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The Melbourne Cup: why?
Dr Andrew Lemon, Victoria Racing Club
The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010
Having researched written three volumes covering the social and political history of Australian racing, Andrew Lemon has been working as a consultant historian with the Victoria Racing Club and talks about why the Melbourne Cup.
The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup
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- 150th running of the Melbourne Cup: special eventsRod Fitzroy, Victoria Racing Club
- The Melbourne Cup: what it means to me and what it means to AustraliaAndrew Peacock, co-owner of Leilani, winner of the 1974 Caulfield Cup
- Where does the Melbourne Cup belong in Australian culture - and why has it endured?Louise Douglas and Carol Cooper, National Museum of Australia
- The Melbourne Cup: Is it all about the gamble?Dr Chris McConville, social historian
- The Melbourne Cup: Why has it endured into the twenty-first century? Good luck or good management?Rod Fitzroy, Chairman, Victoria Racing Club
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