Melbourne Cup day is again upon us, and in between the drunks, we have those who look to stop it. However, I ask, where are they the rest of the year?
In the wake of the ABC exposing the bloody hands of the horse racing industry, the conversation should now turn to the upcoming season and those we previously trusted.
This week, Melbourne Cup-winning horse trainer Darren Weir was charged with animal cruelty. I fear he is the just the tip of an industry-wide iceberg.
As part of The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program, Bailey Mason believes that the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation, should be stopped indefinitely.
On the morning of The Race that Stops a Nation, The Big Smoke looks back upon some of our greatest Melbourne Cup wins, with a few pointers on how to pick a winner this afternoon.