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60% chance of scattered

showers, and they're expected

until the late afternoon.

Girls, you'll need to securely

fasten your fascinators as it's

going to be blowy, southerlies

averaging 30km per hour.

Temperature range cooler than

today, 9 to only 17. While

you're there, keep an eye out

for the riding for the disabled

volunteers, they'll be carrying

buckets. Sunrise tomorrow just

before 6, setting at 7.35.

Then cloudy but dry on

Wednesday, 18, cloudy but cold

on Thursday, only 16. Siobhan,

I've worn an azalea before, so

the precedence has been set.

That's the name of the horse I

got in the sweep. Go! Thanks,

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Cups King Bart Cummings climbs

out of his sick bed for another

crack at the nation's biggest

race. I will be there tomorrow. And looking forward to a fine

day. It's just beautiful to

watch. So You Think wins by

three on the line. And this is

the champion horse that's hot

favourite to make it lucky 13

for the champion trainer, So

You Think. He's ready to go two

mile or further, and that's

what I bought him for, tomorrow. that's what we aim to do

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Welcome to the program. We

will be talking about Bart

Cummings in just a moment. The

detection of two powerful bombs

concealed in air cargo destined for the United States has

sparked a frantic scramble on

three continents, for any other

explosive devices that explosive devices that may

still be en route from the Gulf

State of Yemen. US officials

say the two bombs were hallmarks of Yemen's top

al-Qaeda bomb-maker. It's the

third known attempt by al-Qaeda

interests from Yemen to launch an attack on western

past year. But also confirms

Yemen's ree emergence as the

global headquarters for

al-Qaeda. I believe the threat

is certainly ongoing. We won't rest until we find the people

responsible for this and find

whatever other devices might be out there. The weekend

discovery of two bombs concealed inside printer

cartridges is the kind of

have been steeling themselves scenario anti-terrorist experts

for for months. The plan this

stage appears that those bombs

were to go off mid flight and

bring down the aircraft. The

first package was almost missed

by British authorities after it

had flown on two passenger

planes through Germany. Around

the same time, a second device was discovered on

plane in Dubai en route to the

United States. Both devices say

the experts bearing all the

hallmarks of Yemen's top

al-Qaeda bomb maker, Ibrahim

Hassan al-Asiri. The individual

who has been making these bombs

is a very dangerous individual.

Clearly somebody who has a fair

amount of training and

experience and we need to find

him. We need to bring him justice as soon as we can. According to in chiefs, al-Asiri's involvement

in these latest attacks simply

confirms Yemen's reemergence as

the new operations central of

al-Qaeda. In the past year

alone, al-Asiri has been linked

to two other thwarted attacks, the attempted assassination of

a Saudi Arabian prince and a

suicide bomber who had concealed explosives in his

underpants on a flight from

Amsterdam to Detroit last Christmas. have returned to the Arabian

peninsula. It is growing

stronger daily. Hundreds of

plots are being hatched out of there. The

networks appear to have averted

this latest threat. But

al-Qaeda's resurgence in Yemen

pose as new and unprecedented challenge for anti-terrorist


The focus of the last few

years after 9/11 has been on

passenger aircraft and so these

groups are looking for the

aviation security chain, and weakest link in

appear to have found it in the

cargo sector at this stage.

of That's not going to kill a lot

of people, but it is going to

provide that spectacular

of an aircraft blowing up mid

for. The Australian Strategic flight that they are looking

Policy Institute says there's

also evidence of novel and more sophisticated devices,

including explosives that can

be sewn inside the body. These

devices can only be detected with the use of body scanners.

A security measure still been resisted in most countries including Australia. Clearly these groups have shown a

degree of innovation in the

types of bombs that they are

making and how they're using

them. Thins like prosthetic

limbs, women masquerading as

being pregnant but in fact

carrying a bomb inside a cavity in their bellies. that breast implants or buttock

implants could be used to hide

a bombing device. A growing nervousness over nervousness over increased

terrorist activity prompted a

recent high-threat alert in Europe, including warnings

crowded tourist areas had been targeted for indiscriminate

attacks by terrorists. Then

just two days ago, the chief of Britain's Secret Service Sir

tradition, reminding the John Sawers broke

country that it remained under

the very real risk of terrorist

attack n particular from

al-Qaeda forces in Yemen. You

and millions of people

go about your business in our

because cities and towns free of fear

because the British Government

works tirelessly out of the

public eye to stop terrorists

and would-be terrorists in

their tracks. Within hours of

the explosives being

discovered, protests erupted on

the streets of Yemen's capital Sana'a over mother and daughter. Initially

linked to the plot they were

released within hours after it

was found they'd been victims

of an identity fraud by the plotters. Middle East analysts

say anti-terrorist agencies

face a complex face a complex challenge, trying to rein in al-Qaeda's

resurgence in Yemen. Some of bin Laden's ancestral home, it

was from Yemen they first launched

launched their attacks against

of the US Embassy in Nairobi

which killed more than 200

people. Then there was a direct

attack on the USS Cole. One of

the most dangerous things the

west can do in response to

incidents like this latest

round of the parcel bombing is to send in military

intervention. We should be

providing hope for future,

rather than an iron hand on the

Yemeni people. With a Muslim population of 23

million, the once prosperous

spice trading nation is now the

poorest of the Arab States. In

Yemen we're facing a country heading towards collapse,

hunger, internal insurrection

and difficulty, a lack of State

control and all of these

factors help sponsor and help support radicalism and allow

the harbouring of individuals and organisations who attack the west.

The mid-term congressional elections in the United States this week are expected to

deliver a stinging rebuke to

Democrats and by clear

implication President Barack

Obama. Riding a wave of popular

discontent over the economy and

perceptions of a political

class in Washington that's out

of touch, Republicans are

expected to at least win back

the House of Representatives if

not gain a majority in the

Senate. But the swing to the right is likely to be seen as a

victory above all for the Tea

Party movement, and the result will also change the atmospherics within the

Republican Party. North America

Brissenden travelled to Florida

to chart the rise of one of the most talked-about Tea Party-backed Republicans. He's got a

got a great story. His dad was

a bartender. His mother stocked the

the shelves at K mart. He is a true American dream. Conservative circles, Marco

Rubio is a man on the move. One of the new crop of anti-establishment Republicans riding riding the populist Tea Party wave. On November 2 the

political earth will shake. But

Marco Rubio is no stranger to Conservative politics. He's

been in the Florida State

Parliament for a decade. Now he

has his eyes on a bigger

stage. Please welcome a great

leader for a new generation of Conservatives, Marco Rubio.

Back in February he was hailed

as a political hero at the Conservative

Conservative political action

conference in Washington. Hailed for among other

mocking off the sitting

Republican governor Charlie Crist

Crist for the right to run as a Republican nominee for the

Senate in Florida. There has

never been a nation like the United States,

United States, ever. It begins with the principles of our

founding documents. Principles

that recognise that our rights come from God, come from God, not from our

government. He was initially in

the Tea Party. And he

effectively beat Charlie Crist, pushed him out of the

Republican Party and now is on

the verge of being in the US

Senate and as soon as he is

there, people will be talking

about him for Vice-President at least and maybe more.

Marco Rubio's swift rise has

surprised some, particularly

some of the old establishment

Republicans. But here

Havana, they've been watching

him coming for years.

What motivates him is the

history and experience of the

Cuban immigrant. People who

arrived here forced by their

circumstances. Pepe Hernandez

is one of the so-called Cuban

historicals. He came to Miami

in 1960. Through the 90s he

says he saw Marco Rubio's

political skills progress here

as an activist with the

powerful Cuban American

National Foundation. People who

are in most of the cases had a

very, very hard and difficult

experience. He is a Cuban

American at a time when Republicans

Republicans were starting to

look like the party of old white men.

Rubio's rise and his story

may be deeply rooted in the Cuban immigrant experience but what he represents isn't.

Smaller government, Smaller government, less tax

and a plan to aggressively cut

public spending. What will

happen will than we will elect

to Washington DC a group of

people that are going up there

one very clear mandate - to stand up against this agenda and

and to offer a very clear

alternative. Marco Rubio is

just one of an expected wave of

Tea Party-backed candidate who Washington after this week's

poll. Many of those taking up

their seats here will have won bitter bitter primary battles against

more moderate Republicans. They

will change the balance of

power here and the consequences

for Barack Obama and the

Democrats will be significant.

But this new crop of Tea Party Conservatives will also change

the Republican Party itself.

In Nevada, another badly

depressed corner of the United States, Sharon Angle the Tea

Party-backed Republican who has

publicly canvassed phasing out

social security and eliminating

the Education Department, looks

set to defeat the veteran democratic House speaker Harry

Reid. And it's expected that at least 80 House members, more

than a quarter of the new Republican

Republican caucus, will have their electoral victory beholden to Tea Party support in one way or another. So it

stands to reason and it

certainly is consistent with experience that those people

will come in with a enthusiasm bordering on

zealotry. This Congress has

already been one of the most polariseed in modern American

history. The next one will be

even more so. But as the

campaigning comes to a close,

Democrats are still out publicly defying the polls. We're getting there.

President's getting out and around, and I see a lot more

intensity at these rallies now

in the last three weeks. So I

think it'd be a great mistake

to count us out. If anyone

knows about dealing with a hostile Congress, Bill Clinton does. In the last few years of

his first term, the Republicans

literally shut down the government. Despite the

gridlock, he went on to win second term. That's the America

we believe in! At the same

stage in this political cycle,

Barack Obama can only hope he

can turn the economy around and

history deals him the same fate. Unemployment is still in

the neighbourhood of 9% in

2012, then I think not only is the President in trouble, but

you will see a proliferation of populist remedies for economic ills, ills, because I think the

judgment will be very widespread that conventional

economics has simply

failed. And with the result for

this congressional election now

looking so certain, the focus

has already moved on. And Mr

Obama and your czars, you're

next, because now , we can see

2012 from our house. And the

stars of the new Tea Party

Conservatives are also already warning

Republicans, the GOP as the

party's often referred to, that

2012 is going to look different

for them, too of the Heaven forbid that the GOP machine

strays from this message of so

GOP is through. For her party Sarah Palin is still keeping

everyone guessing about her future political

ambitions. Thank you guys. But

if she decides not run there

are others who may well be

ready to step up to the plate.

I never felt like because my last name ends in a vowel I can

only go so far. Rightfully so.

Because I was born privileged

to be a citizen of the single

greatest society in the history of mankind.

It's that time of the year

again, but this year, the

Melbourne Cup promises to be

special. An exciting young

champion racehorse named So You

Think has burst on the scene,

but what's particularly special

is that he was chosen as a baby

by another champion, Bart

Cummings. And nurtured as Bart can do. As So You Think

has developed into a well muscled machine in peak

condition, his near 83-year-old

trainer has been in and out of hospital

then a broken pelvis, and in

the shadow of the Cup, another

chest infection. So You Think's

main tar get this year was a

second Cox Plate, Australia's top weight for age race, but

having won that easily, Bart

Cummings set him for the Cup.

He won again on Saturday in

another weight for age race the Mackinnon Stakes with

ridiculous ease and Indigenous raing favourite to

win the maestro's 13th Cup. I

spoke with Bart Cummings if

Melbourne just a couple of hours after his release from

hospital to prepare for his own Flemington appearance tomorrow. First of all, how are you

feeling? Ready for another win. You will be there

tomorrow no matter what( I will

be there tomorrow and be there tomorrow and looking

forward to a fine day. The

sun's out now in Melbourne. So

hopefully it will keep that

way. Of course everyone wants

to hear you talking about So

You Think. We've all brilliance up to 2,000m. We

know he is a champion. Do you

think he's also got the makings of a natural stayer? Definitely.

he certainly has. He is ready

to go 2 mile or further. And

that's what I bought him for.

And that's what we aim to do tomorrow. Can you describe the

way he's developed and progressed this year? Perfection. That's the

way I would describe way I would describe him. He's

got great constitution. He is a

good athletic type, and you

couldn't find a nicer-looking

horse if you went for all your life, I would say. And

temperament? Um ... yeah. Like

a stable pony. Very relaxed.

You must've liked the way he

setleed in the Mackinnon Stakes

on Saturday. So You Think is moving up with great purpose

now. Here he comes looking for

his fifth straight. So You

Think at 2900m. Do you think he's now at the stage where

Steven Arnold0

just about anywhere? No doubt

about that. Whenever you relax

him, he just accepts the fact

that he just settles in his

stride and he will all day

doing it. So that's why I think

he will get the 2 mile no

trouble. You must be pleased

with the way Arnold has combined with So You Think this year? He is a hard-working fellow. He works hard to keep

his weight in order, and he has been a bit unlucky in the

carnival the last couple of -

two or three years and it's

great to see him have this success. And he's a very good

rider of course and you don't have to carry any deadweight. So what chance do

you give your other horse Prees

against? He likes the wet. Had

he is bred to stay. And 2 mile

will be right up his alley. And

if you've got some money to

spare, take the quinella. How

do you rate the rest of this

field compared to past Cups? Is there a depth of class in this

race or not? Well, all the form

boys tell us it's the best Cup

for a decade or more. So that

being so, it's going to be

quite a difficult race to win.

A lot of these imported horses

love the softer going. And they

say it will be a dead five only

on Tuesday, tomorrow, so it

might be better for us if it

really think it doesn't matter does dry out a bit,

a great deal. My two horses do

like it. Who do you consider

to be the best chances in the

race apart from yours? Um ... well, Shocking I suppose.

Shocking has had a slightly

different preparation for the

Cup this year. His run in the

Caulfield Cup was seen as a

good run, but in the Mackinnon

on Saturday he was just

plugging on, wasn't he? Yes, he

didn't show much but might've

just been having a barrier trial.

that, would they? Not any more,

no. The Caulfield Cup was run on a bogged track. How

seriously do you rate getters? I think they're seriously do you rate the place

wet-trackers. That's probably was to their advantage. Descerado Harris

Tweed. Whether they can contain

that form on a drier track

remains to be seen, and we'll

have to wait and see

tomorrow. There are more

international horses this year than ever before . Who do think is the best of the

foreign horses? Oh I suppose

the horse who won the Geelong Cup impressed me. Miracain? It

did a very good job. He handles

the softer going. So I think he

might be the best of them personally. Every Melbourne

Cup you have won has been

special in its own way but I

imagine this really would be

one out of the box if So You

Think can do it for you? Well,

he's just - he hasn't been beaten to see it happen tomorrow if at

all. And I think he is capable

of doing it. On his pedigree he

can go 2 mile no

worries. Tomorrow, where would

you want to see So You Think coming to the 4 or 500m

mark? Oh ... about sixth or

seventh, probably 10th. I will

leave it to Steve. He knows

what to do. I will have a talk

with him and we'll sort it out. Depends what the pace is like I

suppose. Last year they walked

all the way and Shocking was

forward all the way and still won. Does it matter to you

whether there's a fast pace

on? I'd prefer the faster pace.

stayers usually appreciate stayers usually It's more normal and the best

that. And it doesn't bother

you that because of your

preparation for the Cox preparation for the Cox plate

as his primary goal, that you

start him haven't really been able to

start him at a longer distance

between then and the Cup.

That's not going to affect his

fitness on the day? None

whatsoever. Not many horses

could win the weight for age

races like he his second. So You Think

first. So you put that

together, the fact that he's

won a mile and a quarter weight for age, everything that's put

in front of him, come the lack

of that one run at a mile and a

half. I can't imagine everybody

in the country not being

thrilled if this horse goes

past the post first tomorrow,

if even if they band against

him. I will be happy for all

the fans! (Laughs) Good luck in the Cup. Thanks, Kerry. There is one Australian

who has been alongside more

Melbourne Cup winners than Bart Cummings. John Paddo Patterson

but he has been right there may not be a household name,

side by side with the winning

horse for four decades. Some

viewers may recall seeing his red jacket and grey horse flash

past their TV screens, but few

would realise how critical his

job as clerk of the course is. As

As the racing industry reflects

on 150 years of the Melbourne Cup, spent a few days with

Flemington's three clerks and discovered a whole new perspective on Australia's most

famous race. You always get a few

butterflies just before the Cup

because you don't want to see

anything go wrong. I get a kick

out of it. Even though I've

been doing it for a long time,

you still get that kick.

A lot of people think that

it's coming out of this world

to be a clerk of the

Yeah, I suppose to be where I

am as senior clerk of the

course for so long, I don't

think you'll ever see it again. Welcome to Flemington. They're

the backbone of Australian

racing. But most people would

never have noticed them. And

that's just the way the clerks

of the course like it. We start

with Paddo. I don't know

whether there's much you could

say about Paddo except that

he's grumpy. Graham is a funny bloke to work with. He's very

jealous of me because I'm a bit older and I've got a older and I've got a lot more

hair! And there's myself. The

apprentice. (Laughs) These horsemen have been to

more Melbourne Cups than any. A

staggering 105 big races

between them. But year after

year, they keep coming back for

more. It's something that's

very, very hard to explain, how

you feel about it, you know.

It's just - well, it's the

Melbourne Cup.

The crowd becomes electrified. The whole carnival

becomes electrified. When you

are cantering down that straight, the roar of that

crowd is just sensational. It's

just unbelievable. As senior

clerk, John Paddo Patterson

leads home the winner, an

honour he has enjoyed since the

late 1960s. Year after year,

the 72-year-old's been alongside the winning jockey. alongside

Come Tuesday, he will lead in

his 40th Melbourne Cup

champion. Oh yes, I suppose,

yes, it's an achievement. I

used to say it was my cigarette

money but I don't smoke any

more! Graham Salisbury has

been a clerk at Flemington for

37 years. The apprentice, Mal

Cameron, for 27 years. People

often come up to you on a sunny

day when it's lovely and sunny,

God you've got a glorious job.

I say yes, I have. But then you

get a cold wet day, where your

boots are full of water and

you're wet in and out, no-one

wants your job that day! There is a is a serious side to the job.

Clerks are responsible for

keeping volatile horses in line

and stressed jockeys calm. Whoa

boy. Jockeys always want to be

our friend because they never

know when they're going to need us. It does get interesting.

You're keeping our eye out for

everything, really. The art is

to see it a couple of seconds before

sometimes, a horse will break

through the barrier and when

they do, they're off. If you

can't get on top of them in

half a furlong, you're not going to get on top of them at

all. Because the further they

go, the quicker they're going

to go. Very cleverly

caught. You think to yourself,

pull up you bastard! (Laughs)

The heavy handling isn't

without risks. Injuries are par

for the course. Them things are occupational hazards. If you occupational

look at 'em. They've been in

some funny positions and funny

things have happened to them

over the years. By the time you

come home and sit in the bath

for half an hour, generally me of the of 'em go.

But if horses need a heavy

rein, for jockey, it's a

guiding hand. Who at 50-odd

kilograms can sometimes

struggle with a 500 kg

horse. Do you get a lot of jockeys

str. To lose 2 or 3 kg in the

day. On numerous occasions

they've said hold me on, will

you because they're just physically ut exhausted I

Have some of those Have some of those then gone on to win a Melbourne Cup? Oh

yeah. Plenty of times. While

the trio have made careers out

of blending into of blending into the

background, there've been times

when they simply can't avoid

the spotlight. Clerk of the

course can't even get her going. In 2001,

out top honour. But the glory

was short lived for the mare's jockey. Ethereal whipped into

me and I nearly fell off, into

the roses, and I thought it's

gonna hurt going into them.

Would've hurt a bloody sight more trying to get out of them,

so I better get out of the of

here. All I can recall the

jockey saying was thanks,

Paddo! Back in the 70, Graham

Salisbury was also more hindrance than help Harry White asked for a

hand. As I put the weight on

the iron the saddles a gone

like that. Here I am on the broad of my back in front of

about 90,000 people. Ha! And Harry said "I think I will be

right now, mate. I will see you

later." There are of course

the races they'd rather forget.

The falls each men struggle not

to replay in their mind. Well,

you try never to do that. You

try never to do that. The first thing that goes through your

mind, you think the boys are, you know. Hope they're all alright.

Evidence of just how highly regarded the clerks are can be

found in this paddock. Graham

Salisbury was rewarded the

greatest prize of all. His very

own Melbourne Cup winner Sub

Zero, a horse trained by Lee

Freedman. He was a man of his

word, Lee. Even though he won Cup, he said here he is. I said

oh beautiful. Greys are gold

for these men. The colour's

thought to have a calming

effect on other horses.

one's hard to come by. But when

it is found, it's treasured. He

has to kind of go where angels

fear toed tread. Good boy. He's

got to kind of keep his cool

when all other horses are doing

their Biggs kits. You know. Not

every grey horse will make a clerk of the course horse. clerk of the course horse. And

when you do get hold of one you

know it straightaway. When the

day comes for Paddo to hang up his boots his boots it's unlikely he will

give the horse life away for

good. Most mornings, he can be

found at his other job, helping

train the next potential Melbourne Cup winner. Actually

I thought a while back, this

Cup will see me out, but then

they brought in this thing the

other day, clerk of the courses

have to be accredited. So I

think if I'm accredited, I

might as well bloody keep going, mightn't I?

A fascinating Melbourne Cup

story rarely told. And that's

the program for tonight. Good

luck if you're punting

tomorrow. We'll have a Cup

post-mortem tomorrow night. But

for now, goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI This Program is Captioned Live. THEME MUSIC Hello. I'm Kate Ceberano.

Tonight's Australian Story is about a man I first met when we both appeared on Dancing with the Stars. David Graham is a farmer - he's a farmer who pushes many boundaries.

Sometimes his dreams have put him at odds with others, including his own family. This is his story. (Whistles) Come on! Come on, come on! Good girl. Dogs are my life - you come home to your own dog and it's so excited to see you and it says, 'You know what? I don't judge you. I don't think that you did so bad today or anything like that, I don't care about any of that. All I care about is that you're home and you're safe and you're here with me.' David's childhood was tough. I'm not saying he's a dog boy, but he just learnt to just be like the dogs and they became his best friend. I can remember one time he was being naughty and I said, 'If you keep that up, you can go and sleep outside with the dogs.' So that was a pretty good incentive for me to be naughty because I thought it was fantastic. I'm like, 'Yes, I don't have to sleep alone in my bed. I get to go and hang out with my mates.'