Monday, November 1, 2010
2nd November Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is a horse race held each year in Melbourne on the first Tuesday of November. If you live in Victoria you get a holiday and if you live in the rest of Australia we get to celebrate 'at work'. While there are many books about this champion racehorse, some that are suitable for younger readers, search out the picture book Phar Lap; The Wonder Horse by Jackie Kerin and Patricia Mullins who always enjoys illustrating horses.