The Derby hats were out and fashion and entertainment were at its finest as the Spring Racing Carnival began this year with much fervor and excitement. The Spring Racing Carnival is a world class event showcasing thoroughbred racing and glamorous social events. It’s a must attend event if you are staying at a Melbourne Serviced Accommodation such as the Citadines on Bourke Melbourne. Enjoy three months of fabulous racing days across Victoria. Known as the ‘race that stops a nation’, the highlight of the event, Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday in Victoria. Held every year on the first Tuesday in November it is celebrated with luncheons and social events in workplaces and venues around the country. Beginning at mid- September to mid-November, the Spring Racing Carnival showcases all that is great about Victoria with meetings staged in both the capital city of Melbourne and at picturesque country racecourses across Victoria.