There is no other sporting event that captures the Australian public as the Melbourne Cup does.
The majority of the population will have a small each-way bet on their favourite jockey, trainer or pick a horse based on the colour of the silks. Horse racing experts will seemingly pop up all over the place.
At the family BBQ, the local corner store or workplace.
All will offer their tip accompanied by what seems a very reasonable and thought out explanation on why it will win our great race.
They will expect a tip in return.
The entire nation will stop as one at 3 pm this afternoon to watch a horse race.
Something that 90% of them will not do for another 365 days.
For those of us that live and breathe the sport, we will feel proud of the fact that, just for one day, the general public can enjoy what we do every day of the year.
Enjoy punters and good luck in your office sweep!
For the In-House Profit Prophet, it’s probably his most important tip for the year.
Just who is the wise-one backing in the Race that stops the Nation?
No. 8 Mustajeer
“I have scoured the twenty-four strong field and spent a long time dissecting the form of each runner. There is line literally to every corner of the globe, but I simply cannot look past Australian Bloodstock’s Mustajeer. In a nutshell, the seven-year-old son of Medicean has returned several outstanding efforts and results this year, including a win in the famed Ebor Handicap, and he tuned up nicely for this with a smart sixth placing in the Caulfield Cup.”
The race that stops a nation will take place on Tuesday afternoon at #Flemington.
Our 2019 #MelbourneCup preview and tips can be found here.
— NedsAU (@NedsAus) November 4, 2019
Fair to say, your social feeds have probably been full of do-gooders surrounding the Cup.
This, however, gave us a solid laugh amongst a sea of some pretty ordinary takes.
— Keira Savage (@KeiraSavage00) November 3, 2019