The idea of a public holiday for a horse race in Melbourne is a joke. However I’m not one to look a gift racehorse in the mouth and I enjoyed my free day with my family and community. I forgot to watch the race, but plenty of Canberrans had a flutter with ACTTAB reporting no change in takings on previous years.
So what did everyone get up to? And do you declare the idea of a public holiday on the first Tuesday in November a great day to bond the community together, or a waste of time when we could have been getting work done?