It's Melbourne Cup Day tomorrow and the city is in quite a spin. I must admit though, I've never bought into the sales pitch that it's "the race that stops a nation". It might stop a city, or parts thereof, but a Nation? Nup.
What it does do though is give the chapeau industry a nice little kick along. Big time. Yep, the milliners absolutely love this time of year, even though they're run off their feet. The Spring Racing Carnival does a pretty nice job helping the frock industry too, not to mention the bookies and the TAB. Who said times were tough?