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The Lexus Melbourne Cup sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar where the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at Flemington and battle it out for a stake of the $6.2-million prize money and to cement their names in history.There's nothing like being there amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience the day that puts Australia firmly in the international sporting spotlight. Trainers from around the world set their sights on the Lexus Melbourne Cup, a race that is widely considered to be the best staying handicap in the world. Over 3200 metres, every competitor races towards the richest prize in Australian sport and the 18 carat solid gold Hardy Brothers trophy valued at $175,000. Flemington is the place to play this Spring with the introduction of The Park, a new social and fashion hotspot for everyone that enters the Flemington gates. The Park is an exciting, vibrant area that will entice and intrigue, as you are beckoned up the hill. With fashion a firm focus during the Carnival, you will be right at home at The Park, the new home to the Myer Fashions on the Field enclosure.
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