The state of Victoria stops for a horse race

For those outside of Australia it’s probably hard to grasp that pretty much the entire state of Victoria stops on the first Tuesday of each November for a horse race!

The Melbourne Cup has been running for an unbroken spell of 143 years since 1861, which is pretty good going considering the first horses weren’t introduced to Australia until 1788 by the First Fleet.

We didn’t watch the race, it was wet and windy so we were working on rearranging the Nobody Nowhere site.

There is an ABC report on the race if you’re interested..

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