Off To The Races…

In a perfect world, Melbourne Cup day looks like this:

Not this:

Racegoers leave Flemington a huge mess, leaving the last to go to wade through an ocean of rubbish.

Photo: Luis Ascui, via Sydney Morning Herald ‘The Cup – That’ll do me’

Ah well… The race that stops the nation was a 153 years young this Tuesday, and is to be followed by the rest of the Spring racing festival – Oaks Cup and Ladies Day (although guys can go to that race too). Regardless if you’re a high roller or just there for the fashionable wildlife, Melbourne Cup is a significant racing event and a time for high stakes and tall hats.

Relive the excitement and read about the people and horses who rule the most important 3 minutes of the sporting world!


Roy Higgins – Australia’s Greatest Jockey by Patrick Hartley











Bart: My Life by J.B. Cummings










High Stakes: The Rise of the Waterhouse Dynasty by Paul Kennedy











Black Caviar: The Authorised Story by Gerard Whateley










My Grandad Knew Phar Lap by Errol Broome

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