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    Melbourne Cup

    How many punters on here?

    My pics are Who Shot the barman no.12 and Protectionist no.5 are my pics for the Melbourne Cup. Will start milking early so I can watch the race.
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    I picked Fawkner, no. 3 - Knocking off a bit early for a beer or three...

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    Finish work at 5pm and takes 1 hour to get home so miss it by a country mile.
    Mrs is going down to the local club for the sweepstake

    When I lived in Melbourne I went to the race one year. Great day all up. For the big event we went down to the barrier as the mass of people moved towards it. We were 5 back from the rail. Race started and heard the galloping hooves getting closer and louder followed by the roaring and cheering. In a gap through the bodies I saw my first and only Melbourne Cup live. Was just a blur. When they came around again for the home straight the sound of horses galloping hard out and everyone jumping and cheering was a sight/sound to behold.
    Did I enjoy the race? yeah nah. Was an awesome day none the less

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    I was going to wander over the river to the local to have a pint and watch the race, then I thought fuck it
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    Milking finished beer time
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    Yes I got the winner and the 3rd place. Protectionist and Who shot thebarman. 5/4/12

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    Wicked!!!
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    Nice work Dundee, hope the beer was as good as mine...

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    Just got back from the pub,$10 each way on #5,$117
    pity about the favourite.
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    And not a word about the horse that got flogged until the stress made it die after the race, not a word about the jockey that totally ignored that his horse was in trouble, just keep beating it and try harder not to be last, huh.

    I could quite happily make a jockey run at gunpoint until he keeled over, that, would be justice.

    Animals dying for human fun, pass another pino old chap.

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    Ones off to the glue factory, bloody expensive nag for that.

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    Picked up my winnings $76.20
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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    And not a word about the horse that got flogged until the stress made it die after the race, not a word about the jockey that totally ignored that his horse was in trouble, just keep beating it and try harder not to be last, huh.

    I could quite happily make a jockey run at gunpoint until he keeled over, that, would be justice.

    Animals dying for human fun, pass another pino old chap.
    Best looked after horses in the world, better to burn out than to rust!
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    won $65 for a $5 stake in the work sweepstake!
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    .257 weatherby -in view of whats been said by AJC officials you may want to consider what you wrote.if in fact you are one of these anti racing types ,I find it a little more than quixotic then that you participate in a hunting forum.
    furthermore the tracing industry is one of the most rigidly controlled in NZ and with people continuing to invest billions inhorseflesh,plus associated costs id respectfully suggest your simplistic statements have little or no factual basis.
    Yes my younger brother is an exjockey ,veterinarian and now runs a small but highly selective racing stable in auckland ,where his forte is treating horses who may have been injured or proven diificult to keep sound. He actually has handled horses of both codes.suffice to say hes experienced a couple of fatalities ,one a valued member of his stable collapsed whilst working on his treadmill and being videod due to galloping difficulties.like humans it was a heart problem -invisible but deadly.let me assure you training staff owners and all feel the loss when this happens.
    to you wee punting types-show week in CHCH next week -gallops at riccarton -keep an eye on Riding Shotgun and Consensus-RS returned a certain trainer a payday of 44k on my birthday. if its racing the Governator may be your roughie of the day.
    you heard it here home of the good buggers!
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