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#831164 - Fri Oct 12 2012 09:49 PM Results & Standings .. Melbourne Cup
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The Melbourne Cup is one of the premier horse races in the world and will be contested on November 6th, at 3pm Melbourne time.

There are still 161 horses in contention, so it is probably better to wait for a while before entering your tip. There will be several ballots before the final field of 24 is announced on the Saturday prior to the race.

The rules and conditions are the same as usual, viz,

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Pick ten horses in the order of finishing.

Points will be allocated for the first five horses on a 10-6-3-2-1 basis.

Tiebreaker will be the order of the picks, ie, if you have the winner as yout third pick, you will beat anyone that has that horse or fourth (or higher).

Entries close just before the race, at 2.59pm Melbourne time.
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I will update this thread as we get closer to starting time, but feel free to add your expression of interest.


Edited by gtho4 (Tue Nov 06 2012 10:23 PM)

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#832409 - Wed Oct 17 2012 10:39 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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#832413 - Wed Oct 17 2012 10:52 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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This page http://www.races.com.au/melbourne-cup/melbourne-cup-field/ tells more about how the field is narrowed down, and there is a link for the current 151 horses left in contention.

Edited because I cannot spell. smile


Edited by ozzz2002 (Thu Oct 18 2012 12:37 AM)
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#832423 - Thu Oct 18 2012 12:25 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
there is a link for the currect 151 horses left in contention.


Already 10 horses scratched since you posted? And would that be the correct 151 horses or current 151 horses left? wink smile
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#832425 - Thu Oct 18 2012 12:35 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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Not sure where you are looking, mate, but there are still 151 horses left, well, according to this link, anyway. http://www.races.com.au/melbourne-cup/melbourne-cup-field/2012-melbourne-cup-field/

And I forgot to proofread my post- silly me.. smile
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#832427 - Thu Oct 18 2012 12:36 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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Ah, I see what you mean- I am not sure what the NA means. It may be a scratching, or not. Any ideas, George?
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#832429 - Thu Oct 18 2012 12:38 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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#832435 - Thu Oct 18 2012 01:24 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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ozzz NA means Not Available odds on that horse at this time

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#832458 - Thu Oct 18 2012 04:28 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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#832468 - Thu Oct 18 2012 05:16 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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I'm in...I'll have all the ODD numbered horses !! smile
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#832488 - Thu Oct 18 2012 08:00 AM Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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and the prime numbers are all mine!

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#832751 - Fri Oct 19 2012 08:27 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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I guess that means that I am stuck with the Fibonacci numbers again...
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#832787 - Fri Oct 19 2012 01:09 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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I'll take all the natural numbers then. smile
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#832798 - Fri Oct 19 2012 02:41 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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I will have a shot
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#832843 - Fri Oct 19 2012 04:16 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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#833351 - Sun Oct 21 2012 10:13 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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You beauty, I love the Melbourne Cup, count me in!

Dibs on Brigatin, he's mine, you cant have him ;-)



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#834181 - Thu Oct 25 2012 03:14 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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YEP i AM IN FOR THE MELBOURNE CUP
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#834182 - Thu Oct 25 2012 03:17 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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SYPHER GTHO AND 0ZZZZ YOU ARE SO FUNNY
i BAGS THE ONE WITH FOUR LEGS
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#834678 - Sat Oct 27 2012 04:24 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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you can have the donkey with four legs
there's always one in the field!

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#834680 - Sat Oct 27 2012 04:43 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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Yeah, and it is usually the one that is carrying my dough.
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#835425 - Tue Oct 30 2012 12:39 PM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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I will take the three legged ones wink

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#835824 - Thu Nov 01 2012 05:17 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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2012 Melbourne Cup Field

The 2012 Melbourne Cup field will be announced on Saturday November 3rd, 2012. Melbourne Cup final acceptances are to be revealed live from Flemington Racecourse directly after the action of Victoria Derby Day which is the first of four meetings making up the 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival. A capacity 24 starters are set to make up the Melbourne Cup 2012 field with no emergencies allowed in the worlds richest handicap.

http://www.races.com.au/melbourne-cup/melbourne-cup-field/2012-melbourne-cup-field/

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#836063 - Fri Nov 02 2012 02:22 AM Re: Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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I will have a go, if I remember.
I'm organising the sweeps at the Bowls Club on Cup Day.

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#836335 - Sat Nov 03 2012 06:43 AM Melbourne Cup, Nov 6, 2012
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2012 Melbourne Cup.

No Horse Barrier Trainer Jockey Weight
1 DUNADEN (FRA) 16 Mikel Delzangles Craig Williams 59
2 AMERICAIN (USA) 12 Alain de Royer Dupre Damien Oliver 58
3 JAKKALBERRY (IRE) 19 M Botti Colm O'Donoghue 55.5
4 RED CADEAUX (GBR) 18 Ed Dunlop Michael Rodd 55.5
5 WINCHESTER (USA) 22 John Sadler Jamie Mott 55.5
6 VOILA ICI (IRE) 13 Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 55
7 CAVALRYMAN (GBR) 6 Saeed Bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 54
8 MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) 8 Luca Cumani Ryan Moore 54
9 SANAGAS (GER) 4 Bart Cummings Nicholas Hall 54
10 ETHIOPIA 14 Pat Carey Rhys Mc Leod 53.5
11 FIORENTE (IRE) 2 Gai Waterhouse James Mc Donald 53.5
12 GALILEO'S CHOICE (IRE) 11 Dermot Weld P J Smullen 53.5
13 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) 7 Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 53.5
14 GREEN MOON (IRE) 5 Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble 53.5
15 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) 9 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jimmy Cassidy 53.5
16 MOURAYAN (IRE) 3 Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 53.5
17 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) 1 Luca Cumani Corey Brown 53.5
18 NIWOT 15 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 53.5
19 TAC DE BOISTRON (FRA) 21 Michael Kent O Dolueze 53.5
20 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) 17 Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 53
21 PRECEDENCE (NZ) 20 Bart Cummings Blake Shinn 53
22 UNUDUAL SUSPECT (USA) 23 Michael Kent Glyn Schofield 53
23 ZABEELIIONAIRE (NZ) 24 Leon Corstens Craig Newitt 52
24 KELINNI (IRE) 10 Chris Waller Glen Boss 51

http://www.racenet.com.au/melbourne-cup/Field.asp


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#836338 - Sat Nov 03 2012 06:50 AM Melbourne Cup, Tue Nov 6, 2012
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