Racing Melbourne Cup 2021 - Dedicated Raceday thread

Who wins?

  • 6 – THE CHOSEN ONE (5)

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  • 8 – OCEAN BILLY (13)

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  • 11 – KNIGHTS ORDER (9)

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  • 13 – CARIF (8)

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  • 17 – MIAMI BOUND (17)

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  • 18 – PORT GUILLAUME (23)

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  • 19 – SHE’S IDEEL (20)

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  • 20 – FUTURE SCORE (15)

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  • Total voters
    87
  • Poll closed .

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king rising

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Being back on course today was outstanding, but even more so was that display by Verry Elleegant. Could not have had her in a million years going into the race, however she truly proved her greatness today. Her turn of foot when asked at the top of the straight, reserved for so few… Prepared to call it a ‘where were you when moment’ . My first reaction was to stand up and applaud, forget the bloody punt.
 

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sherb

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shame, sounds like it would have made your day.
No, it would have ruined my day.

It's actually made my day that a horse hasn't had to die so that people can gamble, get blind drunk, dress up, spew and otherwise embarrass themselves.

But, as I said, the racing industry will be resuming normal services soon.
 

checkraiseulite

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No, it would have ruined my day.

It's actually made my day that a horse hasn't had to die so that people can gamble, get blind drunk, dress up, spew and otherwise embarrass themselves.

But, as I said, the racing industry will be resuming normal services soon.
take it to srp.

no one wants to hear anti-racing bs here.
 

FallingLiefs

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Being back on course today was outstanding, but even more so was that display by Verry Elleegant. Could not have had her in a million years going into the race, however she truly proved her greatness today. Her turn of foot when asked at the top of the straight, reserved for so few… Prepared to call it a ‘where were you when moment’ . My first reaction was to stand up and applaud, forget the bloody punt.
I stood there stunned just saying "she's a beast" to myself.

great cup, great mare.
 

sherb

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nah I enjoy the once a year blow ins getting torn to shreds in here. Only rule should be no drive by flogs. Once you post got to stick around and cop what you’re due
I'm happy to stick around and see the likes of you support and defend whips, tongue ties, industry "wastage" being sent to the knackery to be shot, an average of 2 horses a week dying on Australian racecourses (and who knows how many dying in track work), etc.

Just so you can have a bet.

Go on, defend it.
 

FallingLiefs

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Yeah, nothing like being the life of the party celebrating horses dying so you can get your jollies placing a bet, hey?
Open invite to come along and see the workings inside the industry, many would be happy to show you the lengths they go for safety but i'm sure it's comfier from afar and behind the keyboard.
 

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FallingLiefs

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How do those safety practices apply to the horses that get sent off to be turned into pet food?
I am not going into and endless debate about this, It is on the level of anti-vaxx propaganda with amount of mis-information. Those inside the industry know the lengths they go to for safety and the love of the animal.

If you are open to actually understanding anything you just said, I mean tongue ties, really. It's a dead giveaway you've barely got much comprehension. Ask people in industry they would mostly be happy to show you around.
 

HeathComeBack

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Just looked at the overall time. Only 1 and a bit second outside the track record which they rarely get near. Explains the margins, so many horses had their hearts broken and both the winner and 2nd horse both went huge. Makes Incentivise's run even bigger in my opinion. We finally have a couple of horses that would be competitve in an overseas race. Lets hope they try instead of squib it.
 

Areyoufireal

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Had absolutely none on VE but to see her at the 600 cruising, stopped watching everything else and cheered her on with goose bumps. Love a solid consistent mare. People seem to hate on good mares as if they should win every race? VE (10XG1) "good horse", Probabeel (4xG1) "Ok horse", Black Caviar "goes ok".

EAD 🖕
 

Ah12

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Just looked at the overall time. Only 1 and a bit second outside the track record which they rarely get near. Explains the margins, so many horses had their hearts broken and both the winner and 2nd horse both went huge. Makes Incentivise's run even bigger in my opinion. We finally have a couple of horses that would be competitve in an overseas race. Lets hope they try instead of squib it.
Take him overseas. With a good jock that finds cover over 2400m he will take it to anything. Please have some balls connections.
 

iluvparis

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Just looked at the overall time. Only 1 and a bit second outside the track record which they rarely get near. Explains the margins, so many horses had their hearts broken and both the winner and 2nd horse both went huge. Makes Incentivise's run even bigger in my opinion. We finally have a couple of horses that would be competitve in an overseas race. Lets hope they try instead of squib it.
The sad thing is that in reality they wouldn't be competitive - let's not forget the winner got rolled by a G3 overseas horse last time out. But happy to help perpetuate the myth otherwise for more raider fill ups next spring too.

Look forward to all the ratings fappers coming out now though and saying she put in an Arc type performance when she wasn't even a champion this time yesterday.
 
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