Me? I love horse races. I don’t care about the odds. I don’t care about the track conditions. I don’t care about where in the world it is.
Case in point: Australia’s Melbourne Cup that took place today (or incredibly late last night/early this morning, if you’re living in the United States). The race is, “Australia’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as ‘the race that stops a nation,’ it is a 3,200 meter race for three-year-olds and over.” It takes place every year on the first Tuesday in November, and is actually considered to be a national holiday down under. So, yeah, it sounds like The Kentucky Derby took steroids.
I mean, you know it’s going to be lit (did I say that right?) when there’s a Snapchat story around it, so here’s a rundown of what happened.
This biscuit pushed a cop into a bed of flowers before getting arrested / acting like she had no idea what she had done:
A woman has been arrested after she pushed a police officer into a garden bed at Flemington. https://t.co/8mINHoaYNB
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) November 3, 2015
This dude (via Snapchat) wore a tuxedo and took a chopper to the track, because that’s what rich ballers do.
…and then there were just a bunch of people who clearly had no idea where they were.
— Steve Williams (@randomswill) November 3, 2015
— Herald Sun (@theheraldsun) November 4, 2014
Including all these people, via the BBC.
But, per usual, Instagram takes the cake for being an absolute talent show. I’ve got a theory that Australia produces the hottest girls, and these photos prove that it’s not just because of the accent.
…including the winning jockey, because everyone looks hot with a trophy in their hands.
So, yeah, I’m going to need a few weeks off next year to attend both the Melbourne Cup and The Hunt. .
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