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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.

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