Celebrate this Melbourne Cup race that stops the nation at The Village Penrith. Watch the main race live whilst enjoying the most extensive menu and incredible wine list. Lots of great bubbles to choose from, as well as some of the most sought after international beers. The Melbourne Cup Race started in 1861, It wasn’t until 1875 that the race was run on the first Tuesday of November, and is now the biggest event in the horse racing field. Frederick Standish, member of the Victorian Turf Club and steward on the day of the first Cup, was credited with forming the idea to hold a horse race and calling it the “Melbourne Cup“.The first Horse to ever win the Melbourne Cup was Archer, who went on to win the following year in 1862. The Melbourne Cup has now become an event celebrated by all.