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Melbourne Cup Carnival Tickets Go On Sale
Tickets for the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival went on sale yesterday. Racegoers can once again take advantage of an early bird offering, with General Admission tickets at their lowest price since 2008 for Victoria Derby Day, 2010 for Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, 2005 for VRC Oaks Day, and 2009 for Emirates Stakes Day. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge. VRC Chief Executive Simon Love said the Melbourne Cup Carnival continues to represent incredible value. "More than a third of attendees at the four days at Flemington are from outside Victoria, and we expect those from interstate to lead the rush for tickets with the Melbourne Cup Carnival an experience people across the nation want to be a part of," Mr Love said. The VRC funds the Melbourne Cup Carnival at a cost of $50 million which in turn attracts more than 315,000 racegoers to Flemington each year and injects close to $400 million into the Victorian economy, bolstered by growing tourism numbers. The Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off with Victoria Derby Day on 4 November, followed by Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 7 November, VRC Oaks Day on Thursday 9 November and Emirates Stakes Day on Saturday 11 November.