# Melbourne Cup

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Questions and Answers
• 1.

### What year did the Cup first run?

• A.

1904

• B.

1861

• C.

1954

• D.

1930

Correct Answer
B. 1861
Explanation
The Cup first ran in the year 1861.

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• 2.

### How far do the horses have to run?

• A.

32m

• B.

32km

• C.

3200m

• D.

3Km

Correct Answer
C. 3200m
Explanation
The horses have to run a distance of 3200m.

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• 3.

### The 2010 Melbourne Cup Winner was..

• A.

Americain

• B.

Phar Lap

• C.

Makybe Diva

• D.

Ultrawon

Correct Answer
A. Americain
Explanation
Americain is the correct answer because it won the 2010 Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup is a prestigious horse race held annually in Melbourne, Australia. Americain, a French-bred horse, emerged victorious in the 2010 edition of the race, beating out other contenders such as Phar Lap, Makybe Diva, and Ultrawon. The Melbourne Cup is known for attracting top racehorses from around the world, and Americain's win solidified its place in racing history.

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• 4.

### Last years winner took home how much prize money?

• A.

\$300 000

• B.

\$330 000

• C.

\$3 000 000

• D.

\$3 300 000

Correct Answer
D. \$3 300 000
Explanation
The correct answer is \$3,300,000. This indicates that the winner of the previous year's competition received a prize money of \$3,300,000.

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• 5.

### The first Melbourne Cup Ultranet challenges will be released

• A.

Monday 31st October

• B.

Tuesday 1st November

• C.

Friday 28th October

• D.

Monday 24th October

Correct Answer
D. Monday 24th October
Explanation
The correct answer is Monday 24th October. This is the date when the first Melbourne Cup Ultranet challenges will be released.

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• 6.

### The Cup takes plave in the Melbourne suburb of

• A.

Footscray

• B.

Flemington

• C.

Flinders

• D.

Fletcher

Correct Answer
B. Flemington
Explanation
The Cup takes place in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington.

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• 7.

### How old must the horse be to compete?

• A.

At least 1 year old

• B.

At least 3 years old

• C.

At least 3 years old

• D.

At least 8 years old

Correct Answer
B. At least 3 years old
Explanation
To compete, a horse must be at least 3 years old. This age requirement ensures that the horse has had enough time to develop physically and mentally to handle the demands of competition. Horses younger than 3 years old may still be growing and developing, and may not have the necessary strength and maturity to safely participate in competitive events. By setting the minimum age at 3 years old, it helps to ensure the welfare and safety of the horses during competitions.

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• 8.

### The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of ....

• A.

1min 16.3sec.

• B.

10min 16.3sec.

• C.

7min 16.3sec.

• D.

3min 16.3sec

Correct Answer
D. 3min 16.3sec
• 9.

### 2010 marks an anniversary for the Melbourne cup, how many years?

• A.

75

• B.

100

• C.

125

• D.

150

Correct Answer
D. 150
Explanation
The Melbourne Cup marks its 150th anniversary in 2010. This means that the prestigious horse racing event has been taking place for 150 years, making it a significant milestone.

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• 10.

### The first female jockey entred the Melbourne cup in...

• A.

2003

• B.

1903

• C.

1953

• D.

Never

Correct Answer
A. 2003
Explanation
In 2003, the first female jockey entered the Melbourne Cup. This event marked a significant milestone in the history of horse racing, as it broke gender barriers and provided an opportunity for women to compete at the highest level in this prestigious race. The inclusion of female jockeys in such a renowned event represented progress and equality in the sport.

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