It was another star-studded field that took to Flemington for the 156th running of the Melbourne Cup, as racing fans around the globe paused to witness how history would be written in 2016.
With a string of international contenders and just one Australian hope in the field, the race was up for the taking.
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After a thrilling sprint down the final straight, it was Almandin claiming the race ahead of Heartbreak City and pre-race favourite Hartnell.
Last across the line was Rose of Virginia, the final entrant into the 2016 race.
The winning jockey, Kerrin McEvoy, enjoys his second win at the Melbourne Cup, after claiming the race 16 years ago on Brew.