4 racing essentials to take you to the Melbourne Cup


4 racing essentials to take you to the Melbourne Cup

The horses, the personalities, the 2015 dress code, and more

Whether you fancy a frolic track side with the fillies this first Tuesday of November or you’re happy to watch the action on the turf from the couch, the Victoria Racing Club in conjunction with Pacific+ has once again packaged everything you need to enjoy The Race That Stops a Nation together in one handy guide: the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival Official Souvenir magazine.

Located at Australia’s most famous racecourse, Flemington, the VRC continues to uphold the proud traditions that have made it Australia’s premier racing club.

Here are four reasons to rush out and grab your copy of Carnival magazine, sold at selected newsagencies.

  1. Delve into the backstory of some of the finest names in Australian racing.

From the riders who lead the horses to victory to the trainers who are legends in their own right, this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival magazine features something for every keen racing enthusiast.

  1.  Garner top fashion advice for your ‘Fashions on the Field’ debut.

Leading Australian fashion designer Alex Perry’s expertise is offered up in this edition and we also spotlight on the trends for exquisite and unique headpieces. The colours, hues and styles for both male and female outfits as well as the usual beauty briefs ensure you will be glammed up to perfection for every raceday in the program.

  1.   Learn a little about the heritage associated with The Race That Stops a Nation.

Contextualised by the pedigree bloodlines thoroughbred racing’s elite embody, we also hone in on this year’s strongest overseas contenders, and hear a little about the pomp and ceremony each Melbourne Cup offers racegoers.

  1.  Read an industry tribute to the late, great Bart Cummings.

We stopped the presses to add a commemorative tribute to the legend of thoroughbred horse training and King of Cups, Bart Cummings.