Two posts for 1 tonight. Firstly, a new member (first for a while) – Kambo (aka Michael Kambersky).
Favourite beverage: – Coopers Pale Ale
Favourite sport to spectate: – “Football” (aka Soccer)
Area of Trivial expertise: – Fishing
Now Kambo is a veteran of BotF and has been cautioned a record breaking 3 times by the authorities. As a result he is one of the two BotF members to have goldstar attached to their membership. The goldstar is given for people that have been fined on the BotF. Not surprisingly, the other goldstar member is the author. Welcome – Kambo. Nice choice of beer by the way – very patriotic.
Now, tonight on BotF space was at a premium. It was almost cheek to jowl stuff. One backpacker almost made that an unusual version of cheek to jowl, with the brevity of skirt – but that is another story. Veteran Botfers almost had to pull rank – but there was just enough room. What caused the squeeze is not known – but it made for a different experience.
Lambo performed magnificently getting 5 from 6 on the 6 pack bottle-top trivia. The only question he missed was one that would have stumped Johnny Tapp or Kenny Callendar. A bloke carrying an Inglis’ Easter Sales guide missed out on this question “Who was the only horse to beat Makybe Diva in 2005?” The answer (who cares) – Lad of the Manor.
We look forward to the darts team’s report.
Who cares indeed – well, a racing mad mate of mine who had an unnatural attraction to Lad of the Manor back in the day not only got the question right, but provided the following information to cast shame on the seemingly adventuresome Carlton trivia team:
“The [race was the] Dato Chi Nam or whatever they are now calling the Feehan. 1,600 Mooney Valley – MD diving at the Lad but he held on. I was on the Lad.
BTW – the question isn’t right from a calendar point of view. Elvstroem, Savabeel, Lad of the Manor and Regal Roller (and maybe 5th too) all beat MD in the 2005 Orr Stakes. And Elvstroem beat her in the 2005 St George. And about 15 horses beat her in Japan in some 2 mile race (her only loss over the distance). But in the Spring of 2005 – her last season – only LOTM beat her.”
It should be noted that the racing guru quoted above takes any opportunity to mention Savabeel – a happy walk down memory lane to the Cox Plate in 2005. Grand Armee was robbed…4th place is the second worst placing in a big race.