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It's that time of the year again, the race that stops the nation and gives most people an extra long lunch break at work.

Anyone doing anything special at work? Got any sweeps going? Or real bets? Champagne? Got some flowers in your goddamn hair?
Fun
I won a bit of change at the AFL GF and the ITM Cup Final, so I decided to just chuck most of it on Mt Athos at $14.50 to win and a bit to place at $4.20. Should be good, makes me mildly interested in the race instead of totally disinterested like usual.
Jiminy
I'll do my usual $50 boxed flexi-trifecta and hope I win a grand or something there abouts. Think we're heading over to the Rooty Hill RSL (vegas of the west) to watch it.
Fork
Good shit guys, I got a couple of tickets in each sweep at work, and laid down $25 on sportsbet with uneducated bets i'll no doubt lose.

Should make it an interesting race at least! We're getting in Nandos and soft drink, gonna hit that shit hard.
Jiminy
Fork wrote:
and laid down $25 on sportsbet with uneducated bets i'll no doubt lose.



The Melbourne Cup is one of the hardest. if not the hardest race in the world to pick because of the huge field and the huge distance, so really, the uneducated random bets by people with no clue are just as good as the people who "think" they know what they're doing in this race. So long as you don't bet on obvious roughies, but then again, they've come in from time to time too.
Fork
Indeed, one of the guys that used to work here was big into the races and never won anything despite having all the hot tips.

Fingers crossed my mystery trifectas pull through :P
Spoon
I figured why not and put down $50 on sportsbet too. It also gave me $150 worth of "free bet" for my first deposit which sounds like some sort of scam, but whatever.

$50 on Mount Athos to place and $150 ["free bet"] on Fiorente to place.
Fun
Spoon wrote:
I figured why not and put down $50 on sportsbet too. It also gave me $150 worth of "free bet" for my first deposit which sounds like some sort of scam, but whatever.

$50 on Mount Athos to place and $150 ["free bet"] on Fiorente to place.


Go team Athos, I went $50/$50 split on win and place. I wonder if anything you win from the free bet you can withdraw or if you have to keep it in your Sportsbet wallet?
Jiminy
Fork wrote:
Got some hot tips do you, Jim?


No, I just wouldn't put that kind of money on just a win/place. I'd box a trifecta.

For instance with 50 on Mount Athos he'll win $500 roughly and with 150 on Fiorente he'll win $1125 roughly

If he boxes 5 horses for with $50 he'll get 83% of whatever the trifecta pays, if he gets three of those 5 horses in any order. Depending on what horses he picks and what come in he could win far more than $500. I won $867 one year for instances and that was with three favourites in the 3. If one of his roughies comes into the three he could win a few grand or more.

Last year green moon was paying 20 for the win Fiorente came second paying 11 and third was paying 16 this resulted in a trifecta of $45,000 or something. in which case you would win about $37350 for your $50 bet.

If you're laying 150 down you could pick 6 horses and pull 125% of the trifecta
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