Melbourne Cup day at Wentworth to go ahead without races, Mildura to continue as planned

Wentworth races on Melbourne Cup day in 2017.
Wentworth races on Melbourne Cup day in 2017.

MELBOURNE Cup day races at Wentworth races have been cancelled due to the amount of water on the track.

The event itself, including Fashions on the Field, will still be held without the races.

"The stage is set, the tote is ready and the bar is open. No horses but still a great day is store," the Wentworth District Racing Club posted on Facebook today.

Mildura's races will be going ahead but attendees have been advised parking near the front gate will be limited due to last night's rain.

Racegoers were also asked to consider their footwear given the amount of damp spots on grassed areas.

Mildura Airport received 14.6mm of rain overnight but the racecourse received more than 30mm.