At the age of seven the Lee Freedman trained Makybe Diva wrote herself into the history books by winning her third successive Melbourne Cup in front of a bumper crowd at Flemington Racecourse.
In almost identical style to her win in 2004 she hit the front one furlong from home and stayed on strongly to beat On A Jeune comfortably into second by one and a quarter lengths.
|1||14||Makybe Diva 17/5F||7||9-2||L Freedman||G Boss|
|2||11||On A Jeune (AUS) 70/1||5||8-0||P Montgomerie||D Gauci|
|3||17||Xcellent (NZ) 20/1||4||8-7||M Moroney||M Coleman|
|4||20||Leica Falcon (AUS) 9/2||4||7-12||R Freyer||K McEvoy|