Bonecrusher edges out Our Waverley Star in a stirring rendition of the Cox Plate, which is labelled the "Race of the Century"

Racing into equine immortality: Bonecrusher (left) downs Waverley Star in their historic Cox Plate stoush.

Phar Lap wins at Agua Caliente in Mexico

Phar Lap wins at Agua Caliente in Mexico

1993 - Melbourne Cup won by the first foreign-bred, foreign-trained, foreign-owned horse - Vintage Crop

1993 - Melbourne Cup won by the first foreign-bred, foreign-trained, foreign-owned horse - Vintage Crop

1968 - Rain Lover equals Archer's Melbourne Cup winning margin record by eight lengths.

1968 - Rain Lover equals Archer's Melbourne Cup winning margin record by eight lengths.

1916 - For the first time a Cup is presented to the owners of the winner of the Melbourne Cup!

1916 - For the first time a Cup is presented to the owners of the winner of the Melbourne Cup!

1998 - First metropolitan night race-meeting held at Moonee Valley

1998 - First metropolitan night race-meeting held at Moonee Valley

1990 - David Hayes trained a world record six Group race winners on Derby Day

1990 - David Hayes trained a world record six Group race winners on Derby Day

1962 - Fashions on the Field was first conducted at Victoria Racing Club

The finalists from the 1969 Fashions On The Field competition. Would you wear any of these outfits today?

1931 - The first totaliser was installed at Flemington Racecourse

1931 - The first totaliser was installed at Flemington Racecourse

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