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Melbourne Cup Day is a flat racing event on the horse racing calendar, which is run by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. It is one of the most prestigious horse racing events, and includes one of the richest turf races. The event is held on the first Tuesday of November and is a highly anticipated event on the Australian sporting calendar. Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday for all working within metropolitan Melbourne and some parts of regional Victoria, and the actual Melbourne Cup race is often known locally as "the race that stops the nation".