Wow your mates on Melbourne Cup day with these trivia tid-bits.
• The first winner of the Melbourne Cup was Archer, which won prize money and a gold watch.
• The Melbourne Cup is worth $6.2 million in prize money in 2017.
• Trainer Bart Cummings claimed the first of his 12 Melbourne Cups in 1965 with Light Fingers.
• Makybe Diva is the only horse to win the Cup three times in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
• In 2015, Michelle Payne became the first woman to ride the winner of the Melbourne Cup on the back of Darren Weir-trained Prince Of P