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Run Fast, Jon Snow

Jon Snow is running in the Melbourne Cup.

Or so my Aussie friends inform me.

https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/melbourne-cup/

For those who don't live Down Under, the Melbourne Cup is the biggest horse race in Australia, and one of the biggest in the world. Like our Kentucky Derby, but much much older.

Phar Lap won it once.

Can Jon Snow do the same?

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wazat
Oct. 22nd, 2017 07:29 am (UTC)
Jon Snow the racehorse has collected $1.8 million in prize money so far, according to a recent story in the Weekend Australian newspaper. The newspaper article described the horse John Snow as follows: ‘just when he looks gone he comes back to life.’
There are though many other Australian racehorses inspired by GOT including Dothraki, Khal Drogo, Kahaleesi, Lord Tyrion, Arya, Ygritte, Unsullied, Lannister, Mance Raydar, Mother of Dragons, Joffrey, Winterfell and Valor Morghulis. None of these will be racing in the Melbourne Cup though.
The Melbourne Cup is the most important horse race in Australia. It is celebrated by a public holiday in the state of Victoria and huge numbers people in every state of Australia take part in office sweepstakes to draw a horse which they will barrack for. Workers pause for a few minutes to gather around television sets or computers to watch the race in the afternoon. I hope John Snow is successful on Melbourne Cup day in November although I wish Lord Tyrion had qualified for the race!

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