Almanac Racing: Melbourne Cup trifecta selections and lunch today

If you can’t get to the lunch today but would still like to have your selections included in the tally for the Almanac Cup trifecta add them via the comments below.


Looking forward to lunch with VRC Handicapper Greg Carpenter, trainer Robbie Griffiths and Andy Gemmell and the whole Almanac crew.


Where:  North Fitzroy Arms, corner Reid and Rae Streets (296 Rae St)

When:  12.30 for 1pm, today (Monday)

$50 for three courses

A raffle will fund the trifecta. Prize donations are welcome.


What happened last year:


Last year there was one vote for Prince of Penzance. We’ll have to fond out who that was. Here’s the bets from last year.


Trifecta 1 (for $300):

First:        3 4 5 8 10 11 15 17 22

Second:   3 4 5 8 10 11 15 17 22

Third:      Field


Trifecta 2 (for $90)

Box:      3 4 5 8 10 11 15 17 22


And here’s the tally board – pic thanks to Joc Ledwidge:


Joc Ledwidge 2015 Melb Cup lunch





About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written many columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo10, Anna8, Evie7. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. Peter Warrington says:

    my skilled mate likes the 1 e/w but I will be cheering the 21. a win in Scotland is good enough for me.

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