Tyson Adams

Putting the 'ill' back in thriller

Tomorrow is the Melbourne Cup – Rossleigh’s Tips

I was going to write a scathing diatribe on horse racing and my thoughts regarding The Melbourne Cup. I know some people love horses and horse racing, and I’m sure they are up-to-date with their therapy bills, but I’m just not a fan of this once a year dog food and midget hype.
Fortunately for me, Ross has written a great blog about The Melbourne Cup.

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Ok, I know that many of you will consider the whole Melbourne Cup scene an example of the worst excesses of Western decadence, but to show you that I don’t have to always attack the rich and famous, here are my Cup predictions:

  1. The Commentary Team will talk about how lucky they’ve been with the weather.
  2. Someone off a Channel 7 show will be asked to give you a tip, which will be one of the favourites. It will lose badly.
  3. Race 1 will be won by a very young horse. They will tell you that it was a very cheap buy. Most people won’t realise that they could have bought a very expensive car for the same amount of money.
  4. At some point in the day, they will interview the groundsman about how he gets the roses looking so lovely. He will resist the temptation to tell them by…

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