Melbourne Cup lunch, Sydney-style


Join the winner’s circle onboard the Sydney Harbour Melbourne Cup Lunch. Combine the best of two cities - all the Melbourne race action with stunning 360˚ Sydney Harbour views. Apart from the great onboard food, wine and fashion, there are live race day calls, sweeps tickets, a Calcutta and prizes to be won.

About the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous annual horse race for thoroughbreds, with prize money up to $8 million. Another $80 million is taken in bets through the TAB alone. Each horse is at least three years of age and stables from around the world nominate their fastest steeds. The Cup is held on the first Tuesday in November and the 2021 race will be 161st since its inception in 1861. The race starts at 3.00pm at Flemington Racecourse and is 3,200 metres in length. A total of 24 horses line-up for the start, excluding any late scratchings. The Melbourne Cup is a handicap contest in which the weight of the jockey and riding gear is adjusted with ballast to a set weight for all contestants.

We use cookies on this website so we can provide you with a better browsing experience and show you more relevant content and promotions. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies. For more details, please check our Privacy Policy.