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Tips for the Melbourne Cup


There are few more exciting, or potentially profitable, races than the Melbourne Cup, known as the race that stops a nation. At the Melbourne racetracks, there are plenty of incredible sights to see from beautiful equine precision to famous celebrities like Rose Byrne (pictured here in 2012). Celebrities are certainly no stranger when it comes to the Melbourne Cup so if you don’t enjoy horses, go for the star-studded glamour. But whether you are Rose Byrne or just a one-day spectator, what are some of the best horse race tips for the Melbourne Cup? And how can you make this cup pay dividends to you?

Research the race

As any celebrity or even a general spectator knows, the key to picking a winning racehorse is research. This is a very general tip but it is also one that people so often neglect. Horses should never be picked because you have a good feeling. The fact is your instincts and feelings do not necessarily translate to winning horses, but exceptional amounts of time and research can. This is why any celebrities who bet at the horse races oftentimes will have a team of individuals who study various stats, figures, and data to determine who is most likely to win a race. This does not always translate into wins but it’s certainly better than random guessing or instinctual choices. What are some of the finer details that you should look at when determining the best horse racing tips for the Melbourne Cup?

Analyse both course and distance

As any celebrity research team or professional horse race better can tell you, the most important aspect of doing your research is to determine the track and distance and how that can affect how well your horse of choice races. Of course, one of the most important of all factors is to look at the statistical data and see how well this particular horse has raced at this particular distance before. If this is a brand-new horse or it has never raced at this distance before, it is a much more difficult bet than a horse that has traditionally done very well on these courses in the past. Not every horse is good for every distance. Some horses are exceptional over a few hundred meters and others are great last-minute sprinters but take time to accelerate. This is an important thing to consider: does your horse break early but then loses speed? Or does your horse of choice break late and make gains towards the end? Using these early or late breaking factors in conjunction with the distance of the course and your horse’s previous race history are all excellent horse race tips for the Melbourne Cup and how you can start to turn your research into money.

Was the horse flown in?

If your research team did their work correctly, then they would easily be able to tell you whether a given horse in a race was brought in for this specific race from another track or area. This is an incredibly important thing to consider because horses that are brought in from overseas or other tracks are more likely to win as there is the added pressure and additional cost of transporting them. People who own race horses do not send their horses to the track to lose. The more expense involved in sending an elite racehorse to a track, the more likely it is that it has had a significantly larger amount of training and its owner seems to think he has a winner. Although this is not the most important factor to consider, it is definitely one that should be looked at.

How long since its last race?

Horses, like human athletes, require constant training to stay in their peak physical shape. One of the best horse racing tips for the Melbourne Cup available is to determine when the last time was this particular horse raced. If a horse has not had an adequate amount of time between races or has had too much time, this will have a significant negative impact on their overall race even if statistically they have been a winning horse before. It is not uncommon for horses to get 30 to 60 days rest between major races. The fine horses at the Melbourne Cup are no different requiring 1 – 2 months of recuperation time between significant outputs of athletic energy. If, however, a horse has had a race more recently, perhaps two or three weeks ago, then it may not yet be fully recovered and even a winning horse that is still weakened from the last race can lose a cup. The effect is even more noticeable if the horse has not raced in the last 6 months or more. A horse that has not run for many months is likely to perform very poorly as it has not gotten the right conditioning that only race life can give it.

So whether you are one of the many celebrities at the Melbourne Cup or just a casual betting man, utilising these horse racing tips for the Melbourne Cup can help change your bet from a statistical anomaly to a winner.

Fast Bucks for Wannabe Starlets


Those who would want to make it to Hollywood are usually allured by the pizzazz, money and fame. However, before you get your own star in the Walk of Fame, you’ll probably start doing minor roles or appearances. However, these small parts, whether in movies, plays or TV series, do not bring in enough money. To make ends meet, some starlets work as escorts for high-profile clients. These celebrity escorts provide a Clayton’s high when you can’t get the real thing. There are also escorts who dress up to look like celebrities to turn on their clients while some provide the occasional one-night stand service for quick cash. More often than not, these starlets use their God-given bodies in riding and swallowing their way to the top. Here are some of Hollywood’s A-listers you never thought worked as escorts and/or strippers for fast bucks:

1. Marilyn Monroe

The archetype of a bombshell, Marilyn Monroe once posed nude for quick cash. Later on, she started “spending a lot of time” with directors and producers in order to support her daily needs. Rumour has it that Monroe has a 15-minute sex tape giving a head to a male actor.

2. Al Pacino

Before landing his memorable role in The Godfather, Al Pacino was homeless. When he was in Italy, he met an older woman who agreed to feed him and give him roof in exchange for sex. Now, the Oscar winner is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.

3. Sharon Stone

Prior to making it big in Hollywood, Sharon Stone once “enjoyed” her bondage sex with Michael Douglas, a director and a producer. According to Hollywood reports, Stone had six orgasms during her tryst with the three men and was paid a whopping $10,000.

4. Michelle Pfeiffer

It is said that the Michelle Pfeiffer started as a studio call-girl. Some of her early acting gigs were casted “the old-fashioned way.”  She was also a professional girlfriend to some deep-pocketed clients while working her way to the top.

5. Tony Danza

Tony Danza rose to fame in the early ‘80s through the hit TV series Who’s the Boss?. While trying to make it to spotlight, Danza became a boy toy of Mervin Griffin. The story goes that Griffin paraded Danza around naked on some parties and gatherings. In the end, he was paid big and soon landed his first break.

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