Breaking from San Diego: All-year-round Movember enthusiast and the world’s premier news anchor, Ron Burgundy, has just issued a Melbourne Cup message before the iconic race kicks off. ‘It’s such a big deal in fact that offices around the country stop to watch the race!’ Watch Will Ferrell’s side-splitting (and ok, slightly sleazy) delivery here, and when you hit the pants party this afternoon, at least try to stay classy.

Will Ferrell and his news crew will be in Sydney for the Aussie premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues later this month.