Melbourne Cup..

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  1. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Sackie Well-known cafe bum of the East Premium Member

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    @willair When it says odds $8.50 what does it mean? I understand odds in terms of 50 to 1 etc.
     
  3. Dan Donoghue

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    8.5 to 1 ie $8.50 for every $1.00.
     
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    @Sackie $8.50 > 1.

    Each $1 placed = $8.50
     
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    Finche e/w - did same last year, came 4th prob do the same again :( haha
    Vow & Declare e/w - 2nd Caufield, was still running on, has done 3,000m before.
    Cross Counter place only - last year winner
    Twilight Payment roughie
     
  6. Sackie

    Sackie Well-known cafe bum of the East Premium Member

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    Thanks Guys.

    Plan to drop a small amount this year as I do every year. Maybe $200.

    I'm still a couple of grand ahead.


    Any favourite?
     
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    Oh, there's a horse race on today.

    Zero productivity, the race which stops the nation.
     
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    Sackie Well-known cafe bum of the East Premium Member

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    :p
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    It also stops a few horses dead in their tracks... literally. :oops:
     
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    As they run the race at school pickup time - haven't followed it for over 20 years ... and won't ever follow it in the future.

    Don't get me wrong - I fully understand that an industry cannot produce 40,000+ horses a year (24,000 in NSW alone) without "wastage". There is no way that number of horses can be re-homed on an annual basis. And that wastage is converted into consumer-able meat - which is eaten in many countries. But horses are not "dumb" like cows and sheep, and a humane and calm method of slaughter needs to be developed - instead of trying to pretend slaughter doesn't exist

    My fellas - and yes - the one in the middle is an ex-racehorse

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    My guess the race horse is the last one?
     
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    I placed mine a week ago, i got Finche @ 13 to 1 for the win and 4 to 1 for the place and I got Constantinople @ 7 to 1 for the win and 2.5 to 1 for the place.

    Constantinople has since blown out to 9 for the win and 3 for the place but Finche is looking good for me.

    I am considering also putting on a boxed Trifecta and a Boxed Exacta with 2,11,19,23 <-- this is not tips or advice, this is just what I am thinking of doing :)
     
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    @Dan Donoghue can get $3 for Constantinople to finish top 10 on Points bet - that's a juicy place bet :)

    If you're going to do that 4 also commit to the boxed first 4!
     
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    Yeah I could possibly go a boxed first 4 also :)
     
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    Actually that would be 15/2 or 7.5 to 1.
    i.e. For every dollar you wager you win $7.50 and your total return is $8.50 which is inclusive of your stake.
     
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    Nah - the tall fella in the middle :D ... the one in the back is my mustering horse ... the one in the front is my daughter's "herd leader".

    They were all a bit fat then (pre-drought)
     
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    Lol I can't even guess 1 and 3 correct.. If that's any indication then I've got Buckley's chance of winning anything today:oops:
     
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    ... and you even got "told" which one in the original post :D ... time to give the gamble a miss and stick to the drinks/fashion

    Quote: My fellas - and yes - the one in the middle is an ex-racehorse
     
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    @Dan Donoghue

    Thanks. Done re trifecta :D though I have no idea what it means... what's my winning if it comes out?

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