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Admire Rakti (JPN) 2008-2014 B.h. (Heart's Cry (JPN)-Admire Teresa (JPN) by Helissio (FR) 1st MRC Caulfield Cup (AUS-G1,2400mT,Caulfield) (photo: Getty Images)

Admire Rakti to go for Melbourne Cup

UPDATE: Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti will head for the Melbourne Cup despite being hit with a half-a-kilogram penalty for next month's big race.

Have your put your bet on?  The Australian horse race that stops the nation and has the rest of the World watching us is happening today!  Which horse is going to win The Melbourne Cup for 2014?

Have your put your bet on? The Australian horse race that stops the nation and has the rest of the World watching us is happening today! Which horse is going to win The Melbourne Cup for

Makybe Diva, ridden by Glen Boss wins the 2005 Melbourne Cup from On a Juene and Xcellant. Time 3:19.1

Makybe Diva, ridden by Glen Boss wins the 2005 Melbourne Cup from On a Juene and Xcellant.

Precedence preparing for another tilt at the Melbourne Cup

Precedence preparing for another tilt at the Melbourne Cup

Galopprennen: Zwei Pferde sterben beim Melbourne Cup - Eines der bedeutendsten Pferderennen der Welt ist vom Tod zweier Tiere überschattet worden: Der japanische Favorit Admire Rakti und der siebtplatzierte Araldo starben beim Melbourne Cup nach dem Zieleinlauf. Sieger wurde zum ersten Mal ein deutsches Pferd.

Galopprennen: Zwei Pferde sterben beim Melbourne Cup - Eines der bedeutendsten Pferderennen der Welt ist vom Tod zweier Tiere überschattet worden: Der japanische Favorit Admire Rakti und der siebtplatzierte Araldo starben beim Melbourne Cup nach dem Zieleinlauf. Sieger wurde zum ersten Mal ein deutsches Pferd.

Two Horses Die Following Melbourne Cup Race. Very sad.

Two Horses Die Following Melbourne Cup Race

And pictures show the stallion distressed.

Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is beginning his new life on Australian soil after making history at Flemington. 5 November 2014.

Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is beginning his new life on Australian soil after making history at Flemington.

Another view of Clerks of the Course taken on Melbourne Cup Day 2014 at Flemington Racecourse. This is such a great pic to end a wonderful Spring Carnival! Apart from the colourful fashions and gorgeous horses the roses at Flemington were just superb! The yellow ones were breathtaking! The Clerks of the Course and  their wonderful grey horses always draw admiration for the great job they do. All over until next year when the roar of the crowd greets another winner!

Dressed to impress and ready for a party, thousands make their way to Flemington for the running of the 2014 Melbourne Cup.

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