Flemington Racecourse, the horse-racing venue in Melbourne is most notable for hosting the world’s richest handicap annually, the Melbourne Cup. In 2017, the ‘race that stops a nation’ had a purse containing $6.2 million in prize money and was witnessed by over 90,000 people at the racecourse on Cup Day. With the area first being used for horse racing in 1840, and the first Melbourne Cup run in 1861, the Flemington VRC is also steeped in history.
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