Let's talk facts and figures for this year's 2015 Melbourne Cup at Doomben Racecourse. Right now, the stakes are high, racegoers are frantically putting together their Fashions on the Field outfits and we would be lying if the unpredictable weather had attendees a little uptight.
Regardless, the celebration is gearing up to be Brisbane's biggest Melbourne Cup party with more than 15,000 guests predicted to be trackside to witness the race that stops a nation.
Oh, and to make sure that everything flows smoothly, a team of 600 staff will be on hand to keep over 5,000 bottles of Champagne flowing, while an army of chefs will prepare 500kg of fresh prawns and over 30,000 canapés for the celebration.
Punters looking to enjoy the trackside atmosphere won’t be disappointed with a stacked 8 race programme and all the races from Flemington live on the big screens across the course.
It is definitely safe to say that this year's Melbourne Cup has ensured Brisbane's total attention.
Book now at brc.com.au/melbournecup or call (07) 3268 2171.