The most famous Oaks winner of all was Briesis, because she also won the Victoria Derby and the Melbourne Cup in 1876. Other famous Crown Oaks winners from down the years are Chicquita (1949), True Course (1950), Evening Peal (1955), Light Fingers (1964), Leica Show (1974), Surround (1976), Rose Of Kingston (1981), Slight Chance (1992), Magical Miss (2001),Special Harmony (2003) and Miss Finland (2006).
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The 2008 Melbourne Cup takes place at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, November 4, at 3pm, Australian eastern daylight saving time. I
t is the running of the Melbourne Cup, still Australia’s premier and richest horse race (with prizemoney of A$5.5 million in 2008). Melbourne Cup fever fills the day completely.
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Unless there are scratchings, 24 horses line up at the barrier at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne for the 3200-metre race which has become a national passion.
Races update -
retirements - Kentucky colt Big Brown for one - heavily touted Irish-bred 2008 Melbourne Cup runner, Profound Beauty, has joined the list after the mare suffered a bruised foot, causing her to miss two days of preparation.
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