Michelle Payne doesn't remember hearing a thing as she and Prince of Penzance thundered towards the winning post.
Having won the Melbourne Cup with the first horse they ever bought into, it's hard to know where to go from here for the minority owners of Prince of Penzance.
Red Cadeaux's trainer Ed Dunlop will seek advice from veterinary surgeons around the world about the best course of treatment for his brave English-born stayer.
Darren Weir, trainer of Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance, dreamed when he started out of winning a Stawell Cup, a Ballarat Cup, a Swan Hill Cup.
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse said that all Australian's should rejoice and celebrate the Melbourne Cup-winning performance of Michelle Payne and her family.
Michelle Payne became the first ever woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup when she pulled off a 100-1 shock to win Australia's greatest race aboard Prince of Penzance.
For the international raiders who have become such a prominent part of the Victorian spring carnival, it was a race of near triumph.
On a perfect day, Michelle Payne, a young woman who has had to shoulder her elegant way through what has long been a man's game, took Prince of Penzance to the front in the main straight and stayed there.
Three-time runner-up Red Cadeaux has been rushed to a veterinary clinic at Werribee after breaking down close to the winning post during his fifth attempt at winning a Melbourne Cup.
It was a historic Melbourne Cup in numerous respects, not least the price of the winner.
The female hoop's amazing win is an inspiration for others.
Live coverage of the 2015 Melbourne Cup from Age reporters trackside, in the Birdcage and behind the scenes at Flemington Racecourse.
English trained blueblood Snow Sky was the horse classified as the last to finish in the Melbourne Cup.
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Frankie Dettori's equal best performance in a Melbourne Cup has ended with a hefty fine and a month on the sidelines for the flamboyant Italian jockey.
Prince of Penzance has won the Melbourne Cup, ridden by the only woman in the field Michelle Payne and the first woman jockey to win racing's most prestigious race.
The Flemington race track is expected to even out ahead of the Melbourne Cup, after an inspection found a section in the middle remains softer than the inside.
On a day forever synonymous with the memory of the late, great Bart Cummings, it was not just appropriate but surely ordained that his grandson James should have a winner early in the afternoon.
Bookmakers continue to wind out the price of Melbourne Cup favourite Fame Game as the race's outsider is the subject of a sensational bet at the Call Of The Card.
Rail for the big race at Flemington will be moved out due to wet weather and effects of heavy Derby Day traffic
November 3 is a public holiday for the Melbourne Cup. This means restricted trading hours for many businesses.
Ed Dunlop and Red Cadeaux are back, and this year he doubles his chances of a longed-for victory in a place he first visited at a time of great sadness.
The day of the battler winning the Melbourne Cup is over.
To Craig Williams the Melbourne Cup is "just another handicap". But if Hokko Brave can win it will become "the greatest race on earth".
Godolphin trainer John O'Shea believes Hartnell being beaten as an odds-on favourite in the Sydney Cup could be the lesson needed to deliver him a lifelong dream in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday.
Twelve months ago former English and Irish champion jockey Jamie Spencer was waiting for the curtain to come down on his career.
There have been numerous overseas trained winners of the Melbourne Cup since Vintage Crop's historical performance in 1993, when the Irish trained
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Melbourne Cup favourite Fame Game has drawn ideally in barrier 12 for Tuesday's $6.1 million Melbourne Cup.
Some familiar old faces are smiling as Flemington's big week begins.
There are a variety of experiences to be had by a seasonal punter at Flemington but most of them amount, eventually, to a grab at a grand idea that never quite sticks.
It's a busy time of the year for the public figure and icon of Australian racing.
The $1.5 million Victoria Derby had been a frustrating race for Caulfield trainer Mick Price but that was all forgotten on Saturday as the trainer finally went home a winner with Tarzino outstayed his rivals to takeout the 2500m group 1 classic.
Nobody ever dies wondering about the chances of a Gai Waterhouse runner. In any race, at any time, on any track.
Sometimes the greatest drama and action can take place off the track.
The final field of 24 horses for the 2015 Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November at Flemington racecourse.
The Pumper reveals he will retire at the end of this Melbourne Cup carnival.
The loss of two runners left an indelible mark on last year's Melbourne Cup – and those connected with the horses.
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Stratum Star has group 1 weight-for-age placing and group 1 win this preparation, but the target for the four-year-old as always been the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Derby day.
Brenton Avdulla had "never touched a horse" before he signed up to the John Moloney school of finishing. Now he has the chance to return the favour in the Victoria Derby.
Our racing experts preview Thursday's Oaks Day at Flemington.