an annual horse race run in Melbourne, since 1861
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How to use Melbourne Cup in a sentence
Have you bought a ticket in the big sweep on the Melbourne Cup yet?The Sweep Winner | Nat Gould
The popularity of the Melbourne Cup is largely due to its being the great gambling event of the year.Town Life in Australia | R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
The Melbourne Cup is regarded as one of the most important races in the state.
The horse would have won the Melbourne Cup but that it did not fall in with the jockey's plans.Grey Town | Gerald Baldwin
It comes but once in four years; therefore it cannot count as a rival of the Melbourne Cup.Following the Equator, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)