It's a day when the nation stops whatever it's doing to listen to the race call, or watch the race on TV. Even those who don't usually bet, try their luck with a small wager or entry into a 'sweep' - a lottery in which each ticket-holder is matched with a randomly drawn horse. http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/melbournecup/
'Fashions On The Field' is a major focus of the day.
Beautiful & sophisticated hats
My workplace will be celebrating Melbourne Cup day tomorrow. They are having a competition on who got the Best Hat. I'm joining the crowd of course :)
My Handmade lil-pony-winner Head piece!
I'm gonna win right! :P
........................gonna be the clown of the day :P ahhahaha