well i didn't make it to the melbourne cup, didn't see the cup on the tv but i was in a race of my own with a handicap of 3 children on tuesday trying to get some jobs done and a bit of crafting. very confusing in town as some shops were open but others wern't. i did manage to make this bag when i got home! it doesn't have a clasp but you put the bigger 'hoop' through the smaller one and use that as the handle. it can hang off your wrist which is what i like.