Melbourne Cup


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Melbourne Cup

n
(Horse Racing) an annual horse race run in Melbourne, since 1861
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I had started in a hole, I ought really to have refused the invitation; then we all went to the Melbourne Cup, and I had the certain winner that didn't win, and that's not the only way you can play the fool in Melbourne.
"See here, you son of an imported Malaga jackass," he said between his teeth, "I'd have you know that I'm related on my mother's side to Carbine, winner of the Melbourne Cup, and where I come from we aren't accustomed to being ridden over roughshod by any parrot-mouthed, pig-headed mule in a pop-gun pea-shooter battery.
By Tony O'Hehir JOSEPH O'BRIEN, who landed the 2017 Melbourne Cup for Lloyd and Nick Williams with Rekindling, will train Twilight Payment for the same Australiabased owners, with the big Flemington event on November 5 the target.
Cross Counter memorably won the Melbourne Cup at Flemington last year.
The Epsom Derby, Kentucky Derby, Prix de l'Arc de'Triomphe and the Melbourne Cup comprise the magical four races in thoroughbred racing.
Godolphin's Hartnell (near the rails) will run in the Melbourne Cup on November 7.
TONY Martin is already plotting a return to Australia next year after Heartbreak City was agonisingly denied by Almandin in the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
MELBOURNE -- Almandin pipped Heartbreak City in a thrilling finish to the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, giving Australian owner Lloyd Williams a record fifth win in the 'race that stops a nation'.
TV personality Kris Smith and girlfriend Maddy King squashed the rumours that they have parted ways when they (http://instagram.com/p/u9gFG6vv1l/?modal=true) arrived together at Melbourne Cup. Sports Illustrated model Gigi Hadid, who just recently walked the runway in Paris Fashion Week, has flown to Australia for the Melbourne Cup.
GN: So what makes the Melbourne Cup and the Spring Racing Carnival so unique?
THE Duchess of Cornwall declared the Melbourne Cup bigger than Ascot as she presented the winner's trophy.
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