Melbourne Cup tips

Who’s gonna win it?

Guaranteed bragging rights if you get it right. Any picks after 12pm 1pm blog time (2pm 3pm Melbourne time) will naturally be heartily scoffed at.

I’m going to go Bart Cumming’s Illo with Jim Cassidy on the saddle.

(times updated)

UPDATE Mourayan out


So it’s…

1. Dunaden
2. Red Cadeaux
3. Lucas Cranach

Almost a dead heat. What a race (and that just being able to hear it on internet radio)!

Day off work today.

Had grave fears for Illo when it was an early leader because the early leader NEVER gets it.

Spooked that I put Dunaden on top of the poll O.o!

What I’ve done the past couple of years is play the youtube clip to the kids the day after. With about 28 kids in a class, and each kid assigned a number at the beginning of the school year by their homeroom teacher (i.e. 1-28), one kid gets to be the lucky winner [the other five will get to pick a number of their choice, chillax]).

Sure, it’s just dumb luck, but then again… 😉

The kids have a ball, and it’s a little bit of cultural fun. No use teaching or learning the language without a bit of culture chucked in! 🙂

Some prelims…

Click back for finals.


“Beaten by a pixel.”

Funny, that the headline in the “some prelims” link initially said, “Red Cadeaux Wins The 2011 Melbourne Cup – Results!”

Headline was subsequently changed, lol.


Cripes. Illo 19th. Don’t take my advice!

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • October 31st, 2011

    22——-Tullamore (For the Win)

    7——-Unusual Suspect
    24——-Older Than Time

    • J.M. Heinrichs
    • November 1st, 2011

    Bushmills tastes better than Tullamore.


      • Sean of Deer Park
      • November 1st, 2011

      Is that Whiskey you’d be talk’n’bout, JM?

        • J.M. Heinrichs
        • November 1st, 2011

        Irish …


        • Jm You can can still love your country and appreciate that Jameson’s is a decent drop, Canadian Club is a mish mash and that JD or real bourbon is the best by far.

    • elsie
    • November 1st, 2011

    Hilarious! Because it is my birthday on 11/11/11, I decided to back horse no. 11, Bart Cummings’ Precedence. Where did it come in the final line up?

    11th !!!!!

    There is something deep and meaningful in this somewhere 🙂 !

    • Just don’t frickn’ die that day and all will be well.

        • elsie
        • November 1st, 2011

        I’ll do my best!

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