Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Melbourne Cup Day

Today is Cup Day in Melbourne. That means that lots of people go to the races:

and cheer until they can't talk any more for their horse to win:
but I'll just be staying home. It's a public holiday for my mum and dad, but I don't think they're doing anything special. Melbourne Cup is the richest horse race in Australasia - the winner gets something like two million dollars. Think of all the ham you could buy with that!

22 comments:

Jasmim said...

2 million dollars ... I would make a party!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

$2,000,000.00?????????????? Like Jasmim says, that would be one heckuva pawty!!!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Wow! That's a lot of money! Can a cat race????

The OP Pack said...

Can't you get somebody to place a bet for you? That's a lot of money - just think of all the ham:)

woos, the OP Pack

Madi and Mom said...

Huffle,
I know you are enjoying time with Mom and Dad. Thanks for sharing the pictures of Melbourne Cup day...we didn't realize it was today....or for us tomorrow. HA!! Still funny to be writing today's news to someone already in tomorrow. Mom and I are easily amused.
Meow Madi and Mom

Cats in trees said...

2 million dollars for a little running? We should be multi millionaires, we love running.

Misha said...

Have you got fancy hat to wear?

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Or Happy Hearts!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom says something about AGJ...

The Army of Four said...

WOW! If you were a horse, you'd look like that one in the lead in that picture!
Play bows,
Zim

Lorenza said...

All I could do with 2 million dollars!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Ginger Jasper said...

Two million we could all retire and not have to go to work.. Hugs GJ x

Sweet Praline said...

Just stay out of the way from those hooves!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

With that kind of cash you could buy a jet and come and visit us!!

Poppy Q said...

Happy cup day Huffle. It is always a big big day in Victoria, and we think staying home is a clever plan.

Forever Foster said...

Mum stuffed up her betting ticket and backed the wrong horse. She said that could be our horse. It was Mourilyan. We're claiming the winnings we get for him placing.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

It looks like it was a very exciting race, with a "Shocking" win!!!

Kari said...

Two million dollars! Ham for everyone!

Eric and Flynn said...

Phew! That's a lot of money!

Milo and Alfie said...

That's a lot of ham! We love ham.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Huffle, I hope you have a great day with your mom and dad - they are lucky to be off today. I hope you get to go out on the balcony - I hope the weather is good enough!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

So maybe you should race around your living room with your puppy and when you win, your humans give you ham.

Steve

The Bumpass Hounds said...

That would be a lot of ham. There is probably an abundance of horse meat too.
- TBH&K