Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Melbourne Cup Still On
Worried about the nation not being stopped, back up plans for the Melbourne Cup are still in place despite the arrival of 50,000 horse flu (equine influenza for the knowledegable) vaccinations from France this week.
Taking a cue from the outback race in Queensland that went ahead with no horse racing other than hobby horses, earlier in the year, hundreds of Pantomime Horses and other Human Horses are hard at work getting in shape. The back up plan ensures there will be at least some racing, the Milliners, the Caterers and the Designers can make a buck and that everyone can still get dressed up and drunk on that first Tuesday in November.