Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melbourne Cup Day

Well, the "First Tuesday in November" is here and its "Cup Day" in Australia and it is the 150th Running of this great race - 2 miles in the old measure - and a fine example of a staying race for gallopers.

 The full race meeting is dedicated by one TV broadcast channel and, of coursem we have Fox Sports Racing doing their regular meeting coverage.

The rain has held off at Flemington and all the ladies are out in their finery and 'fascinators' with Carla Zampatti designer fashion brand featuring well in the ladies choice of outfits but I did see a few Hugo Boss outfits.

A fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millenery. The word originally referred to a fine, lacy head covering akin to a shawl and made from wool or lace. The term had fallen almost into disuse by the 1970s. here are a few examples:

The rain has definitely effected the track to favour the horses who like the slow to heavy going. I've had three bets at the Tote - 3 separate 'boxed' trifectas (means my horses only need to finish 1, 2, or, 3 in any order):

Shocking,  Zipping, Maluckyday.
Zipping, Master O'Reilly, Maluckyday
Zipping, Descarado, Maluckyday

So now we wait for 3pm - race time!

5yo Horse by STREET CRY - MARIA DI CASTIGLIA Eales Racing Pty Ltd

9yo Gelding by DANEHILL - SOCIAL SCENE Mr & Mrs L J Williams

4yo Gelding by ZABEEL - NATALIE WOOD N Moraitis A M

Master O'Reilly
8yo Gelding by O'REILLY - WITHOUT REMORSE W F Sutcliffe, Mrs D Sutcliffe, Ms J Mawer & S Duric

4yo Gelding by HIGH CHAPARRAL - KAREMA LADY  D A & Mrs R J Henderson, Henderson Racing Synd

1 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

not a fan of the races, but always love looking at the hats and outfits.......typical woman I guess!

Gill in Canada