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UK ridicule 'under class' Aussies at the Melbourne Cup

Staff Writers, Yahoo!7 November 7, 2012, 10:59 am

Press in the UK have expressed shock and awe at rowdy racegoers at the Melbourne Cup.

The Daily Mail were reporting on the prestigious international racing event, which welcomed Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles to present the winners with the revered trophy.

But it wasn’t the liberal hand-shaking of the royals which captivated the media in the British Isles. Instead it was the boozy behavior of Aussies in attendance.

“As the champagne flowed and races were won - or lost - the racegoers became ever-more dishevelled, with some kicking off their shoes to feel the grass of the race track under their bare feet,” the Daily Mail reported.

Comparisons were made to Britain’s Melbourne Cup equivalent, Royal Ascot, which is known for it’s equally enthusiastic and boozy crowds.

While there was praise for the event itself, which was called a “resounding success”, the 100,000 in attendance were described as “hedonistic” by the Mail for “brandishing full glasses or cans of beer and “swaying unsteadily on their feel, posing for photographers”.

But there was more judgment in the comments.

“Young country who are still acting like the infants they are. They will be a really great country once they start to blossom,” said UK respondent, Rosemary.

“What a gross display of fat Aussies,” said Kenny, from Belfast.

“This proves that the down under's are truely (sic) the under class,” said another.

Green Moon was the unlikely winner in the 3200m, $6 million race. Ridden by Brett Prebble, the win gave owner Lloyd Williams a record-equalling fourth Melbourne Cup win.

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  1. roxie110:45am Saturday 10th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Dang those Aussies and their "mental discapacity" (heh heh heh )

  2. 05:02pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I am sure it was only a typo little bantam brain rooster, qwerty board, chicken cranium, big ask really. Phonetics Rooster, Juliar is simply spelt as it sounds JU-LI-AR not like Johnnie. Also world's has an apostrophe in it as it is possessive. Just a little admonishment my plucky little left wing hermaphrodite.

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  3. Roger03:15pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Quite hilarious that there are only ever two "red thumbs" against comments that might be perceived as negative towards Claudia. A bit obvious fatback, you need to get a few more ids methinks.

  4. 01:40pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Sonia you sound like a real little sweetheart and I am sure you have a lot of wonderful traits, however none were on display in your little rant... It is only a little admonishment about your spelling and I don't want you to get too sooky or become psychopathic like Claudia. The biggest lying politician in our history is correctly spelled as Gillard, affectionately known as Juliar.

  5. Roger01:23pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Sad old Claudia, still dreaming of a reamin' from an aussie male. I told you, you have to hang around at closing time for some poor inebriated sod who will sort you out. The pity is he'll then have to chew his arm off the next morning to make his escape.

  6. sonia01:18pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Yes a lot of you are uncouth, selfish and couldn't use the brain for one decent thought and worse sexism is alive and well in Australia you arrogant twerps. Being an australian is nothing to be proud of and as for you Ben you should have been shot at birth.

  7. sonia01:13pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This country is nothing to be proud of. You voted the biggest lying politician in history (Howard) into a third term after lying to his back teet hto the nation and you expect respect overseas. At least the brits ousted Blair (their PM) for doing the same thing to them. No wonder they don't respect us.

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  8. Wally12:42pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    To all you sweaty arsed Poms over there we have two pieces of information for you. 1. Every True Blue Aussie is a super refined human that has had the Pom bits flushed out of their system. 2. Then all those bits are exported to the UK as cooking oil for your bleedin' Fish & Chips.

  9. 12:39pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Chlamydia:....Rooster said amongst your other obvious impairments that you are also a little dyslexic. He said you were once invited to a TOGA party and you went dressed as a GOAT. I thought a rather giant evolutionary leap for a pre-primate to a goat but little Bantam Rooster does uncover a lot of surprises.

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  10. Steven10:13am Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They were probebly all poms that call themselves Aussie's this is exactly what they did back "home"We should vet them much better than we do before letting them in,and I come from there also but not all of us shame our adopted country.


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