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Fashion - good and bad at Melbourne Cup (pictures)

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Today - the" race that stops a nation " literally - was run - the 2013 Melbourne Cup !!
It is a holiday in Melbourne Australia but everywhere else thoughout the country people watch it on TV, and many thousand dollars are bet on the winner - and many have Melbourne Cup parties - and the day is an excuse to "dress up" - both good and bad can be seen!! Its a good example of how we do things "down under"!!

And there was a horse race - actually 10 races - and, for the record, it was won by Damian Oliver on Fiorente, trained by Gai Waterhouse.

All in all - a BIG day

and next year - we do it all again!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GARDENQE2 11/12/2013 12:50PM

    I love extravagant hats...I wish I could see more!
Thanks for posting!

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IMEMINE1 11/9/2013 7:48AM

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ARTJAC 11/6/2013 4:34AM


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NASFKAB 11/6/2013 2:01AM

  thanks for showing us a part of Australia to many of us its vast open spaces & corrugated iron clothes were SUPER & the models WOW "& WOW

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1BEACHWALKER 11/5/2013 10:47PM

    Cool!! Never knew it was that big of deal! I would have loved to have been the!! Thank you.

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ROSAMARCELLE 11/5/2013 5:55PM

    Love the photos! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 11/5/2013 4:28PM

    WOW! just WOW! Thanks for the show.

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CINDHOLM 11/5/2013 2:56PM

    emoticon but I didn't see your hat...

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DEBIGENE 11/5/2013 9:05AM

    Those gals with the 'pink do's' are def Baltimore "HONS" !!!

Looks like a great time to me !!!

Thanks for sharing the pics 'hon' !!!

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JANUT57 11/5/2013 4:55AM

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed looking at the " fashion show"! The hats were great! emoticon

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GOANNA2 11/5/2013 4:25AM

    I was working and didn't see the race. I put
in a for few dollar sweeps but my brumbies
are still running, lol. Did you have a win?
Thank you for sharing the fashion. I love
Jen's dress - she slways looks so spot on. Now
about Brynne Edelson, not sure of that one.
Ah well there's always next year for a win.

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SLACHETKA103145 11/5/2013 4:22AM

    emoticon for sharing these pictures! I always enjoy looking at the hats!!! I remember them oh so well from my childhood..pill boxes and veils! To this day I don't want to wear anything on my head and that includes wigs and scarves! (But as you know I have to now)

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Again thanks for sharing this emoticon blog!!!


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RDEE22 11/5/2013 3:42AM

    Did your horse win?? Mine didn't. emoticon

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NYARAMULA 11/5/2013 3:42AM


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VIAFREE 11/5/2013 3:09AM

    awesome, funny cute hats!

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