The Melborne Cup Day is held at Flemington racecourse on Tuesday
1 November 2017. People from all over Australia stop to watch
and have a bet on Melbourne Cup day.
Australia is gearing up for the Melbourne Cup, with even parliament
due to tune in at off-time. Makybe Diva is 3/1 favourite as she
looks to be the first to win the cup for the 3rd time. Earning
comparisons to the legendary Phar Lap, she's been heavily backed
down under. But with drying ground can you rule out the challengers,
including last year's runner-up, Vinnie Roe?
British and Irish hopes rest with a handful of horses. As well
as Vinnie Roe, the Mark Tompkins-trained Franklins Gardens has
been confirmed for the race. Goodwood Cup winner Distinction is
another being tipped at longer odds, with part-owner Sir Alex
Ferguson among the backers.