Have you heard about the horse that got euthanised in the Melbourne Cup? His name was Cliff of Moher and he was Irish. He was only five years old. He broke his shoulder 600 metres into the 3.2km race. He is the sixth Cup runner to be euthanised since 2013. Races horses are bred to have lighter bones and higher muscle mass which means that they are at much higher risk of getting injured and once they do because of their light bones it means that they don't heal like other horses do which is why so many are "euthanised". Euthanised is a nicer word than killed. PETA claims that 119 horses died on Australian tracks between Aug 2017 and July 2018, which is roughly one death every three days. Animals do not want to be abused, but yet again because of people's pleasure this carries on. And did you also know that current race rules allow certain number of hits with a paddle whip during a race? _________________________________ SAY NO TO ANIMAL ABUSE AND DONT PARTAKE IN ANIMAL RACES OR ANY ACTIVITY WHERE AN ANIMAL IS USED FOR OUR PLEASURE _________________________________ #melbournecup#melbournecup2018#melbournecupfashion#melbournecupday#melbournecupwinner#cliffofmoher#horseracing#animalovers#animalabuse
The horses we see in the Emirates Melbourne Cup each year are some of the most incredible, high performance athletes we will ever have the privilege to see in action. Congratulations to CROSS COUNTER his trainer Charlie Appleby & jockey @kerrinmcevoy . It took dedicated training, hours of daily commitment & consistent teamwork to get across the line today and you got there first! I hope every horse that ran today gets a special dinner, extra carrots, and a good stretch and rub down tonight! They've all earned it! . . . . . #emiratesmelbournecup2018#theracethatstopsanation
I was just chopping this cabbage from the vege patch making coleslaw to go with the pulled pork, thinking, add carrot, salt Greek Yoghurt, let sit and ‘Bang’ a quick fire ferment. Good for the Guts
It was a wonderful site to see today at the Asquith Bowling Club with so many well dressed ladies. Congratulations Virginia Sharaz, Kay Ceccato, Jenie Smith, Genny Burns and Sheryle Herne the finalists for Best Dressed. A big congratulations to Mary Powell (fourth from left) the winner! 👗
Congratulations Henry Szaraz winner of the Best Tie 👔
Well Done to the finalists for Best Hat in our Melbourne Cup celebrations! Congratualtions Joyce Kellow (2nd from left) the winner!
A #winning Melbourne Cup breakfast? These organic strawberry & chia puddings fit the bill perfectly!! The chia seeds are a great omega rich blend of protein and healthy fats to start the day, with a slow release of energy throughout the day to sustain a grueling day of sipping champagne and frenzied excitement! Request to join my Fatigue to Flourish Facebook Support Group for the full recipe - see you in there! :)
It’s #FoalFriday in the Horse Capital of Australia, Scone! This gorgeous little filly’s mum is the one and only Makybe Diva 🐎 This is Makybe Diva’s 7th foal and was born the other week at Vinery Stud in the Upper Hunter. 📷 by @vinerystud