Melbourne Cup day

Tommorow (Tuesday) morning there will be people making their way towards the Flemington Racecourse to watch the horseracing. Or are they?

I think a lot of people are heading there for (a) To see if Makybe Diva can win a third Melbourne Cup. And (b) For the fashion. And then, (c) to watch the horses go round, and place a bet or two.

Melbourne Cup is such a big event, why else would they have a public holiday for all Victorians to enjoy the Melbourne Cup?

It should be a nice and hot day tommorow. With a top of 31 degrees celcius.

When I was still studying at University, Melbourne Cup day often meant that I had to sit an exam on that. Over the three years of my degree, I think I had two exams on the Queens Birthday public holiday, and 3 on Melbourne Cup day.

And where was the exam held? Why, at the Caulfield Race Course of course :)
In several of the halls which would have housed various punters only weeks earlier for the Caulfield Cup race, would house several thousand Monash University students sitting their exams.

Goodluck and all the best to all the students out there sitting for their end of year exams!

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