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Opinion Melbourne Cup

Discussion in 'Racing' started by S J, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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    OK - I'll do them 1, 2, 3 …
     
  2. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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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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    RADICAL RABBIT Well-Known Member

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    Okay I'll give 3 names then:

    Radical Rabbit
    President Donald John Trump
    Ivanka Trump

    :D
     
  4. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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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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    My tips - 3 / 4 / 14 / 19
     
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    you have 4 horses and I have 2..Ok!
     
  7. S J

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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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    RADICAL RABBIT Well-Known Member

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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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    So - it was 23/9/17.

    Last 2.
     
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    Hope everyone had a great day.

    Ours was very good - if unprofitable.
     
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    Rabbits 21 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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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/...p/news-story/e6b4c2070e3b29051162bc748873eb86
     
  13. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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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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    How much was cross counter paying to win beforehand. Was that an Aussie horse? @S J
     
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    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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    Close I watched a video and it was around the $12 mark.
     
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