Over 100,000 racegoers are expected to flock Flemington to enjoy the Melbourne Cup at 2pm (Gold Coast time), with millions more set to tune in on television screens across the country. No wonder it’s hailed as the race that stops a nation!
A full field of 24 remains in the race after the official scratching time this morning.
Japanese horse Fame Game is still the favourite to take out the $6 million Cup, with Trip to Paris and Preferment also having good support from betters.
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Late trainer Bart Cummings, who won the cup 12 times, will also be remembered throughout the day.
Race three has been renamed the JB Cummings AM Tribute Plate in honour of the legendary trainer and there will also be a special tribute to him before the main event.
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Flan and Emily Jade will be enjoying the race that stops the nation at a fabulous event at Sea World Resort. Tune in to 1029 Hot Tomato throughout the day and tomorrow morning from 5am for the full rundown of the event!