It was the race that stopped the nation with millions around the world tuning in, but apparently many aren’t so keen on Melbourne Cup festivities.
I won't be watching as don't like horses being flogged and dying basically for people who couldn't give a fig. Deborah Cuffley
I believe it is wrong. The impact on horses, the gambling, the binging on alcohol ..... how does the community benefit? Rebecca Denny
Animal cruelty, gambling and lots of drunk people. Totally would rather do something worthwhile like having a nap!! Poor horses. Gemma Barr
Lots of us won’t be watching — just hoping that no more horses die tomorrow. Giles Watson It's just another bogan booze day. Richard Patton
Doesn't interest me, one iota. I don't even watch it on TV. Rikki Sainsbury
The race that stops the nation ... Bathurst 1000 has already been the race that stops the nation not ponies trotting around a grassy oval. Andrew Thompson
At home — love the horses and love the fashions. Dianne Gordon Not interested. Lisa Gwynn
Sharon Armstrong, Sharon Bergmans and Jeanette Todd enjoy Melbourne Cup celebrations.