In 2017 there will only be two entrants flying the flag for the mares - Single Gaze and Amelie's Star.But with no mare triumphing since Makybe Diva completed her hat-trick in 2005, it is commonly a man's world as far as the big Flemington showdown is concerned.Now that I am 33 and maturing like a fine wine (haha), the .. Everyone pretends to be a horse racing expert come Melbourne Cup day, but let's face it - most of us couldn't tell a home turn from a back straight.Wall of Fire wears that number in this year's race and could be set to make history.Most bookmakers have the Irish horse at around .
Seeks adorable intelligent woman who would prefer to take a long walk on a beautiful beach than party all night in a club. I want to say that no matter what I always try to keep a smile on my face.. Currently, I am finishing off a gardening apprenticeship and working on my art (I like to paint and make jewelry). Since 1996 the average weight carried by the winner has been just over 53.5kg.So horses with around 53-55kg are probably the ones to look out for if you want to be cheering loudest at the finish on Tuesday.Irish outsider Gallante will run from barrier 18, which has incredibly never produced a winner.The most successful saddlecloth is number 1 (worn this year by Hartnell) with a dozen wins, while numbers 4 and 12 have each provided 11 winners.HARTNELLALMANDINHUMIDORTIBERIANMARMELORED CARDINALJOHANNES VERMEERBONDI BEACHMAX DYNAMITEVENTURA STORM WICKLOW BRAVEBIG DUKEUS ARMY RANGERBOOM TIMEGALLANTELIBRANNAKEETASINGLE GAZEWALL OF FIRETHOMAS HOBSONREKINDLINGAMELIE'S STARCISMONTANE 7yo Gelding 8yo Gelding5yo Gelding 6yo Stallion5yo Stallion6yo Gelding5yo Stallion6yo Gelding 8yo Gelding5yo Stallion9yo Gelding 6yo Gelding5yo Stallion6yo Stallion 7yo Gelding7yo Gelding7yo Gelding5yo Mare 5yo Stallion8yo Gelding 4yo Stallion6yo Mare5yo Gelding The last three-year-old to win was Skipton in 1941, and the second of just two eight-year-olds was Catalogue back in 1938.There have been 32 six-year-olds to win and 11 seven-year-olds, while no nine-year-old has ever won the Melbourne Cup.This year they include Marmelo, Red Cardinal, Johannes Vermeer, Bondi Beach, Max Dynamite, Ventura Storm, Wicklow Brave and Big Duke.Only three female horses have won the Melbourne Cup in the past 20 years - Jezabeel, Ethereal and three-time champion Makybe Diva.Equine physiotherapist Tom Simpson has worked with Australia's top racing stables and treated some of the best thoroughbreds in the world.He believes the secret to picking a horse is just before the big race in the mounting yard.'Look at temperament - whether he's got his game day face on.