A perfect forecast, and strong ticket sales suggest a crowd in excess of 105,000 for tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is running a market on just how many people will rock up to Flemington, and 105,001 – 107,500 is the favourite at $2.80.
But there’s more to the day than horses and crowd numbers – like the fact that one of those spectators is $13 to nude up and storm down the home straight, or heaven forbid $26 for the racecourse to run out of beer.
The Bachelor will be there with his new squeeze Louise, but Blake is $11 to get caught kissing someone else and $11 to get slapped at some stage, although the two pretty much go hand in hand.
Everyone’s favourite filly, Francesca Cumani, even has a market in her honour on Cup Day….the queen of the mounting yard is paying $3.50 to turn up in a white or cream dress or $4.00 for a little black number.
“The weather gods look to be on our side for Cup Day but unfortunately the warmer temperatures play into the hands of the bloke who gets a few under his belt and decides to get the gear off in front of 105,000 onlookers,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
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Melbourne Cup crowd
$11 Under 100,000
$6.00 100,000 – 102,500
$3.25 102,501 – 105,000
$2.80 105,001 – 107,500
$3.75 107,501 – 110,000
$5.00 Over 110,000
Cup Day Specials
$11 The Bachelor to get slapped in the face
$11 The Bachelor to get caught kissing a girl (other than GF)
$13 Streaker during the Melbourne Cup
$26 Flemington to sell out of beer
$41 Power malfunction during the national anthem
Who will the bachelor leave with
$5.00 Margot Robbie
$5.50 Any other The Bachelor Contestant
$6.00 Rachel Finch
$7.00 April Hart
$8.00 Jessica Gomes
$9.00 Kate Waterhouse
$11 Miranda Kerr
$13 Jesinta Campbell
$14 Megan Gale
$15 Jennifer Hawkins
$21 Sam Hart
$34 Gai Waterhouse
$51 Chris Hemsworth
$81 Buddy Franklin
$101 Lucia Valentina
$151 Mick Jagger
Francesca Cumani – what colour dress will she wear?
$51 Aussie Flag Design
$101 See Through
Number of times Bruce McAvaney says “special” during the broadcast
$1.87 25 times and over
$1.87 Under 25 times