Ah the Melbourne cup. Fair to say I just got into it this year thanks to the sweepstakes at work. It was only 2 bucks to play but I've been a winner all my life and to be honest, If I played footie with some friends in a park and lost the game, I would still be livid. And anyway, I picked up a piece of paper from the box. Hoping for a good one. I got Fox hunt. I read the name and thought this one has to be a winner. That is a bad ass name. My mate who was conducting the sweepstakes said ''Unlucky'' but I didn't believe him. And I spend the next hour or so checking odds and seeing what the punters had to say about my little beaut. Nothing that was said was any good. Anyway, the race started and my horse was right at the back but still I was hoping for a late burst out of the corner into the final stretch, leaving dust in the eyes of the others as thunder and lightning struck all around and the might fox hunt decimated the opposition. What happened ? Damn thing came one position before last. At least if it finished dead last, I would have got the 2 bucks back but no. He came just one position before last. Now, I'm already looking forward to next year's race.