Wudinna – Travel, Food and Fun
Each year on the first Tuesday of November, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia plays host to the Horse Race that stops a nation – 5th November was that day.
It is the richest handicap race in the world and today they celebrated their 149th Melbourne Cup. A magnificent day, with sunshine and blue skies above. Flemington Racecourse was superbly groomed, with roses galore, every where the eyes roamed. Congratulations to the Gardeners and groundsmen for such a perfect display . Fashions, both Ladies and Gents abounded in both color and style – always a highlight of this Carnival. Champagne flowing, with superb food, for those who chose to celebrate in style!
The winner was a horse from Gympie, a small Queensland country town, not far from where I live on the Sunshine Coast. So much excitement, with an Australian– bred horse winning this prestigious race. The last Australian-bred to win was in 2009.
The horse’s name is ‘Vow and Declare’ and ‘no’ I did not place a bet on him! Amazing how words have different meanings to each of us and ‘vow and declare’ was a saying that my Mother used regularly, especially if she was making an important point to us, generally reprimanding!
Particularly something quite special that crossed my path today is that Lexus are the major sponsors of this prestigious race. It is quite powerful for me, as my DMP is quite clear that I have a Hybrid Hatchback Lexus, in the driveway of my new home. A few moments later on screen was an attractive girl, wearing a beautiful blue outfit – the same colour blue as my Lexus!
It took my breath away and the wonderment of my DMP was so very real!
Now I am really excited!