Once again, it is time to look at the field for the running of that race that stops a nation. This year the 2008 Emirates Melbourne Cup is cast for 3.00 pm, eastern daylight savings time, -11, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
Croatia to me is the new found, “heaven on earth,” and slowly but surely, the world is starting to catch on. In 1996, it was ranked 18th most popular tourist destination in the world with over 10 million tourists visiting the country. It is now rapidly becoming number one.
The greatest horse racing festival in Australia has been run and won once again. The first week in November is the time of the year here in Melbourne when the talk is of nothing else. The city goes crazy and the first Tuesday in November is the day we run the Melbourne Cup. It is an intoxicating part of Melbourne’s landscape.
I was born in Auckland New Zealand at high noon, on 20th April 1945. My father was Croatian and my mother born in New Zealand from English decent. It was toward the end of World War Two, when Father met mother who was a waitress in one of his café’s in Wellington and Auckland.
Every year, around 3.00 pm on the first Tuesday in November, here in Melbourne, we run the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most prestigious horse race. It is a race that stops a nation and over the past few years it has steadily gained momentum around the world. It is twenty years, this year, since I got my first paid astrological writing assignment.