The time-honoured Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch featuring Greg Carpenter and Robbie Griffiths

G’day Punters

I trust you are finding a winner and enjoying the festivities of the carnival.

Each year The Almanac puts on lunch and it is a time-honoured tradition that The Handicapper Greg Carpenter is one of our guests, the other guest is trainer Robbie Griffiths whose nag Aurum Spirit won the final race on Geelong Cup Day, a great result for what Matt O’Hanlon calls The Sneaky Kick (and we all need one of those).

We always select a trifecta. The discussion about which horses go in makes for an amusing afternoon.

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The time-honoured Almanac Melbourne Cup eve lunch

Guests – Greg Carpenter to do the form (off the top of his head); Robbie Griffiths (with a horseman’s thoughts on the world and its people)

Monday, Nov 3  –  12.30 for 1pm

Waterside Hotel, corner of Flinders and King Streets, Melbourne


2 courses, drinks at bar prices.

Raffle (prizes welcome)

Dress: Northern Territory Rig (whatever you like)



About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written 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 (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.

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