Slightly fewer drunken women throwing up champagne all over their frocks, but in 1986, the Melbourne Cup was pretty much the same as it is more than 100 years later: horsies run around a track.

The crowd milling pre-race

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=530nvBNC96k[/youtube]

The horses being prepared

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbxVzy9WLWE[/youtube]

And they’re off!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfkw2yyKt04[/youtube]

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