What is Melbourne Cup About?

It is about…

hearing Mass with the family on a weekday and praying the rosary together in the church;

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visiting a cemetery to especially remember and pray for the souls in purgatory;

enjoying barbecue lunch with friends;

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baking apple cake with my babyccinos for the first time;

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having a lady jockey, Michelle Payne, win the Cup for the first time in history.

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It’s not all about strength. It’s so much more involved — getting a horse into a rhythm, getting the horse to try for you and being patient.- Michelle Payne.

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