Kingfisher Bay Resort - Fraser Island Accommodation

4 November 2014: It's The Race That Stops A Nation

Australia's best known horse racing event stops the nation Australia's best known horse racing event stops the nation © belairparkcountryclub.com.au

You might be out and about enjoying the great outdoors on Fraser Island, but you can still catch the action live from Flemington racetrack on Melbourne Cup Day.

This 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. It's literally the race that stops a nation and is conducted annually by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria.

When: Tuesday, November 4
Where: The Sand Bar
Time: Coverage on from 1300 (Queensland time)