How to bet on the Melbourne Cup
ONCE a year, the nation "stops" for what is arguably Australia's most famous and fashionable horse race.
But have you ever felt intimidated by all the buzz?
Here's how to get into the spirit this year and take your own punt.
For those who want to know what to wear to be 'in fashion' this Melbourne Cup day - for women, turn to pretty pastels, mid-length dresses and skirts, only a little shoulder baring, block heel shoes, a crown for a fascinator and some lace.
For men it's plain ties, a white pocket square, smart white shirt, and shoes without socks. Yes, it's official; the VRC has agreed to a change in their men's dress code for the Members' Enclosure.
Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Oaks Day, Stakes Day - it's a whole carnvial week of fashion, entertainment and horse racing at Flemington Race Course.