CUP FEVER: We’ll be printing two 16-page Melbourne Cup guides on Monday and Tuesday of next week including a tribute to cup king Bart Cummings.
CUP FEVER: We’ll be printing two 16-page Melbourne Cup guides on Monday and Tuesday of next week including a tribute to cup king Bart Cummings. DAVID CROSLING

Melbourne Cup: All you need to know in Monday's paper

IT'S the race that stops a nation - and The Northern Star will make sure you don't miss a moment of it.

In response to reader reaction, this year we're bringing you not one, but two Melbourne Cup lift-outs that will tell you everything you need to know about the biggest day on the Australian racing calendar.

Don't miss our bumper 16-page guide on Monday, which includes the latest race fields, sweeps to share with your mates or office colleagues and a practical guide for once-a-year punters, such as how to place a bet and decipher the information on the form guides.

If you're a less scientific gambler, we've got you covered too, with an astrologer's guide to having a flutter, as well a wrap of the numbers and colours that have crossed the line first over the years.

On Tuesday, we'll bring you another pages of Cup goodness, with the latest fields plus your special keepsake poster paying tribute to racing industry legend Bart Cummings, who had an unrivalled 12 winners at the famous race before he lost his fight for life in August this year.

We'll also bring you everything Melbourne Cup that's happening locally, whether at the local race track, licensed venues or simply where you can go to place a bet or watch the big race.

And don't forget, we'll have the news as it happens online, and will carry comprehensive local and national coverage of the event in next Wednesday's paper.

Grab your Star to help you pick a winner.



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