My Cup Day losses

[1997 Melbourne Cup: The horse I backed, running fourth]

Well, it’s been another traditional Cup Day. Traditional in the sense that I lost all the money I bet. Yesterday I put a bunch of money on five random horses, and the closest any of them came was fourth. D’oh!

But there are compensations. I only lost $10. Crown Casino boss Lloyd Williams placed $500,000 in bets, on half a dozen horses. If I read the newspaper report correctly, he lost every cent. Sometimes, there is justice in the world.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.