Opinion Melbourne Cup: 2016 / 2017/ 2018 / 2019

S J

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I'm allotting a few to people who usually go in it but haven't been in since the end of the season too.

We'll work out a prize - or just the honour of winning - you can put it in your name.
 

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OK - all done:

No correspondence will be entered into.

1st - The Honour of Winning - and 2 "Stickies/Threads" of their choice; OR - the choice of 2nd/3rd/Last prize.
2nd - Can run the Top 8 Comp or Tipping Comp next Year - if they want too; Or the Choice of remaining prizes.
3rd - Given a "Chance" Card - allows them one "troll" in the week following the Cup (Must not be nasty); Or the Choice of remaining prizes.
Last - Free entry next year.

1 Best Solution - Bazza 1

2 CliffsofMoher - Muppet

3 Magic Circle - Northern Union

4 Chestnut Coat - SJ

5 Muntahaa - The Flash

6 Sound Check – RR 3 - Ivanka Trump

7 Who Shot Thebarman - Bazza 2

8 Ace High – Moto 2

9 Marmelo - StG 2

10 Avilius - Archie 1

11 Yucatan - ALX22

12 Auvray - Moto 1

13 Finche – Rabbs21

14 Red Cardinal - Doyen

15 Venger Masque – SouthsSport 1

16 Ventura Storm - RR 2 - Donald Trump

17 A Prince of Arran - Archie 2

18 Nakeeta - StG 2

19 Sir Charles Road - SJ (Mrs)

20 Zacada - Callmack

21 Runaway - SJ (Hound)

22 Youngstar - SouthsSport 2

23 Cross Counter - Terry G

24 Rostropovich – RR 1
 

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No - I only have 3 in Sweep - they are my tips for the race - the 4. I took them in a trifecta.
 

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My bet Runaway (in the red top) was winning for most of the race but got too tired right after the last bend! Oh well, it was only $10.

 

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Hope everyone had a great day.

Ours was very good - if unprofitable.
Who even won?

I didn’t pay any attention to it?

What was the top 3?

Wasn’t Marmelo second?

I didn’t bother putting a bet on this year.
 

RADICAL RABBIT

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Who even won?

I didn’t pay any attention to it?

What was the top 3?

Wasn’t Marmelo second?

I didn’t bother putting a bet on this year.
MELBOURNE CUP — FINAL FINISHING ORDER

1. Cross Counter (prizemoney $4 million)

2. Marmelo ($1 million)

3. A Prince Of Arran ($500,000)

4. Finche ($250,000)

5. Rostropovich ($175,000)

6. Youngstar ($150,000)

7. Sir Charles Road ($150,000)

8. Best Solution ($150,000)

9. Muntahaa ($150,000)

10. Ventura Storm ($150,000)

11. Yucatan ($150,000)

12. Nakeeta ($150,000)

13. Zacada

14. Chestnut Coat

15. Vengeur Masque

16. Magic Circle

17. Who Shot Thebarman

18. Sound Check

19. Runaway

20. Ace High

21. Auvray

22. Avilius

23. Red Cardinal

24. The Cliffsofmoher (failed to finish)

* Total prizemoney of $7,050,000.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/superracing/see-where-every-horse-finished-in-the-2018-melbourne-cup/news-story/e6b4c2070e3b29051162bc748873eb86
 

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We had a great day, albeit winning nought. My outsider came 7th and the others are still running … :)

Felt sorry for the horse who died. BUT - it wasn't this race - just racing. Horses put tremendous weight/power on that foot that hits the ground first - tons of weight - like a fast bowler - and thus can suffer damage.

Once a shoulder goes its almost impossible to fix it - thus they euthanise them. You might be able to fix a lower leg break - but even this is very hard and may break again.
 

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MELBOURNE CUP — FINAL FINISHING ORDER

1. Cross Counter (prizemoney $4 million)

2. Marmelo ($1 million)

3. A Prince Of Arran ($500,000)

4. Finche ($250,000)

5. Rostropovich ($175,000)

6. Youngstar ($150,000)

7. Sir Charles Road ($150,000)

8. Best Solution ($150,000)

9. Muntahaa ($150,000)

10. Ventura Storm ($150,000)

11. Yucatan ($150,000)

12. Nakeeta ($150,000)

13. Zacada

14. Chestnut Coat

15. Vengeur Masque

16. Magic Circle

17. Who Shot Thebarman

18. Sound Check

19. Runaway

20. Ace High

21. Auvray

22. Avilius

23. Red Cardinal

24. The Cliffsofmoher (failed to finish)

* Total prizemoney of $7,050,000.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/superracing/see-where-every-horse-finished-in-the-2018-melbourne-cup/news-story/e6b4c2070e3b29051162bc748873eb86
How much was cross counter paying to win beforehand. Was that an Aussie horse? @S J
 

Rabbits 21

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We had a great day, albeit winning nought. My outsider came 7th and the others are still running … :)

Felt sorry for the horse who died. BUT - it wasn't this race - just racing. Horses put tremendous weight/power on that foot that hits the ground first - tons of weight - like a fast bowler - and thus can suffer damage.

Once a shoulder goes its almost impossible to fix it - thus they euthanise them. You might be able to fix a lower leg break - but even this is very hard and may break again.
Very sad!

I don’t like watching the horses get whipped hard either. Must be very painful.
 

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@Rabbits 21 the one that died - no Irish - Cliffs of Mohr.

I feel the winner was overwhipped at the end.

I think the odds were good - he wasn't favourite but was backed strongly. So maybe 10s ?
 
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@Rabbits 21 the one that died - no Irish - Cliffs of Mohr.

I feel the winner was overwhipped at the end.

I think the odds were good - he wasn't favourite but was backed strongly. So maybe 10s ?
Close I watched a video and it was around the $12 mark.
 
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S J

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I've got the Sweep in its own thread.

Quite a few "raiders" this year.

Some see this as wrong - others as promoting the Race overseas.

I have no issues so long as our horses are not hindered in getting a spot.

Hard to believe its only 2-3 weeks off again. Tuesday 5 November.