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A GOOD FIELD AT SPRINGTIME.
SPRING CARNIVAL ADELAIDE 2009
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Saturday 31st October
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 3rd November
Thursday 5th November
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October 30 - November 5, 2009
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1. What was Geelong's winning margin in
the AFL grand final?
2. Which 17-time Grand Slam champion
will play at the World Tennis Challenge in
Adelaide in January?
3. Who did NSW beat in the Champions
League Twenty20 Final?
4. Where did the Australian International
Three Day Event in Adelaide used to be
5. How many consecutive games has
Adelaide United now lost to Melbourne
6. Which horse won the Cox Plate?
7. Who has pick 13 in this year's AFL
8. Which A-League team scored six goals
last weekend against Gold Coast United?
9. Which former Geelong player has Port
Adelaide appointed as a development
10. Who failed to overthrow Geoff Pollard
as President of Tennis Australia?
11. Who was player of the series in the
Champions League Twenty20 Final?
12. Which former Redback is general
manager of Woodville-West Torrens
13. Name the basketballer Port Adelaide
has signed for next season.
14. Which job did Andy Moles quit last
15. Name the South Australian trainer
in charge of Melbourne Cup hopeful
16. What are the two main colours of
Manchester United's away strip this
17. Which three states or territories
of Australia has Andrew Demetriou
identified as possible expansion venues
for potenial 19th and 20th AFL licenses?
18. How many Moto GP World
Championships has Valentino Rossi
(pictured) now won?
19. Who is coach of Australia's rugby
20. Name the seven clubs who have
played in every English Premier League
season since its inception in 1992.
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
HOME DELIVERY 8224 1600
ONE-POINTERS: 1. 12 points. 2. John
McEnroe. 3. Trinidad and Tobago. 4.
Gawler. 5. Eight. TWO-POINTERS: 6. So You
Think. 7. Adelaide Crows. 8. Wellington
Phoenix. 9. Garry Hocking. 10. Paul
McNamee. THREE-POINTERS: 11. Brett
Lee. 12. Chris Davies. 13. Daniel Bass.
14. New Zealand's cricket coach. 15. Jake
Stephens. FOUR-POINTERS: 16. Black and
blue. 17. Tasmania, Nor th Queensland
and Western Australia. 18. Six. 19. Tim
Sheens. FIVE-POINTER: 20. Chelsea,
Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool,
Tottenham, Aston Villa and Ever ton.
It's therapeutic, the Melbourne
Cup. It's a gathering for friend-
ship, comradely, food and fashion
-- it's a mix between the thundering
of hooves and manicured toe-nails
in fancy colours. From tradesman
to celebrities, from sheiks to
scallywags, we all love that first
Tuesday in November.
The 3200km race is intriguing
and mysterious and it breaks all the
rules -- the only way to punt is to go
with your hunches and follow your
dreams. A horse's nod can be the
difference between glory and the
The Melbourne Cup is a result in
waiting, a result that will change
people's lives forever. Trainers,
owners, jockeys, sometimes even
punters, once you win a Melbourne
Cup things change.
There's also a sense of hope
associated with the race. Every
jockey and trainer is gracious in
defeat. Yes, they would be disap-
pointed, but there's a real feeling of,
"Next year's my year."
I experienced great success on
the back of Viewed at last year's
Cup and this time round I've got
that patriotic tingling for a South
Australian horse ... Alcopop.
He's only had a handful of starts
as an efficient five-year-old, but he's
a psychologically determined horse
with an incredible will to win. He
has a heart as big Phar Lap's and
won't worry about other horses
It will be his first start over
3200m, which will actually work
in his favour. Because he won't
be running off memory he'll just
keep motoring on. His first start
over the distance will be his best.
2007's Melbourne Cup winner
Efficient will be up there having
pulled out of the Caulfield Cup. Last
year's winner Viewed will again
be in the mix, the horse of another
forget to get
on down to
of room and
what better way to share in the
hands-on excitement and noise that
is the Melbourne Cup.
Enjoy the day and the excitement,
passion, tears and laughs that
come with it. It truly is day when
strangers can become lifelong
friends. Live life to the full, but don't
forget to do it responsibly, with love
and with flair!
A patriotic tingle
for special Cup
Viewed, winner of last year's Melbourne Cup, en route to his Caulfield Cup victory.
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