The Race That Stops The Nation
About The Melbourne Cup
The first ever Melbourne Cup was in 1861. In front of an estimated crowd of 4000 people, Archer became the first winner of the Melbourne Cup. Today the Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race in Australia and the prize money and trophies make it the richest horse races in the world. This years winner was Fiorente and in second place was Red Cadeaux with Mount Athos in third place. The Melbourne Cup is a popular race where the best Thoroughbreds race and where the jockeys show there best riding. It's the race the stops the nation.
The Horses That Raced In The 2013 Melbourne Cup
2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup - Fiorente - Gai Waterhouse