In Sport

Victor P Taffa

The system that I have employed for picking Melbourne Cup winners is as inexact and random as that used by most Australians. Matters such as weight, name of trainer, jockey, and barrier draw are considered.

1988 represents the first year that I placed a bet at the TAB.

My success or otherwise for tipping winners is as follows:

Year                Winner                       Weight (Kg)   Placing         Other Place Getter

1988                Empire Rose                53.5                 1st

1989                Tawriffic                        54.0                 1st

1990                Kingston Rule             53.0                 1st

1991                Let’s Elope                    51.0                 1st

1992                Subzero                         54.5                 1st

1993                Vintage Crop              55.5

1994                Jeune                             56.5                 2nd                        Paris Lane

1995                Doriemus                     54.5                 2nd                         Nothin Leica Dane

1996                Saintly                          55.5                 1st

1997                Might and Power      56.0                 1st

1998                Jezabeel                       51.0                 2nd                         Champagne

1999                Rogan Josh                 50.0                 1st, 2nd                Central Park

2000                Brew                             49.0

2001                Ethereal                       52.0                 1st

2002                Media Puzzle              52.5

2003                Makybe Diva              51.0

2004                Makybe Diva              55.5                 1st

2005                Makybe Diva              58.0                 1st

2006                Delta Blues                 56.0

2007                Efficient                      54.5                 2nd                         Purple Moon

2008                Viewed                        53.0

2009                Shocking                     51.0                 3rd                         Mourilyan

 

Of the 22 Melbourne Cups from 1988 until 2009 I have picked the following:

11                    1st   Placing

5                      2nd  Placing

1                      3rd  Placing

Whether you back the winner or if the horse is still finishing, the race that captivates Australia comes but once a year on the first Tuesday in November from Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse and is a whole lot of fun.

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