The biggest horse race on the planet runs tomorrow, first Tuesday in November.
The Melbourne Cup. Two miles, or 3200 metres.
I have a little heuristic which tells me that Vauban is good for a place. Let's see, shall we :)
 received wisdom, not my personal opinion :) They also call it the race that stops a nation, on account of the fact that lots of employers run a $2 sweepstakes and set up a tv for their employees to watch the race. Usually Race 7 (at Flemington) at about 3:20 pm. My first job, the boss supplied champagne in little clear plastic cups. Now don't be mean and say it was cheap champagne.
edit: Flemington not Randwick. Dunno what made me say Randwick which is Sydney not Melbourne.