Follow the Thoroughbreads

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Words and music by John Kairn

Well they’re off
Off and racing
Come on, come on
Celebrate cup fever all the year
Have a bet feel the passion
The colours and the fashion
When you follow
The thoroughbread horses

Remember November in Melbourne?
A horse race lifts our spirits up
Well right across Victoria
Are races all through the year
There’s so much more
Just like the Melbourne cup

They’re off
Off and racing
Come on, come on
Celebrate cup fever all the year
Have a bet feel the passion
The colours and the fashion
When you follow
The thoroughbread horses

A day at the races
With your friends and your family
Is a party with a social crowd
It’s sport with colour
Excitement and glamour
And emotion
When the punters cry out loud

They’re off
Off and racing
Come on, come on
Celebrate cup fever all the year
Have a bet feel the passion
The colours and the fashion
When you follow
The thoroughbread horses

When the horses turn for home
And are racing for the winning-
post
You feel the hooves pounding
in your heart
Pundits and beginners
Thrilled to back a winner
You can’t wait for the next race
to start

Well they’re off
Off and racing
Come on, come on
Celebrate cup fever all the year
Have a bet feel the passion
The colours and the fashion
When you follow
The thoroughbread horses
You follow
The thoroughbread horses
Follow the thoroughbreads
Follow the thoroughbreads
Follow the thoroughbreads