The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.
The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.
39.7% Definitely - it’s inhumane39.7% Complete
10.4% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun10.4% Complete
5.4% I don’t have an opinion5.4% Complete
44.4% Only for those found guilty of abuse44.4% Complete