The Lunch Box 03/11

The Lunch Box 03/11

Melbourne Cup day special

Spring Lunchin’

It's Melbourne Cup day - what more do you need to know. So here's all the latest as the nation goes mad on the punt and has a really good excuse for a lunch/party/event. Have fun.

Melbourne Cup 2009

  • 21 Shocking $9.80 $3.40
  • 8 Crime Scene $11.20
  • 5 Mourilyan $7.30
  • 4 Master O'Reilly ran 4th
  • Quinella: $268.00, Exacta: $424.90, Trifecta: $8694.60, First Four: $80963.90

  • The race: Shocking sits three-wide and still wins
  • Final placings: How your horse fared
  • Record plunge: NSW and Victorian punters wage $95.6 million

Channel latest

State of the market

  • The markets are still skittish and shed early gains in the afternoon. At close of trading the S&P/ASX200 was down 8.9 points at 4531.5.
  • The Aussie dollar is up again to $US0.9039, but expect more movement following the Reserve Bank’s decision on interest rates today. Gold is up to $US1050.4 an ounce while oil has risen to $US78.1 a barrel

General news



For the evening:

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Chance shower. Min: 18, Max: 22
  • Melbourne: Shower or two. Min: 12, Max: 19
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 19, Max: 31
  • Perth: Shower or two developing. Min: 17, Max: 31
  • Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 11, Max: 22
  • Hobart: Shower or two. Min: 7, Max: 16
  • Canberra: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 9, Max: 24
  • Darwin: Afternoon or evening storm. Min: 25, Max: 35

Product Wars: Movie/TV inspired gadgets

Results so far...

  • 1st - Doctor Who K9 style Roving security sentry - 90%
  • 2nd - Get Smart Shoe Phone - 84%
  • 3rd - Transformers style “All Spark” Hub - 70%
  • 4th - James Bond hidden video-camera watch - 63%
  • 5th - Dick Tracy inspired touch-screen internet watch - 61%

Don't agree with the results? Do something about it by voting here.

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