Spring Carnival Fever

so the Melbourne cup is on Tuesday
and its a state wide public holiday
a holiday for a horse race! 

unfortunatly we didn't swing tickets in time to join our friends
and probably aren't up for General Admission tickets
apparently it can get pretty 'groagy' (sp?) in the afternoon

but all around town there are horse poping up along the street
and in shop windows...
I've only manage to snap two
but its reminiscent of NY's Cow Parade and London's Elephant Parade