Australia: Melbourne Cup to Carry On Despite Equine Influenza

The equine influenza outbreak has not been able to penetrate the outer shell of excellence of the Melbourne Cup. In fact, the Aus$5 million ($4.6million) Cup, run over two miles on Nov. 6, features as good a field as ever.

There are 24 runners lined up for the race that is so important to Australia that a public holiday is declared each year, and there are about 18 horses with a good chance

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