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Jennifer Hawkins attends Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 1, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

2013 Melbourne Cup winner, Fiorente, coomes from behind to win 2014 $1m Australian Cup at Flemington today

Here he is 22 years later, Australia's great horse racing ambassador, 1992 Melbourne Cup winner, Subzero -- "Subbie" -- with the #EmiratesMelbourneCup at Werribee this morning

Fiorente (IRE) ridden by jockey Damien Oliver wins the Melbourne Cup at Flemington for trainer Gai Waterhouse - This is Damien's 3rd Cup and was an inspired ride.

A Woman And Her Brother With Down Syndrome Just Won Australia's Biggest Event

Jockey Michelle Payne became the first ever woman to win the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, but she says she couldn't have done it without her brother Stevie, who has Down syndrome and works as a strapper at Darren Weir stables.

Phar Lap preserved at the National Museum of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. His coat looks two-toned because he had a "trace - clip" when he died, which means the hairs trimmed in the areas where the horse will sweat most -- the front of the neck, chest, belly and groin. Photo by Benjamin Healley