Friends and guests had a wonderful afternoon to celebrate an historic 2015 Melbourne Cup race. The day kicked-off in the Senate Rose Garden with champagne and delightful tales of Mark Carmody’s serendipitous life from horticulture student to broadcaster and beyond! This was followed by a delicious lunch in the Lobby Restaurant during which five sweeps were subscribed by the hopeful punters before we witnessed Prince of Penzance win the Cup at odds of 100-1 jockeyed by the first female to ride a Cup winner.

And congratulations to the winners of the sweeps (Nadene, Barry, Malcolm, Lorraine and Sue) and to Dennis for best hat!

See the invitation.