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Turf Deli Free Form Guides and Tips - Derby Day Newsletter 2012

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If you have missed a weekly newsletter or want to see what we have got up to over the last ten years or so, there is a full archive of all the previous newsletters on the website.

Before heading out to Flemington this week make sure you check out our Flemington Track Guide for barely usable information on what to see, what to do, where to sit, stand, bet, eat, and answer calls of nature.

We will update the panel on the bottom of the newsletter as the week progresses with any new items of interest.

Yellow Glen House

Most racecourses these days are keenly pursing large residential developments on prime inner city real estate.

However, Flemington have gone one step further this year erecting a model display home Yellow Glen House right on the main lawn. Once the developers step in, they plan to build a string of identical boxes the length of the straight, all with prime Melbourne Cup finishing post city skyline views.

During Cup Week, selected race goers will be rewarded with a special golden key that opens their own private booth in the Yellow Glen House marquee. This comes with your own personal team of Oompa Loompas to fetch your food and drinks, place your bets, and chase after anyone you want to chat up.

The lucky race goer can sit back on your golden chair on the upper levels, sitting high and mighty and ruling over the common folk on the Flemington lawns.

Sounds fantastic. Though when the revolution comes at the end of a long and drunken Cup Day we just hope that your dodge ball skills are still finely tuned as the unruly peasants fling various projectiles in your general direction.

Who knows maybe even Charles will stop by on Cup Day and get in some much needed throne practice ?

Flemington Fling

The Hill Stand at Flemington has had a bit of make over in the last couple of months.

Previously, the Hill Stand was stuck in a time bubble. Nothing had changed in the last thirty years in either the decor or the clientele. Which was actually a good thing to be in the cosy familiar surrounds of your punting youth, dreaming of the good old days when you actually needed to think about your trifecta (as there were none of these cop out, tick all the boxes, flexi betting options), and the quadrella came with lovely brackets to give you that unexpected double chance.

Now the Hill Stand plays host to the Flemington Fling Bar, where you can partake in the Flemington Fling Cocktail, the Melbourne Cup Carnival's first ever signature drink. As opposed to all those years that the Cup was proudly carrying the name of various beer companies which are now long forgotten.

It does makes you wonder how on earth the Melbourne Cup lasted over a hundred and fifty years without its own associated cocktail. The new bar replaces the old tote house that sat against the back wall of the Hill Stand, cause, really what use is having tote windows at a race track anyway ?

The new bar is located in the general public so you too can pretend to be a glamorous Birdcage celebrity. Just tell everyone you were an extra on Neighbours in the early 1990s or something.

Whilst the Flemington Fling has a catchy name and makes good use of the mystical, magical powers of alliteration, the more cynical amongst you who have witnessed some unfortunate over exuberant incidents during Cup Week might ask why they didn't go for the Flemington Hurl ? Or maybe a racing name ? The Flemington Furlong ? The Flemington Straight Six Shots ?

Like any good cocktail, the Flemington Fling has a list of top secret ingredients. However, if you are wondering what that gritty, slightly bitter after taste is, let's just say that they make sure all those losing tickets containing punters hopes and dreams are put to good use. Ground to a fine pulp, distilled and then left to mature it adds a distinctive racing flavour that is uniquely Flemington.


Deposit $50, Bet With $200

By popular demand we have convinced IASBET to turn back on this offer for three days only till the Melbourne Cup.

Deposit $50, and you will automatically get credited with $150 worth of freebies.

This is a deposit offer too. Most corporate bookmakers these days only offer a match the value of your first bet offer.

If you are planning to bet $50 over Cup Week, which pretty much everyone does, then make sure you get your money's worth by taking up these offers when they magically appear in your inbox.

You can bet with IASBET the same way you bet on the TAB, so you can take quinellas, trifectas and the ever desirable quadrellas and often you will get a dividend that is better than what your local TAB pays. Plus you can choose between tote odds or fixed odds and more often than not end up collecting even more when you back a winner.

Victorians we don't want you to feel left out. Open an account and we will make sure you are taken care of.

With a small deposit, plus the tasty freebies you can play along with our weekly Betting Portfolio this spring and have a bit of fun on the punt this spring carnival.

If you already have an IASBET account you can still earn some freebies with the Refer A Friend bonus.

Forward this offer on and get your friends to quote your Refer A Friend number when they open their account. That's another $50 freebie per friend to add to the punting shopping basket.

Click here for more details.

Three days only - offer closes when they jump in the Melbourne Cup Tuesday 06/10/2012

Last Week's Results

Most unusual

Cox Plate Day is normally a day of short priced favourites and small fields. So what was last week all about ?

Race after race of $7 winners and lots of value around. That's not very far at all Moonee Valley - but we like where you are going with that.

There was barely a winner in the selections, which is a bit embarrassing in small fields, but means we probably went a little conservative.

However, the Betting Portfolio was spot on the money with the Best Bet winning,the Best Each Way running a place and the Best Rough putting in a great effort at $25 to be leading until the last 20M or so when he just got nabbed. Which all means we squeezed out a small profit.

BEST BET: Race 9: 5-STAR OF GISELLE $10 WIN 1st W=$4.50 = $45
BEST ROUGH: Race 2: 7-GALBRAITH $3 EW 3rd W=$25.80, P=$4.20 = $12.60
LAY OF THE DAY: Race 6: 9-MIDAS TOUCH at around $4.40 8th W=$4.00

It was a tough feature race but we tried to put as much information as we could into the detailed form guide and the comments were close to the mark, including being more than happy to take on the favourite 12-PIERRO 3rd W=$4.30

2012 Spring Campaign: 13 weeks - 2 profits - 7 returns - 4 wipe outs - Net: -$334.75

View last week's Cox Plate 2012 results.

View the list of Horses To Follow with form and video links to each runner.

Check out how the Betting Portfolio is going at the Bottom Line.

This Week's Free Form Guide

Flemington - Derby Day - 3rd Nov 2012


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The vast majority of them being swear words about how crap the tips went today.

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* Note that we don't really have a phone app so don't go looking for it.

If you really want an answer we will be standing around the Mounting Yard at Flemington all week trying to get our head on TV, so come say Hello.


If you are heading out to races during Cup Week check out our Flemington Track Guide.

Handy hints with associated nonsense about where to meet, where to hang out and how to avoid the queues on course.


It always pays to know where the sturdy, spacious permanent toilet blocks are. If you go out the back of the course, towards the main car park, past the book makers ring, just near the Flemington Heritage centre there is a major, solid, permanent and very under utilised toilet block. No frustrating lines for the ladies in their race day finest.


There are plenty of EFTPOS machines around the course, with the main windows being in the under croft of the main grandstand as you walk down the grey stairs. Seriously though, just plan and get organised and stop at the bank on the way to the course as sometimes the on course EFTPOS line can be a 20 minute wait, which is just a waste of time.



Really there is no need to shower before going down to the TAB.

It's not like anyone else does.


This year, Flemington have introduced a Flemington Season Pass which seriously looks damn good value.

For $200, you can go to all of the Flemington meetings for the year - including the whole of Cup Week.

Tickets to Derby Day or Melbourne Cup are around $75 just on their own, so if you plan to go during Cup Week you will quickly cover the cost of the yearly pass.

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