Hey guys,
Just thought I would ask what people are doing for Melbourne Cup day .
Personally, I will be at the Gold Coast . I have booked a couple of nights accommodation at Jupiters Casino, for Monday and Tuesday, along with one of my mates . I will be going to the God Coast track Tuesday, and will be watching the Cup from there. It looks like it is going to be an early start Cup day for me, because I want to be at the track at opening time of 9 am, to try and grab a table and seats . I am meeting another mate of mine there too, who lives at the Goldie, so hopefully should be a good day .
I considered going to a function, but we just decided to do the general admission thing. I expect it to be packed though, so hopefully by getting there early, I can try and secure a half decent position not too far from the tote and of course, the bar .
I will be putting my main bets on the races the day before the Cup, so I don't have to worry about lining up/battling to get a bet on, on the day . I will still be having some bets throughout the day, but I am guessing it will be a struggle getting last minute bets on through the tote. As for getting drinks at the bar, well, I assume lining up will be the order of the day. That's all part and parcel of the experience though .
Hopefully it will be a good day, and if I can jag a win or two, it will be even better.
For the record, I will be cheering on Mutual Regard. He is by far my best result for the Cup, but I have also backed a few others.
What are other people doing Cup Day ? Any big plans ?