lol. the first year I was legally able to bet on the Melbourne Cup, (had turned 18 2 weeks before), I forgot about it until the morning.
Then I raced down to the TAB, and placed a bet for .. uh... horse number 13? (because that's my lucky number).
That horse was Ethereal, the year was 2001, and I won $70 from my $5 outlay!
I haven't bet since.. figured I'd be pushing my luck!