Visit Port Lincoln Accommodation Blog

Find out the best of what our destination has to offer.

Port Lincoln's link to Melbourne Cup

Have you heard of Makybe Diva? Maybe you were one of the many lucky punters on those fateful Melbourne Cup days who won a pretty penny when she won? This champion Australian thoroughbred racehorse was the only horse to win three Melbourne Cup races and the only mare to win it more than once. She achieved the amazing feat in 2003, 2004, and 2005. She also won the 2005 Cox Plate,. She was the highest stakes-earner in Australian history, winning more than $14 million.

Makybe Diva is owned by Port Lincoln tuna fisherman Tony Santic, who named the mare after five of his employees - Maureen, Kylie, Belinda, Diane, and Vanessa - by taking the first two letters from each of their names.

Rate this blog entry:
Seared Spencer Gulf King Prawns with green vegetab...
MGA Insurance Group Port Lincoln Cup 2022

Related Posts

Recent Authors

Kirby
77 post(s)
"..."
Di
3 post(s)
"..."

Archives

January
February
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
February
March
April
May
July
August
September
October
December
February
March
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
January
April
May
June
September
October
November
December