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Melbourne Cup Trivia Answers

October 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm, by ipsadmin

We thought we got you stumped. Here are the answers.

1. What year was the Melbourne Cup first run?

A: The first melbourne Cup was run on 7th November, 1861.

2. Which year did makybe Diva win her first Melbourne Cup?

A: 2003

3. Over which distance is the Melbourne Cup run?

A: 3,200m

4. Who owns the Melbourne Cup Record for the fastest time, and what year was this obtained?

A: Kingston Rule in 1990. The time was 3min, 16.3sec

5. How many of the 150 favourites have gone on to win the Melbourne Cup?

A: 34 of 150 favourites (23%) have won the Melbourne Cup.

6. Who is the trainer with the most wins?

A: Bart Cummings has achieved 12 wins in his career.

7. What is the most winning number?

A: Both number 4 and number 12 have had 11 wins.

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