24 horses ran in the 2009 Melbourne Cup.
24 horses ran in the 2008 Melbourne Cup.
A limit of 24 horses can now run in the Melbourne Cup for safety reasons, though more than that have run in it in the past.
See the related link below for a full listing of all Melbourne Cup winners.
The first Melbourne Cup was run in 1861. Therefore, as of 2010, the race has been run for 139 years.
The Melbourne cup is run over 3200 metres, which is just under two miles.
You can watch the horses run at Flemington.
Americain, ridden by Gerald Mosse, won the Melbourne Cup in 2010
Makybe Diva was the only horse to win the cup 3 times in a row
Normally about 24!!
The last horse to cross the finish line in the 2010 Melbourne Cup was Zavite(17) It was not Desparado because he did not finish.
Three years old and over.
So really silly people can place bets on horses
Thoroughbreds, 3 years old and older
There has been five horses who have won the Melbourne Cup twice or more times; Archer (1861,1862), Peter Pan (1932,1934), Rain Lover (1968,1969), Think Big (1974,1975) and Makybe Diva (2003,2004,2005).
The horses that have won the prestigious Melbourne Cup twice or more are;Archer (1861,1862), Peter Pan (1932,1934), Rain Lover (1968,1969), Think Big (1974,1975) and Makybe Diva (2003,2004,2005).
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