The Ballarat community is set to have its eyes locked on one horse once the clock strikes 3pm at Flemington Racecourse.
Irish horse Downdraft will represent the region in the 'Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep', which will see one regional town come away with $50,000 to put towards a charity of its choice.
Downdraft, which was tied to Ballarat after drawing the 15th barrier in the race, is currently tipped among the top half of horses heading into the race that stops the nation.
Ballarat received the 15th barrier at random earlier this year.
See which horses other regional towns from Australia will be cheering for below:
Deniliquin, NSW - 14 - Southern France
Wakool, NSW - 9 - Youngstar
Koondrook, VIC - 4 - Finche
Alice Springs, NT - 13 - Mirage Dancer
Bowen, QLD - 19 - Twilight Payment
Ayr, QLD - 2 - La Trobe
Townsville, QLD - 5 - Cross Counter
Aberdeen/Scone, NSW - 6 - Mustajeer
Streaky Bay, SA - 11 - Hunting Horn
Georgetown, QLD - 10 - Sound
Rockhampton, QLD - 3 - Raymond Tusk
Brim, VIC - 23 - Neufbosc
St. Arnaud, VIC - 20 - Surprise Baby
Grafton, NSW - 7 - Constantinople
Longreach, QLD - 2 - Mer De Glace
Blackall-Tambo, QLD - 8 - Prince of Arran
Ballarat, VIC - 15 - Downdraft
Ceduna, SA - 18 - The Chosen One
Euroa, VIC - 12 - Rostropovich
Yeoval, NSW - 17 - Il Paradiso
Bunyip, VIC - 21 - Vow and Declare
Tallarook, VIC - 1 - Master of Reality
Cobram, VIC - 16 - Steel Prince
Phillip Island, VIC - 24 - Magic Wand
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