A horse race in America might not mean much to many but here in Australia its a big deal! Melbourne Cup is not only considered a public holiday in the state of Victoria but here in New South Wales, many companies close down early to enjoy the festivities.
My company did just that. We left work around 12:30pm and headed off to The Royal Oaks Hotel in the suburb of Double Bay for an afternoon of drinking, eating and most importantly... gambling.
Here are a few pictures from the days activities.
"Racetrack! Well...what am I doin' here?"