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The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most famous annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3200-metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world and one of the richest turf races. The event starts at 3:00 pm on the first Tuesday of November and is known locally as "the race that stops the nation".

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Twilight Payment's Melbourne Cup win soured by horse death [Video]

Twilight Payment's Melbourne Cup win soured by horse death

Twilight Payment wins Melbourne Cup race overshadowed by death of Derby winning horse

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:28Published

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