At 3pm today Australia stops for "the race that stops the nation" the Melbourne Cup ...
... in the 1950s "the fillies" were studying the form trying to pick the winner ... nothings' changed!
Mrs Ken Read (Boggabri), Mrs Herbert Hudson (Baanbaa), Miss Barbara Read (Boggabri), Mrs Norman McGhie (Sydney), Mrs Norman Read (Sydney) at Randwick from Hood Collection part II : [Sports, Polo, horse racings and horse riding] , ca. 1925-ca.1950 by Sam Hood
Horse pic courtesy HERE