For the greyhound race, see, melbourne Cup (greyhounds).
Weight penalties edit, after the declaration of weights for the Melbourne Cup, the winner of any handicap flat race of the advertised value of A55,000 or over to the winner, or an internationally recognised Listed, Group, or Graded handicap flat race, shall carry such additional.
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A b c d e "Melbourne Cup Carnival attendance records".First woman jockey to win the cup was Michelle Payne christmas eve slot on Prince of Penzance who became only the 4th horse to win at odds of 100-1."Michelle Payne defies horse racing's long history as a sport of blokes".There are similar races throughout Australia, as horse racing is popular, but Melbourne Cup Day is still the number one horse racing event in the country.Citation needed Raceday fashion has occasionally drawn almost as much attention as the race itself, The miniskirt received worldwide publicity when model Jean Shrimpton wore a white shift version of one on Derby Day during Melbourne Cup week in 1965.28 As a result, the Melbourne Cup of that year ran with only 7 starters, the smallest number in the history of the Cup.The attraction for foreigners to compete was, primarily, the low-profile change to the new "quality handicap" weighting system.Most have failed to cope with the conditions; the three successful "foreign raids" include two by Irish trainer Dermot."Australian Racing Museum E de Mestre".This website is operated independently by Melbourne Track Report and not by any official racing organisation."2011 Melbourne Cup at Racing Victoria".Quarantine edit International horses (New Zealand not included) that are entered for the Melbourne Cup must undergo quarantine in an approved premises in their own country for a minimum period of 14 days before travelling to Australia.The Australian style of racing is usually a tightly bunched field with one or more horses setting the pace.