Racehorse trainer Tommy Woodcock with his champion racehorse Reckless on the night before the 1977 Melbourne Cup. “Horse and trainer died within months of each other in 1985. Tommy Woodcock holds a special place in Australian racing. He was strapper to the mighty Phar Lap in 1930 when the great horse won the Melbourne Cup, and Phar Lap died in his arms while overseas in 1932.”

Racehorse trainer Tommy Woodcock with his champion racehorse Reckless on the night before the 1977 Melbourne Cup. “Horse and trainer died within months of each other in 1985. Tommy Woodcock holds a special place in Australian racing. He was strapper to the mighty Phar Lap in 1930 when the great horse won the Melbourne Cup, and Phar Lap died in his arms while overseas in 1932.”

Makybe Diva is the only horse to win the Melbourne Cup three times (2003, 2004 and 2005) and the only mare to win multiple Cups.

Makybe Diva is the only horse to win the Melbourne Cup three times (2003, 2004 and 2005) and the only mare to win multiple Cups.

Michelle Payne holds the Melbourne Cup. She is the first female to win this prestigious race. .......... 2015.

Michelle Payne holds the Melbourne Cup. She is the first female to win this prestigious race. .......... 2015.

Camargue horses, one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. Native to the Camargue marshes of the Rhone River Delta, France

Camargue horses, one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. Native to the Camargue marshes of the Rhone River Delta, France

Creative Play inspired by the Melbourne Cup. Simple kids art activity making peg horses. Play, Laugh, Learn at Habitots, a Cafe/Retail/Party/Class space in Albert Park

Creative Play inspired by the Melbourne Cup. Simple kids art activity making peg horses. Play, Laugh, Learn at Habitots, a Cafe/Retail/Party/Class space in Albert Park

Royal Ascot's G2 Queen's Vase has been the exclusive domain of Sir Michael Stoute, Saeed bin Suroor, Mark Johnston and Aidan O'Brien this century, but it was the turn of John Gosden--who registered his …

Royal Ascot's G2 Queen's Vase has been the exclusive domain of Sir Michael Stoute, Saeed bin Suroor, Mark Johnston and Aidan O'Brien this century, but it was the turn of John Gosden--who registered his …


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Scroll down once on the page for instructions on making these cute ruffle-edge ribbons!

Scroll down once on the page for instructions on making these cute ruffle-edge ribbons!

Join the excitement of an Australian national pastime—horseracing! Dress up for the Melbourne Cup with a one-of-a-kind hat.

Join the excitement of an Australian national pastime—horseracing! Dress up for the Melbourne Cup with a one-of-a-kind hat.

Party craft: stick horses. Here is a horse head template for making and decorating stick horses. Can use yardsticks, empty gift wrap rolls, or wooden dowels for the stick. Cut out two heads, decorate, add yarn mane, stuff with crumpled paper, staple, add stick, viola! Now the kids are ready for stick horse races!

Party craft: stick horses. Here is a horse head template for making and decorating stick horses. Can use yardsticks, empty gift wrap rolls, or wooden dowels for the stick. Cut out two heads, decorate, add yarn mane, stuff with crumpled paper, staple, add stick, viola! Now the kids are ready for stick horse races!

Handmade Kids | Melbourne Cup Printables | http://www.handmadekids.com.au

Melbourne Cup Printables

Handmade Kids | Melbourne Cup Printables | http://www.handmadekids.com.au

These Glittered Horseshoe Cutouts are a unique way to decorate your event for a horse race or for a good luck party.

These Glittered Horseshoe Cutouts are a unique way to decorate your event for a horse race or for a good luck party.

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