Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Trust the Aussies to create a public holiday for a sporting event. The “race that stops the nation,” sees world-famous trainers, jockeys and horses do the rounds at Flemington Racecourse. The second most fiercely fought competition of the day is on the stage as fashionable women (and recently, men) compete for the best-dressed title in Fashions on the Field.
Tickets: A$74 (for general admission)
For more details, visit the Melbourne Cup Carnival website