Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The race that stops a nation - our Melbourne Cup.

Run on the first Tuesday in November since 1861, the Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation. Originally intended as a neutral meeting place for all classes of colonists, the Melbourne Cup is now the people's race celebrated by all in a uniquely Australian way. A mix of fashion, fun and frivolity sweeps and serious bets, The Cup brings most schools and work places to a halt for a few magical minutes each year.
This year I went with my friends and neighbours to the Brunswick Heads Hotel to celebrate and watch.

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