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Melbourne Cup (en.wikipedia.org)
Melbourne Cup Carnival
Official website of the Melbourne Cup.
Melbourne Cup trophy has colourful and creative history (abc.net.au)
History of the Cup itself, including an illustrated timeline which shows
there have been a number of quite different designs during its history.
1866 Melbourne Cup (nma.gov.au)The 1866 Melbourne Cupn was "the
earliest lknown Melbourne Cup in its original state".Scroll down for
more on the general history of the Melbourne Cup.(See also
1867 Melbourne Cup and Queen's Plate Trophies.)
Horse racing and the Melbourne Cup (guides.slv.vic.gov.au)
Melbourne Cup information pages prepared by the State Library of Victoria.
Note that some of the links are only to basic details about resources that
are located in the library itself. The most useful pages would appear to be:
Horses: Notable winners and placegetters
Pictures and portraits
The language of racing
See also our History and culture
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