Melbourne Cup 2010 @ Gold Coast Turf Club

Its been 23 days since I took these photos ^^;;  I keep procrastinating getting distracted – even now lol, I’m in between windows ordering stuffs from Gmarket..

For those who aren’t Australian, Melbourne Cup is THE famous horse race held in Melbourne every year on the first Tuesday of November. Labelled as ‘the race that stops the nation’ (lol who came up with that) it’s about betting, horses, drinking and for girls it usually means fashion~

So obviously, for it to stop the whole nation, you don’t have to be in Melbourne to be part of it. If you’re not in Melbourne you’re most likely to be watching it on TV.For the special few that get the day off work like me *woot* you can go to a race course or in my case – the Gold Coast Turf Club which was part of Melbourne Cup day races. Awesome because you can see a live horse race too!

This is the race at Gold Coast – not Melbourne cup..  I labelled this one as ‘Horses and the city’ hehe lame I know ^^; The buildings make a awesome backdrop~

My race dress.. and my sailor hat from Halloween ^^  On the advice from my mum and Lindsay. I forwent the usual fasinator/hat that people normally wear because it was more ‘fun’ . Plus it also suited my outfit right? ^^! WIN WIN for multiple usage! Although guys were like ‘Hey sailor’ -_-;; Suppose I deserved that lol.

My accidental win. I was meant to place a bet for my mum (she lives through me hehe). Still being a betting newbie, I was suppose to say 1st place for the horse ‘So You Think’ (which was a favourite to win) but all that came out of my mouth was “umm.. place.. and um.. so you think.. $10?” – complete sentence fail =_=;
‘So You Think’ ended up coming THIRD. Thinking it was a loss, wasn’t too excited at the end of the race.. so I doubled checked the ticket with the sellers (bet takers? o_o? <- see? I’m a n00b)  they gave me $21!!

The ACTUAL Melbourne Cup @ Flemington on TV on a huge truck on wheels XD
I wonder how many peoples eyes are glued to the TV. Funny thing is I had no idea who was coming first and who won until the result flashed up in the end.

My fabulously awesome friend Lindsay who also forwent the usual fasinator/dress combo in a headscarf and black suit romper for her first races!

We also ran into some guy dressed as Bruno o_o!

Shakira – who looked like a classic movie star with her golden curls and black and white dress

Amber – loved her flowy floral dress and fasinator, this photo seems more like a typical wedding shot ^^;

Sailor posing~ coz I like it XD I think I should change my job

Aine – Do you know how much I love your porcelain skin and blue/green eyes??

And something else with beautiful eyes..
A horse of course ^^

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