6 November, 2014. 12:27
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected]
FORMER PM JULIA Gillard stunned onlookers at the Melbourne Racing Club on Tuesday as she picked the First 4 runners and netted herself a cool $188 840.
Her $10 flutter turned in to one of the biggest wins in Cup history.
In what’s been heralded as one of the greatest moments in Australian sport, Ms Gillard proceeded to spend all of her winnings at the bar – shouting everybody in the pavilion.
When Ms Gillard appeared yesterday at the State funeral for Gough Whitlam, she was criticised for looking a little underdressed and under the weather.
Other funeral guests took offence to the dark stains and pungent Bundaberg aroma wafting from the Welsh-born politician.
Ms Gillard refused to comment as she attended the funeral, saying only that “what happens on Cup day, stays on Cup day.”
One member of the Melbourne Racing Club says that the former PM nonchalantly scanned her ticket and was taken back when she found out what she’d won.
“She necked the last bit of her Coopers Stout then told the barmen to open the bar,” says one punter.
“There were women drinking Midori like it was wine,”
“Men were urinating in plain sight,”
“It was chaos.”