Date Added: May 2011
Australia's Melbourne Cup is known as "the race that stops a nation." Held each year on the first Tuesday in November, the famous horse race draws a crowd of more than 100,000 to the Flemington Racecourse. Millions more celebrate Cup day by visiting their local government-sanctioned betting outlet or a commercial online betting site to wager or "punt" on their favorite horse.
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