“When Carbine Won the Cup”


"The race was run, the Cup was won, The great event was o'er. The grandest horse e'er trod a course Had led them home once more." A description of how Carbine and his rider Ramage (?) won the Melbourne Cup


According to the _Encyclopedia of Australia_, the Melbourne Cup was first run in 1861; it is run on the first Tuesday in November. Carbine, who won it in 1890, is noteworthy for having carried the most weight ("10 st. 5 lb.") of any winner. - RBW


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 212-213, "When Carbine Won the Cup" (1 text)
  2. BI, MA212


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: horse racing
Found in: Australia