The Melbourne Cup: Australia’s Horse Race

The Melbourne Cup: Australia’s Horse Race

In 1895 the American author and traveller Mark Twain went to Flemington and saw the three-year-old filly Auraria win the Melbourne Cup. The victory itself was unremarkable, but Twain’s impressions of Australia’s great race were the opposite. “Nowhere in the world have I encountered a festival of people that has such a magnificent appeal to […]

Melbourne Cup Selections

Melbourne Cup Selections

Melbourne Cup Selections Libran Best run this preparation when runner-up in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup and the third horse came out and won the Lexus. JOCKEY: Dwayne Dunn TRAINER: Chris Waller (Flemington) 7 Year Old Bay Or Brown Gelding SIRE: Lawman DAM: True Crystal PRIZEMONEY $1,038,373.00 CAREER 29 9-3-1 LAST 6 X61652 LAST 15 112X87460X61652 DISTANCE 2 0-1-0 […]