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Melbourne cup version 1

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  • 1.  Introduction-Geeta  History-Ling  Rules-Prasanna  Dressing Fashion-Terry  Past Glories-Harsh
  • 2.  Melbourne cup Day is fixed for the first Tuesday in November.  The race is recognized as one of the World’s greatest handicap races  It is held at Flemington, a Melbourne suburb which is called after a butcher who once lived there.
  • 3.  The first cup was run in 1861 and in front of an estimated crowd of 4000.  There were 17 starters and, paradoxically, the prize—apart from the money(170 pounds)— was not a cup at all, but a hand- beaten gold watch.  Archer, the winning horse in a time of 3.52.00, ridden by John Cutts, had walked to Melbourne from its stable in Nowra, NSW, a distance of 500 miles (800km)
  • 4.  “Fashions on the field” is a major focus of the day, with substantial prizes awarded for the best dressed man and woman.  Raceday fashion has occasionally drawn almost as much attention as the race itself, the miniskirt received worldwide publicity when model Jean Shrimpton wore one on Derby Day during Melbourne Cup week in 1965.
  • 5.  In the melbourne metropolitan area, the race day has been gazetted public holiday since 1877.  It is commonly billed as The race that stops a nation, but it is more accurately The race that stops two nations, as many people in New Zealand, as well as Australia, pause to watch race.
  • 6.  Handicap contest  A quality handicap for horses < 3 yrs  Weight 49Kg
  • 7.  Headwear is must  Orange skin not pretty  Garden party not dace party
  • 8. Cornflower, the symbol of Derby Day,Melbourne Cup Carniva
  • 9. American writer Mark Twain said of a visit to the Melbourne Cup in 1895: Nowhere in the world have I encountered a festival of people that has such a magnificent appeal to the whole nation. The Cup astonishes me.
  • 10.  History Started in 1861 in front of 4000 people Day renowned by lawn parties, shooting galleries  Arrival of Carbine 1890’s, Carbine – one of the greatest race horses Owned by Donald Wallace – Partner of mining company 1903 – Lord Cardigan would stamp authority as a great stayer of Melbourne Cup.
  • 11.  Phar lap became household name  In 1924 and by 1930 Phar Lap Ensconced in race Nominated as the best horse in the world  1931 – the on course totalisator emerged in cup  1940’s – Arrival of Jockeys Billy cook & Darby Munro as well as amazing riding performance  New dawn in cup History 1950 – Jim Cummings would win the Melbourne Cup 1965 – Cup showed $62,000 in price money Partnership – Jim Cummings & Higgins
  • 12.  1970’s – New Zealanders continued to dominate  1972 – Metric system introduced & first time cup was run on 3200 meters  First Million dollar cup 1985 – Prince & princesses from Wales showed 1st million dollar cup Brought new youngsters to come in  1993 – turning point in the cup First time cup reached new heights Attendance continued to rise up to 1,21,015

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