The Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation. Melbourne may be the only city in the world that has a public holiday around a thoroughbred horse race. Since 1861, the city has paused on the first Tuesday of November for this three-minute, 3,200 meter race. This year, 24 horses competed for the Cup and $6.2 million prize. Favorites included 2010 winner Americain and 2011 winner Dunaden, but in a stunning upset, Green Moon…

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