Melbourne Cup Today !!!! It is Australia's major Thoroughbred horse race. Billed as The race that stops a nation, it is a race for three-year-old horses and over, over a distance of 3,200 metres. It is the richest and most prestigious two-mile handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races in the world. The event is held at around ten to 3 pm on the first Tuesday in November by the Victoria Racing Club, on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
Everybody bets on a horse, even if they don't follow horseracing daily, so I had to put a bet. After some quick research on Internet yesterday evening, I decided to bet 10$, for winner place, on Shocking (last year winner, and 13/1 odds) and Americain (11/1 odds).
Favorite horse for every analyst was So You Think (3,5/1 odds). So, after a really amazing race, guess who won ? =>