Two weeks ago we asked Roar readers to tell us about their greatest Australian sporting moment, with a grand prize of a 42″ LG70YD flatscreen TV, worth over $2,000, to be awarded to the best entrant. Well, the entries are in (all 148 of them) and we have a winner.
We’re pleased to announce that the winner of the LG flatscreen TV is James Mortimer.
James’ winning entry was on the great dame of racing, Makybe Diva. Any sporting memory that ends with an ‘awe inspiring, goosebump riddling, ectasy inducing moment’ just has to go straight to the top of the ladder.
Here’s an excerpt from James Mortimer’s entry:
“In 2005 the great horse was seeking to enter the book of horsing immortals – if such a tome exists – and the one feather missing from her mighty cap was a victory in the Cox plate – arguably the most important race in Australian racing along with the Melbourne Cup.
Some considered the two greatest racers in Australian racing history to be Phar Lap and Might and Power.
But Diva’s victory in the 2005 cox plate elevated to the podium of which these two godlike horses stood. A thumping victory set the genesis for a third consecutive Melbourne Cup – joining the above mentioned horses and the only racers to win a Cox/Melbourne Cup double.
“Socceroo’s, Wallabies, Shane Warne, John Eales, John Aloisi, and all those names are familiar to us in the sporting fraternity – but all Australians know the name of the Diva – who proudly let me witness the greatest moment in Australian Sport.”
James Mortimer will be able to watch the nags go round again next year in the Melbourne Cup on a new 42″ LG70YD flatscreen TV, which he’ll be receiving very shortly.
Thank you to everyone who entered. It was a very nostalgic two weeks reliving wonderful Australian sporting memories!