Melbourne Cup 2017

Melbourne Cup recap: Yacht Club

Various locations in Port Moresby held live screenings on Tuesday of the game while also providing a betting shop.

The Royal Papua Yacht Club is among the first in the country, who started this event, since its inception.

According to Ashish Rumar Tripathi, the club manager, planning of this event began at least three months in advance.

The planning goes down to smallest detail: table numbers, decorations, wine choices.

“Wine and food pairing takes a bit of time. Our chef’s do a phenomenal job to prepare innovative dishes,” said Tripathi.

Dressed for the race

As is the case, Royal Papua Yatch Club joined in on the fun.

Organising a mini fashion show in partnership with the PNG Fashion Designers and Retailers Association.

The fashion show featured staff from the yacht club as well as the six contestants of Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG.

Showing off a variety of categories from beach wear, work wear, evening/cocktail and bridal wear.

But focus was not only on the runway.

In the spirit of the race, participants at the lunch came dressed up.

Dresses, hats, and hair, on point glamour.

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22. REKINDLING — Trainer: Joseph O’Brien, jockey: Corey Brown

“I can’t believe it,” jockey Corey Brown said. “Oh honestly, I chased the ride about six weeks ago and with a light weight (thinking I was) a big chance to get on him.

“I can’t believe it. I have been back here from overseas about nine months and slowly and surely getting back to where I was. Mate, again I can’t believe it.”

Winning owner Lloyd Williams was thrilled.

Punters gear up

The main Port Moresby Betting shop located at Gordons next to KK Kingston, is packed to its full capacity.

Loop PNG was on location to note that the General public had already began placing bets since the betting shop opened.

Men, women and even some grown kids too are still being seen to be moving in and out of the betting shop to place their bets.

The same is also being seen at the other betting shop locations at Boroko, Waigani and Six Mile as well.

More is yet to unfold as the race is expected to start at 2pm.

More to follow.

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With the race yet to start, hundreds in the nation’s capital is set to go out today to place their bets for their favorites.

Loop PNG confirmed the locations where the general public can be able to place their bets.

The Port Moresby Betting Shop will be the main location for the general public in NCD to place bets.

Guest of the Stanley Hotel, Yacht Club and the Naked Fish can place their bets at their respective locations.

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Bookmarkers opened bets as of Sunday, and punters have started betting since.

According to James Pang of the Moresby Betting shop, this is to manage the demand on the day itself.

Pang has been in the betting industry for over 20 years.

And he says, this event is always the highlight.

“It’s pretty crazy. And unbelievable, the number of people that come to bet. Melbourne Cup is a fever,” he said.

His shop is making an exception for this one day, to open earlier than usual.

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November 7, 2pm is when everything else will come to a standstill, except for the horses on the track.

Of course Australia is not the only country anxiously counting down minutes.

PNG is always in on the game.


Gloria Bauai with this report 


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