Today is Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington Racecouse in Victoria.
In workplaces across the nation people will down tools, turn off machines and turn on the TV to watch this famous horse race. Some punters will win a fortune betting on the fastest horse. Most of us will lose unfortunately, but we will still have a great day and get caught up in the atmosphere of the big day.
In Melbourne people arrive at the racecourse early, they wear fantastic clothes – some fashionable, some ridiculous. Many drink champagne. At Caloundra racecourse today there are also races and of course the Melbourne Cup will be up on the Big Screen. If you go there you will also see lots of our students who have scored a day’s work serving food and drinks to the many race fans.