Best Melbourne Cup moments of all time
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 21:51
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1- Phar Lap

Phar Lap is regarded as one of the greatest racehorses of all time. He became enormously popular among the public during the early years of the Great Depression. In 1930, the legendary racehorse tried his skills in the toughest handicap flat race in the world. He entered the Melbourne Cup as a top favorite at 8/11, and easily outclassed the other contenders even though he was carrying a 63kg handicap. 

2- Old Rowley

The Melbourne Cup has seen many great upsets but probably none more so than the victory of Old Rowley. The horse’s form was terrible before the race as he hadn’t won any competition in two years. Even his owner considered him a lost cause and didn’t back him for the Melbourne Cup. Although his jockey still believed that there was some spark left in his horse and decided to run him in the prestigious race. Old Rowley repaid the trust of his rider and ran with an outstanding speed to defeat the favorite horse Beau Vite and win the 1940 Melbourne Cup. 

3- Rimfire

Rimfire looked doomed the moment he entered Flemington to compete in the 1948 Melbourne Cup. It seemed doubtful that the horse would even start after he showed signs of lameness. He had been in a poor form before the race and looked the unlikeliest candidate to win at 80/1. And even then if he had the tiniest chance of victory, then that was ended by the fact that his jockey was only 16 years old. Despite all these disadvantages, the spectators were massively shocked that day when Rimfire not only competed well but even managed to secure victory by approximately an inch. 

4- Makybe Diva

Makybe Diva made a big name for herself in the horse racing world. She won many prestigious races during her long career, however, winning three Melbourne Cups is regarded as her greatest achievement. She achieved this feat in 2005 even though she was carrying more than the weight-for-age handicap.