Facts, Stats Trivia of the M

by O'Reilly Paddy

Publisher: New Holland Publishers

Publication Date: October 01, 2016

ISBN: 9781742579054

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 7-14 Days

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The Melbourne Cup is Australiarsquo;s premier sporting event hellip; lsquo;the race that stops a nationrsquo;. Since its first running in 1861, the history of the Cup ndash; the winners, the trainers and the jockeys ndash; has become an indelible part of our sporting culture. In the last 20 years, the race has taken on international significance with the success of important horses from Ireland, England, Germany and Japan. The two-mile (3200m) handicap conducted at Melbournersquo;s Flemington Racetrack on the first Tuesday in November each year is now watched by millions of people from around the world. This book has lists of the winners, Cup favourites and historic facts as well as behind the scenes lsquo;history spotsrsquo; and interesting trivia. In this one little book, there is 155 years of sporting history with the great trainers ndash; Etienne de Mestre, Bart Cummings, Lee Freeman, Dermot Weld and Gai Waterhouse; champion jockeys ndash; Bobby Lewis, Harry White, Roy Higgins, Damien Oliver, Glenn Boss and not to forget Michelle Payne; and immortal equines ndash; Archer, Carbine, Phar Lap, Peter Pan, Rain Lover, Saintly and Makybe Diva ndash; featuring prominently. This one little book has all the important information for 155 years of The Melbourne Cup ndash; winners, placegetters, jockeys, trainers, prizemoney, starting prices, margins of victory, weights, winning saddle numbers and barriers! Rather than just being a book of cold hard facts and numbers, there are countless breakout stories of interesting trivia for each win ner as well as important lsquo;history spotsrsquo; when has history has been made. This little book will become an important reference book in the years ahead as a time capsule of 155 years of racing history. The book will also provide important information sought by punters to choose future Cup winners hellip; history and records will point the way! Includes rare and historic images of past Melbourne Cup winners as well as memorabilia of the great