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Old 11-05-2012, 08:12 AM
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Default Their rrrrraaacing!!

So,,Tomorrow (our time) the 6th of November, being the first Tuesday in November sees the running of The Melbourne Cup. The richest 2 mile handicapped horse race in the world. (The animals are handicapped with weight, its not like they have only three legs or something).

And of course, it wouldn't be a rich horse race without rich Sheikhs and European Business Moguls, so they're all here. Testosterone fills the air!

Its also a day of high fashion as the ladies try to outdo each other in the "Fashions on the Field" event, claws ready to scratch each others' eyes out. Some of the fashions are certainly risque

And the general hoi poloi get dressed up and drink themselves legless, while borrowing each others wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends for short periods in the car park!!!

All in all a good day out , but you wouldn't find me within a bull's roar of the Flemington Race Course where it is held. Since it's a Melbourne holiday, I'll studiously get to and produce little boxes for displaying embroidery. Maybe bark up the Weber for a roast chicken dinner (with Red Gum smoked chicken).

Here's a link to the idiots' guide to "The Cup"
I guess it's a bit like Super Tuesday!

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: Their rrrrraaacing!!

Unlike me who just wish it was Wednesday already.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:47 PM
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So,,Tomorrow (our time) the 6th of November, being the first Tuesday in November sees the running of The Melbourne Cup.
Ah yes, November 6, we just happen to be having a little horse race of our own here in the U.S.

And I'm sure ours involves a lot more manure.


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Old 11-06-2012, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Their rrrrraaacing!!

I suspect that our race is richer. I doubt they're betting $2B on their race......
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