Jimmy’s Sports Café will show the world famous Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 1st November at 11 am local Buriram time (3 pm Melbourne, Australia) LIVE. Jimmy informed the Buriram Times that if you miss the race live he has the facilities to show it again later.
The Melbourne Cup, the race that “stops a nation”, has been in existence since 1861 and is run over 3,200 meters at Flemington Racecourse and is for no more than 24 horses that are over three years old. On the day it’s difficult to know if the public holiday is about the horse race or if it’s about the hats and fashion. High society mixes with everyone else and the full-day event has also become known as an urban fashion parade.
Although only Victoria takes an official day off, around the country most businesses stop to watch the race on TV for the 3 pm start. In towns and cities across Australia, restaurants are filled with social and family groups taking the opportunity to celebrate the culture of their nation and a mid-week break from normal activities.
On the track, tension is high between owners, trainers, jockeys and punters. Many foreign horses now enter the race from all over the globe. There are entries this year from the UK, Ireland, USA and Japan as well as the local runners. Prize money is over 6-million dollars with the first ten past the post receiving winnings but, no matter the outcome, the atmosphere on Melbourne Cup Day in Australia is always electric.
Enjoy this wonderful sporting occasion in Buriram at Jimmy’s Sports Cafe. Don’t forget Tuesday Special Rib-eye steak and chips 150 Baht!