The horse race ‘that stops a nation’ cops a sledging on social media


The annual Australian celebration of dressing up, drinking bubbles and throwing money at horses running around in a circle has arrived once more. With it, come the inevitable the social media mutterings of those not-too-chuffed with the whole affair.

The Melbourne Cup is an annual horse race with a colourful history. In recent years, that history has included more calls to ban the race, after the very public deaths of a few of competing animals.

With satire and cynicism, Australians against “animal cruelty,” gambling or mass displays of drunkness and big ol’ hats, have taken to social media to express their waning interest in the sport. Read more…

More about Australia, Twitter, Gambling, Horse Racing, and Animal Cruelty


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