The Melbourne Cup is known as the Melbourne Racing Carnival by the Australians. It is a public holiday and this race puts a stop to the entire nation bringing them together at the Victoria Racing Club. The Race day fashion is thrilling as the race itself. The women with elegant hats and men in traditional dresses can be seen almost everywhere on that day. The best dressed man and woman are awarded sizeable prize money. Tourists enjoy this day of charm and glitz. The race is known for the flowers on major race days. Roses are the most important of all flowers. Know in and out Melbourne Cup history from www.justhorseracing.com.au/melbourne-cup.