And they’re off – The Pond Cup

Today I received notification that Telstra are running an event to coincide with the Melbourne Cup on their Ponderosa sim. Direct from the announcement:

” – Ten virtual horses racing for a prize of $5,000 Linden, plus 2nd and 3rd place prizes
– The ‘Pond Car Park’ where punters can park their cars, lay out a picnic rug, enjoy food from around the world and toast the day with chilled champagne
– A carousel
– Intimate dining for two, complete with carriage ride through The Pond island

The action starts at 7pm AEDT.”

We tried to gain access to Ponderosa this afternoon but it’s off-limits. At least equine influenza isn’t going to be an issue for this race meet.

Check it out in-world

Comments

  1. I went to this event and I must say, this was probably one of the worst organized events I’ve found on SL…

    The announcer refused to use text as a communication tool, and had his microphone turned on the whole time … He did have a good go at giving a sort of running commentary, but then after the race there was a half hour where we listened to him typing and breathing into the microphone, without any response or any inclincation of what was actually going on…

    I think the majority of folks where standing around in IM, waiting for something to happen. Very unclear , and confusing… While it’s a good start, let’s hope they can better that next year..

  2. Thanks for the review Marsoups – was anyone else there that can comment? It’s a shame if things didn’t go well…

  3. I went to this event and I must say, this was probably one of the worst organized events I’ve found on SL…

    The announcer refused to use text as a communication tool, and had his microphone turned on the whole time … He did have a good go at giving a sort of running commentary, but then after the race there was a half hour where we listened to him typing and breathing into the microphone, without any response or any inclincation of what was actually going on…

    I think the majority of folks where standing around in IM, waiting for something to happen. Very unclear , and confusing… While it’s a good start, let’s hope they can better that next year..

  4. Thanks for the review Marsoups – was anyone else there that can comment? It’s a shame if things didn’t go well…

  5. hey i was there and i thought it was gr8! couldn’t stop laughing!!! i did come 2nd place tho so maybe that helped :))

  6. hey i was there and i thought it was gr8! couldn’t stop laughing!!! i did come 2nd place tho so maybe that helped :))

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