Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Horsing around on Melbourne Cup Day!

Every year on the first Tuesday in November, The Melbourne Cup is run to test the best and fastest three year old and over thoroughbred horses, over a distance of 3,200 metres.

Horses come from all over the world to compete in "the race that stops a nation".

This year, The Melbourne Cup was a close race.

Any one of the horses in the field had a chance to win!    

 This year's race was won by ....

 no, not a kangaroo
(whoops, how did that get there!) ...

 a horse!

By less than a horse's nose whisker!!

Congratulations to the horse that won. 
It will be remembered in the long list of winners alongside Archer and Phar Lap.

Click here for a wrap up of today's great race!

Where were you when the race stopped the nation?

And how many past winner's names can you remember without googling?

Walkabouters Club of Victoria Inc.

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