By Marc Dinse



It’s that time of the year again , where everyone who is anyone flocks to the Flemington race track to strut their stuff and watch the horses strut theirs too.


It will be a typical Melbourne day of weather with a relatively warm top of 23 degrees with also a couple of possible showers in between.


One noticeable absentee from this year’s cup in a very long time will be the late and great Bart Cummings.


Of course millions of dollars will be poured into the bookies hands on this single day like all the other Melbourne cups, this year’s favourite is ‘Fame Game’ at around $4.20. The race begins at 3pm with jockeys battling it out for the lucrative and prestigious 6.2 million dollar prize.


Speaking of money… there is a new addictive horse racing game available exclusively for Android just now that lets you play other people for real money!


You can get the app here and click on the Cup Carnival.apk file to download and install from your android smartphone.


Once installed,simply practise racing in single player mode to get the hang of it. Tapping the ‘gallop’ button faster than your opponent to reach the finish line faster than the other horse means you win the race.


The requirements are that you need an android smartphone, a paypal account (to deposit money into and withdraw your winnings) and a Google Plus account (to connect with other players online).


The game can be played in single player mode without a paypal or Google Plus account just for fun, however if you want to win real money then you must signup/login to your paypal and Google Plus accounts within the app.


You must also email with your gmail address to be registered as a player for online play. Since the app is hosted on a website and not the Google Play store, you must select (“Allow installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store”) in your phone’s security settings.


Click the Help menu button in the app to easily understand how to setup and use the game. If you still have any questions you can email .


Each game online costs $1 to play with the winner receiving $1.80. If you can master the game then you may get more lucky than just punting on horses. Happy Winning.

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