or as it seems to be known..... The Race that stops the nation. I think everyone, even those not vaguely interested in horse racing stop at 3.00 pm on the first Tuesday in November to watch the horses.
This year it was great for the winner, but very sad for the Favourite, who died moments after having come last in the great race. and another horse had a freak fright and broke it leg and had to be euthanized. Heartfelt thoughts for the owners and jockeys
Come rain or shine, the die hards turn out in their hundreds to Flemington Race Track Melbourne. The ladies dress to win the fashion stakes, and I think everyone wears a hat.
The Scot and I watched it on the TV but our horses didn't make the grade :(
Thursday is Ladies Day ...... this is really about the Ladies Clothes rather than the horses I think.
and then The Spring Carnival is over for another year. Some go home a tad richer most a lot poorer but I think everyone has a great day.