The Melbourne Cup is watched by millions every year and given the world wide interest in the race there are many who will watch replays due to the time difference in other parts of the world.
Watching the replay of the Melbourne Cup is vital is assessing how each of the 24 runners ran. With so many horses in the $6 million race its impossible to judge a horses run just by watching the race once.
A replay will help you judge a number of factors including where it sat in the run, whether it had the fitness to run the face out or whether it copped any bad luck in the run.
Some of the most memorable Melbourne Cup replays include Makybe Divas famous 3 Melbourne Cup victories. Michelle Payne winning on Prince of Penzance to become the first female jockey to win the Cup and the epic battle between Dunaden and Red Cadeaux which results in a famous photo finish.
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2016 Melbourne Cup Replay
The 2016 Melbourne Cup resulted in yet another incredible finish with two horses clearing the rest of the field to battle it out in the home straight. Almandin and Heartbreak City had put a gap on the field by the 200m mark and it was the Robert Hickmott trained Almandin who just edged out Heartbreak City to win the Cup.
2015 Melbourne Cup Replay
The 2015 Melbourne Cup will forever go down in history. Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to ride a Melbourne Cup winner when the $101 shot Prince of Penzance ran past the finishing post first.
2011 Melbourne Cup Replay
The 2011 Melbourne Cup resulted in the closest finish in the races history. Dunaden and Red Cadeaux crossed the line together and it took minutes for the judges to seperate the pair after looking at the photo finish. Dunaden won the race and it would be the first of 3 Melbourne Cup second placings for Red Cadeaux.
2005 Melbourne Cup Replay
The 2005 Melbourne Cup replay will be watched for many years to come all thanks to Makybe Diva. She became the only horse to win three successive Melbourne Cups and she did it in fine style. Makybe Diva, ridden by Glen Boss, carried 58kg in her third and final Melbourne Cup. Its a feat that may never be matched again.