Melbourne Cup Day

The Melbourne Cup, widely recognised as one of the world’s most significant horse races, is run in Australia on the first Tuesday of November each year.

The race was first run in 1861. This is an engraving of the finish line of the race in 1881.


Engraving of the finish line at the Melbourne Cup of 1881. Made by S.B. published in the Illustrated Australian News in November 1881.


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