Melbourne Cup 2017: The street parade

In case you weren't aware. Tuesday, November 7 is Melbourne Cup day.

If Victorians weren’t aware before Monday, the traditional pre-cup street parade was a dead-set giveaway.

It’s always an opportunity for the behind-the-scenes types to feel some love before race day when emotions tend to at a high intensity at dawn before building to a peak just before 3pm.

Before you worry too much about the 2017 field of hopeful, test your knowledge with the ultimate Melbourne Cup quiz.

Who knows? It might help you make that all-important decision where your hard-earned should go.

Or perhaps you should just commit to learning a bit more. Let’s see if we can’t help.