News Melbourne Cup Sweep - 2013

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If anyone is interested in a sweep - let me know.

I'm happy to set one up - for fun - for members.

You can have an entry for yourself and family - eg wife, kids, etc.

Let me know asap.
 

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I'll kick it off by taking 4 entries.

There are 24 all up so I will reduce numbers to members if we need to.
 

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The field for the Melbourne Cup (horse, barrier, jockey, weight in kilograms):

1 - Dunaden (1) J P Spencer 58.5
2 - Green Moon (10) B Prebble 57.5
3 - Red Cadeaux (23) G Mosse 56.5
4 - Sea Moon (7) S W Arnold 56.5
5 - Brown Panther (6) R Kingscote 55
6 - Fiorente (5) D Oliver 55
7 - Foreteller (15) C Newitt 55
8 - Dandino (4) Ryan Moore 54.5
9 - Ethiopia (14) R McLeod 54.5
10 - Fawkner (8) Nicholas Hall 54.5
11 - Mourayan (19) B Avdulla 54.5
12 - Seville (9) J Bowman 54.5
13 - Super Cool (13) C W Brown 54.5
14 - Masked Marvel (2) M Rodd 54
15 - Mount Athos (22) Craig Williams 54
16 - Royal Empire (11) K McEvoy 54
17 - Voleuse De Coeurs (21) J B McDonald 54
18 - Hawkspur (18) J A Cassidy 53.5
19 - Simenon (12) R D Hughes 53.5
20 - Ibicenco (17) L Nolen 53
21 - Verema (3) C P Lemaire 53
22 - Dear Demi (16) C Munce 51
23 - Tres Blue (20) Tommy Berry 51
24 - Ruscello (24) C Schofield 50
 

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I'll take 5 SJ- me, the missus, 3 rugrats.

OK - well - that's a good start.

Maybe @nu can stump up some "cash" prizes - 1st - $20k; 2nd $10k and 3rd $5k

Last - $1k

so - I'll need $36k - is that possible @nu ... :)
 

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So:

Nodd x 5

SJ x 4

NB: if I get too many requests individuals might have to be cut back.
 

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Costs nothing to enter - you just say yes - then you get a horse or horses allocated tomorrow.
 

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I've no idea how this works so i'll take 4 just like S J.

Don't you guys have sweeps.

Sorry - I'll explain.

This one is free but they are often $1, $5 etc.

You buy a horse virtually - or an entry ticket. Once all 24 horses/tickets are "bought" we do the draw. You never know which horse you will get. It's a thing we do at work or parties - BUT generally only Melbourne Cup Day for the big race. Its as Aussie as two up !

It means everyone has a horse for very little money. You might also buy a few tickets - ie for the family etc. These days the old 20 cent sweep has disappeared and we now see the $1 is often the lowest. There might be a $10 one - but not that common.

So - you buy 3 entries into a sweep and get 3 horses after the draw. Then if they win of place you get the money - eg 1st 60% of purse, 2nd 25% of purse and 3rd 15% of purse. Often, last gets something too - to make it fun. You generally get horses you'd never back - but the whole office/home/shop/school is in it - ie has a horse. A person who never bets always goes in the sweep - its tradition.

I've run them at home for the kids and neighbours. But its only a 20 cent entry - or nothing - and we have silly prizes ... eg a bag of snickers, or a chocolate cake.

I hope that explains it.

The draw - ie horse allocated - will be done in about 2 - 3 hours but well before the big race !
 

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So:

Nodd x 5

SJ x 4

NU x 4

NB: if I get too many requests individuals might have to be cut back.
 

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I might allocate a few to make it interesting.

Stanley G x 2
Terry G x 2
Moto x 2
H x 2

So ... 8 there and 13 gone - so 3 left .... :)
 

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SWEEP: Drawn 2 hours time ...

1 - Dunaden (1) J P Spencer 58.5 - Members name here
2 - Green Moon (10) B Prebble 57.5 -
3 - Red Cadeaux (23) G Mosse 56.5 -
4 - Sea Moon (7) S W Arnold 56.5 -
5 - Brown Panther (6) R Kingscote 55 -
6 - Fiorente (5) D Oliver 55 -
7 - Foreteller (15) C Newitt 55 -
8 - Dandino (4) Ryan Moore 54.5 -
9 - Ethiopia (14) R McLeod 54.5 -
10 - Fawkner (8) Nicholas Hall 54.5 -
11 - Mourayan (19) B Avdulla 54.5 -
12 - Seville (9) J Bowman 54.5 -
13 - Super Cool (13) C W Brown 54.5 -
14 - Masked Marvel (2) M Rodd 54 -
15 - Mount Athos (22) Craig Williams 54 -
16 - Royal Empire (11) K McEvoy 54 -
17 - Voleuse De Coeurs (21) J B McDonald 54 -
18 - Hawkspur (18) J A Cassidy 53.5 -
19 - Simenon (12) R D Hughes 53.5 -
20 - Ibicenco (17) L Nolen 53 -
21 - Verema (3) C P Lemaire 53 -
22 - Dear Demi (16) C Munce 51 -
23 - Tres Blue (20) Tommy Berry 51 -
24 - Ruscello (24) C Schofield 50 -
 

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Nodd x 5

SJ x 4

NU x 4

I might allocate a few to make it interesting.

Stanley G x 2
Terry G x 2
Moto x 2
H x 2

So ... 8 there and 13 gone - so 3 left .... :)