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Punters’ Premonition


As Melbournians enjoyed a race glimpse of the lunar eclipse that took place on Saturday night, it was ironic that a promising greyhound named Lunar Eclipse won a race at The Meadows in the midst of the unique event.

It appeared punters were aware of the omen too, backing the Cameron Bahen-trained greyhound into $2.20 favourtism, and he didn’t let them down, winning by a whopping nine lengths in the exceptionally quick time of 29.571sec.

Saturday night was the last total lunar eclipse or blood moon to be seen in Australia for three years.
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Related: Total Lunar Eclipse in Melbourne: Blood Moon Rising
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Watch: Lunar Eclipse wins Race 10 at The Meadows on Saturday night at 10:15pm. Image top courtesy Paul Munt.

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