Amongst tragic events that grab the world’s attention, such as what happened in Paris (and Beirut) last week, there are always good things that happen and good people that give solace, courage and hope. You read something, listen to something, watch something – and just say ‘wow’.
The Melbourne Cup is the second richest horse race in the world with prize money of about US$4.6 million and is the marquee event of the busy Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne. In Australia, it’s known as ‘the race that stops a nation’ and even demands a public holiday in its home state of Victoria.
I know sportsmen and women don’t like to lose, but I see the Wallabies loss to the All Blacks in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup Final as an honourable loss. Not only was it against a champion team, but the Wallabies’ quality and potential were evident throughout the tournament, as was their never-say-die attitude and improvement each game.