The Melbourne Cup
At our meeting on Oct 20th Darcy Brennan gave a wonderful talk on the history of the Melbourne Cup, the horses, trainers and the jockeys. His love for the sport of racing was evident and he brought along photos showing the famous horses that captured people’s imaginations and hearts. Darcy wasn’t able to give us a tip for this year’s Melbourne Cup as the acceptances haven’t been finalised yet. But he suggested if you were looking for a horse to back in the Cup look for one who had come a place in the races leading up to the Cup. Most often the Cup winner has been placed in one these races.