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EQUINE EXCELLENCE - MELBOURNE CUP CHAMPIONS LTD ED PRINT

EQUINE EXCELLENCE - MELBOURNE CUP CHAMPIONS LTD ED PRINT
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EQUINE EXCELLENCE
     MELBOURNE CUP CHAMPIONS LIMITED EDITION PRINT

 Celebrating Australia'a most iconic Melbourne Cup champions. 

Carbine,

nicknamed "Old Jack," started 43 times for 33 wins, six seconds and

three thirds, failing to place only once due to a badly split hoof. He

set a weight-carrying record of 10 st 5 lb (66 kg) in the Cup, beating a

field of 39 starters. 


Phar

Lap, 'The Red Terror', was the ultimate people's horse. He was a winner

37 times from 51 starts. The year 1930 was Phar Lap's year, racing 21

times for 19 victories and two placings. The highlight of Phar Lap's

amazing seven day stretch in the spring carnival, was his dominant three

length victory in the Melbourne Cup, as the shortest priced favourite

in race history at odds of 8/11. 


In

2005 Makybe Diva defied all the odds to record her third consecutive

Melbourne Cup. Immediately after the race, trainer Lee Freedman said of

the achievement: "Go find the smallest child on this course, and there

will be the only example of a person who will live long enough to see

that again." 



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