Our first Tuesday in November, Melbourne Cup Day, (and State of Victoria public holiday) was spent at home organizing Halloween candy and watching the “race that stops a nation.”
We saw many champagne flutes and fascinators fluttering about the marquees. Then the horses appeared. 3 minutes later it was over. Americain, our obvious choice, came in fourth despite being the favorite… and the winner? He won by a nose or rather, a nostril.