Your chance to win with Melbourne Cup guide

THE Melbourne Cup is just around the corner, and your Observer has the big race covered.

Whether you're a once-a-year punter, or enjoy a regular flutter, all the information you need for this year's big race will be in your paper.

On Saturday, November 1, your Observer will include a game card for the 2014 Lucky Cup sweep, with prizes of $1500, $1250 and $1000 for the Melbourne Cup winner and placegetters.

Also on the card will be a pre-chosen trifecta ticket that could win you $500 if the numbers come up.

Make sure you pick up a copy on Monday, November 3, to get all the form, news, features, jockey's colours, history and even what the stars say to help you pick this year's winner.

The guide will also include that must-have for the Melbourne Cup, the office sweep.

And on the big day, Tuesday, November 4, we'll have all the latest news.