell, fashionista and Black Caviar connection Alison Saville, and racing regulars and models Bree Laughlin and Rebecca Stoneman.

All will be on hand for media opportunities and to discuss what the upcoming Melbourne Cup Carnival means for our city and their lives and careers.

The activity kicks off two days of public celebrations at Southern Cross Station, where the VRC’s Racing Royalty campaign will be brought to life. Racing fans will have the opportunity to ascend the throne for a royal portrait with the Emirates Melbourne Cup, meet racing royalty, enjoy free manicures and win a money-can’t-buy Melbourne Cup Carnival experience.

Then, at 2.30pm the 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup nominations will be announced at a media call at Flemington. Racing Victoria will issue a separate media alert for that event.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Kingston Town Classic results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Kingston Town Classic. The Kingston Town Classic was raced at Ascot racecourse...

George Moore Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 George Moore Stakes. The George Moore Stakes was raced at Doomben racecourse...

Popular young jockey drowns in Queensland

Popular young jockey Chris Caserta is feared to have drowned after a late night swim at a Surfers Paradise beach...

Black Caviar gives birth to a filly

Champion mare Black Caviar has foaled down a filly by champion sire Written Tycoon. One of Black Caviar’s part-owners Pam...

Champion jockey Glen Boss announces retirement

Champion jockey Glen Boss will have his last ride this weekend at Caulfield as he calls an end to an...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

Pakenham Cup

The is a race held at in Victoria each year. The () boasts a total prize pool of and is...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...


Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or