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Racegoers watch Race 7 the Emirates Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 1, 2011 in Melbourne
Racegoers watch Race 7 the Emirates Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 1, 2011 in Melbourne

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Bringing the nation together

Every year, Australia is transfixed for a few minutes by a race that stops the nation -- the Melbourne Cup.

Bringing the nation together

Every year, Australia is transfixed for a few minutes by a race that stops the nation -- the Melbourne Cup.