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updraught 11-04-2019 10:50 PM

Melbourne Cup
 

Happy holiday to the Aussies.

My money is on "Downdraught".

RUNNERBUN 11-05-2019 12:20 AM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

I decided to double my money this year, so I took a fifty dollar note out of my wallet then I folded in two and put it back in my pocket. Guaranteed winner. I know that's not very Australian but I didn't lose as I normally do.

woofa.express 11-05-2019 01:58 AM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

I backed same horse as runner bun. Backed same horse last year and will say with winner next year.

tiger.1000 11-05-2019 03:23 AM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

Wasn't the Melbourne Cup recently featured in Neighbours ?

updraught 11-05-2019 03:46 AM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

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Originally Posted by tiger.1000 (Post 1817888)
Wasn't the Melbourne Cup recently featured in Neighbours ?

By crikey, it looks like you're right!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikNvcnfoxWM

dave in australia 11-05-2019 04:10 AM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

And the crazy thing for us Victorians, it was a public holiday. Which is just as crazy as our public holiday for a football grand final parade. not even the grand final itself.

woofa.express 11-05-2019 02:46 PM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

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Originally Posted by dave in australia (Post 1817891)
And the crazy thing for us Victorians, it was a public holiday. Which is just as crazy as our public holiday for a football grand final parade. not even the grand final itself.

but Dave, an AFL final does not warrant a day off or even an afternoon off. Watching paint dry is more exciting.

dave in australia 11-06-2019 02:20 AM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

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Originally Posted by woofa.express (Post 1818062)
but Dave, an AFL final does not warrant a day off or even an afternoon off. Watching paint dry is more exciting.

AFL is my favourite sport, but a holiday for a parade a day before the GF, crazy. At least, IMHO, paint drying is more exciting than un-canned dog food running in circles, in no way should there be a holiday for it.

woofa.express 11-06-2019 02:58 AM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

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Originally Posted by dave in australia (Post 1818246)
AFL is my favourite sport, but a holiday for a parade a day before the GF, crazy. At least, IMHO, paint drying is more exciting than un-canned dog food running in circles, in no way should there be a holiday for it.



for those readers who haven't figured out what "uncanned dog food" is, Dave is referring to the Melbourne Cup horse race which was run yesterday. Yes Dave, I'd have to agree with you on that.

M2M 11-07-2019 01:56 PM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

This is what the Melbourne Cup is all about for most Australians. An excuse for drunken stupidity.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...en-antics.html

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016...8046490456.jpg


https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016...8062098222.jpg

Synchro909 11-07-2019 04:52 PM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

I live in Melbourne and have never been to the cup, nor do I think I ever will - just not interested.

updraught 11-07-2019 05:28 PM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

I was talking to a guy who was contracting and his agency set up a marquee at Randwick in Sydney one cup day. After getting his fill he thought he'd walk home. On the way he decided to lay down and promptly went to sleep. He woke to a large whooping noise and rushing of air. In his stuper he thought he'd been abducted by aliens.
He'd gone to sleep on a helipad.

woofa.express 11-07-2019 05:59 PM

Re: Melbourne Cup
 

yeah, that's probably so M2M. (Posting number 10). Being entertained by drunk women would be considerably more entertaining than watching horse's run around in circles.


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