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Melbourne Cup Function at Fasig-Tipton November Sale
This year's Fasig-Tipton November Sale will be a night session and will finish just hours prior to the Melbourne Cup being run in Australia on the Tuesday afternoon. With that in mind, Fasig-Tipton is planning to hold a function for all Australasian travelers who make the trip to their sales grounds. President Boyd Browning, Jr commented, "We are aware that the date of the sale falls at a time that Australasian breeders and agents are generally found in the birdcage at Flemington, and while we can't replicate that, we are certainly going to make sure that the race that stops a nation will be televised in a comfortable environment… The sale should finish about an hour before the Melbourne Cup is run and we will be providing access to all the races run from Flemington prior to the Cup during the night."