A bloke is speeding down the freeway doing 140 k/ph towing a horse float on the first Tuesday in November. He gets pulled over by an angry policeman, who demands answers.
“Look,” says the bloke. “I’m a stablehand for Bart Cummings, and I have to drive one of the four horses he’s entered in the Melbourne Cup to Flemington, and if I don’t hurry I will miss the race that stops a nation.”
The cop is impressed, and takes the opportunity to look in the float at a possible Melbourne Cup winner.
The float is empty, and the cop is really angry this time.
“What’s going on?” he demands.
“Oh no,” the stablehand says. “Bart has given me the scratching again.”