Today was the Melbourne Cup. I don’t normally gamble on horse racing but this is the one day a year I put a few dollars into the office sweep to hopefully win a few more back.
The two horses I picked didn’t get a place so I didn’t win my money back but I did get a free lunch and some orange juice (didn’t feel like bubbly).
The horse that did win (Delta Blues) was ridden by a Japanese jockey who can’t speak English so there was no interview immediately afterwards with him.
As with many sporting events it’s not just about the actual sport any more, it’s about the fashion. Last night on tv I saw Jennifer Hawkins talk about what to do and not to do at the races fashion wise, ie wear the right underwear (or just wear underwear) because you don’t want to fall over drunk with no knickers on.
That’s it till next year.