The Melbourne cup which was first held in the year 1875 has a very illustrious history. Below are some interesting facts unknown by many race enthusiasts:
Peter St. Albans is the youngest jockey to win the prestigious cup. He rode the horse Briseis to victory in the year 1876 when he was just 12 years and 11 months old.
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Michelle Payne is the only female jockey to have won the cup. In the year 2015, she rode the horse Prince Of Penzance to victory.
Since the introduction of barriers in the year 1924, no horse leaving barrier 18 has emerged as the winner of the race.