Tuesday, November 07, 2017

[Rekindling] Wall of Fire: Melbourne Cup MMXVII

*Darren Weir's Humidor , the quirky horse who has also come good just in time for Melbourne Cup.

May the horse be with you!

Who is going to win the 2017 Melbourne Cup

? - Exclusive - The Age

TAB on Twitter: "The #MelbourneCup Millionaire Promotion is closed and the winner has selected Rekindling. If it wins he will win $1 million. Good luck!"

The #MelbourneCup Millionaire Promotion is closed and the winner has selected Rekindling. If it wins he will win $1 million. Good luck! 7:47 PM - 6 Nov 2017. 143 Retweets; 217 Likes; Matt Blake Dan McCormack Kyle ...

Pencil sketch of a jockey riding a horse. The horse is airborne, with both sets of legs outstretched. 'The Barb' is written in cursive script bottom right.Black  Demon aka Barb - The 1866 Melbourne Cup was won by The Barb
And why not try a risque Tip for that winner such the catholic pope's German horse Red Cardinal, or Rekindling (Youngest horse) the Iron Curtain or Berlin Wallish Wall of Fire
It's the Melbourne Cup - the 156-year-old race watched by close to 100,000 people at the track and another 700m worldwide, the race with the $6.2m prize fund, (The 1985 Melbourne Cup, won by "What a Nuisance", was the first race run in Australia with prize money of $1 million) a social phenomenon that sees schools and parliament close for the day and an entire country stopped in its tracks for a party to beat all parties.
Melbourne Cup 2017: 23 runners vie to create history

The spring meeting of the Victoria Racing Club – The Cup Day, 1865, print from wood engraving by Samuel Calvert. State Library of Victoria:

Kathy O'Hara and Single Gaze, the unfashionable underdogs of the Wizards of Odds Cup  ...

She's the only female jockey in the Melbourne Cup and she'll become just the sixth woman to ride in the race that stops a nation when she saddles up Canberra born and bred Single Gaze

Overhead at the TAB: "Never trust a bloke with two first names," "the one Lloyd Williams owns," "the one Michelle Payne is riding," "Winx"

One Queensland punter will turn $1 into $1 million if Johannes Vermeer wins Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.
As a result of winning bookmaker Neds' $1 million Melbourne Cup promotion, Sunshine Coast man Micheal Poole was given the opportunity to place a $1 bet at odds of a million to one on a Melbourne Cup runner of his choice.

After some sleepless nights and many hours crunching the form, the 34-year-old decided to put his faith in Irish stayer Johannes Vermeer.

“I was blown away to receive the call. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a million dollars,” Poole said.