Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When the nation stops on Melbourne Cup Day

Australians not only in Australia but all over the world stop to watch and follow the Melbourne Cup, the famous thoroughbred horse race held on the Flemington Racecourse annually on the first Tuesday of November.

While folks from all walks of the society throng the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, people outside Melbourne watch the race on television. In New Zealand, the major tracks show the race live on large screens and people engage in heavy betting. In fact, Melbourne Cup is known to be the biggest betting event in New Zealand!

Sydney is alive on the Melbourne Cup Day and people generally are upbeat with lots of celebrations, partying, watching the race on television and betting. Fashion shows are held prior to the race to heighten the spirits of the celebration and warm up for the race.

There are exciting cruises around the Sydney Harbour that keep up the spirit of the day as well as augments the anticipation for and the excitement of the race. The Pre-Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise operated by the Magistic Cruises around the Sydney Harbour is such a one that takes you around the beautiful harbour and returns you in time for the thrill of the race!

The MYERS Fashions on the Field held during the Melbourne Cup Carnival is actually only a link in the long chain of parades that are held throughout Australia during different events in the quest for the best dressed women of Australia!

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