For everyone living in Victoria, you know the basics, but I have a little extra, so please read on.
For everyone else - The First Tuesday in November is Melbourne Cup Day.
The State of Victoria has a public holiday for a horse race - lucky!!!!
I have a very, very, very small link
It is a very, very, very old link
The entrance to Flemington Racecourse (where the Melbourne Cup is held) has a very long paved entrance.
Within these pavers are tiles with previous Melbourne Cup Winners
So while we dodged the massive crowds trying to enter the Racecourse for Derby Day (Saturday) I got hubby to snap a very quick photo with his phone
Complete with the tips of our shoes showing!!!!
Well, my Great-Grandfather, Thomas WHITE, broke Zulu in!!!!!
Yep, Zulu won The Melbourne Cup in 1881!!!!!
How's that for a Melbourne Cup connection
And yes, Melbourne lived up to its reputation while we were there - wet and cold
But it was the first time that has happened to us