Melbourne cup updated 2011

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Melbourne cup updated 2011

  1. 1. THE MELBOURNE CUP
  2. 2. At the racecourse! <ul><li>Since 1861 people have gathered at Flemington Racetrack on the first Tuesday in November to watch the Melbourne Cup. </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE HORSES <ul><li>The horses first start in their barriers then the machine opens the gates and the race begins. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Betting <ul><li>People bet on horses at the racetrack or at the TAB. There are lots of bookmakers on the field who will take a bet if you are willing to take the risk! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Phar Lap <ul><li>Phar Lap was one of the most famous Melbourne Cup winners. </li></ul><ul><li>You can see him at the new Melbourne Museum. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Trophy <ul><li>The winner of the Melbourne Cup receives a trophy and thousands of dollars! </li></ul>
  7. 7. About the race <ul><li>The Melbourne Cup race is run at 3.20p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>The horses have to run 3200 metres to finish the race. </li></ul><ul><li>24 horses run in the race. </li></ul><ul><li>The trophy is worth more than a million dollars! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fashions on the field! <ul><li>People go to the races to show off their </li></ul><ul><li>clothes. </li></ul><ul><li>Hats and fascinators are very popular to wear. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people dress in unusual ways at the races. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Quiz! <ul><li>When is the Melbourne Cup held? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is it held? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the prize money? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is Phar Lap ? </li></ul>
  10. 10. The End

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