Tuesday, November 1, 2011

And they're off and racing!

Melbourne Cup. The race that stops the nation. A day for the fillies (and not the equine type) to dress up, blokes to don a suit, lots of betting and lots of alcohol.

To date, I've never won at Melbourne Cup. Nary even a place. In 17 years! Surely that itself is a record?

I put down a hefty $10 in the office sweeps. And I drew Americain (the favourite and 2010 winner), Illo and Older Than Time. Illo led for most of the race and then fell back in the last 300m. So my record of never winning at Melbourne Cup stays intact. I'm a winner in the fashion stakes though...apparently ;-)