[Melbourne, November 2. Image via Getty]

Young children dressed up as horses join a parade ahead of the Melbourne Cup horse race in Melbourne on November 2, 2009. The national preoccupation with legendary trainer Bart Cummings and second-string entries by Godolphin and Luca Cumani mean international horses are under the radar for November 3's Melbourne Cup. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)