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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Melbourne Cup special

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

Chris Dutton All the good oil for the race that stops a nation.

Racing

Berry's dream ride to the Melbourne Cup

Tommy Berry

Chris Dutton Tommy Berry has run the Melbourne Cup thousands of times in his head dreaming of the day it would become a reality - on Tuesday it does.

Melbourne Cup

Seeing colours: how to pick a winner on Cup day

Horse racing at Rosehill races.  Ladies day at Rosehill.

Chris Dutton The colours, the form, the name or just plain luck - most find it impossible to tip a Melbourne Cup winner but there are happy punters who have a perfect formula for picking the winner in the race...