The residents and staff of Aveo Camden Downs said giddy up to the Melbourne Cup this year, embracing the day with pizazz! Dressed to the nines, with some fabulous headpieces on display, the forty residents were treated to a delicious roast lunch to celebrate the opening of their brand new community centre. The race that stops the nation drew in enough Camden Downs bidders for a galloping eight sweeps! Afterwards the residents had their own races, running hand-winded wooden horses around the track for hours after the Melbourne Cup. Many residents went home with prizes or cash won in sweeps, but Barbara Taylor took home the title for Best Dressed, with Cyril White coming in runner up with his dashing suit and bow tie, while Marlene Ickinger’s beautiful black and pink headpiece won her Best Hat. Everyone who attended the event had a marvellous day, with more than one glass of champagne!