BEGA’S Isobel Dixon and her son Graeme are happy winners on Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday).
Isobel and Graeme both correctly betted that Fiorente would win Australia’s biggest horse race.
Isobel also celebrated her other tip, Mount Athos, finishing third.
After the race, the Dixons enjoyed a quiet drink with their good friend Raelene Smith, of Bega, who also backed Fiorente to win.
Isobel said she was shocked to win.
“I’m ecstatic, I had never backed a winner before,” she said.
“Graeme and I didn’t even know what we had each backed – I’m over the moon.”
There was a huge turnout for Tuesday’s race day at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club.
* See Friday’s BDN for full story.