Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The 2005 Melbourne Cup Has Been Run And Won

It's all over for another year. Perhaps the filly that most of us blokes were interested in went by the name of Eva Longoria, but that's another story. Back to the horse race.

In recent days some punter backed Makybe Diva for A$1m at $3 for the win. He's apparently the same bloke who bet $5m on Lonrho to win his final race and I think he came second. Wouldn't it be nice to have that sort of money to blow?

Work put on a bit of a show this year. The boss brought in a TV and had some catering provided. Not bad at all - quiche, sushi, garlic bread, carrot and celery sticks, stuffing, sandwiches and beer. I can save my lunch for tea time. The Melbourne Cup has been run at 3:10 pm Melbourne time for ever and that makes it 12:10 in Perth - lunchtime. Brilliant. Would you believe that the Website is down at the moment?

I picked Mr Celebrity and Brazelle in the sweepstake. At about the 1900m mark (to go), in the 3200m race, I was looking at a quinella. Unfortunately if your horse is in front at that stage then the best you can look forward to is getting your money back for last place. Not sure who picked that up yet.

For the first time in history a horse, Makybe Diva, has won the Cup three years in a row. First horse to win it three times full stop. I was a little worried that as they interviewed the jockey, Glenn Boss, he would cry so much (and he did) that he would lose so much water that he wouldn't make weight and the horse would be disqualified (that didn't happen).

7 comments:

Hammysmum said...

Well done litte horsey! I hope they retire her now. Loved your comment about the jockey. Where do they come from? Where did your horse come?

Joe said...

I can't believe that Eva went all the way to Australia to avoid me. We're meant to be together dammit! I don't care what her attorneys and the police say!

Hammy said...

Joe, it was just a 24 hour thing. She'll be back avoiding you in person in no time.

Hammy said...

Where do the jockeys come from? Probably from little people but I'm not sure if that is medically proven or not. One of my horses came last so I at least get $2 back from the sweepstake. He was the one leading with 1900m to go, Mr Celebrity.

Hammysmum said...

You are being delberately obtuse! I meant the wisecracks.

Hammy said...

They come from within.

My horses came 2nd last and 3rd last - no money for me.

Hammysmum said...

Better stick to what you know, then.