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Alicia Rocks
Nov 3rd, 2007, 03:10 PM
For those foreigners out there - the Melbourne Cup is Australia's biggest horse race. The Melbourne Cup sweep is where you are randomly given one of the 24 horses that are participating.

Prizes: First: A picture of the Melbourne Cup :p
Second: TBA
Third: TBA
Last: Wooden Spoon :devil:

Here are the runners and odds for Tuesday's event (3pm - AEDST):

1. TAWQEET - $71.00
2. BLUE MONDAY $31.00
3. BLUTIGEROO $41.00
4. GALLIC $18.00
5. RAILINGS $301.00
6. EFFICIENT $17.00
7. MAYBE BETTER $18.00
8. TUNGSTEN STRIKE $41.00
9. ZIPPING $8.00
10. BLACK TOM $201.00
11. MASTER O'REILLY $5.50
12. PURPLE MOON $9.50
13. LAZER SHARP $41.00
14. ON A JEUNE $21.00
15. SCENIC SHOT $51.00
16. SARRERA $81.00
17. SCULPTOR $31.00
18. DOLPHIN JO $41.00
19. DOURO VALLEY $21.00
20. SIRMIONE $13.00
21. THE FUZZ $26.00
22. ESKIMO QUEEN $26.00
23. PRINCESS COUP $13.00
24. MAHLER $10.00

NOTE: THERE MAY BE MORE THAN 1 SWEEP IF HIGH NUMBERS OF PARTICIPATION ;)

SWEEP #1 REGISTRATION NOW!
1. Kaiusa
2. kittyking
3. venus_rulez
4. Alicia Rocks
5. DutchieGirl
6. bg017
7. Brettles~21
8. Beefy
9. svetaisthebest
10. James
11. aussie_fan
12. Keadz
13. Ranadalara
14. ...[Harvs]...
15. ~Link~
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.

GOOD LUCK ALL!

Hachiko
Nov 3rd, 2007, 09:38 PM
I'll enter, I just have to get that prize!

;)

Where's Miss Finland?

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 12:31 AM
I'm in :) Christchurch is big on horse racing

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 01:34 AM
They pulled Miss Finland out after yesterdays performance :p

22 spots to go ;)

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 01:39 AM
*ponders what he'll do with that wooden spoon*

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Don't wanna know :p

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 01:01 AM
Don't wanna know :p

Back in 2005 when I was volunteering at the Cattery we did a sweepstakes thing for this. We each put in 5 bucks, then we bought a 5 inch by 5 inch tv for first place, and a small hamper for both second and third places. The wooden spoon prize was having to meow out loud everytime someone a person came to look through the cattery (instead of the bell which had broken just 2 days earlier). All of us put our names in a hat. I was drawn out 10th meaning I had a horse called Franklins Gardens. Not the favourite but an outside chance at a place.

And well guess which horse came last by about 200-300 metres....mine :sad:

Although meowing for the day was reasonable exciting, thankfully not many people through the cattery and a nice old lady even gave me 10 bucks for doing such a nice job of it :)

(P.S. I've told heaps of you this story before, but I just thought I better say it again here)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 01:40 AM
OMG :lol: Interesting sweep story indeed :p

venus_rulez
Nov 4th, 2007, 01:41 AM
I'm an American here and this is my first Melbourne Cup. I don't know where I should go watch it. Maybe Fed Square? I'm hoping 3 or 15 win (I'm entered into 2 office pools :bounce:)

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 01:52 AM
I'm an American here and this is my first Melbourne Cup. I don't know where I should go watch it. Maybe Fed Square? I'm hoping 3 or 15 win (I'm entered into 2 office pools :bounce:)

What city are you in

For anyone in Christchurch just letting you know Addington Raceway is having a day of celebration for this. At 2pm the doors open, then at 5pm (local time) the race starts and it will be on live on a MASSIVE screen with great surround sound. Then at 7pm the Addington Raceway will run its schedule as usual.

venus_rulez
Nov 4th, 2007, 01:58 AM
What city are you in

For anyone in Christchurch just letting you know Addington Raceway is having a day of celebration for this. At 2pm the doors open, then at 5pm (local time) the race starts and it will be on live on a MASSIVE screen with great surround sound. Then at 7pm the Addington Raceway will run its schedule as usual.

I'm in Melbourne.

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 02:03 AM
I'm in Melbourne.

Then go to the track :p

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 03:05 AM
BUMP! :p The way we are going we won't get a whole field :awww: Sign up peeps :armed:

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2007, 03:16 AM
I'll be in it if I get Purple Moon or Sarrera. :angel: (Just joking - you could give me Eskimo Queen or Gallic too). :p

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 03:21 AM
19 to go :o

Ben.
Nov 4th, 2007, 03:31 AM
I'll enter :D

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 03:33 AM
Woot 18 to go ;)

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2007, 03:48 AM
Well we could all get 2 horses each if you don't get enough people. ;)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 03:51 AM
exactely :p

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2007, 03:58 AM
(or 3...the way it's going). ;)

Brett.
Nov 4th, 2007, 04:46 AM
I can't wait to go to Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday. I will be wearing a suit. YAY!

Beefy
Nov 4th, 2007, 04:49 AM
Count me in :D

venus_rulez
Nov 4th, 2007, 04:53 AM
Someone was saying that it'll be impossible to actually go to the track and that you have to have a ticket already. Is that true?

svetaisthebest
Nov 4th, 2007, 04:54 AM
I'll enter:)

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 05:13 AM
Someone was saying that it'll be impossible to actually go to the track and that you have to have a ticket already. Is that true?

No idea sorry

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 05:17 AM
15 to go :cool:

Brett.
Nov 4th, 2007, 05:21 AM
And count me in please! :p Craig.

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 05:22 AM
At least we're down to only 2 horses each now :lol:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 05:25 AM
And count me in please! :p Craig.

Did do :p

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 05:26 AM
At least we're down to only 2 horses each now :lol:

;). Deadline 8pm AEDST Monday. Draw to be made 8:15pm - so around 26.5 hours from now ;)

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 05:30 AM
;). Deadline 8pm AEDST Monday. Draw to be made 8:15pm - so around 26.5 hours from now ;)

Nice :) I hope I'm not given Railings!!! (They were just talking about that horse on Trackside, apparantly someone tried to stick 10,000 on him not winning).

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 05:51 AM
:haha: Yes, that horse has had his day, I'd say he would be retired after tomorrow anyway ;)

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 06:00 AM
:haha: Yes, that horse has had his day, I'd say he would be retired after tomorrow anyway ;)

Better retired than shot (like what happenned in a race just over a week ago!)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 06:06 AM
UPDATES PRICES
Blutigeroo $41.00 into $31.00
Tungsten Strike $41.00 into $31.00
Purple Moon $9.50 into $9.00
Scenic Shot $51.00 out to $61.00
Dolphin Jo $41.00 out to $51.00
Douro Valley $21.00 into $19.00
Mahler $10.00 into $8.50

James
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:35 AM
I will give it a try.

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:38 AM
I will give it a try.

Oooo are you sure your up for it :p

James
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:43 AM
Oooo are you sure your up for it :p

You would be better off concentrating on your spelling. :p

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:45 AM
You would be better off concentrating on your spelling. :p

You seem to forget that im a kiwi :p

James
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:47 AM
You seem to forget that im a kiwi :p

How could I forget that? You throw it in to practically every post you make.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:52 AM
Welcome James :p 14 to go.

kittyking
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:56 AM
How could I forget that? You throw it in to practically every post you make.

I confess I love New Zealand :p (my flags only changed for this week for my friend GeeTee and because I'll be in Australia shortly anyway)

Kiwi's dont care about spelling, some of our towns are even spelled wrong :lol: :o (should be Whanganui meaning two rivers rather than Wanganui meaning....nothing?)

aussie_fan
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:57 AM
Yeah, i should join.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:58 AM
:cool: Only 13 to go ;)

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:04 AM
Someone was saying that it'll be impossible to actually go to the track and that you have to have a ticket already. Is that true?

You have to pre-buy your ticket. Not sure if it's sold out yet.

Ben.
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:23 AM
I better not get the wooden spoon :lol:

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:28 AM
I better not get the wooden spoon :lol:

I better not get bluetigeroo! :armed: :p

Ben.
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:34 AM
I better not get bluetigeroo! :armed: :p

Hope you get one of the horses that you wanted ;) or bluetigeroo :lol:

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:36 AM
Hope you get one of the horses that you wanted ;) or bluetigeroo :lol:

:p :p

Ben.
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:37 AM
:haha: love it when you react like that :p

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:40 AM
:haha: love it when you react like that :p

:scratch: OK - if you say so. :lol:

Ben.
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:46 AM
just another side to your personality.

Keadz
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:47 AM
If I don't have to do much, I will join hhaha yah!

DutchieGirl
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:51 AM
If I don't have to do much, I will join hhaha yah!

That post was about all you had to do. ;)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:52 AM
Correct - we are at the half way stage :D

Keadz
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:52 AM
That post was about all you had to do.

AWESOME, well everybody else...GET READY TO LOSSSEEE!

Ben.
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:54 AM
c'mon anyone, join in :)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 02:33 AM
Come on people - 12 horses left, 6 hours till draw :p

Hayato
Nov 5th, 2007, 02:38 AM
I'm in :) thanks

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 02:44 AM
Sweet - good luck :D

11 to go

kittyking
Nov 5th, 2007, 02:49 AM
If you love me please join because otherwise I have a higher chance of coming last (if I'm given 2 horses due to low numbers)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 02:53 AM
Note: If numbers aren't high enough - entrants will be chosen at random for a second horse. However, I am only allowed to have 1 :p

kittyking
Nov 5th, 2007, 02:55 AM
Note: If numbers aren't high enough - entrants will be chosen at random for a second horse. However, I am only allowed to have 1 :p

If I threaten to send you a picture of a topless guy so I only get one too ;)

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:16 AM
im in:):):)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 05:44 AM
...;11944551']im in:):):)

Welcome :D

2 hours 15 mins till registration closes! Spread the word :p

Cage
Nov 5th, 2007, 07:01 AM
Im in Bitch :)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 07:06 AM
;) 9 to go in 1 hour - not going to happen :lol: Hopefully at least one more joins :o

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Ok nominations are NOW CLOSED.

5 minutes from now - 9 posters will receive a SECOND HORSE. This will be done randomly.

15 minutes from now the draw will begin!

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:14 AM
CONGRATULATION TO THE FOLLOWING POSTERS - YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 HORSES!

DutchieGirl
Beefy
~Link~
Kaiusa
Brettles~21
aussie_fan
...[Harvs]...
Keadz

Keadz
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:19 AM
WOOHOO, thank you very much.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:20 AM
FINAL LIST
1. Kaiusa
2. kittyking
3. venus_rulez
4. Alicia Rocks
5. DutchieGirl
6. bg017
7. Brettles~21
8. Beefy
9. svetaisthebest
10. James
11. aussie_fan
12. Keadz
13. Ranadalara
14. ...[Harvs]...
15. ~Link~
16. DutchieGirl (#2)
17. Beefy (#2)
18. ~Link~ (#2)
19. Kaiusa (#2)
20. Brettles~21 (#2)
21. aussie_fan (#2)
22. ...[Harvs]... (#2)
23. Keadz (#2)
24. Ranadalara (#2)

GOOD LUCK ALL!

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:22 AM
THE DRAW IS COMMENCING
We will go down the final list and draw out one horse at a time. To help figure out your chances (:p) I will provide the latest odds, statistics and expert comments from the "Daily Telegraph"

Best of Luck to All!

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:23 AM
woo... :):)

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:23 AM
haha i lvoe this:)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:29 AM
1. Kaiusa

Number 17. Sculptor (NZ)
$34.00
Starts - 46
Wins - 7
Seconds - 5
Thirds - 3
Career Prizemoney: $578,189
Obviously is going to find this tough, but is fit and in-form. Any rain will help.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:33 AM
2. Kittyking
Number 16. Sarrera
$81.00
Starts - 28
Wins - 6
2nds - 5
3rds - 2
Prizemoney - $389,265
Best hope with this bloke is if the rain comes as he has started four times on heavy tracks for four wins. Each-way hope.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:36 AM
3. venus_rulez

Number 13 - Lazer Sharp.
$41.00
Starts - 19
Wins - 4
2nds - 5
3rds - 3
Prizemoney -$463,400
Untried at the Cup journey but looks to be putting it together at the right time. Possibly battles for class in this grade.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:39 AM
4. Alicia Rocks :p

Number 6 - Efficient (NZ).
$18.00
Starts - 12
Wins - 5
2nds - 0
3rds - 0
Prizemoney - $1,124,025
3200m will suit but time is running out for him to find best form. Can surprise.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:41 AM
5. DutchieGirl

Number 15 - Scenic Shot.
$81.00
Starts - 31
Wins - 9
2nds - 5
3rds - 2
Prizemoney - $650,130.
WA Galloper. 4th in Perth Cup over same distance. Don't discard. Place show only.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:44 AM
6. bg017

Number 19 - Douro Valley
$26.00
Starts - 39
Wins - 7
2nds - 7
3rds - 6
Prizemoney - $791,591
Much improved staying talent. Can play a major role. Only query could be whether he handles 3200m.

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:46 AM
no faves used yet... :)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:46 AM
7. Brettles~21

Number 9 - Zipping
$9.00
Starts - 26
Wins - 10
2nds - 1
3rds - 5
Prizemoney - $1,002,695
Looks spot on for a crack at the 3200m now. Huge chance. Has been set for this race since last year's 4th. Hard to toss.

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:48 AM
haha it had to happen after i said that...

Keadz
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:48 AM
If I get purple moon, I will be very happy. Is that the horse who has the really HOT trainer?

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:50 AM
8. Beefy

Number 2 - Blue Monday (GB).
$31.00
Starts - 20
Wins - 7
2nds - 2
3rds - 3
Prizemoney - $1,061,913
Imported stayer. Has a definite winning chance. Looks to be at great value.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:53 AM
9. svetaisthebest

Number 24 - Mahler (GB).
$12.00
Starts - 7
Wins - 3
2nds - 1
3rds - 0
Prizemoney - $425,074
Only lightly raced but comes here with very good credentials. Commands serious attention. Races in front or on the pace. Should give a huge sight.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:56 AM
10. James

Number 4 - Gallic (NZ)
$19.00
Starts - 25
Wins - 8
2nds - 3
3rds - 7
Prizemoney - $1,374,550
Adelaide and Sydney Cup winner. Will be strong at the finish. Can figure. Good chance.

Droolv
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:56 AM
Can I join or is it too late?? :sad:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 08:58 AM
11. aussie_fan

Number 18 - Dolphin Jo.
$51.00
Starts - 31
Wins - 4
2nds - 5
3rds - 3
Prizemoney - $402,800
Gritty bush stayer. Capable stayer and could sneak into the minor money. Has won 2 out of 4 @ Flemington.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:02 AM
Can I join or is it too late?? :sad:

You can have the 24th position :)

Droolv
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:04 AM
You can have the 24th position :)

Thanks :worship:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:08 AM
12. Keadz

Number 12. Purple Moon (IRE)
$8.50
Starts - 12
Wins - 4
2nds - 2
3rds - 1
Prizemoney - $489,248.
English stayer from astute camp. Major threat.

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:10 AM
If I get purple moon, I will be very happy. Is that the horse who has the really HOT trainer?

ok... coincidence? hahaha...

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:14 AM
13. Ranadalara

Number 5 - Railings.
$251.00
Starts - 34
Wins - 7
2nds - 4
3rds - 3
Prizemoney - $3,166,360
Racing well below his best form. Prepared to risk. Tipped to start the rank outsider in betting and will put the bookies into bigger homes and later model Mercs if he is successful.

kittyking
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:16 AM
2. Kittyking
Number 16. Sarrera
$81.00
Starts - 28
Wins - 6
2nds - 5
3rds - 2
Prizemoney - $389,265
Best hope with this bloke is if the rain comes as he has started four times on heavy tracks for four wins. Each-way hope.

Oh ****

La la la la
The rain
is coming
The rain
is coming

(I hope this works)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:18 AM
14. ...[Harvs]...

Number 8. Tungsten Strike (USA)
$34.00
Starts - 27
Wins - 7
2nds - 4
3rds - 2
Prizemoney - $524,671
Free-running English-trained horse. Hard to have, but he should give a good sight.

svetaisthebest
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:19 AM
Oh ****

La la la la
The rain
is coming
The rain
is coming

(I hope this works)

:lol:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:20 AM
Oh ****

La la la la
The rain
is coming
The rain
is coming

(I hope this works)

Has been raining, but no more expected. Dead track is expected, so a bit wet. ;)

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:22 AM
14. ...[Harvs]...

Number 8. Tungsten Strike (USA)
$34.00
Starts - 27
Wins - 7
2nds - 4
3rds - 2
Prizemoney - $524,671
Free-running English-trained horse. Hard to have, but he should give a good sight.

he'll run in the middle:lol: :fiery:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:24 AM
15. ~Link~

Number 21 - The Fuzz (NZ).
$31.00
Starts - 15
Wins - 4
2nds - 6
3rds - 0
Prizemoney - $293,666
Has been quietly going along about his business. Trying to complete the Geelong Cup - Melbourne Cup double.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:28 AM
16. DutchieGirl (#2)

Number 23 - Princess Coup (NZ).
$14.00
Starts - 22
Wins - 9
2nds - 4
3rds - 3
Prizemoney - $1,816,252
NZ Oaks winner. Very promising stayer who ran a mighty race in the Caulfield Cup and was equally impressive on Saturday. Looks a genuine each-way chance.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:32 AM
17. Beefy (#2)

Number 14 - On A Jeune.
$26.00
Starts - 50
Wins - 7
2nds - 5
3rds - 6
Prizemoney - $1,150,330
Seasoned campaigner lining up for his 4th Melbourne Cup. Quality stayer and on target, cannot be taken lightly.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:35 AM
18. ~Link~ (#2)

Number 3 - Blutigeroo.
$34.00
Starts - 36
Wins - 11
2nds - 3
3rds - 4
Prizemoney - $1,897,900
Under-rated galloper who won the BMW in Sydney. Will find this tough in his current vein of form.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:38 AM
19. Kaiusa (#2)

Number 22 - Eskimo Queen (NZ).
$26.00
Starts - 11
Wins - 3
2nds - 2
3rds - 2
Prizemoney - $454,561
Qld Oaks winner. Include among one of the better prospects.

kittyking
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:40 AM
You could have given me a kiwi horse, now I'm going to end up cheering against all of my countries beautiful horses.

Also if theirs any bookies out there I would recommend sticking an Each way bet on....

17. Beefy (#2)

Number 14 - On A Jeune.
$26.00
Starts - 50
Wins - 7
2nds - 5
3rds - 6
Prizemoney - $1,150,330
Seasoned campaigner lining up for his 4th Melbourne Cup. Quality stayer and on target, cannot be taken lightly.


Very good odds and he's came close to winning this before (2nd). His odds should be more like 10.00 especially if it rains - which its going too :p

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:41 AM
20. Brettles~21 (#2)

Number 10 - Black Tom.
$251.00
Starts - 52
Wins - 9
2nds - 2
3rds - 7
Prizemoney - $619,005
WA Stayer - leading fancy for last years cup before injury. Form has been ordinary this preparation and well below what is required.

Hachiko
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Woot go go Eskimo Queen and Sculptor. :yeah:

DutchieGirl
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:44 AM
So I got a WA horse...where I wanted to go, and a Kiwiw horse...where I am going :lol:. Well I like the name Scenic Shot, and Princess Coup (if they pronounced it properly :ras: ) is an OK name too. ;)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:45 AM
21. aussie_fan (#2)

Number 11 - Master O'Reilly (NZ).
$4.80
Starts - 19
Wins - 8
2nds - 2
3rds - 4
Prizemoney - $1,880,150
Up-and-coming staying star who won the Caulfield Cup. This is the races he's been set for and trainer suggested there was stll room for improvement. Go close.

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:47 AM
21. aussie_fan (#2)

Number 11 - Master O'Reilly (NZ).
$4.80
Starts - 19
Wins - 8
2nds - 2
3rds - 4
Prizemoney - $1,880,150
Up-and-coming staying star who won the Caulfield Cup. This is the races he's been set for and trainer suggested there was stll room for improvement. Go close.

oh lol... for some reason i thought i was number 21. i got excited when i saw master o'reilly... haha damnit

Cage
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:54 AM
15. ~Link~

Number 21 - The Fuzz (NZ).
$31.00
Starts - 15
Wins - 4
2nds - 6
3rds - 0
Prizemoney - $293,666
Has been quietly going along about his business. Trying to complete the Geelong Cup - Melbourne Cup double.

18. ~Link~ (#2)

Number 3 - Blutigeroo.
$34.00
Starts - 36
Wins - 11
2nds - 3
3rds - 4
Prizemoney - $1,897,900
Under-rated galloper who won the BMW in Sydney. Will find this tough in his current vein of form.


Boo ugly names

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:54 AM
22. ...[Harvs]...

Number 1 - Tawqeet (USA)
$71.00
Starts - 23
Wins - 5
2nds - 0
3rds - 5
Prizemoney - $2,340,548
Struggling for form this campaign. Yet to place in five runs at Flemington and still needs to improve significantly on Saturday's run to figure.

Harvs
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:56 AM
tawqeet stand no chance lol

Hayato
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:59 AM
13. Ranadalara

Number 5 - Railings.
$251.00
Starts - 34
Wins - 7
2nds - 4
3rds - 3
Prizemoney - $3,166,360
Racing well below his best form. Prepared to risk. Tipped to start the rank outsider in betting and will put the bookies into bigger homes and later model Mercs if he is successful.


:haha: I got the worst horse right? And #13 :haha:
Railings is gonna win :rocker2:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:59 AM
23. Keadz (#2)

Number 7 - Maybe Better.
$17.00
Starts - 25
Wins - 6
2nds - 3
3rds - 2
Prizemoney - $941,250
Third in last year's cup. Don't treat lightly.

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 10:00 AM
:haha: I got the worst horse right? And #13 :haha:
Railings is gonna win :rocker2:

Funny thing is that he has won the most money out of all the horses :o

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 10:03 AM
24. droolv3

Number 20 - Sirmione.
$14.00
Starts - 21
Wins - 3
2nds - 1
3rds - 3
Prizemoney - $730,875
Could easily give Bart Cummings his 12th Melbourne Cup win. One of the major hopes.

svetaisthebest
Nov 5th, 2007, 10:13 AM
I got Mahler .It's an English horse so there are random english articles on Google saying "Stay with Mahler in Melbourne Cup ":) .
Lets hope they were right ;)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 10:16 AM
OFFICIAL LIST
1. Tawqeet - ...[Harvs]...
2. Blue Monday - Beefy
3. Blutigeroo - ~Link~
4. Gallc - SCRATCHED
5. Railings - Ranadalara
6. Efficient - Alicia Rocks
7. Maybe Better - Keadz
8. Tungsten Strike - ...[Harvs]...
9. Zipping - Brettles~21
10. Black Tom - Brettles~21
11. Master O'Reilly - aussie_fan
12. Purple Moon - Keadz
13. Lazer Sharp - venus_rulez
14. On A Jeune - Beefy
15. Scenic Shot - DutchieGirl
16. Sarrera - kittyking
17. Sculptor - Kaiusa
18. Dolphin Jo - aussie_fan
19. Douro Valley - bg017
20. Sirmione - droolv3
21. The Fuzz - ~Edge~
22. Eskimo Queen - Kaiusa
23. Princess Coup - James
24. Mahler - svetaisthebest

DutchieGirl
Nov 5th, 2007, 10:18 AM
Go 15 then. ;) (I prefer it than 23). ;)

Keadz
Nov 5th, 2007, 12:00 PM
I am very happy with my horses, thanks for all the effort(y)

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 09:59 PM
Gallic Has Been Withdrawn From Todays Race!

Alicia Rocks
Nov 5th, 2007, 10:07 PM
Sarah has given James - Princess Coup - Thanks :D

DutchieGirl
Nov 5th, 2007, 10:20 PM
:hatoff: YW. ;)

aussie_fan
Nov 5th, 2007, 11:15 PM
Got the favourite :bounce:

The Fuzz has been scratched.

kittyking
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:01 AM
Omg I wanted Princess Coup - I love Couplands Bakery franchise which the horses owner owns!

kittyking
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:05 AM
We have a sweep at my work for this, we each were given two horses - I was given 2 Blue Monday and .... 16 Sarrera (the exact same horse here, UNFAIR!)

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:10 AM
The jockey of my horse got injured. And poor Bay Story will be put down. :hug:

kittyking
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:20 AM
The jockey of my horse got injured. And poor Bay Story will be put down. :hug:

Aw no

Well at least if the track is very slippery I have a tiny chance at winning :p

kittyking
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:07 AM
What an absolutely classic final straight!

Well done Efficient!

kittyking
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:09 AM
6. bg017

Number 19 - Douro Valley
$26.00
Starts - 39
Wins - 7
2nds - 7
3rds - 6
Prizemoney - $791,591
Much improved staying talent. Can play a major role. Only query could be whether he handles 3200m.

He certainly held 3200m well :p

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:10 AM
*phew* I didn't get the wooden spoon in the sweep. ;)

And I backed the second (Purple Moon) for a place in real betting! :D (I also backed Zipping for a place and it got 4th :fiery: ). ;)

kittyking
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:11 AM
*phew* I didn't get the wooden spoon in the sweep. ;)

And I backed the second (Purple Moon) for a place in real betting! :D (I also backed Zipping for a place and it got 4th :fiery: ). ;)

Which horse came last (mine was coming 2nd last for most of the race, after Efficient won I turned off the TV because I was too scared to find out)

Hayato
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:23 AM
OFFICIAL LIST
5. Railings - Ranadalara
6. Efficient - Alicia Rocks

You got our names the wrong way around Alicia Rocks. :wavey:

Looks like I win the picture. :shrug: Thanks for playing guys, sorry there could only be one winner. :wavey: Good race! :D

Ems__
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:24 AM
What a brilliant race by Efficient!
I didn't bet but I was going for Master O'Reilly and Purple Moon.
All those that bet on Master must be pissed. I heard someone bet $500,000

svetaisthebest
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:30 AM
My horse came third !!! :bounce: :bounce:

NeeemZ
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:50 AM
I was really close to putting money on Master O'Reilly for the win. I'm glad I didn't!

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:54 AM
What a brilliant race by Efficient!
I didn't bet but I was going for Master O'Reilly and Purple Moon.
All those that bet on Master must be pissed. I heard someone bet $500,000

I bet on him too! :lol: I had 50c for a place on Master O'Reilly, Purple Moon & Zipping. :lol: 2nd, 4th and erh...8th or something :lol:

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 03:55 AM
I was really close to putting money on Master O'Reilly for the win. I'm glad I didn't!

:yeah: Lucky. ;)

Ben.
Nov 6th, 2007, 04:03 AM
phew...thank god i didn't get the wooden spoon.

poor harvs :lol:

Keadz
Nov 6th, 2007, 04:28 AM
Oh, damn my horse was so close. Bad luck Purple Moon, that was a great race. Don't you just love the Melbourne Cup? I was nervous watching it and when they were getting ready, I can't imagine what it would be like to be a jockey!

Thanks Alicia Rocks for everything!

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 04:31 AM
I'm still angry at the commentators in the race where the horses fell. All they were saying is "I hope the jockeys are ok". Well yeah, that's fine - but what about the horses too? :(

Keadz
Nov 6th, 2007, 04:36 AM
I'm still angry at the commentators in the race where the horses fell. All they were saying is "I hope the jockeys are ok". Well yeah, that's fine - but what about the horses too?

Yeah, I saw that as well. Its pretty sad actually considering if the horse actually broke something like they were saying. It might have to be put down! Thats one thing I hate about horse racing, if the horse can't run anymore, they just kill it. Well sometimes

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 04:43 AM
Yes, Bay Story was getting put down. Bling, Bling was supposedly OK though.

svetaisthebest
Nov 6th, 2007, 05:50 AM
Thats so sad that Bay Story had to be put down :sad:

Oh and Thanks Alicia Rocks for organising the whole thing :)

James
Nov 6th, 2007, 05:52 AM
Sarah has given James - Princess Coup - Thanks :D

Oh how sweet. :hug:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:09 AM
WINNER OF THE 2007 WTAWORLD MELBOURNE CUP SWEEP:

ALICIA ROCKS :haha:

http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/byte/59670636/

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:23 AM
WINNER OF THE 2007 WTAWORLD MELBOURNE CUP SWEEP:

ALICIA ROCKS :haha:

http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/byte/59670636/




RIGGED RIGGED! :p :angel:

Ben.
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:58 AM
congrats craig :D yeah it was rigged :p only kidding :lol: it wasn't rigged.

Cage
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:30 AM
Craig u cant win redraw :p

Harvs
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:19 AM
ok so i came last... and last place always gets a pity prize... I WANT A BLOODY PRIZE haha... god last place... tut tut!

thanks for organising it all Alicia Rocks!

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:31 AM
...;11948932']ok so i came last... and last place always gets a pity prize... I WANT A BLOODY PRIZE haha... god last place... tut tut!

thanks for organising it all Alicia Rocks!

:haha: You get a pic of a wooden spoon. :p

Brett.
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:37 AM
20. Brettles~21 (#2)

Number 10 - Black Tom.
$251.00
Starts - 52
Wins - 9
2nds - 2
3rds - 7
Prizemoney - $619,005
WA Stayer - leading fancy for last years cup before injury. Form has been ordinary this preparation and well below what is required.

:sad: My horse doesn't have a good career! :sad:

Alicia Rocks
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Other prizes will be given out a.s.a.p. probably in 2 days - when I have no more stupid H.S.C Exams :o

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:10 AM
RIGGED! :p

Brett.
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:11 AM
i'm wondering how much i'll get! :p

DutchieGirl
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:15 AM
umm zippo buddy!