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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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the race that stops a nation

PROTECTIONIST just won the melbourne cup.
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PROTECTIONIST just won the melbourne cup.
What is the sport, I am not familiar with the (First guess horse racing or sailing)
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horse race. its one of australias home grown traditions. the first tuesday of november, at 3 0'clock, over 2 miles at the flemington race track, race 7 is melbourne cup. its one of the richest horse races in the world. in australia, almost everyone stops. cars pull over so they can listen, workplaces put down their tools and watch the race. for 3 minutes the nation pauses and holds their breath.
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horse race. its one of australias home grown traditions. the first tuesday of november, at 3 0'clock, over 2 miles at the flemington race track, race 7 is melbourne cup. its one of the richest horse races in the world. in australia, almost everyone stops. cars pull over so they can listen, workplaces put down their tools and watch the race. for 3 minutes the nation pauses and holds their breath.
My first day here...was Melbourne Cup Day. And I missed my dog because I always wondered what a Golden Retriever that loved to chase jackrabbits would have thought of kangaroos. My dog's name was "Nuisance". I put a newly converted $500 USA on "What A Nuisance" to win. Nice. 18/1 odds and he won......
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horse race. its one of australias home grown traditions. the first tuesday of november, at 3 0'clock, over 2 miles at the flemington race track, race 7 is melbourne cup. its one of the richest horse races in the world. in australia, almost everyone stops. cars pull over so they can listen, workplaces put down their tools and watch the race. for 3 minutes the nation pauses and holds their breath.
Thanks.. Sounds like super bowl sunday here..
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prince of penzance just won the melbourne cup.

jockey was michelle payne, i think she is the first female jockey to win the melbourne cup.
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prince of penzance just won the melbourne cup.

jockey was michelle payne, i think she is the first female jockey to win the melbourne cup.
The horse was a 100:1 outsider, it would have been worth putting a few Aussie dollars on it
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The horse was a 100:1 outsider, it would have been worth putting a few Aussie dollars on it
Why didn't you tell me before the race?
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The horse was a 100:1 outsider, it would have been worth putting a few Aussie dollars on it
one of my workmates is nearly a thousand dollars richer thanks to this.
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Almandin won the melbourne cup 2016.

which surprised everybody. all the speculation was on a few other horses, none of who were anywhere near the front of the pack.

its becoming an international event now, there was only 1 aussie horse this year.
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