The Melbourne Cup holds fantastic historical and cultural significance for Australia and Australian horse racing. it’s milesthe most important event on the racing calendar and is referred to as ‘the event that stops a nation‘. melbourne cup winners

1861- the primary cup is hung on a Thursday at Flemington race musicreceived via the pony ‘Archer’ trainer with the aid of Etienne De Mestre. 

1862- 2nd victory for Etienne De Mestre.

1869- Victorian Racing club make the race as part of a four day spring racing carnival event.

1870- because of horrific weather and immoderate rain, the cup is held off for one week.

1875- The race is modified to run on a Tuesday as opposed to a Thursday previously.

1876- The racing horse ‘Briseis’ made a new report via triumphing three huge events in a single 12 months: The Melbourne Cup, Victorian Derby and the okay.

1877- The race day is made a public excursion within the nation of Victoria. the public excursion takes location yearly on the first Tuesday in November.

1880- Melbourne Cup attracts one hundred,000 spectators, most probable aided by using the truth that the day is a public holiday for the third year.

1882- Bookmakers gift at Flemington race song for the first time.

1888- The ‘Gold Whip’ award is offered for the first time. it is offered to the winning jockey each yr, in this example being Mick O’Brien.

1890- three information have been damaged on this yrtwo being with the aid of the triumphing horse Carbine. the horsecame in with a record time of three mins and 28 seconds even as wearing a document weight of 65.five kilograms. The 1/3record to be damaged was the variety of horses within the race which changed into 39.