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Cup goes to Japan

Yesterday it was Melbourne Cup Day and a well deserved holiday in Melbourne as we focused on the race that stops the nation.

As usual around the big race time we gathered around the television to watch the race and yes, what a race. The Japanese horses Delta Blue and Pop Rock took the first two places and the interesting piece for me was soon after the race when the Channel 7 reporter went to conduct the post race interview with the winning jockey, Yasunari Iwata.

For a moment I think the Channel 7 reporter did not realise that Yasunari did not speak a word of English and was probably mystified as to why there were no responses to his questios from the winning jockey but later he went instead to interview the jockey who came second, Damien Oliver.

It was one of the great finishes in the history of the Melbourne Cup. Who could believe that after 3200m two horses could finish so closely.

My only complaint is that I didn't back them :-)

There was a lot of hype around the Australian horses especially Tawqeet which in the end finished 19th and so you must probably have put your money on those horses.
I am just wondering whether the Japanese horses can come and win again next year.

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