Just down the road – a ten minute walk from my flat – is the Caulfield Race course. This is where the Caulfield Cup is run every year as a precursor to the Melbourne Cup. In the centre of the course there is a small lake surrounded by lawn which is open as public picnic area. It it open every day except when there is an official Race Meeting. As a public park it does, in my humble opinion, leave a bit to be admired.
Access to the park is via a tunnel under the main straight. The main stands, which are quite magnificent, have been completely enclosed with glass for the comfort of the spectators. This has unfortunately detracted from the architectural beauty that they once had.
I took a few photographs from the top of a small tower.
But I could see the racecourse itself.
I think I will take a look at Flemington Racecourse where they hold the Melbourne Cup race. It is a bit more impressive.