Picture Of The Day: By A Hair

melbourne cup photo finish

In case you can’t tell, the horse at the top, Dunaden, was awarded the victory in this incredibly close photo finish at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.  The narrow margin between the top two horses resulted in the closest finish during the 151-year history of the Australian horse race.

Although Dunaden’s victory over Red Cadeaux was by the narrowest of margins, the difference in prize money they each earned was not quite as close.  Dunaden was awarded $3.6-million for the victory, while Red Cadeaux’s second-place finish was worth $900,000.

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