By Patrick Avenell
The 152nd Melbourne Cup will be held tomorrow (Tuesday 6 November 2012) at Flemington racecourse. Known as the Race That Stops a Nation, this event is certain to once again capture the attention of the retail consumer electronics industry.
The race will be run over 3,200 metres with horses jumping at 3pm local time. That’s also 3pm in New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. Jump time is 2:30pm in South Australia and the Northern Territory, 2pm in Queensland and 12 midday in Western Australia.
Tomorrow is a public holiday in Melbourne, but not in all of Victoria. Businesses with urgent commerce with Melbourne-based enterprises should conduct this today.
Although not a public holiday in other parts of Australia, the race does attract the attention of most, with many businesses shutting down for Cup Day parties after lunch. It is advisable to conduct any time-sensitive inter-business dealings before lunch tomorrow.
The race will be shown live on Channel 7, with coverage beginning at 10am local time. While watching the race, look out for the TCL Electronics signage throughout Flemington racecourse. You can read more about TCL’s involvement here.
The Melbourne Cup’s TAB betting code is MR7. It is the first leg of Quadrella and the Daily Double, and the third leg of the BIG6.
12 Galileo’s Choice
4 Red Cadeaux
Patrick’s Melbourne Cup Tipping Record
2008: Honolulu (21st)
2009: Shocking (winner)
2010: Monaco Consul (14th)
2011: Niwot (8th)
What are your tips for the race? Feel free to leave a comment with your predictions below.