The Race That Stopped A Nation

In Australia we recently celebrated the annual Melbourne Cup event which is affectionately referred to as the 'Race that stops a nation', and for good reason too. The state of Victoria, has an official public holiday on the first Tuesday of every November to watch the spectacular and exciting horse race.

This year however, the event was tarnished from the sudden death of one of the favourites immediately after the race. The tragic news continued with news of a second horse having to put down after breaking her leg from kicking a fence after being spooked by a child waving a giant flag near the stables.

The actual event itself prior to the tragic post-race events was a success. With fashion, celebrities, corporate marquees, corporate boxes and sponsors galore, there wan't a dry champagne glass left  in the house. Turf clubs across Australia all celebrated the event with race day celebrations allowing punters and fashionistas around the country to join in the festivities. It was a great excuse to get out and be seen, especially for the sponsors!

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