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Author: brownie Timestamp:- 31/7/2008 8:46:15 AM Subject: Melbourne Cup runner comp
Message: Reading the current MC thread got me thinking of an old friend who allways claimed he made good money for over 30 years offering everyone 20/1 about them picking a Melbourne Cup starter before weights were released. I fairly sure this is what he did(cant check with him as he has passed away) so I thought I would trail it on forumites.
Here is the comp.
Pick any horse you like (more than 1 if you want & I will set you for $2000 to $100 (only in cyberdollars) about that horse running in this years MC.
Has to start-emergencies & scratching @ the barriers dont win.
I will close betting when weights are issued. This is the 1 point I am not clear on, when he stopped taking bets so will try it this way & see what happens.
So hopefully we have plenty of punters prepared to have a shot & I will declare the winners & my profit/loss (hopefully the former) after the 2008 Cup has been run & won.
Author: brownie Timestamp:- 1/8/2008 7:50:21 AM Subject: Re: Melbourne Cup runner comp
Message: Good response thanks for that fellows.
The feedback is good to, I tend to agree it is hard to see how it works out well for me but it is something I have wondered about from time to time & am interested to see the end result. The worst thing that cah happen is a lot of winning forumites & that cant be bad!
Keep the bets coming & I will boot it back to the top a coupla times when interest dies so anyone who missed out can get set.
As for the number of bets I am happy to let people bet as much as they want, I dont know what he did about this-maybe only let people have 1 pick, he never went into any great detail about it & maybe/probably he was geeing us up,as the first time I ever heard the saying "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" my father was refering to this mate.
Keep em coming!! Sounds like it is easy money for you all.
Message: 20/1 is an absolutely farcical price. It could not have possibly been the price that he could have laid the bets at. Some books bet at 12/1 fav and (many under 20/1 to win the race and he wants to give 20/1 to face the starter?....)
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