Racehorse trainer Tommy Woodcock with his champion racehorse Reckless on the night before running second to Gold and Black in the Melbourne Cup of 1977.

gee-in: A bond between a man and his horse… Racehorse trainer, Tommy Woodcock, with his champion racehorse, Reckless, on the night before running second to Gold and Black in the Melbourne Cup of

Jockey Michelle Payne, Melbourne Cup winner

Michelle Payne to head to Oakbank for Easter Jumps Racing Carnival

BART CUMMINGS ~ (born 14 November 1927) is one of the most successful Australian racehorse trainers. He is known as the Cups King, referring to the Melbourne Cup, as he has won 'the race that stops a nation' a record twelve times.

BART CUMMINGS ~ (born 14 November is one of the most successful Australian racehorse trainers. He is known as the Cups King, referring to the Melbourne Cup, as he has won 'the race that stops a nation' a record twelve times.

GURNER'S LANE (NZ) Ch g 1978, Sir Tristram (Ire) - Taiona gets a rails run to just beat the mighty KINGSTON TOWN (Aus) Blk g 1976, Bletchingly - Ada Hunter (Ger), in the 1982 VRC Melbourne Cup, to to the sadness of millions who adored the champion black gelding. It was the one race that eluded him. The winner had also won the VATC Caulfield Cup that year, one of only 11 horses to date to have done so.

GURNER'S LANE (NZ) Ch g 1978, Sir Tristram (Ire) - Taiona gets a rails run to just beat the mighty KINGSTON TOWN (Aus) Blk g 1976, Bletchingly - Ada Hunter (Ger), in the 1982 VRC Melbourne Cup, to to the sadness of millions who adored the champion black gelding. It was the one race that eluded him. The winner had also won the VATC Caulfield Cup that year, one of only 11 horses to date to have done so.

1933 Melbourne Cup - Google Search

1933 the crowds were bigger and the betting fierce

2007 Melbourne Cup winner EFFICIENT and his paddock mate the champion ZIPPING

2007 Melbourne Cup winner EFFICIENT and his paddock mate the champion ZIPPING

Nicole Kidman Photo - Melbourne Cup Horse Races in Australia.

Nicole Kidman Photos Photos: Derby Day Horse Races in Australia

Nicole Kidman Photos Photos - Attendees of the Derby Day Horse Races held at Flemington race track. - Derby Day Horse Races in Australia

Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, ridden by Corey Brown, leads Crime Scene, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy.

Melbourne Cup winner 'Shocking', ridden by Corey Brown, leads 'Crime Scene', ridden by Kerrin McEvoy.

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