3/4A CLASSROOM

Write down all of your thinking about the Melbourne Cup.

Read the following information on the Melbourne Cup and watch the the replay of last years race to add to and/or change your thinking. You will then need to record your thinking in a synthesising wheel.

History of the Cup

Through tears and triumphs, ‘the race that stops a nation™’ has cemented its position as a revered sporting, social and cultural event that continues to play a significant role in defining Australia’s national identity.

Where did it all begin?

In 1861, at the first running of the Melbourne Cup, the race club committee could hardly have envisaged the Cup lasting a century and a half and growing to become a significant part of our social and sporting culture.

In front of an estimated crowd of 4000 people, Archer became the first winner of the Melbourne Cup. Victorians, and the wider…

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