We use to participate in the hype by tossing in a few dollars each year, but over the last few years, hubby and I have desisted from the Melbourne Cup. We've now officially banned it, and here's why.
For some reason, a few weeks prior to Cup Day, I kept telling my husband "something bad is going to happen on Cup Day... I don't know what, but I have a bad feeling!" I thought it may be all the madness about the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane, and the souped up anti-terrorist campaign we're being fed here that was playing on my nerves. For some reason, I couldn't shake this bad feeling. Then this. What a tragedy! :(