Freo's View

NOT THE SAME OLD CUP ANYMORE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on November 1, 2011

A message to people afraid of change. Nothing remains the same, as I observed again today during Melbourne Cup festivities. While in the past Fremantle was abuzz till late afternoon, today most parties died pretty soon and by 3pm most pubs were pretty empty. I was at Clancys for the race and had a look at Rosy O’Grady and Little Creatures on my way home.

It was even less fun at Clancys than it used to be in the past, I thought. Sure, the nose to nose finish of the big race excited the smaller than usual crowd, then there was not much for a while, the horse race decided by a dice is a tradition, and so it the Fried Mice eating competition, when those with enough Dutch courage eat deep fried Jallapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese. It’s a good excuse to drink even more after the contest, when the mouths are burning like hell on fire.

My horse is stumbling along the Nullarbor to try to get away from angry punters who backed it. But I won $ 40 in the Sweepstakes, so I did better than most.

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ONLY WINNERS AT CLANCYS

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on November 2, 2010

There were only winners at Fremantle’s Clancy today, as many people came to enjoy the Melbourne Cup and have a very good time.

I hope the photos give an impression of a lovely afternoon.

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