Monday, 2 November 2009
Melbourne Cup - or the day of crazy hats and grassy stains
Melbourne cup is a huge thing here. The whole country stops for a bit at 2.30 in the afternoon an people pay a huge amount of attention to 24 horses running along a grassy track. And my lord are they betting money. I think it might be the biggest sporting event of the year in regards to amount of money being betted. Also fashion is a big thing for spring racing carnival. Hats are huge in both size and style.
To enter into the generall spirit of things I have decided that I to shall bet money on this. Not knowing anything about horses it would be hard for me to pick the right horses. So to circumvent this and the fact that I have to learn to program C# for my new jobb I decided to build a little C# (pronounced C sharp) application that takes all the 24 horses and randomly picks out a number of them depending on how many I want to bet on.
I have decided that I want to bet on 4 horses for place i.e. if they get in at 1,2 or 3 place I win a little money.
So my bets that have been picked by my new Melbourne Cup Random Winner Picker are as follows:
And A's bets that have been picked by my new Melbourne Cup Random Winner Picker are as follows:
I will put money on them tommorow morgning before work and hopefully will be a millionaire by the end of the day (unlikely as I'm only intending to bet 20 dollars but a girl can dream right).