So the Melbourne Cup has been won for a twelfth time by a Bart Cummings trained nag.
So the Melbourne Cup has been won for a twelfth time by Bart Cummings.
Congratulations "Sir" Bart. Infact let's face it he deserves a knighthood for training a $46.50 in 'the race that stops the nation.' Viewed is, you have to admit an extremely uninspiring name for a horse... unles that is, you viewed its price and had a cheeky hundred on it.
So the great race has come and gone and this year's get together was no exception to the rule that it's always a bit of fun. However spare a thought for the TV race caller, who was calling his 233rd Cup. ( Poetic license... get it ?).
To have a race run so close that the first and second placed horses are separated by a nose hair does mean that the commentator has to make a split second call on who has actually won. Tricky.
However the sharp end callers will take this in their stride and not flinch. Unlike the bloke in this video who makes a complete f*ck up of the call. Not just the final furlongs, but the whole blinking (or should that be blinkers) thing. This is a disaster!
The Racing Club of Victoria has an interesting website, purely cos that's what we do, but the raison d'etre for this piece is the plumnut calling this race in woopwoop... enjoy... he's brave for carrying on, but still a plumnut!