Outback temperatures soared while in Melbourne it poured

Melbourne Cup Race Day in Outback Queensland


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Linda Mcnab was all smiles although her niece, Tiffany Setu, wasn't quite so sure what to make of the camera.

Linda Mcnab was all smiles although her niece, Tiffany Setu, wasn't quite so sure what to make of the camera.

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A soggy race in Melbourne did nothing to dampen cup day spirits in outback Queensland.

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It may have been soggy and sodden in Melbourne, but there wasn’t a sniff of rain in Longreach for the race that stops the nation.

Temperatures soared past 40 degrees, undoubtedly putting some people off the grand idea of a day in the sun. 

However, a healthy crowd of dedicated punters still turned up for Melbourne Cup Race Day at the Longreach Racecourse.

It was a stark contrast to the scenes in Melbourne, where a deluge of rain caused chaos in the city before briefly clearing just in time for the main event.

The Melbourne Cup was won by English-trained horse Cross Counter, with trainer Charlie Appleby becoming the first English trainer to win the cup. 

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