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.