As winner of 2017 Melbourne cup “Rekindling” was approaching the finish line Australia was stopped for few minutes. The race brings festivity to people, the worlds best stayers run the world’s most famous race “Melbourne Cup”. It is the most richest price in Australian sport – A$6.25 million prize money of Emirates Melbourne Cup and 18 ct solid gold trophy valued at A$175,000.
It brings the colour, incredible fashion, delicious food, exclusive wine and drinks with dance which not only make young patrons to dance but also young at heart join them on every inch of Flemington race course. This years winner was a Ireland’s Rekindling with jokey Corey Brown and trainer Joseph O’Brian. Joseph come from a training family of O’Brien. Corey Brown is a Sydney based jokey. However not all are happy and drunk today as many said they don’t like the Melbourne cup as they think it is very cruel to horses. As reported by ABC one person stated “Having heard about all the horses that died after the last few cups, and also the horrible conditions that they are kept in when confined to their stables, I decided that I didn’t want to support it in any way.” — Flynn S”, another said “I have always thought that it’s more about gambling than horses that should be in a field eating grass.” — Felicity F.
Apart from cruelty Melbourne cup does stops the nation, it was the coldest cup day in years. Nearly 100,000 spectators braved cold day, shivering through early showers and brisk southerly winds. This year people not only came for punting but also there were few people who came for political reasons and unfurl a banner which says “SOS : Evacuate Manus Now” another painted a car with slogan and blocked the rail line to Flemington for about an hour.