Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Melbourne Cup Madness - a Race Fit for Kings

Well its a race that stops a nation. A Race Fit for Kings

All the Glitz and Glamour of the Melbourne Cup has passed for another year. A soggy year at that!!

Yes thats right! Die hard "Cuppers" were at the race in the pouring rain, it had been a week of wet, muddy conditions at Flemington. Hats and fascinators all dripping and wet, champagne bubbling in glasses, fashionistas all vying to be the best dressed and then the hopefuls all hoping that their horse would come in a winner. Some might have mortgaged their homes to place a bet, while others settled for the mystery trifecta at the TAB. All in all some winners and some losers, some people probably lost the shirt off their backs. I am sure of one thing (a little bit like lawyers), the book makers were the real winners on the day.

Cup favourite,  So You Think, trained by the King of the Cup- Bart Cummings only managed to pull off third.  Maluckyday gave all it had and made many one day per year betters happy with a second place. I am not sure about the saying that "on a rainy day back the grey" made many people happy as the grey "Linton" came second last, ouch!

The poor jockey on the cup winner Americain was fined $300 for blowing a kiss to the crowd before winning the race, not even a speck on his winnings and earnings for the day, I suspect! So we have another LEGEND in our midst.

Another cup gone by, a large number of people calling in sick today (self inflicted illness),  and a few people crying in their coffee this morning over what could have been. 

Even though it was  Melbourne Cup Public Holiday many people called through to Storage King wondering if we were open. Like most Australians, Storage King Melbourne is not immune to the Cup Fever  and our  Melbourne stores were closed for the day. A day Fit For Kings - Storage Kings!!

This morning  the people who had chosen not to partake in the Cup action and decided to spring clean their homes may now be looking for a place to store all that stuff that filled their cupboards and garages. Self Storage is by far one of the best options to safely store your prized and cherished possessions.

For those who did mortgage their house on a bet on the cup and came out losers, well you may now need to store your goods whilst you find a new place to live. Luckily,  self storage is a lot cheaper than you think.
Self Storage

Happy Melbourne Cup 2010

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