The spring racing carnival is the time of year where Melbourne is split into three groups. You have the people who love horse racing, the people who hate horse racing and then you have the people who love an excuse to dress up and show off their hats. I fall into the last category.
Each year one of my groups gets dressed up and heads off to Derby Day. In my opinion, Derby Day is the best day of the Spring Racing Carnival and it’s not because it is “Men’s Day”, the day overall is a lot more relaxed than the other days in the carnival.