Jockey Peter Ho rides Hong Kong horse Mr Medici during early morning trackwork in preparation for the Melbourne Cup, on November 1, 2010. This year's 6.175 million Australian dollar (6.086 million ... more 
Jockey Peter Ho rides Hong Kong horse Mr Medici during early morning trackwork in preparation for the Melbourne Cup, on November 1, 2010. This year's 6.175 million Australian dollar (6.086 million USD) Melbourne Cup will see 150th running of this iconic event on November 2 drawing a crowd of over 100,000 spectators and stops a nation with most people in Australian watching it on television or listening on the radio. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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