Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Joe and I watched the Melbourne Cup on TV
There were two great races on at Flemington. And the horse race was a nail-biter as usual: Another amazing finish, marred only by the fact that two of the runners had to be put down after the race. A truly sad aftermath. I had 4 horses in various sweeps and none of them got anywhere!
I always take an interest in the other major contest of the day: The fashions on the field. I know nothing about fashion and for 364 days of the year take no interest in it -- but I figure I can once a year try to inform myself about it. And what I thought I knew was turned upside down yesterday. I thought the winning fashions were bound to be pretty sober and wearable anywhere. That's not what happened. I couldn't get past the winner's aluminium hat!
Anyway, some pix from the great day:
Christine Spielman in her aluminium hat
The dress was OK but are those leather gloves?
The winner with the runners up
Megan Gale let colour do the talking
And the anti-skin rules were not always enforced