It is said that the annual Melbourne Cup, Australia’s major thoroughbred horse event, is “the race that stops a nation”. It is also considered one of the richest turf races, with this year’s purse estimated at over $6.5 million. The race is so significant to the nation that the Melbourne Cup is a legal holiday in Victoria and an average of 110,000 attendees from all over the world flock to the region to partake in the festivities. At the Flemington racetrack, this year’s contenders exploding out of the starting gate is not the only spectacle. ‘Fashions on the Field’ is a major focus as well, with substantial prizes awarded to the best -dressed man and woman. With so many in attendance and so much going on, binoculars and a great itinerary are musts.
If you have your sights set on attending events during all four days surrounding the Melbourne Cup this November, know that your expedition begins the moment you board your Talon private jet charter. If you wish to know as much as the touts do about this year’s field, you can connect to Racenet using our in-flight WiFi. While you determine who is your projected Cup Winner, you’ll relax in our luxuriously appointed cabins that feature leather seating and savor requested snacks and meals from our superb catering menu. You’ll arrive refreshed and ready to go off to the races!
Let Talon Air’s Concierge Services Provide a Personal Touch
If you’re an experienced racetrack aficionado or just a punter, no one will ever know if you allow Talon’s exceptional Concierge Services to plan your itinerary. We can assist with lodging, transportation and evening dining reservations during this fully ticketed event so you do not miss a moment of the excitement – and even make some of your own!
Life is full of exceptional experiences and distance should not prevent your participation and enjoyment. For a once in a lifetime event such as attending the Melbourne Cup, consider a Talon empty leg or group flight. By dividing the cost between a number of friends and/or family, this exceptional experience can be made more affordable. If you would like to make this year’s Melbourne Cup a reality for you and your friends and family or even as a corporate event, contact our representatives today to discuss the options available.