Get track-side for the ‘‘Race that Stops a Nation’’ as Australia and New Zealand tune in to watch the Melbourne Cup action from Flemington on the first Tuesday in November. House of Travel has a three-night, land only, Melbourne Cup Day package from $849 a person, twin share. The deal includes three nights at 31⁄ star accommodation and an uncovered Lawn Stand ticket to Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, November 5. Sales till October 4 for travel November 3-6. Also available are five-night packages for Derby and Cup Day from $1279 a person, twin share. Ph 0800 838 747 or visit houseoftravel.co.nz.