Melbourne Cup

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Melbourne Cup

n
(Horse Racing) an annual horse race run in Melbourne, since 1861
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The Government welcomed the Alliances acceptance of the offer which will avert planned strike action on Melbourne Cup Day. It will also see the government and industry work together to achieve a more sustainable racing industry in Queensland.
"The emotions you can go through on Melbourne Cup day can be quite hard to describe -.
Doyle, known to the Sydney Irish community through CLM Excavations, the company he founded in the 1970s, spent last Melbourne Cup day in an operating theatre having surgery for oesophageal cancer.
Experts believe that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will retain the current 3.25 per cent overnight cash rate when the central bank's monetary committee meets on Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday, Nov 6.
Joshua, was placed on an 18-month good behaviour bond for punching a man "from the blind side" after a row broke out over a cigarette on Melbourne Cup Day in 2009.
Melbourne Cup Day is always jam-packed with spectators because it is a public holiday in Victoria.
"We hope to arrive on the island in time for Melbourne Cup Day celebrations at the Bowling Club, as we did in 2009, which also happened to be the yacht's 50th birthday."
They say Australian sports fans set the precedent with the creation of Melbourne Cup Day, a public holiday to celebrate the city's own famous race.
They say it will be a UK version of Melbourne Cup Day, in Victoria, Australia, where the state's residents get a public holiday to celebrate the famous horse race.
Solihull firm Tailor Made Travel (www.tailor-made.co.uk) can book a two-day package for pounds 65 per person that includes entrance on Derby Day and Melbourne Cup day.
MELBOURNE Cup Day is a public holiday in its home town, which makes sense because not just Melbourne but the whole of Australia grinds to a halt for the race.
In the remainder of this paper, we analyse the market reaction to five economically-neutral events: (i) daylight saving time changes, (ii) pre-holidays, (iii) Melbourne Cup day, (iv) lunar phases, (v) Friday the 13th.
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