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Australia's Most Famous Tuesday


Melbourne Cup Day is Australia's most famous Tuesday. At 3.00 pm AEST, on the first Tuesday in November, Australians everywhere stop for one of the world's most famous horse races - the Melbourne Cup in less than 4 hours' time from now.

Since 1877, the Cup day has been a public holiday in Melbourne, Australia.

American writer Mark Twain said of a visit to the Melbourne Cup in 1895:

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Nowhere in the world have I encountered a festival of people that has such a magnificent appeal to the whole nation. The Cup astonishes me.
Phar Lap was perhaps Australia's most famous racehorse, combining stamina and speed. Foaled in New Zealand in 1926 by Night Raid out of Entreaty he grew to 17 hands. Over his career he won more than £65,000 in prize money and won 37 of his 51 starts. From September 1929 he was the favourite in all but one of his races. Phar Lap became the darling of Australian race crowds during the Great Depression of the 1930s - winning all four days of the 1930 Flemington Spring Carnival including the Melbourne Cup carrying 62.5 kg



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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

Bart'll win it ... again ...

This year, it's also the day the Reserve Bank of Australia meets to decide the direction of interest rates. The expected 50 basis points increase will likely wipe out any small beer that the average punter may win on the gee-gees.

Heh -- and they call this the "English" Forum ...
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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

Well that's all good and well, but do you have any tips?
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Well that's all good and well, but do you have any tips?
The Melbourne Cup is renowned for being one of the worst to bet on, since most of the runners have a fair chance of winning.

Something with 4 legs will win, I've just got this feeling ...
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Yeah, when it should really be called a "Mod Love In".

Can't believe it will all be over by the time I wake up tomorrow.

But what is the fun if you are not there? Just another excuse to get blotto and loose. I can do that here every weekend .



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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

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==Best 2009 Melbourne Cup Tips ==These are going to be our best bets for the 2009 Melbourne Cup. Pick one and then click on the bookmaker link next to the horse to place your bet. Good luck!

Best Value Bet:
Back Roman Emperor at 8.00 with Bet 365
Best Outsider:
Back Basaltico at 26.00 with William Hill
Antepost:
Back Alcopop at 6.00 with Ladbrokes
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If I could be assed to stay awake, we could have done our own sweepstakes.

Next year.
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Who needs to be awake? I haven't been conscious since 11:00 last night.
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That might explain your moderating .

Ok, goodnight.
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You know you want me deep down.
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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

I've put my bets on. I'll check up on it in the morning.

What time is it at? 4am?
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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

Did you bet on Bart?

I told you ...
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I've put my bets on. I'll check up on it in the morning.

What time is it at? 4am?
Click this link for Melbourne local time. Kicks off at 3pm
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Did you bet on Bart?

I told you ...
Bart?

Whachu talkin bout? There's no Bart on my racecard.
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Click this link for Melbourne local time. Kicks off at 3pm
So 5am here. Bugger that. I have things to do tomorrow.

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What am I saying. I've nothing to do tomorrow.
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Bart?

Whachu talkin bout? There's no Bart on my racecard.
Anything trained by Bart Cummings. I've no idea who/what he's entered this year, but one of his hosses always wins. It's the law down there in Victoria.
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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

Bart's trying to get his 13th this year
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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

So, according to the Rule of Bart, Allez Wonder, Roman Emperor, or Viewed will win.

Too bad I haven't backed any of them....
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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

Shocking wins! Owned by Laurence Eales.



MELBOURNE CUP RESULTS
Race 7: SHOCKING (Corey Brown, $9.90 win, $3.60 place) 1, Crime Scene (Kerrin McEvoy, $10.80 place) 2, Mourilyan (Glyn Schofield, $8.30 place) 3.
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Re: Australia's Most Famous Tuesday

The race that stops a nation - 3pm AEDST Tuesday 2nd Nov ( about 6 hours to go ) Race 7 at Flemington.

A guide to backing the winner is here.

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