The Melbourne Cup
The Race that Stops the Nation
Melbourne Cup day is always on the first Tuesday in November every year. It is accustom for most businesses and schools to stop work at this time to tune into their tv’s or radios to listen to the race which has been branded ‘the race that stops a nation’. The 2018 Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is the biggest race in Australia both for viewer count and for betting turnover. People also enjoy dressing up, with women wearing their most extravagant hats and colourful dresses.
Here in Taipei, we host a Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon at the American Club every year and this year we donated 120,000 NTD to the Community Services Center in Tienmu.