Hobnob with the best at the Spring Racing Carnival with this great collection of apps in your pocket.
Free for iPad
Over its 149-year history, the Melbourne Cup has become an integral part of Australian culture. This gorgeous (and free!) book for the iPad details the highlights since its 1861 inception, all the way to the present day.
It's the official app for keeping up-to-date with everything Melbourne Cup! And it's pink! Actually, it's pretty cool: it has a form guide with colours and live odds, a sweep, a map of the race course, trivia, an event guide and an event calendar. Not sure why it's pink, though.
Of course, we can't forget all the primping and strutting and hats. The Fashion Network Original app keeps you up-to-date with all the designer collections, which may help with ideas for how to stand out on the green.
If you're the kind of sporting gent (or lady) who likes a flutter, TAB Sportsbet lets you lay your wagers on the fly. Great for those last-minute race bets when the queue in the bookie's office is a mile long.