Monday, November 2, 2009

Melbourne Cup Day

So, it is a Public Holiday tomorrow in Melbourne because it is Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington. I think only Melbourne gets to be officially off.

How I wished tomorrow was also a Public holiday in Sydney :P

All glam and dressed up, pretty ladies and handsome looking men..

Megan Gale

Gosh, look at these. So many people!!

Melbourne Cup, Flemington

The forecast for tomorrow's weather will be slight showers and cloudy at the tops of 24 degrees. So do make sure to keep yourself warm enough.

If you do not know what is Melbourne Cup about, here is a short history lesson on for you, I took this from Wikipedia

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major annual Thoroughbred horse race. Billed as The race that stops a nation, it is a race for three-year-olds and over, over a distance of 3,200 metres. It is the richest and most prestigious "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races in the world. The event is held at around 3 pm on the first Tuesday in November by the Victoria Racing Club, on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

If you would like to learn more about it, you can also visit Melbourne Cup's official site .

I'm not really into Horse racing or gambling anyway, but it is a big occasion/event in Melbourne.

Have fun!

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