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Melbourne Cup

Postby Sallyally » 05 Nov 2018, 05:53

Is there a reliable way to pick winning horses in the Melbourne cup or have the handicappers reduced it to "close your eyes and stab with a pin?".
Is form relevant?
Do all the normal rules apply on a day saturated with money, egos and owners lusting for a Cup?
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Nov 2018, 06:48

Nice to see you here, Sally :hlo

I think with all the international horses taking part must be hard to pick the winner. If it is wet you could bet on a mud runner I suppose.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby Sallyally » 05 Nov 2018, 07:35

Thank you.
I'm leaning toward Magic Circle. Do you have any thoughts?
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Nov 2018, 09:50

Not me. Pinky may know, she follows some horses like Winx and follows the races more than the rest of us.

My betting on the Cup was taking part in the office sweep.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby pinkeye » 05 Nov 2018, 23:29

yes
Hi Sallyally

It's a very interesting race this year, especially as it looks like a wet day in Melbourne tomorrow. That'll help the Nthn Hemisphere horses.

Sallyally wrote:Is there a reliable way to pick winning horses in the Melbourne cup or have the handicappers reduced it to "close your eyes and stab with a pin?".
Is form relevant?
Do all the normal rules apply on a day saturated with money, egos and owners lusting for a Cup?


Well, everyone would like the answer to your first question. :bgrin
Yes, form is relevant. Of course that comes with the qualification that different climates, and different tracks … ehh you get the idea. :roll punting is a mugs game.
What normal rules? Will that self-proclaimed madman get to wear his G- String if his horse MAGIC CIRCLE wins, ? Fucking hope not. That is DISRESPECT.
DISRESPECT BIGTIME.

I doubt it'll stand a chance... uh huh... but... no one can say who will win the Cup. :bgrin

I hope it will be an incident-free race.
I don't get too over-wrought about it all... I have bet on the Cup in the past, and hey I've won some money, but I don't always. And I'm talking $10 bets :roll :bgrin Big deal.
NO... I just love those magnificent animals. Love them so much..

I have some picks I like tomorrow for the Cup.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby DonDeeHippy » 06 Nov 2018, 05:15

yes don't want to disrespect a bunch of human's sitting horses and making them run flat out for money , a event that encourages binge drinking and gambling... it would be terrible to disrespect that :purple
Bongalong... for some reason women are just so superior to anything that ever existed or will ever exist!
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby johnsmith » 06 Nov 2018, 08:10

Why do I get an error 403 when posting this?



The only certainty I have


after years of putting a bet on the cup (the only time I take a punt)




is that whatever horse I pick is sure to come last
FD.
I hope that bitch who was running their brothels for them gets raped with a cactus.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby johnsmith » 06 Nov 2018, 08:10

I haven't decided which horse yet
FD.
I hope that bitch who was running their brothels for them gets raped with a cactus.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby mothra » 06 Nov 2018, 13:35

I wonder what the casualty rate will be?

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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby greggerypeccary » 06 Nov 2018, 14:18

mothra wrote:I wonder what the casualty rate will be?

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I'm waiting for the race to finish, then I'm going to a neighbouring office for some free food & booze :bgrin

Couldn't be less interested in the Melbourne Cup if I tried.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby Aussie » 06 Nov 2018, 14:27

Typical ALP supporter!

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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby johnsmith » 06 Nov 2018, 14:43

ship em straight to the glue factory then?
FD.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby greggerypeccary » 06 Nov 2018, 15:27

mothra wrote:I wonder what the casualty rate will be?


One dead horse from the Melbourne Cup today, so far.

The Cliffsofmoher.

I'm sure everyone at the track is drinking plenty of Champagne to celebrate.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby DonDeeHippy » 06 Nov 2018, 16:18

yup and if a guy wins and wears a g - string that will bring dishonour to the racing day...…... :huh
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Nov 2018, 16:20

Traffic was VERY light as I drove home from the market after 2.00pm :roll :bgrin

Some people are going to wake up tomorrow with the hangover of the century. Others are going to wonder where rent and food money is going to come from after betting and losing everything incl wages to last them 2 weeks.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby DonDeeHippy » 06 Nov 2018, 16:22

yup and if a guy wins and wears a g - string that will bring dishonour to the racing day...…... :huh
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby mothra » 06 Nov 2018, 21:41

greggerypeccary wrote:
mothra wrote:I wonder what the casualty rate will be?


One dead horse from the Melbourne Cup today, so far.

The Cliffsofmoher.

I'm sure everyone at the track is drinking plenty of Champagne to celebrate.


And an absolutely beautiful horse he was. Only five years old.

I'm so fucking sick of it.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby pinkeye » 06 Nov 2018, 22:05

greggerypeccary wrote:
mothra wrote:I wonder what the casualty rate will be?


One dead horse from the Melbourne Cup today, so far.

The Cliffsofmoher.

I'm sure everyone at the track is drinking plenty of Champagne to celebrate.


No I howled when I saw that most beautiful animal break down. And I'm crying now. And I am torn.... I gave away watching horse racing about a decade ago, when a Japanese horse broke it's leg, in mid-race. The fucking channel kept showing this horse... I rang them up and complained about the sheer ghoulishness of their repeated showing of the footage. SHIT. I know racing anything for human pleasure is BAD. :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad

But WINX won me back. When she retires (fingers crossed she'll be safe :sad ) I'm not going to watch ANY HORSE RACE anymore.
And that means I can't watch the Interdominion, or the Olympics Horse trials or anything like that. Because we put these animals in harms way, for our pleasure.

I am ashamed. :sad

I agree.. humans are the filth of the earth, and anything we touch turns to rot.. :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby pinkeye » 06 Nov 2018, 22:09

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
mothra wrote:I wonder what the casualty rate will be?


One dead horse from the Melbourne Cup today, so far.

The Cliffsofmoher.

I'm sure everyone at the track is drinking plenty of Champagne to celebrate.


And an absolutely beautiful horse he was. Only five years old.

I'm so fucking sick of it.


He WAS THE most beautiful horse...………


And an absolutely beautiful horse he was. Only five years old.

I'm so fucking sick of it.



You are totally correct. Why are we such fucking cunts eh? Because we can be.? :sad
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