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The Race That Stops The Nation is a poem about Australias fascination with the Melbourne Cup.
A large crowd of 4,000 men and women watched the race, although it has been suggested this was less than expected because of news reaching Melbourne of the death of explorers Burke and Wills 17 five days earlier on 2 November.
More Qualifying Races For Melbourne Cup Archived 2 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.As a lessee de Mestre "owned" and was fully responsible for Archer during the lease.The inaugural Melbourne Cup of 1861 was an eventful affair when one horse bolted before the start, and three of the seventeen starters fell during the race, two of which died.Cross Counter, a four-year-old gelding (male) ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy and trained by Charlie Appleby from Great Britain wins.Retrieved "Melbourne Cup Carnival once again delivers outstanding results".How to open your TAB Account online.
In that year the Victorian Racing Club had commissioned James Steeth to design a trophy that would be in keeping with the prestige of the race, little realising that it would become the iconic Melbourne Cup still presented today.
The present trophy is hand spun from.65 kg of 18-carat gold.
The Melbourne Cup has a long tradition, with the first race held in 1861.65 The Melbourne cup captures the public's imagination to the extent that people, whether at work, home, school, or out and about, usually stop to watch or listen to the race.Jockey John Dodd died as a result of injuries received while riding Suwarrow in the race 1882 The first bookmakers were licensed at Flemington.Cox) who finished last, Chester (owned by Hon.In 2000, a betting agency claimed that 80 percent of the adult Australian population placed a bet on the race that year.About Flemington Racecourse home of the Melbourne Cup Flemington Track Bias Barriers Statistics Flemington Racecourse Map.This race was won by Newhaven.