It’s a day when I can go downstairs to get something to eat and not have to wait in line. A day when you could be mistaken for thinking it’s the 1950s again thanks to the ladies in their beautiful hats. A day when tumbleweeds roll across the Queen St Mall except for the large area designated for the TAB. Yes, its the race that stops a nation – the Melbourne Cup that does all of this.
I’ve tended to become a bit of a betting bitch on Melbourne Cup days since the time I won $60 on a work sweep. This morning my betting rundown went like this:
$2 work sweep – Makybe Diva
$1 work sweep – Xcellent
$5 to win $5 to place – Leica Falcon (I liked the photography type name)
$4 to place – Xcellent
$5 trifecta – Makybe Diva, Leica Falcon, Eye Popper
$3 Mystery trifecta bet – Makybe Diva, Leica Falcon, Mr Celebrity
In total, $25 outlay. Please note that I placed my bets before I found out my sweep, so I was shocked to see the simliarity. You probably know by now that Makybe Diva broke the records by winning 3 in a row and Xcellent came 3rd so I had a good day. In total I won $59.60 giving me a profit of about $34! Not bad for standing around eating food and saying go horse go!