One of the few relatively sober sentient beings at Flemington Racecourse this arvo was a South Australian lady horse named Makybe Diva. Therefore, unencumbered by stilettos, a dickhead hat, attire like a hotel concierge or bottles of cheap methode champenoise, she galloped away to win the 2003 Melbourne Cup. In post-race interviews she said that winning 2.7 million bucks wouldn’t change her life although she is talking with ‘leading publishing houses’ about a reputed 6 figure advance on her autobiography tentatively titled “Mug Punters I Have Known.”
Meanwhile 40 million smackeroos have poured through the tote, Melbourne is awash on plonk and at least two bookies are heading for the international terminal at Tullamarine.
It’s a bloody great day!