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    There’s Something Going On With This Year’s Melbourne Cup…

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes Howdy peeps, how’s everyone’s week going! Yesterday in Oz, we just had the “race that stops a nation”, the annual Melbourne Cup. Although a workday traditionally (except for our Melbournian cousins – who are bestowed a public holiday, (yes gambling is so in our blood, we need a mandated day off just to gamble)), everyone knows that you don’t do actual work on the first Tuesday of every November. It would be un-Australian to do so. Hmm you know, between you and me – this year I can’t help but feel a different vibe beneath it all. I mean, in years past the day would go something like…

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    What I learnt during the Melbourne Cup!

    And they’re off! “GALLOP, GALLOP”, “NEIGH, NEIGH” That’s the sound that stops a nation. Here in Australia, every first Tuesday of November, we have the world famous Melbourne Cup – a $6.2 million horse race which is watched all around the globe. It only lasts about 3 minutes, but the amount of money spent betting on this race day amounts to around half a billion. Strewth! Half a billion! What’s more is that you hear stories of the wins and success stories of the successful punters STRAIGHT after. “The big winners were everywhere on Cup day. One lucky punter has come away with $151,255 from a $50 boxed trifecta. Another…