Monday, November 06, 2006

When Kingston Rule won



from w.
Melbourne Cup Day is on today and punters are putting their bets down, some will win, most will lose.
Back in 1990 Kingston Rule won. Our lads were teenagers then and though I'd never been brought up to go to races or to bet, well they had a go. One put down $250, one $50 and one $20 - all on Kingston Rule. What a day to remember when an hour after the race they each went down to the TAB or whatever it was called and collected - $350, $1500, and $4500!

The pic is of Kingston Rule winning at Moonee Valley prior to his Melbourne Cup win that year.

And where is he now?
Kingston Rule, who scored the fastest metric Cup time, is 20 years old but still standing as a stallion to a select few mares at Ealing Park Stud, in Euroa. The stud became his new home following retiring from the track where he is said to be still in great nick. Although lazing about most of the day, he still covers a handful of mares for connections in the hope one day he can produce a star.

2 Comments:

Blogger tooners said...

i used to love watching horse races when i was a teenager. after getting into college, i wrote a paper on all the drugs they use on the horses and after that, i couldn't watch it any longer.

glad to know this beauty is still alive and doing well!

2:44 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Apparently the Melbourne Cup is now called Emirates Melbourne Cup and has something to do with your part of the world. The prize for the best-dressed gal, I think, is a trip to Bahrain!
Anyway, today the winning horse came from Japan, and even the second horse, so when there were speeches afterwards they needed translations!
W.

2:50 AM  

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