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Ended Up at a Melbourne Cup Function

November 1st, 2011 at 10:16 am

Today is the horse race that stops the nation. On the first Tuesday in November every year this race is run.

I wasnít planning to go today but as a ticket for luncheon was non-refundable as one person is in hospital so couldnít go and needed someone to watch the group of elderly friends and one with dementia I was asked to go for free.

We had a good feed of cold picnic style food this is the kind of Spring weather food that is eaten at Flemington race track in the car park and each of us got ticket on the sweepstake which gave us had a horse to follow in the race. One in our group won on the sweepstake taking home $24 for a $2.00 outlay.

None of us had a bet on any race including the Melbourne Cup, in our state over $30M was bet on that one race and $100M across Australia. For five minutes the whole nation stops if it can to watch the race, including toddlers for the last 151years. A number of toddlers and babies were at the function today.

It was held at local football club which we are all members. The daughter of one them drove us there and picked us up afterward she didnít want to go today. I spent about $11.00 all up today. The luncheon would have costed $45.00 if I had paid.

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1 Responses to “Ended Up at a Melbourne Cup Function”

  1. Jerry Says:

    Any time you can get a $45 luncheon for nothing, that leads to a nice little afternoon! I hope that you enjoyed the event, even though you were not wagering on it, and that you had some insurance of a pleasant time out. It sounds lovely!
    Jerry

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