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Melbourne Cup Results

Official results:
1st: 6 – Efficient – Win $22.40 – Place $7.00
2nd: Purple Moon – Place $1.80
3rd: Mahler – Place $4.00
Quinella $76.10
Exacta $176.90
Trifecta $1431.00

Dividends are Super TAB dividends which are used by ACTTAB, the Victorian TAB and a few others. Dividends may vary in your area.

Where they all finished:
1. Efficient
2. Purple Moon
3. Mahler
4. Zipping
5. Dolphin Jo
6. On A Jeune
7. Blue Monday
8. Master O’Reilly
9. Sculptor
10. Lazer Sharp
11. Douro Valley
12. Sirmione
13. Princess Coup
14. Tawqeet
15. Eskimo Queen
16. Scenic Shot
17. Black Tom
18. Sarrera
19. Blutigeroo
20. Railings
21. Tungsten Strike
Scratched: Gallic, Maybe Better, The Fuzz

If you need help with a gambling problem call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in the ACT, or your local gambling support service.

Samuel

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#1 Comment By Pen 15 On November 6, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

I have a gambling problem. I never win. Will Lifeline help me read the form guide better?

#2 Comment By Adam 1.0 On November 6, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

What do you think the accepted etiquette is for scratched horses in a Melbourne Cup sweep? Alter the winning pools and return the money to the people who had the scratched horses or not?

I should have seen the potential for this before I organised three different sweeps 🙁

#3 Comment By Samuel On November 7, 2007 @ 12:16 am

Pen, no, but they will try to help you give up gambling.

Adam, good question. I’ve asked a couple people who have run a dozen or so sweeps between them in the last few years and they seem to think that the money should not be returned and the pools should not be altered, on the grounds that anyone who entered had an equal chance of being allocated a winning horse.

If it were up to me it would depend on when the horses were allocated in relation to the time they were scratched. I don’t think it is fair to allocate a horse after it has been scratched.

That being said, Sportingbet.com.au were running [5], and it looks like it was allocating all 24 horses regardless of whether they were scratched or not:

Only 24 horses can be allocated in your sweep. If you have more than 24 entrants please note that some entrants will not be allocated a horse. If you have less than 24 entrants the draw generator will randomly allocate additional horses to entrants until a maximum of 24 have been allocated.

I think, as the person in charge of the sweeps, it’s your decision Adam. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

#4 Comment By Adam 1.0 On November 7, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

Luckily people weren’t tight enough to make an issue of it. We compromised by cutting the pool by a couple of dollars and giving the rest to charity.