ancientcitadel: (Melbourne Cup)
Today is Melbourne Cup Day. A public holiday in Victoria and since 2007 also in the Australian Capital Territory. For a horse race. :)

For the Cup, fixed for the first Tuesday in November. nearly every person in Australia stops to watch or listen.

Todays Results: 1st - Viewed
                              2nd - Bauer (IRE)
                              3rd - C'est La Guerre (NZ)

I bet on Master O'Reilly and Mad Rush - So I got 4th and 7th out of 22 horses. :( Bart Cummings won his 12th Melbourne Cup today, 50 years to the day that he won his first.

So I hope you enjoyed the 147th Melbourne Cup today.



Trivia )

Boytown

Nov. 14th, 2006 12:36 am
ancientcitadel: (Thank God You're Here)
The other day I went to see Boytown at the cinema.  I enjoyed it but it's probably not to everyone's liking.  Mick Molloy's humour is an acquired taste.

You can listen to the soundtrack at their official website.  Truly original song lyrics.


ancientcitadel: (Melbourne Cup)
Today is Melbourne Cup Day. A public holiday in Victoria. For a horse race. That’s Victorians for you. We love our sport.

For the Cup, fixed for the first Tuesday in November. nearly every person in Australia stops to watch or listen.

Todays Results:  1st - Delta Blues
                                2nd - Pop Rock
                                3rd - Maybe Better
I bet on Pop Rock and Ice Chariot – So I got 2nd and 22nd out of 23 horses.

So I hope you enjoyed the 146th Melbourne Cup today.


Melbourne Cup Trivia
  • The Cup was first run in 1861.
  • Melbourne Cup Race Record: Kingston Rule 1990 - 3 minutes 16.3 seconds
  • Distance: 3200 metres
  • Biggest Winning Margins: 8 lengths - Archer 1862 / Rain Lover 1968
  • Highest Winning Weight:
    • 10st 5 lb (65.5 kg) Carbine
    • 10st 2 lb (64.5 kg) Archer
    • 10st 0 lb (63.5 kg) Poitrel
  • Highest Weight Carried: 10st 10 lb (68 kg) Phar Lap
  • Age Of Winners:
    • 3 year old - 23 - last 3yo - Skipton (1941)
    • 4 year old - 41
    • 5 year old - 41
    • 6 year old - 26
    • 7 year old - 9
    • 8 year old - 2
  • Most Wins:
    • 3 Wins - Makybe Diva - 2003 - 2005
    • 2 Wins - Archer - 1861 - 62; Peter Pan - 1932 - 1934; Rain Lover - 1968 - 69; Think Big - 1974 - 75

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