Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Makbye Diva won the great race in front of 140,000 fans at flemington race course to go down in history as one of the greatest Mares of all time.
The top weight and the favourite and winner of the past two melbourne cups cruised home to victory to become the first horse in history to win the race 3 times.
Her owner and trainer imediatley announced her retirement from racing and she will be put out to foul. Makybe Diva recorded 15 wins and total prize money of over 15 million dollars.
Many commentators rated this as one of the greatest moments in Australian sport.