In the Cove’s Lane Cove Podcast Episode 2 In Depth – Melbourne Cup Edition

Welcome to our second edition of In the Cove’s Lane Cove Podcast – this is a special in-depth edition where we speak to four Lane Cove locals involved in three big November events.  It is our Melbourne Cup Edition (but we do end with some Culture and you will get a laugh).  Read about our guests and then hit the play button.

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First Guest – Melbourne Cup Max

Max Hitchins is Melbourne Cup Max He is one of Australia’s leading experts on the race Max knows that many Australians just want to be able to say “I backed the winner of the Melbourne Cup.”  In 1987 he decided to find a better and less costly format to be able to do this.  Max decided to see if he could whittle the likely chances down to just six horses instead of 24. He then advises “Have a small each-way bet on these six horses and you should be able to say you backed the winner of the Melbourne Cup.”  Max’s system has worked 26 out of the last 32 years. Not perfect…but not bad!

Max now writes two Melbourne Cup eBooks that you can buy and download immediately.

How To Pick The Winner Of The 2020 Melbourne Cup $10.95 – Order here

Trifecta Thoughts for the 2020 Melbourne Cup $6.85 Order here

You can read more about Max here.

Max’s three daughters went to school in Lane Cove and one of them Salle Hitchins runs a bespoke Candle and gift box business in Lane Cove. You can purchase amazing statement candles and wonderfully personalised gift boxes.  This year she has personalised candle boxes!!!!

Remember to gamble responsibly and no system will be 100% perfect.


Second Guest Simon Kennedy

Simon Kennedy is a Lane Cove Local and a very funny man.  With more than 16 years as an international headline comedian, presenter and writer, Simon is one of Australia’s most insightful, and versatile entertainers.  We speak to him about how he has managed to keep busy working as a comedian during COVID 19.

He is going to be very busy on Melbourne Cup day 3rd November 2020 as he is also one of Australia’s best Donald Trump Impersonators.  The first Tuesday in November is also the US Election Date – will he have to pivot and become the best Joe Biden impersonator? – Simon would be very happy to take this role on.

Simon has also written the book 9/11 AND THE ART OF HAPPINESS. This book has gained worldwide accolades. Simon writes about resilience, success, happiness, and the art of letting go of bitterness and hatred.

You can read more about Simon here.

Listen to Simon’s Podcast called Historically Inaccurate here.


Final Guests – Dana Dion and Nicola Hart for the Greenwich Arts Trail

Dana Dion and Nicola Hart  are both artists who live in Greenwich and they will be taking part in the Greenwich Village Arts Trail

On 7th and 8th November 2020, Greenwich artists will open their studio doors to the public.

You will meet the artists and see the inner workings of an artist’s studio.

Many of the artists on the Greenwich Village Arts Trail have won multiple awards and have been hung and shown in prestigious art events.

There will be oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings, sculptures, jewellery, pottery, photography on display and for sale on the Greenwich Village Arts Trail

Find out more about the Greenwich Village Arts Trail (founded by Amanda Harrison) here.

Lane Cove Information – Huge Plant Sale

Keith and Maureene, a retired couple, are avid gardeners and propagators. In April and October each year Keith and Maureene open their house and hold a huge plant sale. The sale is aptly called the Huge Plant Sale.

All proceeds from the Huge Plant Sale are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). They have raised over $100 000 for breast cancer since they started selling plants a few years ago.

Their garden was featured on Gardening Australia.  Costa was In the CoveEpisode details are here.

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