The Melbourne Cup has been run and won and if you were lucky — or clever — enough to back a winner this is what you’ll get paid.
Local hope Vow and Declare won the race in an absolute thriller. But there’s bad luck for Master of Reality backers: it was relegated from runner-up to fourth after a protest was upheld over interference in the final 100m.
Check out the official dividends from the Victorian tote below.
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The Noosa Tigers will be chasing a trifecta of premiership wins this Sunday at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex when their senior men, reserves and women all vie for premiership glory. Standing in their way will be Mayne Tigers in the men’s space and Hinterland in the women’s clash.
Noosa and Mayne met only three weeks ago in round 9 of the QFA D1 Hart Sport Cup and nothing could separate the two competition heavyweights, with both teams registering 10.7 when the final siren sounded.
After two consecutive Grand Final losses to Maroochydore, Noosa broke through in 2019 to claim the mantle of QFA D1 Hart Sport Cup premier and no doubt they will be keen to make it back to back titles as undefeated premiers. They certainly don’t lack talent. Jai Fitzpatrick is bona fide star of the competition, while emerging NEAFL player Will O’Dwyer plays well beyond his years and what his gives away in height he makes up in skill and swagger. He could well be the difference in the game if left to roam loose around the forward the line. Former Sydney Swans player, Brett Meredith, is a smooth mover in the midfield and he doesn’t need much of the ball to wreak havoc, while Jack Harper has been a handy acquisition to their already potent forward set up.
Mayne like to fly under the radar. It’s in their DNA. But they boast a talent across every line. Returning NEAFL players Jasper Craven, Jack Coghlan and Jamie Ivers are match winners, while Zac Mclean has relished his move forward by leading the competition’s goal kicking table. Marcus Dyson has had a big week, winning the Duncanson & Todd Medal for the Best & Fairest player in the comp. He will no doubt be keen to add an extra medal to his newfound collection on Saturday night.
Both teams will be keen to control the tempo on the big ground at Burpengary. The team with the legs to run out the game in the final stanza may well be the determining factor in who steps up to the dais to hold the Hart Sport Cup aloft.
Noosa will back in their plethora of big game players to get the job done, while Mayne like do it by committee. Who prevails is hard to predict, but if the Noosa midfield brigade are allowed to roam free, they could be hard to chase down! But if there’s any team that can stop the Noosa juggernaut in 2020 its Mayne. One thing for sure the Tigers will be premiers in 2020!
In the reserves clash not much has separated the two teams all year with Mayne getting the bragging rights last time they met in round 9. Both teams boast some experienced players who could comfortably hold their own at senior level. This should be a cracking undercard to the main event. Who goes the distance? Time will tell. But the knockout blow may come very late…watch this space!
Despite 2020 being their first foray into women’s football, Noosa have only dropped one game in their debut QAFW year. Interestingly that loss was at the hands of Hinterland. While Hinterland’s only slip up for the season was to Ipswich.
The form line says there isn’t much between the two and both will go in expecting to claim the QFAW D2 North title. Both teams are stingy in defence, with Noosa only conceding 75 points for the season, while Hinterland were even more miserly with only 63 points scored against them.
The punters can’t split them, with experience on the side of Hinterland, while enthusiasm and a club culture of winning holds the Tigers in good stead.
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In the world of high-end watchmaking, dozens of companies make incredible watches for under $100,000. But when it comes to making the finest and most complicated wristwatches—tourbillons, split-second chronographs, perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, and any combination thereof—few brands can compete with Patek Philippe.
For 2020, Patek is updating three of its most beloved “grand” complications:
Ref. 5303R Minute Repeater
We first saw the Ref. 5303 minute repeater tourbillon at Patek’s Grand Exhibition in Singapore in 2019, where a limited run of 12 watches inspired by the flag of Singapore was released. Now a slightly modified version of the 5303, produced in a 42mm rose gold case, has made its way into Patek Philippe’s catalog.
The watch’s minute repeater function chimes out the hour, quarter-hour, and minutes on gongs that are visible from the semi-skeletonized dial. In an idiosyncratic twist, the tourbillon—a complicated time-regulating mechanism that most brands love to show off through the dial—is kept hidden.
As with every minute repeater produced by the Geneva maison, each piece is reviewed by company president Thierry Stern to make sure it sounds exactly right.
Movement: Caliber R TO 27 PS manual-wound Case material: 18K rose gold with 18k white gold inlays Case diameter: 42 mm Height: 12.13 mm Width between lugs: 20 mm
Price: The piece is priced upon application, which if you have to ask…
Ref. 5370P-011 Split-Seconds Chronograph with Blue Grand Feu Enamel Dial
The Ref. 5370P, a split-seconds chronograph cased in platinum, has been one of Patek Philippe’s most fan-beloved watches since it was released at the Baselworld watch fair in 2015. (At the time, Hodinkee’s Ben Clymer called it “the best watch Patek Philippe has produced in years.”)
Where a regular chronograph allows the wearer to time one event at the start and stop of a pusher, the split-second chronograph allows one to measure intermediate events such as lap times. This is done by using two chronograph hands that “split” when the pusher is pressed at the end of a lap. One more press of the pusher and the second chronograph hand “catches up” with the other (hence the French name for the complication rattrapante, from the verb rattraper meaning to catch up). It’s one of the most fun watch complications to use, it’s also one of the most technically difficult (ergo, expensive) to produce.
For 2020, the 5370P receives a dial made from glossy blue grand feu enamel—another feature requiring great technical skill—and keeps the reference’s distinctive Breguet numerals. (On a side note: Is 2020 the year of the blue watch?)
Movement: Caliber CHR 29-535 PS manual wound Case material: 950 platinum Case diameter: 41 mm Height: 13.56 mm Width between lugs: 22 mm Dial: Blue grand feu enamel on gold
Ref. 5270J Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Yellow Gold
Introduced in 2011, Patek Philippe describes the 5270 as the heir to its iconic mid-century Ref. 1518—an example of which just sold for $3.57 million—and by changing up its case material to yellow gold the similarity is made even more apparent.
The perpetual calendar chronograph is the quintessential Patek Philippe grand complication—allowing you to time both a hard-boiled egg with the chronograph, and keep the correct date and moonphase, including leap years, for the next 80 years.
Yellow gold has fallen a tad out of fashion as precious metal choice for watch cases in recent years, but the execution here brings the watch some nostalgic vintage charm.
Movement: Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q Case material: 18K yellow gold Case diameter: 41 mm Height: 12.4 mm Width between lugs: 21 mm